LAS VEGAS – A day before Pack Expo Las Vegas kicks off, a one-day event focused on fast-growing brands aims to help consumer packaged goods companies scale their manufacturing operations.

Returning for its second year after debuting in 2022, Emerging Brands Summit is set for Sept. 10 at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The show’s organizers said they developed the program to connect professionals at emerging brands with industry experts, contract manufacturing and packaging providers, and packaging and processing suppliers.

The schedule for the event includes educational sessions, panel discussions, tabletop exhibits and networking, as well as breakout sessions featuring more educational programming. The sessions will focus on several topics, such as incorporating automation, financing capital requirements and planning operations with the intention to be acquired.

Other resources available for attendees include a digital marketplace to find resources before, during and after Emerging Brands Summit, as well as an event mobile app, and a dedicated concierge service at Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 11-13) that will provide personalized recommendations.

"We're thrilled to bring back the Emerging Brands Summit and introduce these new additions," said Kim Overstreet, director for Emerging Brands Alliance. "Our goal is to provide high-growth brands with the tools and resources they need to succeed, and we believe these new additions will take the attendee experience to the next level."

More information on the event is available at the Emerging Brands Summit website.