Quick Look at the 2018
Healthcare Packaging EXPO
Co-located with PACK EXPO International, the
show will bring together more than 300 exhibitors
and 10,000 pharmaceutical industry professionals.
By Sean Riley, PMMI
The world market for pharmaceutical packaging is forecast to grow 4.1 percent hrough 2021, faster than any other packaging segment, according to PMMI’s
“Global Trends Impacting the Market for
Packaging Machinery 2018” report.
As the worldwide life sciences market becomes
increasingly larger and more complex, PMMI
presents Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Oct. 14–17,
2018, McCormick Place, Chicago), co-located with
PACK EXPO International.
At least two dozen of the top pharma companies
send representatives from a wide range of job
functions that include corporate, general, plant
and project managers, engineers and production
supervisors, operations and quality control officials,
package designers, brand managers and marketers,
logistics and supply chain brand managers, and
Exhibitors include equipment, product and
service providers, logistics suppliers, and contract
Among the supply chain topics and solutions
addressed at the show will be automation, continuous
processing, cleaning and sterilization, cold chain
logistics, commissioning, qualification and validation,
dose processing, quality control, and track-and-trace.
Special Show Features
• The PACKage Printing Pavilion: New for
2018, the pavilion will feature digital advantages
for short-run, on-demand, cost-effective variable
data and personalized packaging.
• The Reusable Packaging Pavilion: The focus
is on reusable products, services, and solutions
for increasing sustainability across the supply
• ‘PACK Gives BACK’: Sponsored by Rockwell
Automation, the October 15 networking event
supports PACK EXPO Scholarships.
• The Forum at PACK EXPO: Interactive
presentations throughout the show will feature
20-minute open sessions on industry trends.
• Packaging & Processing Women’s
Leadership Network: Breakfast meeting Oct.
16 serves to recruit, retain, and advance women
in processing and packaging.
• The Innovation Stage: Free, 30-minute
seminars on breakthrough technologies.
Participation and Registration
The show will bring together more than 300
exhibitors and 10,000 pharma professionals.
Registration, which includes access to both PACK
EXPO International 2018 and Healthcare Packaging
EXPO 2018, is $30 until Sept. 28, after which the
price increases to $100. To register online, visit
packexpointernational.com or hcpechicago.com.
About the Author
Sean Riley is Senior Director, Media and Industry
Communications, at PMMI.
• Pack’r (Booth S-1536): The explosion-proof
PR1500 semi-automatic pallet drum filler capper.
• Kawasaki (Booth N-4943): duAro, a dual-armed horizontal articulated robot.
• Nulogy (Booth E-10605): End-to-end contract
• Rena by Neopost (Booth S-4051): New MACH
6 digital color printer.