Board Converting News, May 10, 2021

Registration Opens For PACK EXPO, Healthcare Expo 2021 In Las Vegas Registration has opened for PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021, scheduled for Sepem- ber 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, to welcome the industry back together at the only comprehensive packaging and processing event in the world this year. “We continuously monitor the industry, and exhibitors and attendees alike are eager to return to conducting business and experiencing new machinery, materials, technologies and solutions in-person,” says Jim Pittas, President and CEO of show producer, PMMI, The Associa- tion for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “There is no substitute for seeing technology up close, manipulating materials and containers, experiencing controls systems, speaking to vendors and getting answers on the spot.”

Spaced across four large convention center halls, PACK EXPO Las Vegas offers countless opportunities for ideas from 40-plus vertical markets to cross-pollinate. Healthcare Packaging EXPO provides the broadest range of equipment and technology solutions for life sciences, showcasing targeted solutions for pharmaceutical, medi- cal device, nutraceuticals and biologics. “Our industry’s essential role over the past year shed light on new technological needs, and these improve- ments and advancements in equipment and technology will continue to evolve,” says Laura Thompson, Vice Pres- ident, trade shows, PMMI. “Walking the aisles, connecting with colleagues and meeting new people will allow attend- ees the opportunity to discover solutions they didn’t even know they needed.” Free educational sessions located throughout the ex- hibit halls will provide chances to grow, learn and accom- plish professional goals with suppliers showcasing break-

through technologies, best practices and case studies at the Innovation Stages. The Forum, an interactive stage encouraging open dis- cussions with industry experts, the Reusable Packaging Stage, hosted by the Reusable Packaging Association, and the new PACK to the Future Stage are also must-visit show floor destinations to learn about the latest trends and discuss the future of the industry. The Cold Pressure Council Annual Con- ference (Sept. 28-29) will also take place in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, offering educa- tion on the latest in High Pressure Processing (HPP) technologies. All registrants of the CPC conference receive complimentary registra- tion to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021 will also fea- ture the return of the Processing Zone with solutions from food processing/systems, food safety, engineering, design and construction services and more. Attendees can once again start their search for front-of-the-line process- ing solutions while continuing to solve their packaging challenges all under one conve- nient roof. A processing-specific Innovation Stage will also feature sessions targeting the processing sector. Additional pavilions contain targeted solu- tions. The Package Printing Pavilion will shine a spotlight on digital printing and converting technologies and labeling, coding and mark- ing solutions. The Containers and Materials Pavilion showcases the innovative packages and solutions that are proven to capture the eyes of consumers, including the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, the best and brightest CONTINUED ON PAGE 22

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May 10, 2021

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