Canadian Packaging

Packaging Events Calendar

Conferences, seminars, trade shows, training and more for companies involved in the packaging industry.

October 16, 2017
by Canadian Packaging Staff


October 17-19
Guarujà, Brazil: 2017 ICCA/WCO Global Summit, international corrugated conference at Sofitel Guarujá Jequitimar-SP. To register, go to

October 18-19
Toronto:  8th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit, covering food regulation and quality assurance. At the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel. More information at

October 18-19
Brampton, Ontario: I.E.Canada’s 2017 Fall International Trade Summit providing an interactive roundtable session where I.E.Canada members hear from and speak with government representatives from CBSA and other government departments covering national trade issues, but with a focus on regional implementation. More information at

October 18-19
London, UK: Future Food-Tech, London, brings together investors, start-ups, and food and ingredients manufacturers to showcase solutions, share ideas, identify opportunities for innovation and forge new partnerships and alliances. At the Tower Hotel. More information at

October 18-20
Madrid, Spain: Fruit Attraction, international trade show for the fruit and vegetable industry at the IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. More information at

October 20-21
Niagara Falls, Ontario: Meat Industry Expo 2017 connects industry experts in the meat processing industry, with exhibitors showing latest innovations, technologies and services – at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. More information at

October 20-24
Milan, Italy: 40th International Hospitality Exhibition for hotel, restaurant, cafe, food service, retail and mass distribution channel industries. The event offers innovative technologies in food equipment, food products, and coffee. More information at

October 23-24
Toronto: Grocery Innovations Canada (GIC) Canadian national grocery conference and exhibition at the Toronto Congress Centre. More information at

October 24
Toronto: Top 50 Packaging Ideas Expo, one-day table-top trade industry specific show by Canadian Packaging magazine where exhibitors bring out their new, innovative products and equipment, connecting innovators with buyers. At the Mississauga Convention Centre. To register, visit

October 24-25
Brussels, Belgium: Beverage Packaging 2017, the sixth annual edition brings together non-alcoholic and alcoholic brands to discuss the latest packaging trends, technology and materials, at the Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel. More information at

October 24-26
Frankfurt, Germany: CPhI Worldwide 2017, co-located with ICSE, InnoPack, P-MEC and FDF, the trade show hosts more than 42,000 pharma professionals, at Messe Frankfurt. More information at

October 24-26
Barcelona, Spain: Sustainability In Packaging Europe, trade show with a programme designed in collaboration the industry that explores the latest in trends, technology, business, and regulations, at NH Collection Barcelona Tower. It attracts representatives from across the entire supply chain, including the major brands. More information at

October 29 – November 3
Belfast, Northern Ireland: IDF World Dairy Summit 2017, UK dairy industry expo and conference, featuring high profile conferences featuring global political leaders, marketing, nutrition and health, dairy policy and economics, dairy science and technology, food safety, farm management, animal health and welfare, and the environment. At Belfast Waterfront. More information at

October 30-31
Niagara Falls, Ontario: AWC 2017 East, conference for Advancing Women (In Agriculture)  Conference. At the Hilton/Fallsview. More information at

October 31 – November 2
Dubai, UAE: Gulfood Manufacturing, regions biggest food and beverage processing industry event connects suppliers from 60 countries showcasing the latest manufacturing business improvement tools, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. More information at

October 31 – November 3
Birmingham, U.K.: IPEX 2017, global printing technologies expo by Informa Exhibitions. At NEC Birmingham. To register, go to:

November 2-3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Active & Intelligent Packaging World Congress and Hackathon 2017, comprehensive global overview of the active and intelligent packaging sector, covering the state-of-the-art from fighting food waste thru traceability/monitoring in the supply chain to anti-counterfeiting and, consumer engagement with tags, sensors and printed electronics—featuring 36 speakers and two hackathons. At the Amsterdam Conference Centre Beurs van Berlange. More information HERE.

