Board Converting News, January 31, 2022

Exhibit Sales Trending Upward For PACK EXPO East 2022 In PA With a little over two months until its open, current exhibi- tor numbers position PACK EXPO East (March 21-23, 2022, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) as one of the best ways to see technology in action from over 400 exhibiting companies. Total exhibit space sales are pac- ing 15 percent ahead, with a nine percent increase in the number of exhibitors – including 21 new exhibitors in the last two weeks – according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The show has already surpassed the size of the last two PACK EXPO East events in 2018 and 2020, which was held just before the pandemic and exhibit sales continue their upward trend. Registration is also keeping pace with the 2020 show. “Things have changed dramatically since 2020 and our industry has been working to keep up during this pandem- ic,” says Laura Thompson, Vice President, Trade Shows, PMMI. “There is a need to meet face-to-face to find solu- tions to keep up with demand and our numbers indicate that the industry is excited to come together and see the latest technologies first-hand.” The biennial event provides professionals from the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and life sciences rich Northeast corridor a convenient and rewarding opportuni- ty to explore the latest packaging and processing technol- ogy in person, connect with suppliers and find applicable solutions in a changing marketplace. After a highly successful PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021 led the way in bringing the industry together again, PMMI has proven that PACK EXPO events provide unmatched networking and educational opportunities. Attendees and exhibitors alike will have access to must-see highlights at this year’s show: • Free, supplier-driven 30-minute seminars on the Inno- vation Stage offer opportunities to learn from experts, and the Forum at PACK EXPO will feature free, interac- tive 45-minute open sessions followed by small group discussions and Q&A sessions on industry trends. • Networking highpoints include the PACK EXPO East Opening Reception, the Young Professionals Recep- tion, hosted by PMMI’s Emerging Leaders Network and The Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Net- work (PPWLN) networking reception. • The Workforce Development Pavilion will feature PMMI Partner Schools presenting mechatronics, packaging and processing offerings, with an opportunity to meet students interested in careers in the industry. • Association Partner Pavilion houses leading associa- tions dedicated to advancing the packaging and pro- cessing industry, including the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), AIM, CPA and more to come. Visit for a full schedule of events.



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