Emerson, featuring leading product brands such as ASCO, has returned as the sponsor of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 (Sept. 23–25; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors on the final day of the show with student teams completing tasks assigned by exhibitors throughout the nearly 900,000 net square feet of show floor.

“Over the years, Emerson has shown their commitment to provide educational opportunities for students in the packaging industry. Their consistent sponsorship has made the success of this program possible, and we are grateful for their continued support,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI.

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25, during the last day of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We are very excited to once again sponsor the Amazing Packaging Race.  The race is a hands-on celebration and exploration of technology and innovation. Both principles are cores of Emerson’s heritage — and drivers of our continuing strong support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education,” says Jay Gatz, vice president, marketing, Emerson Automation Solutions. “The race unites college students from around the country to experience the best of the packaging industry. As part of another key Emerson STEM initiative, we look forward to announcing two next-generation leaders of engineering as recipients of Emerson’s 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program.”

The race will conclude with the announcement of the first, second and third place teams and awarding of prizes at the Emerson Booth (LS-6107).

Exhibitors and PMMI Partner Schools will be participating in the Amazing Packaging Race. All participating exhibitors in the race contributed $500 to the PMMI Foundation. For more information contact Kate Fiorianti, senior manager, education, PMMI at 571.287.4406 or [email protected].

Registration, which includes access to both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, is $100. For more information and to register online, visit packexpolasvegas.com and hcpelasvegas.com.