November 2-4
Montreal: La Grande Dégustation de Montréal 2017, is a Montreal wine and spirits show for producers, distillers and brewers, at Place Bonaventure. More information at

November 3-5
Ottawa: Ottawa Wine & Food Show 2017, 32 year for wine and gastronomy trade show for customers and suppliers, food & beverage suppliers and experts, at the EY Centre. More information at

November 6-11
Vancouver: Eat! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival 2017, a consumer food festival featuring food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine & cheese seminars, and cookbook authors. At BC Place Stadium. By Fulcrum Media Inc. More information at

November 7-10
Shanghai, China: Shanghai World of Packaging (SWOP), packaging technologies exhibition by Messe Düsseldorf. At Shanghai New International Exhibition Center. In Canada, contact Messe Düsseldorf (Canada) at 416-598-1524; or go to:

November 9
Brampton, Ont.: 2017 State of the Industry – A Canadian Food Industry Forecast, a seminar discussing the Canadian food and beverage industry at the Pearson Convention Centre. By NSF International – GFTC. More information at

November 15-16
Houston, Texas: Automation Fair 2017 event organized by Rockwell Automation presenting industry forums, hands-on labs and technical sessions, at the Georgia World Congress Center.  More information at

November 15-16
Singapore: PACE (Packaging and Converting Executive) Forum Asia 2017, sixth annual event bringing together suppliers, packaging manufacturers, governing bodies, to provide a unique opportunity to network and debate the future of packaging. By the Arena International Events Group. More information at

November 16-19
Toronto: Gourmet Food & Wine Expo 2017, 23rd annual event offering taste tests, demons and more all in the form of a stylish cocktail party, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. More information at

November 16-19
Shanghai, China: China International Pet Show (CIPS 2017), one-day event showcasing the 22nd annual show for professionals in the animal and pet industry at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre. By PIJAC Canada. More information at

November 17-19
Quebec City: Congrès annuel de l’ADA – annual ADA conference with an opportunity to meet retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and partners in the food industry, at the Chateau Frontenac. More information at

November 20
Toronto: 2017 Golden Pencil Award, evening awards ceremony recognizing efforts of the buyer and seller in developing and improving the Canadian food industry. At the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. More information at

November 20-25
Regina, Saskatchewan: Canadian Western Agribition 2017, exhibition for livestock and agriculture featuring production equipment, home products, arts and crafts, at the Evraz Place. More information at

November 28
Berlin, Germany: European Bioplastic Conference, attracting more than 300 senior bioplastics decision makers from across the bioplastics value chain, policy bodies, NGOs, and brand owners. At the MARITIM proArte Hotel Berlin. More information at

November 29-30
Santa Clara, California: IoT Tech Expo North America 2017, world largest IoT event series brings together key industries from across NA for top level content and discussion introducing latest innovations within the Internet of Things, covering manufacturing, transport, health, logistics, government, energy and automotive, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. By Encore Media Group. More information at

November 29-30
Madrid, Spain: 2nd International Conference on Food Microbiology, speakers and experts discussing research and innovation in food microbiology as related to medical, pharma, engineering, science, technology and business. Location? Information at

December 3-6
Cape Town, South Africa: 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security, discussing global challenges, local solutions and pathways. At the Cape Town International Convention Centre. For more information, visit

December 5-6
Calgary: 6th Annual Canadian Food & Drink Summit 2017, event for Canadian food and drink industry on how to better utilize sector’s resources, talent and brand reputation—at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. More information at

December 5-8
Shanghai: Labelexpo China 2017 (formerly Labelexpo Asia Shanghai), the largest label and package printing event in the region. At the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. More information, visit

December 18-21
Mumbai, India: PAMEX 2017, international printing and allied machinery industries show at the Bombay Exhibition Center. For more information, visit



January 17-18
Tokyo: IC Packaging Technology Expo 2018, 19th annual expo, it is Asia’s leading exhibition for IC final manufacturing, gathering advanced equipment, materials and services, at the Tokyo Big Sight. By Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. More information at

January 21-23
San Francisco: Winter Fancy Food Fair 2018, offers latest in food trends, networking events and 1,400 exhibitors from around the globe, you can hear directly from industry buyers, innovators, and disruptors ready to share their views on what works and what’s ahead for the food industry. At the Moscone Center. By the Specialty Food Association. More information at

