APPMA will be participating in the world’s largest packaging trade show in 2018, Pack Expo International, taking place in Chicago from 14-17 October.

Exhibiting for the sixth consecutive time at Pack Expo International, APPMA is among 30 international associations participating in the Allied Association Partner Program.

For APPMA, collaborating with its allied association in the US, the PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies), and exhibiting at the Association Partners Pavilion at PackExpo, serves to strengthen APPMA's international profile as one of the leading packaging and processing machinery associations in the world.

Pack Expo has to date proven to be a valuable platform via which APPMA can foster strong business ties between US and Australian packaging and processing machinery companies.

APPMA chairman, Mark Dingley.
APPMA chairman, Mark Dingley.

According to chairman Mark Dingley, "The event offers global exposure for our member capabilities and access for companies looking for innovative Australian manufactured packaging and processing machinery and agency opportunities."

APPMA COO Michael Moran will be manning the association’s stand, Stand N-4510, on the Allied Partners Pavilion. Any Australian companies attending or exhibiting at Pack Expo are invited to visit the APPMA stand.

If you’d like to set up an interview with your company or your principal/agency, contact PKN editor Lindy Hughson. PKN will be reporting on innovation showcased at Pack Expo International 2019 in the November-December 2018 print issue.

According to show organiser PMMI, PACK EXPO International will attract 50,000 attendees, including C-level executives, engineers, plant managers, research and development, brand and marketing managers, quality controllers, specifiers, purchasers and packaging designers from a wide variety of prominent consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) and retailers.

Pack Expo International will feature:

  • A marketplace of 2,500+ exhibitors showcasing the latest packaging equipment and technologies
  • Solutions for virtually every vertical market
  • Free education in venues on the show floor 
  • A new PACKage Printing Pavilion focused on digital packaging technologies
  • Pavilions for Containers and Materials, Confectionery and Reusable Packaging

Pack Expo International takes place from 14-17 October, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, go to



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