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Pack Expo – Chicago, IL. November 6-9, 2016

Pack Expo Chicago, IL

At PACK EXPO International, you don’t have to figure out how to balance your time between exhibits and education sessions – it all happens on the show floor, and it’s all included with your badge. It’s a big show. To get the most out of your time at PACK EXPO International, we recommend you do a bit of homework before you get to Chicago and create your show plan using My Show Planner. Sessions include:

  • Pavilions dedicated to containers & materials, confectionery, processing and reusable packaging
  • Informative seminars on the Innovation Stage
  • Interactive presentations in learning centers such as the Food Safety Summit Resource Center and Reusables Learning Center

Cutting-Edge Technologies Unveiled

One of the most exciting things about attending PACK EXPO International is seeing machinery in action all across the show floor. 2,000+ processing and packaging suppliers will showcase their equipment, materials, containers and other supply chain innovations. You will see:

  • Never-before-seen technology
  • Modern process equipment
  • Integrated packaging systems
  • Contract packaging suppliers
  • Custom coating technology
  • And lots more


Sunday, November 6 9 am – 5 pm
Monday, November 7 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday, November 8 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, November 9 9 am – 3 pm

PACK EXPO: The World’s Largest Processing and Packaging Show:

  • 45,000+ attendees from 40+ vertical markets
  • 7,000+ international buyers from 130+ countries
  • More than 2,000 exhibiting companies occupying over 1.1+ million net square feet

The show floor buzzes with machinery in action, interactive learning hubs and networking lounges. More than any other event in North America, PACK EXPO International offers attendees the chance to see technologies in motion, meet with packaging suppliers, explore technology for their industry and get ideas from other markets, including:

  • Automotive
  • Baking & Snack
  • Beverage
  • Chemical & Industrial
  • Confectionery
  • Container Manufacturing
  • Dairy
  • Electronics
  • Fresh Produce
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Furniture & Fixtures
  • Grain, Mill, Cereal
  • Hardware & Tools
  • Household Products
  • Meat, Poultry, Seafood
  • Metals
  • Paper, Printing
  • Personal Care
  • Petroleum
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
  • Prepared Foods
  • Textiles & Apparel
  • Tobacco


Converters Expo – Green Bay, WI

logoPackaging Strategies, along with media partner, Flexible Packaging magazine, is proud to bring back North America’s largest one-day packaging converting show, Converters Expo! With over 100 companies represented, this tradeshow is the perfect venue to find converter-manufacturers, equipment, supplies and related services.

Last year’s Converters Expo featured a sold out exhibit hall and attracted a record crowd of attendees throughout the day.

The 9th Annual Converters Expo will kick off with a welcome reception on April 13, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Hall of Fame. On April 14, Expo hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the event will wrap up with a relaxed and complimentary Happy Hour on the show floor, from 2:00-3:30 pm.

This exciting event will provide you the opportunity to learn about new products from manufacturers and suppliers while networking with leading industry professionals. Learn more about this event by clicking here. 


The American Coatings Show & Conference

Custom Coatings Conferences Exhibitors and visitors alike see the American Coatings SHOW as the leading North American industry show and conference, offering innovative features to provide immediate business opportunities, a complete portfolio for the production of high-grade, competitive coatings, paints, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives.

In 2014, more than 8,700 industry attendees from 69 countries visited the American Coatings SHOW to source information about state-of-the-art developments in raw materials, laboratory and production equipment, testing and measuring equipment, and services for the coatings industry. Once again, the 2016 American Coatings SHOW will set the trend for future developments in the paint and coatings industry. Not only will it offer the latest information about an extensive range of products, the show and conference will also bring together top coatings development decision-makers for a high-level exchange of information.

The event will take place April 12-14, 2016. Click here for more information 


Attend the Smart Coating Symposium 

February 24-26, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

Smart Coatings is the premier event for updates on the most recent emerging technologies and opportunities in coatings,functional polymers, processes, and allied materials presented by world-renowned scientists and technologists.smct_img_2015

Polymers, coatings and related materials continue to be an innovative area in research and technology. The mission is to provide a global intellectual platform to present and discuss groundbreaking work, stimulate new ideas, identify critical problems, provide promising solutions, and assess possible roadmaps. The Symposium targets scientists, engineers, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

Prof. John Reynolds; Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Joanna Aizenberg; Harvard University
Dr. Peter Zarras; Naval Air Warfare Center
Prof. Kane Jennings; Vanderbilt University
Dr. Robert Allen; IBM Almaden Research Center
Prof. Lynn Loo; Princeton University
Prof. Jamil Baghdachi; Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Lily Liu; Arkema Coating Resins
Prof. Wolfgang Bremser; Paderborn University, Germany
Prof. Alfredo Alexander Katz; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Brandy White; Naval Research Laboratory
Prof. Marc Hillmyer; University of Minnesota
Prof. Christopher Ober; Cornell University
Prof. Brigitte Voit; Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Germany
Prof. Akira Harada; Osaka University
Mr. Joel Zazyczny; Gelest, Inc.
Prof. Guojun Liu; Queen’s University. Canada
Dr. Geza Patzelt; Fraunhofer Institute IFAM, Germany
Dr. Patrick Stals; DSM, The Netherlands
Prof. Andrea Pucci; University of Pisa, Italy
Prof. Brad Berron; University of Kentucky
Dr. Gavin MacDonald; Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Mr. Peter Visser; AkzoNobel/Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Dr. Paul Molino; University of Wollongong, Australia
Mr. David Pasin; TBF Environmental Technology
Dr. Stefan Holberg; Danish Technological Institute, Denmark
Dr. S.A. Seyedmehdi; York University, Canada
Prof. Seong Hun Kim; Hanyang University, South Korea
Prof. Patrick Mather; Syracuse University
Dr. Gregory McCraw; EMD Performance Materials Corp., USA
Dr. Partick Kinlen; Boeing Corp.
Prof. Idalina Vieira Aoki; University of São Paulo, Brazil
Mr. Peter von Czarnecki; IoLiTec Inc.
Dr. Timothy Bunning; USAF AFMC AFRL/RX
Mr. Y. Zhang; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Prof. Timothy Hanks; Furman University
Dr. Peter Edwards; Lake Region Medical, USA

For more information about the Smart Coating Symposium visit https://www.smartcoatings.org/

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