January 21-24
San Francisco: Dairy Food Forum 2018, brings together the leadership of the U.S. dairy industry — processors, producers, suppliers, retailers, policy makers, academics and agricultural media — to build relationships and discuss the current landscape as it relates to the future of the dairy industry. At the Moscone Center. By the Specialty Food Association. More information at

January 23-26
Moscow, Russia: UPAKOVKA/UPAK ITALIA 2018, Russia’s leading trade fair for packaging and processing professionals, at the Expocentre Krasnaya Presnya Fairgrounds. By Messe Düsseldorf North America. More information at

February 5-7
Orlando, Florida: The Packaging Conference 2018, the 11th annual conference it provides the latest information for those in the packaging supply chain, with attendees including retailers, brand owners, resin suppliers, technology providers, equipment manufacturers and converters, at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort—Bonnet Creek. by Plastic Technologies, Inc. More information at

February 7-8
Paris, France: Pharmapack, considered Europe’s dedicated pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery event, at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles. More information at

February 12-15
Orlando, Florida: 22nd Annual ARC Industry Forum, relating to digitizing and securing industry, infrastructure, and cities and how it will benefit technology end-users and suppliers. At the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. By ARC Advisory Group. More information at

February 22-25
New Orleans, Louisiana: Contract Packaging Assn. Annual Meeting 2018, at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter. By the Contract Packaging Association. More information at

February 23-24
Charlottetown,PEI: International Potato Technology Expo 2018, a biennial trade show for potato growers, leading equipment manufacturers and product solutions providers from across the Maritimes and beyond, at the Eastlink Centre. More information at

February 25-27
Nashville, Tennessee: 2018 Annual Meat Conference, showcasing innovative new meat products and solutions, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. By the North American Meat Institute. More information at

March 6-8
Fountain Hills, Arizona: 14th International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging, includes exhibition and technology showcase, conference and technical workshops, and professional development courses, at the WekoPa Resort and Casino. By IMAPS (International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society). More information at

March 6-8
Kansas City, Missouri: HealthPack 2018, conference analyzing trends in medical device packaging. At the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. More information HERE.

March 6-8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: PACE (Packaging and Converting Executive) Forum Europe 2018, event brings together hundreds of senior level professionals working within the packaging industry to discuss innovation, technology and challenges. More information at

March 10-12
Guangdong, China: Sino-Pack 2018, 25th annual international exhibition on packaging machinery and materials, at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex. By the Adsale exhibition Services Ltd. More information HERE.

March 11-13
Boston: Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America 2018, leading trade event for seafood buyers in every market category including retail, restaurant, catering, foodservice and processing. At the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. By Diversified Business Communications. More information at

March 12-14
Atlanta, Georgia: Snaxpo 2018, event offers latest trends in consumer consumption, new tools and technologies for the snack food industry . At the Georgia World Congress Center. By the Snack Food Association. More information at

March 13-15
Naples, Florida: FPA 2018 Annual Meeting, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. By the Flexible Packaging Association. More information HERE.

March 20-22
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Propack Vietnam 2018, a total solution event for Vietnam’s food, drink & pharmaceutical industries, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. By Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd. More information at

March 20-23
San Diego: ISTA’s TransPack Forum, offers a balance of presentations, case studies, research and solutions from leading global experts on the latest ideas of transport packaging, at the the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. By ISTA (International Safe Travel Association). More information at

March 20-23
Cologne, Germany: Anuga FoodTec 2018, trade show presenting innovations and technological visions from processing filling and packaging technology to packaging materials, ingredients, food safety and the entire range of innovations across food technology. At the Koelnmesse. More information at

April 9-12
Atlanta, Georgia: Modex 2018, for manufacturing and supply chain professionals offering latest equipment and technology solutions, at the Georgia World Congress Center. By the Material Handling Industry of America. More information at

April 16-18
Philadelphia: PACK EXPO East 2018, the east coast’s packaging connection offering latest in equipment, technologies and services, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. By PMMI. More information at

