Packing Up and Going Online: PACK EXPO Launches Virtual Event for Processing and Packaging

November 11, 2020 by Stephanie Leonida

To keep customers and suppliers connected, safe, and up-to-date with industry trends in processing and packaging, PACK EXPO will host a virtual online event this November.

PACK EXPO provides a tradeshow experience that hosts a wide range of processing and packaging innovations for global markets. This year, the PMMI Media Group has set up PACK EXPO Connects, a large-scale virtual packaging event to help bring together solutions providers, suppliers, industry experts, and customers. 

The interactive platform will bring attendees the opportunity to engage with exhibitors, live, from the comfort of their own home or office. 


PACK EXPO brings the processing and packaging community a comprehensive packaging event, PACK EXPO Connects. Image courtesy of PACK EXPO


One-to-one sessions with the product and technical experts and live product and machinery demonstrations will also be available to attendees. The exhibition will be taking place from November 9th - 13th this year.



In 2019 and previous years, PACK EXPO attendees would have been familiar with meandering around a large exhibition space, free to visit talks and booths while taking a coffee break and networking with other packaging enthusiasts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PACK EXPO will not be going ahead in an in-person fashion to protect the packaging community. 

The 2019 PACK EXPO Las Vegas covered 900,000 square feet of exhibition space, brought in over 31,000 attendees, and hosted more than 2,000 exhibitors. Exhibitors included the company’s PAC Machinery, FANUC America, American Packaging Corp, and more. Show features included the Robot Zone, with the Future Innovators Robotics Showcase, a Siemens sponsored Artificial Intelligence and Human Interaction Demo, and presentations on automation and robotic technology breakthroughs. 


PACK EXPO attendees on the showroom floor in 2019. Image courtesy of PACK EXPO


Also, 30-minute seminars were provided by suppliers at the Innovation Stage, group discussions, Q&A sessions, and hands-on interactive learning activities, which were also available to attendees. 


PACK EXPO Connects 2020

This November, the PACK EXPO Connects virtual event will enable customers and suppliers to stay on top of industry trends and the latest innovations, network, and communicate and collaborate. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the virtual event will keep the packaging and processing community educated and well connected. The 30-minute sessions from the Innovation stage will return with topics including The Secret to F&B Manufacturing Agility in a Changing World, Sustainable Packaging, Automation Requirements for Project Success, and more.

Industry experts will be speaking with a PMMI Media Group editor in Trend Chats allowing attendees to stay in the know. For each day of the virtual event, a highlight reel of must-see innovation and products will also be available for attendees to view via the Daily Download. Interactive Jumpstart Sessions and live chats with industry leaders at The Solution Room will provide attendees with the opportunity to stay up-to-date and ask presenters any questions.


Industry Leaders Showcasing New Technology at PACK EXPO 2020

Virtual exhibitors will include industry giants ABB, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Emerson, Honeywell, and others. Attendees will be able to pop in to listen to live chats via zoom and view product demonstrations. 

You can catch live with ABB Robotics and Discrete Automation. You can also search for more information regarding other exhibitors taking part. 


If you would like to plan your EXPO experience, you can visit the Attendee Resource Center. To register for the PACK EXPO Connects virtual event, visit this page.