September 11—13, 2023
Las Vegas, NV USA
Monday, September 11: 9am–5pm
Tuesday, September 12: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, September 13: 9am–3pm
September 11, 2023

PACK EXPO Las Vegas Opens with New and Expanded Show Features as Producer PMMI Reveals What’s Ahead for the Packaging and Processing Industry

PMMI’s State of the Industry Report indicates continued industry growth

Las Vegas,  NV; September 11, 2023 – PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept.  11-13; Las Vegas Convention Center) opened today with over 2,300 exhibitors  displaying innovations for more than 40 vertical markets across nearly 1  million square feet of exhibit space. The show, produced by PMMI, The Association  for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is the most comprehensive event  for packaging and processing in 2023, and the largest Vegas show to date for  the organization.

“PACK EXPO Las Vegas offers our  industry another opportunity to come together to see the latest innovations  and work together to find solutions to the issues our industry faces today  and look toward the future to see what’s around the corner,” says Jim Pittas,  president and CEO, PMMI. “Anyone looking for solutions can find them here  among our exhibitors, in our educational sessions, networking at our special  events, or in our designated lounges.”

This year’s show floor opens as  the packaging and processing industry shifts to a more normal rate of growth,  coming off two years of record growth fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic and  workforce challenges, reports PMMI’s newly released State of the Industry report.

As the report highlights,  significant growth is trending in the warehousing, logistics, and e-commerce  sectors. New innovations in material handling and logistics are on display in  the new Logistics Pavilion on the PACK EXPO Las Vegas show floor. End-of-line  machines such as palletizers, case packers, and wrapping and bundling  machines, are among the machine types seeing the fastest growth. In addition,  the report notes supply chain constraints plaguing the industry in years past  have been easing.

With so much change in the  industry, the multitude of new and notable features in Las Vegas are a  must-see for everyone in the industry. Here are a few not to miss:

Visit the Technology Excellence Awards finalists and vote for the  most innovative technologies not shown at a previous PACK EXPO. Attendees can  vote onsite, on the mobile app, sponsored by ProMach, or online in four market  segments – Food/Beverage, General Packaging and Processing, Personal  Care/Pharma, and Sustainability. Winners will be announced in the afternoon  on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Workforce remains a top priority  at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, with many opportunities to excite students about  packaging and processing careers. The prestigious Future Innovators Robotics Showcase,  sponsored by Bastian  Solutions, and educational Amazing  Packaging Race, sponsored by Emerson, return to the PACK EXPO  Las Vegas show floor, giving students first-hand experience working with the  technology and materials to create their own packaging and processing  innovations. 

PMMI recognizes the significance  of PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2023 opening on Sept. 11 and strives to honor the men  and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice that day. PMMI will match donations  up to $50,000 to the Tunnel  to Towers Foundation. For over 20 years, the Tunnel to Towers  Foundation has honored the late FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller’s legacy by  supporting the heroes who continue to risk life and limb in the line of duty.  To date, Tunnel to Towers has delivered over 1,000 mortgage-free homes to our  nation’s heroes and committed over $500 million across all its programs.  Attendees can donate to the organization when they register as well as online.

The past several years brought  about vast advancements in equipment, materials, and technology, and PACK  EXPO Las Vegas will showcase these solutions in one place. Bringing all  vertical industries together generates a cross-pollination of ideas and crossover  solutions that can only be discovered in person, on the PACK EXPO Las Vegas  show floor.

Targeted Industry  Pavilions: The new Logistics Pavilion, the newly formatted Healthcare  Packaging Pavilion, and the expanded Processing Zone are joined by the  returning PACKage Printing, Containers & Materials, Reusable Packaging,  and Confectionery Pavilions.

Sustainability Central: A new  show floor destination takes an expansive look into packaging sustainability  and what it means to brands, including expert speakers, interactive content,  and a look at actionable, sustainable innovations in manufacturing,  materials, design, and more.

Educational Opportunities: 130  educational sessions will take place on eight stages across the show floor,  including the new Sustainability and Industry Speaks Stages, three Innovation  Stages, the Processing Innovation Stage, The Forum, and the Reusable  Packaging Learning Center.

Networking Opportunities include  the Young Professionals Networking Reception, sponsored by Beckhoff,  First-Time Attendee Networking Reception, sponsored by ProMach, show floor  receptions, exhibitor lounges, and the Packaging & Processing Women’s  Leadership Network (PPWLN) Breakfast:  Brewing Success: How Manjit Minhas Turned an Idea into a Beer Empire.  The PPWLN breakfast is sponsored by Emerson, ID Technology, Morrison  Container Handling Solutions, BW Packaging, Septimatech Group, SMC  Corporation of America, PlexPack, PowHer, a ProMach Women's Resource Group,  and WestRock.

To keep track of all the new  additions as well as old favorites, attendees can use My Show Planner to check the schedule  of booth activities, add educational sessions to their itineraries, and plan  routes around the show floor. The show’s mobile app, sponsored by  ProMach, is the perfect on-the-go solution to search exhibitors, products,  and education sessions, create and save a personal agenda, and navigate from  booth to booth using the interactive map — plus, it syncs with your My Show  Planner. Search “PACK EXPO” in the App Store, Google Play, or visit

PACK EXPO Las Vegas is open now  and runs through Wednesday, Sept. 13. Registration is $130 and is available  onsite or online at 

Gatwiri Muthara

Sr. Manager, Public Relations

PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies