Meat+Poultry - August 2018 - 90
Packing it up
Laura Thompson, senior director of
Pack Expo International anticipates
expositions, PMMI. "If you want to
hosting more than 2,500 companies
keep up with packaging technology
and an expected 50,000 attendees in
Chicago Oct. 14-17 at McCormick Place and the latest trends in pharmaceutical
manufacturing, you need to attend
for its annual event.
The show will be hosted by the
PMMI will also debut the PACKage
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers
Pavilion. The pavilion will
Institute (PMMI), The Association
50,000-sq.-ft. area located in
for Packaging and
the south building. The space
will focus on the advantages
and co-located with the
of digital printing including
Expo. The four-day
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
cost-effective, variable data
event will span more
and personalized packaging.
than 1.2 million net sq.
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Register for Pack Expo
ft. of exhibit space.
International online at www.
"As consumer demands
packexpointernational.com. The cost is
for convenience, flexibility and
$30 through Sept. 28. After that time the
personalization grow, the packaging
fee will increase to $100, the same fee
industry continues to design solutions
visitors will pay on-site.
to meet these expectations. Pack Expo
International and Healthcare Packaging
PACK GIVES BACK
EXPO bring these innovations to life
Pack Gives Back, a special reception
and provide an opportunity to see
and event featured annually at Pack
new developments in action," says
Expo, will feature a performance by
Sebastian Maniscalco. The comedian
will take the stage on Monday, Oct. 15
at 5:30 p.m. at the McCormick Place,
South Building, Grand Ballroom.
Proceeds from the event will benefit
the Pack Expo Scholarship program to
support students studying packaging
and processing at PMMI partner
schools - universities and colleges with
packaging and processing programs.
Tickets for Pack Gives Back are
only available to registered Pack Expo
attendees and exhibitors and can be
purchased through the registration
portal at www.packexpointernational.
com. The $75 ticket includes admission
and reception. Any attendee who
purchases nine tickets will get the 10th
for free (10 tickets for $675).
FREE EDUCATION SESSIONS
Along with the trade show, there will
be several free education sessions on
the Innovation Stage that will last for 30
minutes throughout the day. Some of
these learning opportunities include:
x Smart packaging
x Clean labeling
x Coding and sterilization technology
x Food safety technology
x Remote monitoring
x Machine vision solutions
x High-pressure processing (HPP)
x Internet of Things (IoT)
x Brand protection
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