Herndon, Va.; Aug. 8, 2023- Global technology, software, and engineering leader Emerson, which will exhibit its Floor to CloudTM packaging solutions in booth SL-6107, returns as the sponsor of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 11–13, 2023; Las Vegas Convention Center), produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. This exciting event brings together college students and exhibitors on the final day of the show, where student teams take on tasks assigned by exhibitors across the expansive, nearly 1 million square-foot show floor.
“We are extremely grateful for Emerson's support and commitment to offering educational opportunities for students in the packaging industry. Throughout the years, Emerson's consistent sponsorship has played a crucial role in the success of this program, making it possible to provide valuable experiences for students,” says Jim Pittas, president & CEO, PMMI. “This is one of our most popular events, and we couldn’t do it without the continued support of Emerson.”
The Amazing Packaging Race will take place Wednesday, September 13, during the last day of PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
"We are thrilled to be part of this hands-on event that celebrates problem solvers and innovative technology, two principles deeply rooted in Emerson's heritage," said Jay Gatz, vice president commercial execution & strategy, Discrete Automation, at Emerson. "Our passion and unwavering support for STEM education is driven by these core values. We're excited to cheer on this year's collegiate teams as they solve processing and packaging challenges across the PACK EXPO floor."
The race will conclude with the announcement of the first, second, and third place teams and the awarding of prizes. Each member of the first, second, and third place teams will receive $1,000, $500, and $250 respectively.
Registration for The Amazing Packaging Race is free for students and $600 for exhibitors. Exhibitors who wish to participate in the race can sign up here. For more information, contact Kate Fiorianti, senior manager, workforce development, PMMI, at email@example.com.
Don’t miss this year’s PACK EXPO Las Vegas, the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in North America in 2023. On track to be the largest and broadest edition of this trade show since its inception, PACK EXPO Las Vegas will showcase solutions from over 2,000 suppliers, spread across nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space. Registration for the show is $30 until Aug. 18, after which it increases to $130. For more information and to register, visit packexpolasvegas.com.