April 16-18
Birmingham, UK: Food and Drink Expo 2018, where buyers and decision makers across the industry, from grocery, wholesale and specialty retail to foodservice and manufacturing, will converge to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future. At NEC. By William Reed Exhibitions. More information at

April 17-18
Warsaw, Poland: Packaging Innovations Warsaw 2018, Poland’s most important packaging industry event showcasing all ranges of packaging industry finished products, at the EXPO XXI Warszawa. More information at

April 17-19
New York, NY: Interphex 2018, a premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. By Reed Exhibitions. More information at

April 17-20
Seoul, South Korea: Korea Pack 2018, premier and international trade fair for packaging, bringing over 65,000 packaging industry users and experts and over 1,400 suppliers from all over the world. At KINTEX. By the Kyungyon Exhibition Corp. More information at

April 24-27
Shanghai: CHINAPLAS 2018, trade show spotlighting the plastics and rubber industries, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC). More information at

April 29-30
Toronto: Bakery Showcase 2018, biennial trade show and conference offering the latest baking ingredients, equipment, services, technology and baked goods, and opportunity to meet qualified buyers, increase brand awareness, launch new products & services, at The International Centre. By the Baking Association of Canada. More information HERE.

May 2-4
Montreal: SET Canada 2018, international trade show with latest on equipment, technology and service for the grocery distribution industry of Canada, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. Held concurrently with SIAL Canada 2018. By Comexposium. More information at

May 2-4
Montreal: SIAL Canada 2018, international food, beverage, wine and spirits exhibition for food industry professionals involved in the distribution industry of North America. At the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. Held concurrently with SET Canada 2018. More information at

May 7-11
Orlando, Florida, NPE 2018, plastics trade show on the entire plastics supply chain, at the Orange County Convention Center. By The Plastics Industry Trade Association. More information at

May 8-11
Barcelona, Spain: Hispack 2018, trade show featuring packaging process and logistics for food and drink, chemicals, cosmetics, perfumery, pharmaceutical, drugstore, industrial goods, food tech and non-food sector. At the Gran Via Venue. More information at

May 10-12
Bangkok: Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018, launch of new Labelexpo trade show for label and package printing converters/printers, brand owners, designers and industry suppliers for the Asian and Oceanic markets. At BITEC. More information at

May 16-17
Manhattan, NY: Luxe Pack New York 2018, 15th annual premier trade show in the U.S. dedicated to creative packaging, at Pier 92. More information at

May 16-17
Chicago: PACE (Packaging and Converting Executive) Forum USA 2018, event brings together hundreds of senior level professionals working within the packaging industry to discuss innovation, technology and challenges. More information

May 22-23
Rosemont, Illinois: The Automation Conference & Expo 2018, the leading peer-to-peer educational and networking event for industrial automation professionals in the process industries, discrete manufacturing and packaging, and includes general and track sessions; in-depth technology workshops and tabletop exhibits, staffed by solutions experts. At the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. More information available at

May 29-June 1
Milan, Italy: Ipack-Ima 2018, fair specializing in food and non-food processing and packaging, at the Fiera Milano. Held concurrently with Meat Tech 2018. By Ipack-Ima Srl. More information at

May 29 – June 1
Milan, Italy: Meat Tech 2018, trade fair specializing in innovative technology and solutions for meat processing, packaging and distribution. At the Fiera Milano. Held concurrently with Ipack-Ima 2018. More information at

June 4-7
Phoenix, Arizona: GS1 Connect 2018, where supply chain partners come together to learn from each other how GS1 Standards help them meet today’s business challenges and unlock tomorrow’s opportunities. At the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. More information HERE.

