Pack Expo Las Vegas reports record attendance

Pack Expo Las Vegas has come to a close with a record number of visitors. Nearly 32,000 attendees, the most in the show’s history, actively engaged with more than 2,300 exhibitors across 1 million net square feet of exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This event not only stands as the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America this year but as the largest Pack Expo Las Vegas in the show’s history.

As PMMI’s State of the Industry report highlights, industry growth remains steady at a healthy 3.4 per cent with the total size of the market in the U.S. reaching $10.2 billion. Looking to capitalise on this growth, more than 2,300 exhibitors displayed and promoted their latest innovations to make connections with decision makers in packaging and processing.

Both first-time and long-time exhibitors made new connections, unveiled new solutions and found value at this year’s show, as the organiser PMMI announced. Attendees come for a variety of reasons, and the show offered multifaceted solutions for the more than 40 vertical markets represented at the show.

As stated in the latest State of the Industry report, sustainability remains top of mind and thousands of attendees visited the new Sustainability Central exhibit to take a journey through the sustainability process. They were also able to visit the hundreds of exhibitors showcasing sustainable materials and machinery at the show.

Show attendees voted for the most outstanding innovations on the show floor in the Technology Excellence Awards announced Tuesday afternoon. The winners of the 2023 awards are Aneko Emsys for Food/Beverage, AI Enabled Augmented Reality for Transforming Packaging Operations for General Packaging and Processing, Catalyx Digital LineClearance Assistant for Personal Care/Pharma, and Amcor HealthCare Recycle Ready Sachet for Sustainability. For more information about this year’s winners, visit

In addition to the show, more than 130 educational sessions and plenty of networking opportunities were offered. A highlight of the show’s second day came early when 750 industry professionals gathered for the Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network breakfast. Keynote speaker Manjit Minhas, renowned Canadian entrepreneur, beer baroness, and television personality covered mentorship, being a working mom, starting her business, the importance of being fearless, and constant learning.

PMMI heads east next year with registration officially open for Pack Expo East (March 18-20, 2024; Pennsylvania Convention Center). Pack Expo East is followed by Expo Pack México (June 4-7, 2024; Mexico City), PACK EXPO International (Nov. 3-6, 2024; Chicago), and the newest addition to the Pack Expo portfolio of trade shows, Pack Expo Southeast (March 10-12, 2025; Atlanta).

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