HERNDON, VA— After more than a year away from in-person trade shows, nearly nine out of 10 packaging and processing end-users say in-person trade shows are essential for networking and discovering what is new in the industry, revealed a recent poll from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. 

With respondents citing in-person trade shows as the most critical resource when choosing equipment, the upcoming PACK EXPO Las Vegas, scheduled from Sept. 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will be an opportunity to connect with the industry and explore new technology.

“This survey confirmed our belief that the industry relishes the unique opportunity to conduct business and see equipment in-person, with many noting that trade shows reveal solutions they were not considering before discovering them live,” said Laura Thompson, PMMI vice president, trade shows.

One survey respondent said that nothing could replace “being able to see and touch equipment while asking questions and receiving immediate feedback.” Another cited that the diverse array of exhibitors and education found at in-person events “make it a one-stop-shop for investigating multiple solutions” for current projects as well as potential ideas on the horizon.

With its PACK Ready health and safety program, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO will reunite the packaging and processing community, implementing thorough and up-to-date protocols for a safe and successful in-person event.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas is the only show this year covering the entire packaging and processing industry with new materials, technologies and solutions to address the packaging and processing needs of 40-plus vertical markets. With multiple free educational platforms and networking opportunities, the event will provide prospects for exchanging ideas and professional growth.

To learn more, visit packexpolasvegas.com/packready.