PACK to the Future

An Interactive Exhibit Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Packaging

PACK to the Future


Join us on a voyage of discovery into the special association between people and packaging. Located in North Hall (N-11030) here is what you can expect to see in this exciting new exhibit area.


Packaging Past

Take a journey through the evolution of packaging and processing. We’ll explore how packaging developed as civilizations and trade evolved, how the industrial and scientific revolutions led to rapid innovations and mass production and how the digital revolution is shaping the future of packaging.

This curated exhibit includes nearly 30 historic packaging machines dating from the late 1890s to the late 1970s and is surrounded by imagery supplied by CPGs, Museums, and others such as Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kellogg, Hormel, Anheuser-Busch, and Merck.

See one-of-a-kind displays, historic machines, packages, photographs and videos.

Packaging Present

On the show floor at PACK EXPO Las Vegas you'll have a first-hand look at how the packaging and processing industry adjusts in present day by seeing evolutions in e-commerce, sustainability, remote access, healthcare packaging, and more

Check out the extensive line-up of exhibitors and the products and technology they plan on showcasing through the show planner directory.  


Packaging Future

Sustainability, e-commerce and automation will be the key players in the future of packaging. Discover sustainable packaging options for the future both in the PACK to the Future exhibit and the nearby Showcase of Packaging Innovations, sponsored by WestRock.

The PACK to the Future Stage, featuring free presentations by industry experts, will showcase advancements such as sustainable solutions, smart packaging and artificial intelligence. 

Future Innovators Robotics Showcase

Teams of students from Las Vegas-area high schools will be demonstrating creations they designed and built themselves. Discover how the next generation workforce is driving innovation. 

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