Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 on 25 to 27 September

Packaging innovation for pharmaceuticals

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In addition to the technology on display on the show floor, such as track-and-trace solutions, quality control, anti-counterfeiting, filling and tablet handling, the expo will offer educational and networking opportunities, as well as industry-specific events. For those looking for a hotspot to help them reduce waste, cut costs and gain chain efficiency, there is the Reusable Packaging Pavilion, sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). Sustainable packaging and processing options continue to be in high demand; The Reusable Packaging Learning Center will host seminars to educate how reusable packaging can help your bottom line.

Attendees to Healthcare Packaging EXPO will also have free access to educational programming. The Innovation Stage offers a look at breakthrough technologies, innovative applications and proven techniques from industry experts where industry-specific solutions and best practices will be addressed during each 30-minute seminar. Multiple venues at both Healthcare Packaging EXPO and PACK EXPO Las Vegas will feature Innovation Stage seminars.

The PACK gives Back event, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, will host Grammy award winning band, The Doobie Brothers, who will take the stage at the event. Serving as an entertaining and exciting event to network, unwind and ‘Listen to the Music,’ the proceeds for the annual benefit will go towards the PACK EXPO Scholarship, providing grants to US and Canadian colleges with packaging and processing programs.

Registration, which includes access to both Healthcare Packaging EXPO and PACK EXPO Las Vegas, is US$ 30 until 1 September, whereafter the price increases to US$ 100. For more information and to register online, visit packexpolasvegas.com or hcpelasvegas.com.

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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