This year’s Pack Expo, at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26-28, is debuting an Innovation Stage Program, a series of 30-minute live seminars detailing innovations in the baking and snack, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries.
“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for attendees to find the packaging and processing innovation they need and add value to their overall experience at Pack Expo Las Vegas,” said Charles D. Yuska, PMMI’s president and CEO.
Three seminars will be held in each of the three industry-specific lounges—The Baking and Snack Break, The Candy Bar and The Rx Lounge—on Monday and Tuesday of the show, beginning at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required to attend.
In addition to the Innovation Stage Program, each lounge will house an Ask the Expert forum, where attendees can receive guidance from experts on specific packaging- and processing-related challenges. Each lounge will host a special reception on Monday afternoon, offering an additional forum for attendees to network with industry peers during the show.
Microsites featuring relevant trends and news are being created for the baking and snack, confection and pharmaceutical industries on www.packexpo.com, making it faster and easier for attendees to schedule appointments, coordinate purchases and build relationships. The microsites will feature live blogs from experts on the show floor, and will remain active after Pack Expo Las Vegas ends.
Exhibitors can still apply to showcase the benefits and features of their packaging or processing innovations by submitting a 150-word abstract online explaining how their technology benefits confectionery, baking and snack, or pharmaceutical brands. A panel of experts will select presenters based on the innovation’s relevance and potential value to a specific attendee market. Companies whose presentations are accepted will be charged $1,200 to participate. There is no cost for the application.