The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) has decided to cancel the Pack Expo International, North America’s one of the biggest packaging expos, and Healthcare Packaging Expo in Chicago this year due to Covid-19 pandemic.
“After thoughtful consultation with the PMMI Board of Directors, PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person Pack Expo International and Healthcare Packaging Expo in Chicago this year,” PMMI said. “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.”
Pack Expo Connects 2020
To ensure this essential industry remains connected, PMMI media group is using their digital marketing expertise and extensive industry knowledge to launch a live, web-based event, Pack Expo Connects 2020, from 9 to 13 November 2020, complete with live chats, live product demos and equipment, and engaging educational opportunities.
“For over six decades, Pack Expo has been here to serve and connect the industry, and while the pandemic makes it impossible to meet in person this year, connecting the industry is still our top priority. PMMI media group is putting all of the power of the Pack Expo brand into fostering connections between consumer-packaged goods companies and suppliers by driving the entire industry to Pack Expo Connects,” says Jim Pittas, president and chief executive officer of PMMI.
Pack Expo Connects, according to the press release, will facilitate exhibitor and attendee interaction while continuing to offer the ability to see machinery in action through this new platform. This online experience will also offer educational opportunities, including daily jumpstart sessions on hot topics from industry thought leaders and the Innovation Stages, a staple at previous Pack Expo events.
The new ‘Solution Room’ will feature expert-led education sessions. 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 chief executive officer of Bumble Bee Foods.