June 5-8
Mexico City: EXPO PACK Mexico 2018, trade show for packaging and processing technology for Latin America, at the Expo Santa Fe Mexico. By the PMMI. More information at

June 6-9
Montreal: Mondial de la bière 2018, an international beer tasting festival now in its 25th year, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. More information at

June 12-14
New York, NY: EastPack 2018, packaging trade show offering solutions, innovations, equipment and services. At the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. By UBM Live—HBA Global Expo. More information at

June 13-16
Bangkok, Thailand: Propak Asia 2018, the 26th international processing and packaging technology event for Asia, at the BITEC. By Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd. More information at

June 19-21
Moscow, Russia: RosUpack 2018, the largest exhibition for packaging and labeling in Russia and eastern Europe. At the Crocus Expo. More information at

June 20-22
Regina, Saskatchewan: Canada’s Farm Progress Show 2018, an agricultural equipment trade show specializing in dryland agriculture, livestock equipment, agricultural chemicals, farmstead products and services, at Evraz Place. Show information available at

June 27-29
Tokyo: in-Pharma Japan 2018, the 12th international pharmaceutical ingredients expo, at Tokyo Big Sight. By Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. More information at

June 27-30
Taipei,Taiwan: Taipei Pack 2018, international packaging industry trade fair, at the Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall. By the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and the Chinese Taipei Packaging Association. More information available at

June 30 – July 2
New York, NY: Summer Fancy Food Show 2018, the largest specialty food industry trade event in North America, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. By the Specialty Food Association. More information available HERE.

July 11-13
Shanghai, Chain: ProPak China 2018, is China’s premier trade exhibition for processing and packaging technologies, at the SNIEC Pudong Shanghai. By Allworld Exhibitions. More information available at

July 29-31
Las Vegas, Nevada: Cosmoprof North America 2018, is called the single-most important networking opportunity in the U.S. for all sectors of the global beauty industry, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. By the Professional Beauty Association. More information at

August 2-4
Lahore, Pakistan: Plasti & Pack Pakistan—International Plastic and Packaging Industry Exhibition, 16th annual edition of the international plastic and packaging industry event, at the International Expo Centre Lahore. By Pegasus Consultancy Private Ltd. More information at

September 24-25
Toronto: The 2018 Canadian Coffee & Tea Show, industry expo for independent café owners, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, distributors, franchise operators, and buyers from all sectors of the industry. At the Toronto Congress Centre. Organized by Fulcrum Events, Inc. More information at

September 25-27
Chicago: Labelexpo Americas 2018, the largest event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas. At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. More information at

October 12-13
Greenville, South Carolina: Automotive Packaging Summit 2018, packaging for the automotive industry, at Clemson University. By Pregis LLC. More information at

November 14-15
Montreal: PACKEX Montreal 2018, under the name of Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2018 (ADM), the biennial Canadian national packaging, food process, material handling & logistics show featuring packaging technologies, equipment & resources, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. Held concurrently with ATX 2018, Design & Manufacturing 2018, Expoplast Canada 2018 trade showa. Sponsored by UBM Canon. More information at

November 26-29
Paris, France: Emballage 2018, international trade show for packaging, processing, printing and handling, at the Paris-Nord Villepinte. By Comexposium. More information available HERE.



February: dates TBD
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: Eastern Canadian Fisheries Expo 2019, brings together key buyers from across the region, featuring expo showcasing onboard & onshore fishing and harvesting equipment, fish processing and transportation, vessel design and construction and more, at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre. By Master Promotions Ltd. More information available (and forthcoming) at

May 3-4
Montreal: CHFA Québec 2019, event dedicated to natural health retailers and health practitioners, Palais des congrès de Montréal. By the Canadian Health Food Association. More information at

September 24-27
Brussels, Belgium: Labelexpo Europe 2019, the world’s largest event for the label and package printing industry at the Brussels Expo. By the Tarsus Group. Information to be available at

June 4-6
Toronto: PACKEX Toronto 2019, the biennial show is called Canada’s national packaging, food process, material handling & logistics trade show, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Held under the banner of Advanced Design & Manufacturing Expo 2019 (ADM), along with ATX 2019, Design & Manufacturing 2019, PLAST-EX 2019 and Powder & Bulk Solids 2019 trade shows. At the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. By UBM Canon. More information at


June 16-26
Düsseldorf, Germany: drupa 2020, a global-leading trade show for print and cross-media solution held every four years at Messe Düsseldorf. More information at


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