Top Events in North America and Asia for Packaging Professionals

This is not an exhaustive list of all packaging trade shows. More will be added throughout the year, and we will continually make updates to this page as more information is released regarding speakers, sessions and registration information, so be sure to bookmark this page so you can easily check back.

2019-2020 Packaging Shows – United States

Luxe Pack New York 2019

Luxe Pack is dedicated to creative packaging for all luxury sector brands. It is the “sought out industry experience where today’s premium suppliers and luxury brands get together for impactful packaging business development.” Luxe Pack New York 2019 will feature over 200 leading manufacturers and suppliers of creative packaging solutions including boxes, bottles, presentation packaging, caps/closures, labels, finishes and more.

Luxe Pack New York 2019 also provides supplemental marketing events to provide even more value and inspiration for attendees. One such event is Packaging Insight with Dr. Andrew Hurley, an interactive experience featuring live, state-of-the-art biometric testing where attendees learn how to quantify design and predict sales pre-market launch.

Learn more about Luxe Pack New York 2019

Where When Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Pier 94
New York, NY 
May 15 – May 16, 2019 See website for a complete list of speakers

TBD (2019 program to be announced—check back for updates)

Highlights from Luxe Pack New York 2018:
• Strategic, Equity-Building Packaging Design & Development
• How Luxury Brands Embrace the Millennial Mindset
• Influencer Marketing for Packaging
• Meeting the New Demand for Sustainable Packaging
• The New Reality of Product and Packaging Development

LUXE PACK New York is restricted to industry professionals only.

All packaging manufacturers and suppliers who are not exhibiting at LUXE PACK are subject to a $250 per person/per day entrance fee.

See website for complete pricing information


PaperCon 2019

PaperCon is presented by the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), the technical arm of the American Paper & Pulp Association (APPA).

PaperCon “draws CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers and suppliers from over 25 different countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events and exhibits.” Over 2,000 paper and packaging professionals attended PaperCon 2018, and even more industry experts are expected for PaperCon 2019.

Attendees will also have access to the following co-located events:

  • NETInc 2019 – The Innovative Nonwovens Conference
  • International Paper Physics Conference 2019
  • Recycled Paperboard Technical Association’s 2019 Production Technical Seminar

Learn more about PaperCon 2019

Where When Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN
May 5-May 8, 2019
  • Amy Blankson, GoodThink, Inc.
  • Kathy Buckman Gibson, Buckman
  • Andreas Tuerk, Solenis LLC
  • John Williams, Domtar
  • Conscious Innovation: Leveraging Potential through Creativity and Collaboration
  • PIMA / Paper360 Executive Panel
  • New Technology Showcase: Witness the Latest Technologies and Advances in the Industry

Full Conference:
Early Bird (Ends 4/5/2019): $1,259 Member / $1,659 Nonmember

Standard (Begins 4/6/2019): $1,659 Member / $2,059 Nonmember

See website for complete pricing information


EastPack 2019

EastPack showcases the latest packaging innovations, trends and solutions for an array of industry verticals, including food and beverage, health and beauty, consumer goods, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

The 2019 event will also feature a dedicated packaging education hub with expert-led sessions on a wide range of topics at the forefront of the packaging industry. Attendees have access to more than 12 hours of packaging education over three full days. Industry experts will cover topics such as:

  • Materials and methods for sustainability
  • Recycling trends and challenges
  • Packaging design in a visual age
  • The role of automation in the packaging process

Learn more about EastPack 2019

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, NY
June 11 – June 13, 2019
  • Chris Evans, West Pharmaceutical
  • Gianluca De Novi, XSurgical
  • Shana Leonard, Advanced Manufacturing Group, UBM Americas
  • A Big Brand's Big Moves in Sustainable Packaging
  • How Augmented Reality Will Change Manufacturing
  • Panel: Sustainable Packaging—What Really Matters to Consumers?
  • Why Bulk Could Be the Wave of the Future in High-Pressure Processing

Free for qualified registrants (excludes sales and marketing job titles; $99 for non-qualified registrants)

See website for complete pricing information


The Packaging Conference 2020

The Packaging Conference was created by people who “know the industry’s value stream and who understand its challenges.” The 13th Annual Packaging Conference will bring together exhibitors and attendees ranging from retails and brand owners to resin suppliers, technology providers, equipment manufacturers and converters.

