According to the organisers of the event, over 2,000 exhibitors will take part in the show, which will cover the latest consumer trends, staying on top of safety and freshness concerns and moving a product from concept to plant to market.
Owned and produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Pack Expo is taking place between 28 and 30 September at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
“In addition to focusing on consumer trends, protein and food processing professionals need to be up to speed on the latest food safety rules,” said Jim Pittas, senior vice-president, PMMI. “Pack Expo will provide access to suppliers and education that will make compliance easier.”
The show will features areas including the Processing Zone, a hub for processing equipment, which will showcase advanced equipment and automation technologies.
The Brand Zone will feature materials and containers that shape big brands, and is a central point for attendees looking to improve product freshness or shelf appeal, according to the organisers. Within The Brand Zone, the Showcase of Packaging Innovations will display award-winning packages from competitions around the world.
The Pack Expo Innovation Stages will showcase more than 40 educational sessions. The Food Safety Summit Resource Centre will also present seminars for protein producers, including ‘Advantages of Using Robotics and Advanced Sensing Technologies to Automatically Detect Leakers' and 'How They Can Improve Line Performance’, presented by Craig Souser, JLS Automation; ‘Basic Production Metrics’, presented by Ted Andrew, Roka Bioscience; and ‘Meat & Poultry Disinfection Using Ozone’, presented by Gholamreza Zahedi, Ozone Solutions.