WestRock Sponsors The Showcase of Packaging Innovations

See the latest innovations on display at PACK EXPO International 2022

Herndon, Va.; August 5, 2022 — WestRock is the exclusive sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® (Booth S-2130) at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago). Located in the West Building, The Showcase of Packaging Innovations (Booth W-20052) features winning entries from worldwide packaging competitions, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

"At WestRock, we are focused on delivering bold innovation to solve our customers biggest challenges," says Margaret Herndon, chief marketing officer at WestRock. "The Showcase displays the best the industry has to offer in packaging innovation, and we are excited to be part of a program that engages customers and generates new thinking and new solutions."

PMMI is pleased to partner with WestRock on this initiative.

"The Showcase of Packaging Innovations has come to be a show floor favorite at PACK EXPO over the years," says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. "We are thankful for companies like WestRock who seek to inspire the future of our industry and motivate package designers by showcasing packaging that is functional, innovative and sustainable."

This year's participants include:
ABRE - Brazilian Packaging Association
AIMCAL - Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators
Dow Packaging Innovation Awards
FPA - Flexible Packaging Association
FSEA - Foil and Specialty Effects Association
IMDA - In-Mold Decorating Association
IAE - Instituto Argentino del Envase
IoPP - Institute of Packaging Professionals
PMMI Media Group - ProFood World's 2021 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards
PPC - Paperboard Packaging Council
RPA - Reusable Packaging Association
The Tube Council
WPO - World Packaging Organisation

It is vital for the packaging and processing industries to come together and share innovations, connect with colleagues, hear from experts and see machinery-in-action—and PACK EXPO International 2022 is the most efficient and effective way to do it all, offering solutions for over 40 vertical markets. No other event this year will showcase entire production line solutions and offer attendees everything needed to compete in a changing marketplace.

To learn more and to register, visit packexpointernational.com. Registration for the show is $30 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to$130.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 950 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, Mundo PMMI and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.

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