Past speakers include Gary Hemphill (Beverage Marketing Corporation), Eda Englund (Asia Pulp & Paper Group), Sara Shumpert (The Packaging School), Betty Jean Pilon (Montebello Packaging) and Mike Krebsbach (Bemis North America).

Key facts:

  • 70% of attendees are director-level or above
  • Registered attendees can schedule appointments with other registrants using the TPC Networking App
  • Topics include the latest technical developments, trends, growth opportunities and sustainability

Learn more about The Packaging Conference 2019.

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
Austin, TX
February 03 – February 05, 2020 See website for a complete list of speakers See website for complete program details Conference Attendee Fee: $1,950 ($1,795 before 01/27/2020)


WestPack 2020

WestPack, North America’s biggest annual packaging trade show, is billed as the place “Where the World’s Manufacturing Professionals Come to Connect.” The three-day expo and conference is a must-attend event for any advanced packaging and manufacturing professional. Network with 19,000+ attendees, source from 1,900+ exhibitors, hear insights from 50+ thought leaders and learn with 30+ hours of education.

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Learn more about WestPack 2020.

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
 February 11 – February 13, 2019 See website for a complete list of speakers See website for complete program details

Expo admission is free online for qualified registrants; a $179 fee applies to other attendees.

See website for complete pricing information


Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting 2020

The Contract Packaging Association’s Annual Meeting provides attendees with insights into how relationships, regulatory compliance, technology, marketing and education come together to positively impact your bottom line. The 2020 CPA Annual Meeting will “continue to help shape CPA and the contract packaging and manufacturing industry.”

Local suppliers and members will open their doors to attendees for visits and demonstrations. Participating companies include:

  • PPI Technologies
  • Polypack
  • MaxPack
  • InLine Fillers
  • SteriPack
  • Bay Tech Label

Learn more about the 2020 CPA Annual Meeting.

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort
Tucson, AZ
February 20 – February 23, 2019 See website for a full list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information


Sustainability in Packaging (SustPack) 2020

SustPack is presented by Smithers Pira, a worldwide provider of technical and scientific testing services for the packaging, paper and print industries. At SustPack 2020, attendees will “learn the latest on everything from ROI to sustainability, compostable packaging, packaging design and transformation in the aluminum packaging industry; develop partnerships with other organizations throughout the supply chain that will benefit your product and your bottom line; find out how to create a package that your customers will love and that is truly sustainable.”

Media partners for SustPack 2020 include:

  • Packaging World
  • The Flexible Packaging Association
  • Brand Experience Magazine
  • Packaging Europe
  • Recycling Today

Learn more about Sustainable Packaging 2020

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Chicago, IL March 2020 See website for a full list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information


 
HealthPack 2020

HealthPack is “the medical device packaging industry’s trusted, authoritative annual education forum for updating technical knowledge, exploring the leading edge of industry trends and connecting with the who’s who of the industry.”

HealthPack 2020 will explore today’s medical device packaging trends and challenges, with presentations on packaging and labeling postponement, thermal insulation packaging design and evaluation, opportunities for flexible packaging material and more. This event is ideal for medical device packaging engineers and purchasing managers, material scientists and engineers, global sourcing directors and managers, contract packagers, testing labs and other service providers.

Key exhibitors include:

  • TOPAS Advanced Polymers
  • Smithers Pira
  • Oliver Healthcare Packaging
  • Nelipack Healthcare Packaging
  • BillerudKorsnäs

Learn more about HealthPack 2020

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Charlotte, NC March 2020 See website for a complete list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information


Industrial Pack 2020

Industrial Pack, North America’s only dedicated event for the industrial, transit and protective packaging industry, is supported by the Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA) and the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA).

This event brings together top suppliers who showcase packaging solutions such as drums and pails, IBCs, pallets, dunnage air bags, corrugate board packaging and more. A unique feature of Industrial Pack 2020 is Pack Testing Live, a live demo area where packaging designs are put to the test.

Learn more about Industrial Pack 2020

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, GA
March 2020 See website for a full list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information

 
2019-2020 Packaging Shows – Asia

ProPak Asia 2019

ProPak Asia is the largest industry event of its kind in Asia, billing itself as Asia’s #1 processing and packaging event and “Asia’s best platform to connect to the regions rapidly expanding processing and packaging industries.” ProPak Asia 2019 will feature nine Industry Zones, including:

  • ProcessingTechAsia – Leading companies will showcase their food processing technology and solutions to help food producers meet their needs in product quality, food safety, health concerns and government regulations. 500 total exhibitors.
  • PackagingTechAsia - A complete showcase on packaging solutions for the food and drink industry featuring key international suppliers from around the world. 560 total exhibitors.
  • DrinkTechAsia - Meet several global companies who will showcase the latest production and packaging technology for the beverage market. 220 total exhibitors.
  • PharmaTechAsia - Source for new modern production and packaging solutions in the pharmaceutical industry and meet industry leaders and international manufacturing technology experts who will be able to help in the manufacturing process. 60 total exhibitors.
  • Lab&TestAsia - Leading companies around the world will show you how to achieve more accuracy, save time and have higher performance with their lab and tech solution. 40 total exhibitors.

