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PACK EXPO cancelled, virtual event planned

Kristy Nudds   

Packaging PACK EXPO virtual event

For the first time in its 60-year history, the in-person PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO has been cancelled.  The decision was made after  thoughtful consultation with the PMMI ( The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies) Board of Directors.  The PMMI Board determined that due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the current state and local regulations, it was not possible to have a safe and productive event for attendees and exhibitors. The event was to be held in Chicago.

To ensure this essential industry remains connected, PMMI Media Group is using their digital marketing expertise and extensive industry knowledge to launch a brand new live, web-based event, PACK EXPO Connects 2020, Nov. 9-13, complete with live chats, live product demos and equipment and engaging educational opportunities.

PACK EXPO Connects will facilitate exhibitor and attendee interaction while continuing to provide the ability to see machinery in action through this new platform. This exciting online experience will also offer world-class educational opportunities, including daily Jumpstart sessions on hot topics from industry thought leaders along with the Innovation Stages, a staple at previous PACK EXPO events. The new Solution Room will feature expert-led education sessions, and PMMI Media Group editors will discuss highlights via Daily Download sessions, bringing attendees up to speed on the latest and greatest solutions on display at PACK EXPO Connects. A special Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network event will feature an address from Jan Tharp, president and CEO at Bumble Bee Foods.

For more information on exhibiting or attending PACK EXPO Connects, visit For any additional questions or concerns, contact the PMMI Show Department at or by phone at 571.612.3200.


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