Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23-25, 2019, PACK EXPO Las Vegas features a show floor with 900,000 square feet. With more than 2,000 exhibitors showcasing state-of-the-art packaging equipment, materials and containers, automation technologies, digital packaging solutions and other supply chain solutions, PACK EXPO Las Vegas will draw in some 30,000 professionals from all packaged goods industries. Attendees come from all vertical industries including corporate, general, plant and project managers; engineers; production supervisors; purchasers; operations and quality control professionals; package designers, brand managers and marketers; and logistics and supply chain management personnel.
While attending PACK EXPO Las Vegas, attendees will see the technology in action, examine equipment at full scale, spot trends and connect with experts, exploring the best solutions available. Educational sessions are free and include the Innovation Stage, The Forum and Reusable Packaging Learning Center. Additionally, the Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) will feature Gold Leaf Award winners on display in the Showcase of Packaging Innovation, allowing attendees to check out the winners from categories such as Best Use of Cold Foiling-Label/Carton, Best Use of Foil/Embossing-Folding Carton-Creative Design, Best Use of Foil/Embossing-Folding Carton-Technical Difficulty and more.
The Innovation Stage features 30-minute sessions on industry breakthroughs, presented by suppliers throughout the day. Some of the topics include Branding Through Packaging Innovation, Avoiding the Landfill, Use of HPP in Food and Beverage Industry, Applying Cobots in Packaging Applications and much more.
The Forum is new at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this year, and it offers attendees a unique, interactive learning experience in free, 45-minute sessions on the latest industry trends. Hands-on activities, small group discussion and Q&A sessions will be included each day of the show. A host of leading organizations will hold the interactive sessions, and seminar topics will cover planning for career success in packaging, understanding overall equipment effectiveness, using packaging design to enhance the consumer experience, education and workforce development best practices, and standardizing factory acceptance test procedures.
Opportunities to learn about the benefits of reusable packaging will be available as well. Attendees can discover how investing in reusable packaging assets may increase not only sustainability in supply chains but also cost effectiveness. Reusable transport packaging products and services from various exhibitors can be explored at the Reusable Packaging Pavilion. Additionally, experts and end users will offer presentations discussing best practices for incorporating reusables into supply chains as part of the Reusable Packaging Learning Center. Other convenient pavilions include The Containers and Materials Pavilion and The Confectionery Pavilion.