Learn more about ProPak Asia 2019

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC)
Bangkok, Thailand
June 12-June 15, 2019 See website for a full list of speakers
  • Global Packaging Forum
  • Food Innovation Asia Conference 2019
  • PharmaTech Seminar 2019
  • The 8th Plastics in Packaging Conference
  • KRONES Technology Presentation
See website for complete pricing information

  

ProPak China 2019

The 25th International Processing & Packaging Exhibition (ProPak China 2019) is one of the premier processing and packaging events in Asia, providing diversified choices and one-stop processing and packaging solutions for industries including food, beverages, cosmetics, pharmacy and health. For 2019, ProPak China will be co-located with FoodPack China (organized by the China National Packaging and Food Machinery Corporation and China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association).

Exhibits at ProPak China 2019 will include:

  • Processing technology
  • Packaging technology
  • Endline printing technology
  • Logistics packaging technology
  • Packaging materials and products

Learn more about ProPak China 2019

Where

When 

Featured Speakers

Key Sessions

Registration Information

National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai, China June 19 – June 21, 2019 See website for a full list of speakers

Highlights from ProPak China 2018:

  • The Intelligent Development of Fresh Food E-commerce and Cold Chain Logistics
  • Symposium on FMCG New Packaging Materials & Technologies in China
  • Packaging Industry Embracing a New Era of Intelligent Manufacturing

See website for complete program details

See website for complete pricing information


Taipei Pack 2019

The Taipei International Packaging Industry Show (Taipei Pack 2019) is organized by the Taiwan Packaging Association (TPA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and is held in conjunction with Food Taipei, Foodtech & Pharmatech Taipei, Tawian Horeca and Halal Taiwan. In 2018, Taipei Pack saw 143 packaging machinery exhibitors and 34 packaging materials exhibitors.

The major themes of Taipei Pack 2019 include:

  • Smart packaging
  • Green packaging
  • Customization capacityInnovative machinery

Learn more about Taipei Pack 2019

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
Taipei, Taiwan
June 19 – June 22, 2019 See website for a full list of speakers

Highlights from Taipei Pack 2018:

• Seminar on Packaging Materials: Trends and Application of New Technology
• Mitsui's High Performance and Eco-Friendly Packaging Adhesives and Films
• Exploring the Emerging Vietnam Market Seminar

See website for complete program details

See website for complete pricing information


Pack Print International 2019

Organized in collaboration between Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the Thai Printing Association and the Thai Packaging Association, Pack Print International is “the leading exhibition of its kind in Southeast Asia.” Co-located with the International Trade Fair for the Plastics and Rubber Industries, Pack Print International 2019 is a must-attend, one-stop event for buyers, suppliers and professionals in the printing and packaging industries.

A unique feature of Pack Print International 2019 are “themed zones” that showcase innovations, trends and solutions. Thematic zones include:

  • One-Stop Pack & Print Pavilion - An exclusive platform for packaging designs, packaging end users, material suppliers and machine manufacturers to present a powerful showcase that represents the dynamic packaging and printing ecosystem.
  • Prototype Showcase - Transforming ideas to physical prototypes before production can help gauge market response and engage end users and even potential investors. Learn how prototyping can bring value and empower brand owners to think outside the box.
  • Labelling Zone - Asia, the largest producer of labels, is expected to grow to over 40% of the world’s value through to 2020. Discover the latest label technology, new materials, adhesives and manufacturing application methods.

Learn more about Pack Print International 2019

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Bangkok, Thailand September 18 – September 21, 2019 See website for a full list of speakers
  • AsiaStar 2019 Awards - For Excellence in Packaging
  • Asian Packaging Federation Seminar
  • General Assembly Meeting
  • ASEAN Printing Forum 2019

Admission is FREE for business and trade visitors. More information on visitor registration will be available soon.

