Sustainability, efficiency and product safety are among the top issues to be addressed at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, which takes place Sept. 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Produced by PMMI, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, Va., PACK EXPO Las Vegas is co-located with the Healthcare Packaging EXPO, and is expected to host 30,000 attendees, including 5,000 international visitors from more than 125 countries, and 2,000-plus exhibitors that will span nearly 900,000 net square feet.

“The PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging names are synonymous with quality, innovation and progress,” says Charles Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “You can expect your participation in these shows to result in quality ideas and solutions that will move your business forward. If you want to keep up with innovation in packaging and the latest trends in pharmaceutical manufacturing, you need to attend these shows.”

In addition to the technology on display on the show floor, PACK EXPO Las Vegas will offer a host of educational and networking opportunities and industry specific events.

For instance, The Containers and Materials Pavilion will address innovations such as updates on paperboard, glass, metal and plastic as well as flexible and resealable packaging options. The Showcase of Packaging Innovations, sponsored by The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., and located within the Containers and Materials Pavilion, will host award-nominated packaging solutions utilizing breakthrough technology to address consumer demands.

Sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association, Tampa, Fla., The Reusable Packaging Pavilion is the hotspot to learn how to reduce waste, cut costs and gain supply chain efficiency.

Attendees can network with peers, gain specialized insights or just rest and recharge at three different industry-specific lounges.

• The Beverage Cooler Lounge, hosted by the International Society of Beverage Technologists, Dallas, Texas.

• The Baking and Snack Break Lounge, hosted by the American Bakers Association, Washington, D.C.

• Candy Bar Lounge, sponsored by Dorner Manufacturing Corp., Hartland, Wis., and hosted by the National Confectioners Association, Washington, D.C.

Both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO will feature 30-minute seminars at the Innovation Stage, offering a look at breakthrough technologies, innovative applications and proven techniques from industry experts.

The PACK gives Back benefit concert, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, Wis., will be headlined by The Doobie Brothers. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the PACK EXPO Scholarship, which provides grants to U.S. and Canadian colleges with packaging and processing programs.

For more information and to register online, visit And, visit the FBP Solutions group at Booth # S-8044.