Registration now open for Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021

The only packaging and processing event in the world this year

The Pack Expo will take place in September at Las Vegas Convention Center
The Pack Expo will take place in September at Las Vegas Convention Center

Earlier this month, registration opened for Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo 2021, which will be held from 27 to 29 at Las Vegas Convention Center. This will be the only comprehensive packaging and processing event in the world this year. 

“We continuously monitor the industry, and exhibitors and attendees alike are eager to return to conducting business and experiencing new machinery, materials, technologies, and solutions in-person,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO of show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “There is no substitute for seeing technology up close, manipulating materials and containers, experiencing controls systems, speaking to multiple vendors, and getting answers on the spot,” he added.

Pack Expo Las Vegas offers opportunities for ideas from 40-plus vertical markets to cross-pollinate across four large convention center halls. Healthcare Packaging Expo provides a range of equipment and technology solutions for life sciences, showcasing targeted solutions for pharmaceutical, medical devices, nutraceuticals, and biologics.

“Our industry’s essential role over the past year shed light on new technological needs, and these improvements and advancements in equipment and technology will continue to evolve,” says Laura Thompson, vice president, trade shows, PMMI. “Walking the aisles, connecting with colleagues, and meeting new people will allow attendees the opportunity to discover solutions they didn’t even know they needed.”

As per US media reports, Las Vegas will be going in for a full reopening from 1 June. Large gatherings are also back and restriction-free.

Multiple sessions planned at Pack Expo

Free educational sessions held throughout the exhibit halls will provide chances to grow, learn and accomplish professional goals with suppliers showcasing breakthrough technologies, best practices, and case studies at the Innovation Stages. In addition, the Forum, an interactive stage encouraging open discussions with industry experts, the Reusable Packaging Stage, hosted by the Reusable Packaging Association, and the new Pack to the Future Stage are also must-visit show floor destinations to learn about the latest trends and discuss the future of the industry. 

The Cold Pressure Council Annual Conference (28-29 Sept) will also occur in conjunction with Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo, offering education on the latest in High-Pressure Processing (HPP) technologies. All registrants of the CPC conference receive complimentary registration to Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo.

Pack Expo Las Vegas 2021 will also feature the return of the Processing Zone with solutions from food processing/systems, food safety, engineering, design and construction services, and more. Attendees can once again start their search for front-of-the-line processing solutions while continuing to solve their packaging challenges, all under one convenient roof. A processing-specific Innovation Stage will also feature sessions targeting the processing sector.

Additional pavilions contain targeted solutions. The Package Printing Pavilion will spotlight digital printing, converting technologies, labeling, coding, and marking solutions. The Containers and Materials Pavilion showcases the innovative packages and solutions that are proven to capture the eyes of consumers, including the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, the best and brightest ideas in product packaging that have advanced the industry in the past year. Finally, the Confectionary Pavilion will house industry-specific solutions for candy and snack food connoisseurs while serving as the home of the Candy Bar Lounge for networking and industry expert advice with Lounge sponsors from the National Confectioners Association.

The Pack to the Future interactive experience debuts at Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo, showcasing the industry’s past, present, and future. Pack to the Future will display carefully curated items and machinery from some of the world’s largest consumer packaged goods and packaging companies. In addition, industry experts, futurists, business and financial leaders will speak daily on where the industry has been, where it is now, and what the future holds for packaging and processing.

About 19 association partners have signed on to support and exhibit at Las Vegas, with many offering opportunities for their members to connect during the show, including CPA, the Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers, Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), OMAC-The Organization for Machine Automation and Control, Flexible Packaging Association and more.

Registration, which includes access to both Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo, is $30 until 3 September, after which the price increases to $130. 


The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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