PACK EXPO International Opens October 23

PACK EXPO International is back and will open its doors on Oct. 23, 2022 at McCormick Place, Chicago. As the most comprehensive packaging and processing show in the world in 2022, this year’s edition will offer attendees more features than ever before and the opportunity to experience more innovations in four days than in a year’s worth of research.

“It is vital for the packaging and processing industries to come together and share innovations, connect with colleagues, hear from experts, and see machinery in action. PACK EXPO International 2022 is the most efficient and effective way to do it all,” said Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “No other event this year will showcase entire production line solutions and offer attendees everything needed to compete in a changing marketplace.”

Attendees will discover solutions they didn’t even know existed from 2,000+ exhibitors displaying the latest technology for over 40 vertical markets in 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, as well as 100+ free educational sessions located on the show floor.

New Show Features Include:

  • The interactive PACK to the Future Exhibit celebrates the role of packaging and processing throughout history and the impact it is poised to have on our future. The PACK to the Future Stage will provide free industry-expert presentations on cutting-edge industry advancements.
  • PACK Match at PACK EXPO International debuts, providing attendees complimentary personalized, one-on-one guidance with PACK Match Advisors to connect attendees with the right suppliers.
  • The one-day Emerging Brands Summit debuts at PACK EXPO International 2022 and will feature educational content, tabletop exhibits, and expert advisors. This new program is aimed at founders and leaders of startup manufacturing companies looking to scale their brand to larger production through either in-house facility build out or outsourced relationships with contract manufacturers and packagers.
  • PACK Challenge,sponsored by PepsiCo, a brand-new competition bringing high school teams together for a head-to-head machine building challenge. The winning school will be awarded $6,000 for overall Best in Show with an additional three categories to compete in: Filler Performance Gold Cup; Engineering Method/Most Innovative Filler Design and Marketing/Sales. Afterward, the teams will take the machine back to their school, providing future students the opportunity for hands-on experience. 
  • The Processing Zone returns to PACK EXPO International in 2022 along with the new Processing Innovation Stage focusing on the latest breakthroughs in processing. In today’s manufacturing environment, processing and packaging are integrated systems, making it critical to bring both solutions under one roof.
  • The new Industry Speaks Stage features expert sessions from the PACK EXPO Partner Program, addressing the latest hot button topics and industry trends across multiple industry verticals.

Visit  to learn more about other new and exciting show features, search exhibitors and to register. Registration for PACK EXPO International is $30 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to $130. For more information and to register, visit


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Exhibitors’ Sneak Peek

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