March 16, 2021

PACK EXPO bringing back Processing Zone, adding Cold Pressure Council conference

The Processing Zone returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, which is scheduled for Sept. 27-29, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

As a direct response to industry demands, the Processing Zone 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,” said Laura Thompson, PMMI vice president, trade shows.

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

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 Conference. Scheduled 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.

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