See website for complete registration information


Sino-Pack 2020

The 27th China International Exhibition on Packaging Machinery & Materials (Sino-Pack 2020) is “Asia’s renowned exhibition on smart packaging and a pacemaker of general packaging.” The event will showcase cutting-edge packaging equipment and technologies for food, beverage, cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, electronic products and more.

Highlight of Sino-Pack 2020:

  • Over 700 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions
  • 5 interconnected halls on the same floor, including Smart Packaging, eDelivery & Smart Logistics, General Packaging, Food Packaging and Packaging Products and Materials
  • An independent exhibition (PACKINNO) showcasing innovative sustainable packaging materials supporting green development

Learn more about Sin-o-Pack 2020

Where When Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
China Import & Export Fair Complex
Guangzhou, China
March 4-March 6, 2020 See website for a full list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information

 
Printing South China 2020

Organized by the China Foreign Trade Centre and China Academy of Printing Technology, the 27th South China International Exhibition on Printing Industry (Printing South China 2020) covers the whole industry of printing, packaging, labelling and packing products. Target visitors include packaging and printing companies, paper products processing factories, design houses and direct marketing agencies, trade associations, industry publications and print/packaging experts from around the globe.

Printing South China 2020 will feature the new Corrugated Zone, where visitors can learn more about corrugated packaging industry production technology and equipment. Key exhibits in the Corrugated Zone include the MHK-1050CE fully automatic cleaning and leveling die-cutting machine and JHXDB-2900 fully automatic folder gluer machine and bundling machine production line.

Learn more about Printing South China 2020

Where When Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
China Import and Export Fair Complex Guangzhou, China March 4-March 6, 2020 See website for a full list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information



ProPak Vietnam 2020

ProPak Vietnam is the largest trade event for the rapidly expanding processing and packaging industries in Vietnam and Indochina. In addition to sourcing opportunities, visitors will also have the opportunity to network with over 380 high-profile exhibitors from around the world involved in the food, drink and pharmaceutical packaging industries.

Visitors can take advantage of the complimentary Business Matching Program, which aims to facilitate meetings with potential suppliers and partners so you can maximize your time and develop valuable business connections over the course of the three-day exhibition. Special benefits of the Business Matching Program include:

  • A pre-scheduled, one-on-one appointment with an exhibitor of your interest
  • Access to the Business Matching Zone (complimentary WiFi)
  • Free copy of the ProPak Vietnam Show Directory
  • Complimentary lunch for two

Learn more about ProPak Vietnam 2020

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
March 24 – 26, 2020 See website for a full list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information


SinoCorrugated 2020

SinoCorrugated 2020 is the “world's professional trade show for corrugated equipment, technologies and trends.” The event brings together over 1,100 exhibitors and showcases 1,800 pieces of corrugated manufacturing equipment as well as 1,200 kinds of consumables.

Exhibition profile includes:

  • Corrugating equipment – Corrugators, facers, cutters, stackers, woven belts, steam jointers, web guilding systems, and more
  • Converting equipment – Sample makers, feeder systems, die cutting production lines, flexo printing machines, laminators, stitchers, hot melt glue applications, and more
  • Consumables – Adhesives, additives, varnish, lubricants, ink, tearing tape, and more
  • Services – Plate making, business consulting, used equipment, financial services, and more
  • Software – Color management system, box structure design programs, manufacturer managers, motion control software, and more
  • Factory infrastructure – Conveyor systems, waste paper handling systems, forklifts, and more

Learn more about SinoCorrugated 2020

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Shanghai, China April 2020 See website for a full list of speakers See website for complete program details See website for complete pricing information


LuxePack Shanghai 2020

LuxePack Shanghai is a boutique-style show exclusively dedicated to “creative packaging and targeting the highest quality of contents and contracts.” This year’s LuxePack Shanghai will feature over 200 exhibitors who specialize in creative packaging.

Featured exhibitors at LuxePack Shanghai 2020 include:

  • Midas Printing
  • Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts
  • MingFeng Packaging
  • Derprosa
  • BillerudKorsnäs

Learn more about LuxePack Shanghai 2020

Where When  Featured Speakers Key Sessions Registration Information
Shanghai Exhibition Center
Shanghai, China
April 2020 See website for a full list of speakers

Highlights of LuxePack Shanghai last year:

  • The New Luxurious Package
  • Luxury, Packaging and Nature
  • Packaging Design at the Time of Customization
  • What is Driving Sustainability for Luxury Brands in China?
See website for complete pricing information


 
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