What to expect at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2017

Groundbreaking technology, educational and networking opportunities

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In addition to the technology on display, at Las Vegas Convention Center, Pack Expo 2017 will offer a host of educational and networking opportunities, as well as industry-specific events.

The Containers and Materials Pavilion will address innovations, including updates on paperboard, glass, metal and plastic. Flexible and resealable packaging options will also be on display. The Showcase of Packaging Innovations, sponsored by Dow and located within the Containers and Materials Pavilion, will host award-nominated packaging solutions utilizing breakthrough technology to address consumer demands.

Sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association, the Reusable Packaging Pavilion is the hotspot to learn how to reduce waste, cut costs and gain supply chain efficiency. Candy and snack connoisseurs will find the newest trends and technologies relating to aeration, batch refining, shaping, cluster production and much more at the Confectionery Pavilion, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.

Attendees at Pack Expo, Las Vegas, can network with peers, gain specialized insights or just rest and recharge at three different industry-specific lounges. The Beverage Cooler Lounge at Stand S-7632 is hosted by the International Society of Beverage Technologists; the Baking and Snack Break Lounge at Stand S-7832 is hosted by the American Bakers Association; and the Candy Bar Lounge at Stand S-7202 is sponsored by Dorner Manufacturing Corp. and located in the Confectionery Pavilion.

The attendees will also have free access to educational programs on the show floor. Both Pack Expo, Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo will feature 30-minute seminars at the Innovation Stage, offering a look at breakthrough technologies, innovative applications and proven techniques from industry experts.

‘The Pack gives Back’ benefit concert, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, will be headlined by Grammy award winning band, The Doobie Brothers. A portion of the proceeds from the annual benefit will go towards the Pack Expo Scholarship (now accepting applications from students), providing grants to US and Canadian colleges with packaging and processing programs.

Registration, which includes access to both Pack Expo, Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo, is $30 until 1 September 2017; thereafter, the price will increase to $100. For more information and to register online, visit www.packexpolasvegas.com.