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PACK EXPO International 2022 Preview

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Registration is now open for the long awaited return of PACK EXPO International 2022 (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022. In response to the unprecedented demands on the industry, PACK EXPO International 2022 will offer more features than ever before, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

PACK EXPO International 2022 will showcase packaging-related devices, machinery, and software for more than 40 vertical markets. No other event this year will feature entire production line solutions and offer attendees everything needed to compete in a changing marketplace.

“There has been so much innovation in our industry that end users can’t afford to miss this opportunity to see the latest breakthroughs,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI.

New PACK EXPO features
The interactive PACK to the Future exhibit celebrates the role of packaging and processing through history and the impact it is poised to have on our future. The PACK to the Future stage will provide free industry-expert presentations on cutting-edge advancements.

PACK Match at PACK EXPO International debuts, providing attendees complimentary personalized, one-on-one guidance with PACK Match Advisors to connect attendees with the right suppliers.

The Emerging Brands Summit will launch at PACK EXPO International 2022 and will be a one-day event featuring educational content, tabletop exhibits and expert advisors. This new program is aimed at founders and leaders of startup manufacturing companies looking to scale their brand to larger production through facility build outs or outsourced relationships with contract manufacturers and packagers.

PACK Challenge is a brand-new packaging competition that brings high school teams together for a head-to-head machine-building competition. The winning school will be awarded $5,000 with an additional $2,000 split between individual team members. Afterward, the teams will take the machines back to their school, providing future students the opportunity for hands-on experience.

The Processing Zone returns to PACK EXPO International in 2022 along with the Processing Innovation Stage focusing on the latest breakthroughs in processing. In today’s manufacturing environment, processing and packaging are integrated systems, making it critical to bring both operations under one roof.

The new Industry Speaks Stage features expert sessions from the PACK EXPO Partner Program, addressing the latest hot button topics and industry trends across multiple industry verticals. To learn more and register, visit

Registration for the show is $30 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to $130.

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