PACK EXPO East 2024 returns to Philadelphia, promising largest show yet

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies has announced the eagerly awaited return of PACK EXPO East 2024, set to take place from March 18th to 20th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. As the premier event for packaging and processing professionals on the East Coast, PACK EXPO East offers a platform for attendees to explore cutting-edge technologies, forge valuable partnerships, and witness innovation in action.

With expectations soaring, this year’s event is gearing up to be the largest to date, boasting an impressive lineup of over 7,000 industry professionals and more than 400 exhibitors occupying a sprawling 100,000+ net square feet of space.

Jim Pittas, President and CEO of PMMI, expressed enthusiasm for the event’s return, emphasizing its significance for manufacturers seeking to enhance operations and drive growth. “PACK EXPO East brings unparalleled value to manufacturers in this region and beyond,” Pittas stated. “Attendees can expect an up-close look at the latest packaging and processing solutions, along with ample opportunities to network and address their most pressing manufacturing needs.”

The show floor will showcase an extensive array of solutions tailored to over 40 vertical markets, including food and beverage, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, industrial chemicals, and more.

Previous attendees have lauded PACK EXPO East for its comprehensive offerings, educational opportunities, and networking prospects. Jesse Gracey, Production Equipment Manager at Allen Distribution, praised the show’s ability to facilitate in-person connections and provide access to a wide range of exhibitors serving diverse industries.

Patricia Verderame, owner of Maven Foods, echoed similar sentiments, highlighting the invaluable networking experiences and unexpected discoveries made at PACK EXPO East.

Businesses of all sizes and backgrounds stand to benefit from the event’s offerings, with Karen Armstrong, owner and president of LCI Paper Co., noting the significant insights gained for streamlining production processes.

In addition to its exhibition space, PACK EXPO East will feature specialized pavilions, including the Reusable Packaging Pavilion and the Association Partner Pavilion, offering sustainable packaging solutions and industry expertise, respectively.

Educational opportunities abound at the show, with new features like Industry Speaks and the Innovation Stage providing insights from industry experts on emerging trends and technologies.

Beyond the show floor, attendees can partake in various networking events, including the “A Taste of Philly” opening reception and gatherings hosted by the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network and the Young Professionals Network.

Attendees can plan their visit and maximize their experience using the My Show Planner feature and the PACK EXPO East show app, available for download in mid-February from the App Store or Google Play Store.– Web Editor