Posted on June 22 2017 by Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur
With more than 30,000 peers and 2,000 exhibitors expected to attend PMMI’s 2017 PACK EXPO in Las Vegas, you definitely don’t want to miss all the industry insights and new technologies being unveiled at this year’s show.
Hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 25-27, this year’s event will feature the largest-ever show floor at a PACK EXPO Las Vegas, with more than 875,000 net square feet of exhibit space. In addition to the PACK EXPO, Healthcare Packaging EXPO – successor to Pharma Expo held in recent years – will also be making its Las Vegas debut, and is expected to blaze the trail for packaging innovation for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device manufacturers.
Still not convinced you should head out to Vegas? Here are the top 6 reasons why should attend PACK EXPO Las Vegas:
6. Viva Las Vegas!!!
Do you really need an excuse to go to Las Vegas?! When you aren’t busy at the EXPO, you can take in the sights and sounds of The Las Vegas Strip, try your luck at more than 75 different casinos, or attend some of the world-renowned magic shows, concerts, and performances. Heading down early? Check out the city’s Life is Beautiful music and arts festival (September 22-24).
Looking for an investment that will go further than 10 minutes on a slot machine? Invest in a ticket to this year’s PACK gives BACK™ charity event featuring the GRAMMY® award-winning The Doobie Brothers – best known for their unique mix of rock ’n ’roll, blues, R&B and country. This year’s event benefits the PACK EXPO Scholarship, helping students majoring in packaging and processing at North American colleges, universities and schools that partner with PMMI.
5. Hands-On Learning Opportunities
There’s networking and idea-sharing going on everywhere at PACK EXPO. Whether you’re connecting with fellow professionals in the industry-specific lounges and pavilions, striking up conversations at booths, or plugging into the energy that comes from walking the show floor with 30,000 forward-thinking peers, you’ll find yourself in numerous learning opportunities throughout the course of this 3-day event.
As a matter of fact, to help attendees make the most of their time at the co-located events, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Heathcare Packaging EXPO will also include a variety of customer-centric features designed to direct you to the technologies they’re most interested in (e.g., The Processing Zone, The Brand Zone, Innovation Stage, etc.).
4. Get Inspired
It’s clear that PACK EXPO has a reputation for “lighting a fire” within employees and inspiring them to apply these new insights to their own companies. From the moment, the doors open on day one, the hall is buzzing with possible solutions from seeing equipment in action and in person. Attendees can look at new technologies and innovations, and discover solutions to challenges they may be facing. And with Healthcare EXPO 2017 co-located in Las Vegas this year, manufacturers and engineers can find inspiration from the similar applications, technologies, and challenges both sides face.
3. There’s Something for Everyone
With both the PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO co-located at the same venue, manufacturing professionals and suppliers representing more than 40 market segments are able to capitalize on current growth by learning about the latest solutions for enhancing the efficiency, flexibility, automation, sustainability and productivity of their supply chains. Many technologies in the pharmaceutical industry are applicable to food (and other industries), and vice versa, so whether you’re there for the PACK EXPO or Healthcare Packaging EXPO, you’re bound to learn something valuable.
2. Stay Ahead of the Curve
The number two reason to attend PACK EXPO every year is so you can stay up-to-date on the latest technological innovations in your industry. You’ll see the most advanced technologies for enhancing production throughout the supply chain, along with the most creative packaging ideas imaginable from more than 2,000 vetted, top-tier suppliers of processing and packaging solutions.
And the number 1 reason to attend Pack Expo Las Vegas:
1. We’ll Be Presenting at Booth 4409 – and We’re Giving Away Free Passes!
All year we’ve been sharing why EDL is the leader in shrink bundling and tight wrap packaging equipment – now you can see our systems LIVE and talk to our engineering experts. EDL will be exhibiting our tailored packaging solutions at Booth 4409! Stop by to get a firsthand look at two of our shrink bundling systems and see one of our most flexible packaging systems wrapping a variety of cartons sizes and shapes into various pack sizes. In addition, we will be debuting one of our most flexible shrink bundlers to date.
And for those of you who haven’t registered for a pass to PACK EXPO yet, we have complimentary passes to give away! Contact us for your free complementary code or claim your free registration now by clicking below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted August 2015 and has been updated to reflect accuracy for the upcoming 2017 Pack Expo.
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