The Processing Zone Returns to PACK EXPO

17 March 2021

Herndon, Va.; March 16, 2021 — The Processing Zone returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29, 2021, Las Vegas Convention Center) as a direct response to industry demands and will showcase front-of-line solutions from food processing/systems, food safety, engineering, design and construction services and more, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“Many of the technologies in packaging and processing work in unison, and PMMI learned from attendees at previous shows that the ability to find complete solutions from the beginning through the end-of-line was a priority,” says Laura Thompson, PMMI vice president, trade shows.

Processing companies are responding positively to the new addition. Early commitments to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the Processing Zone include a diverse blend of processors like Urschel Laboratories, Marchant Schmidt, Deville Technologies, Miura America, TOMRA Food, REISER, Harpak-Ulma, GEA, Solbern, Fristam Pump, JBT, Schenck Process and Alfa Laval, Inc.

The Processing Zone will showcase improving and newly unveiled technologies for industries like baking and snack, beverage, meat and poultry, dairy and produce, so attendees can source leading front-of-the-line processing solutions—while continuing to solve their packaging challenges. It will also offer targeted education via its processing-dedicated Innovation Stage.

Another new education addition to the PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO roster is the Cold Pressure Council Annual ConferenceScheduled for the last two days of the show and brought to you by the Cold Pressure Council, the conference will feature High Pressure Processing (HPP) best practices, market trends, packaging material insights and uses and tips for packaging HPP products from leading food processor and services supplier experts. The Cold Pressure Council leads, facilitates, and promotes industry standardization, user education and consumer awareness of high pressure processing via its membership of HPP suppliers and consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies who use and advocate for the technology.

“Adding the Processing Zone and the Cold Pressure Council Conference continues our mission to bring the industry together at the most comprehensive event in the world in 2021, as safely and productively as possible,” said Jim Pittas, PMMI president and CEO.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO offer the latest new products, technologies and solutions across 40-plus vertical markets while helping companies compete in a dynamic marketplace. The CPC Conference is just one of the many events at the show bringing buyers and sellers together with free educational sessions and countless networking opportunities providing endless opportunities for the exchange of ideas and professional growth.

A dozen industry partners are already lining up in support of the event as part of the PACK EXPO Las Vegas Partner Program, including the Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers (CPA), Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC), Flexible Packaging Association and more.

With its PACK Ready health and safety program, PMMI will lead the way in reuniting the packaging and processing community, implementing thorough and up-to-date protocols for a safe and successful in-person event. Learn more at

Attendee registration opens in May. In the meantime, visit for more information.

About PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 900 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, Mundo PMMI and OEM. In 2020, PMMI Media Group produced PACK EXPO Connects, a digital event connecting CPGs and top packaging suppliers. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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