Board Converting News, September 27, 2021

PACK EXPO Prepares For In-Person Event

GPI’s ProducePack (CONT’D FROM PAGE 18)

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO is scheduled for an in-person event September 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will reunite the packaging and processing community with more than 1,500 exhibitors, education and networking op- portunities spread across four halls at the Las Vegas Con- vention Center. The Processing Zone, located in the North Hall, will re- turn featuring solutions to increase efficiency, achieve to- tal system integration and help ensure safety. It is comple- mented by the new Processing Innovation Stage, focusing specifically on the latest breakthroughs in processing. The PACK to the Future exhibit debuts this year, which

celebrates the role of packaging and process- ing through history and the impact it is poised to have on the future. The curated exhibit in- cludes nearly 30 pieces of historical equip- ment, materials and photographs spanning 250 years. It will also feature robotics teams from Las Vegas area high schools showcasing their robots in the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase, sponsored by Rockwell Automa- tion. The accompanying PACK to the Future Stage will offer free sessions on groundbreak- ing advancements by industry experts in phar- maceutical and cannabis packaging, wireless factory automation, sustainable alternatives, smart packaging, and artificial intelligence. PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021 will offer free 30-minute exhibitor-hosted seminars on breakthroughs and best practices at The Innovation Stages running every day on the show floor. The Fo- rum will offer free, 45-minute learning sessions on the latest industry trends, including small group discussions and Q&As with organiza- tions like the OpX Leadership Network, CPA, the Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers, The Organization for Automa- tion and Control (OMAC) and PMMI Business Intelligence. The Technology Excellence Awards allows attendees to recognize and vote on innova- tive exhibitor technology never displayed at a PACK EXPO event. Winners will be announced at the show on Tuesday, September 28. Addi- tional packaging award winners from the past year-plus will reside at The Showcase of Pack- aging Innovations, sponsored by WestRock, and located within The Containers and Mate- rials Pavilion. CONTINUED ON PAGE 22


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