Conferences, seminars, trade shows, training and more for companies involved in the packaging industry.
March 19, 2018
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Düsseldorf., Germany: ProWein 2018, trade fair for wine and spirits professional involved with viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. At Messe Düsseldorf. More at https://www.prowein.com/.
Las Vegas: Grocerytalk, a program focused on the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, at the Venetian. Presented by Shoptalk and the Food Marketing Institute. More at https://shoptalk.com/grocerytalk.
San Francisco: World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit 2018, an international conference, networking and deal-making event for agribusinesses, solution providers, entrepreneurs and investors, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. More information at https://worldagritechusa.com/.
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 www.propakvietnam.com.
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 www.transportpackagingforum.com.
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 www.anugafoodtec.com/aft/index-4.php.
Orlando, Florida: Global Pet Expo 2018, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), it is the pet industry’s largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today. At the Orange County Convention Center. Information at http://globalpetexpo.org/index.html.
Tucson, Arizona: FPSA 2018 Annual Conference, where the food and beverage industry’s top equipment suppliers, distributors and processors will gather at the Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort to connect and learn about driving business growth. More information at http://www.fpsa.org/annual-conference/.
Montreal: Packaging Compliance in the Emerging Cannabis Industry, a seminar held at host GlobalVision’s Montreal office. The complimentary, half-day event will inform and educate attendees as to the regulatory obstacles shaping the sector and what to consider when developing and positioning brand packaging within the nascent industry. More information at www.globalvisioninc.com.
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico: Food + Beverage Environmental Conference 2018, organized by the Food Industry Environmental Council to bring together senior environmental managers from food and beverage companies to share their experiences with sustainable practices, environmental compliance and new technologies and approaches. Open to those employed by a food or beverage processing company, food and beverage industry vendors and consultant partners and supporting trade associations. For more information, click HERE.
Calgary: Advancing Women in Agriculture 2018 – West. For women who are students studying ag, or are a producer, rancher, greenhouse operator, run your own business in ag or food production, are working for an association or agribusiness, looking for a job or support/networking group, or wanting to hone your finance, advocacy, leadership and overall life skills, this conference is for you. At the Hyatt Regency Hotel Calgary. More information at http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca/2018west/.
Shanghai, China: ADF (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum) & PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) Shanghai 2018. Both by Easyfairs Group. At Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center.Metropolitan Pavilion. To register, go to: www.easyfairs.com.
March 28 – April 1
Istanbul, Turkey: World Mill Tech 2018, for those interested in global milling machinery technologies and side industries. At the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center. More information at http://worldmilltech.net//en/.
London, Ontario: National Poultry, formerly the London Poultry Show, in partnership with Western Fair District and Poultry Industry Council, it is the largest show in Canada for the poultry industry. In its 61st year, the show brings together the latest in poultry technology, equipment and feed. At the Western Fair District. For more information click HERE.
Stratford, Ontario: Canadian Dairy XPO 2018, dairy showcase looking at innovation, education, genetic and hospitality. At Location XPO. More information at http://dairyxpo.ca.
Atlanta, Ga.: Industrial Pack, industrial, transit and protective packaging exhibition by Artexis Easyfairs. At the Cobb Galeria Center. To register, go to: www.easyfairs.com.
Cape Town, South Africa: Sorghum in the the 21st Century, at the Century City Conference Centre. More information at https://21centurysorghum.com/.
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 www.modexshow.com.
Toronto: The Future of Retail, breakfast event sponsored by PPEC (Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council), at the Islington Golf Club. For more information visit https://www.ppec-paper.com/breakfast-at-the-club/.
Tokyo: Wine & Gourmet Japan 2018, ninth edition B2B international wine, beer, spirits, gourmet food and bar exhibition and conference, at the Tokyo Big Sight. More information at www.wineandgourmetjapan.com.
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 www.packexpoeast.com.
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 www.foodanddrinkexpo.co.uk.
Barcelona, Spain: Alimentaria 2018, a biannual food, drinks, gastronomy experience that combines six shows in one: Restaurama, Interlact, Intercarn, Multiple Foods, Expoconser and Intervin. At Gran Via Venue. More information at http://www.alimentaria-bcn.com/en/home.
Toronto: 14th Annual North American Summit on Food Safety, attracts leaders from all over North America, and address the latest changes and updates in the Food Safety ecosystem. Transform your food safety processes, and prepare for the new world of digital compliance. Prevent food-borne illnesses, improve your staff training, and take away proven solutions to reduce risk, at the Toronto Airport Marriott. Hosted by Strategy Institute. More information available at www.foodsafetycanada.com.
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 www.packaginginnovations.pl/gb/.
Green Bay, Wis.: Converters Expo, package converting technologies exhibition by BNP Media. At Lambeau Field Atrium. To register, go to: www.convertersexpo.com.
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 www.interphex.com.
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 www.koreapack.org/eng/main.asp.
Atlanta, Ga.: AWA International Sleeve Label Conference & Exhibition 2018, by AWA (Alexander Watson Associates). At Crowne Plaza Atlanta. To register, go to: www.awa-bv.com/events.
London, UK: Natural & Organics Products Europe 2018, for buyers of natural healthcare products, natural and organic foods, personal care and eco-household products. At the ExCel London. More information at www.naturalproducts.co.uk.
Vancouver: Grocery & Specialty Food West 2018, B2B grocery & specialty food show focusing on from front end to back end including equipment, technology, food services, garden, financial and insurance., by the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. At the Vancouver Convention Centre West. More information at https://gsfshow.cfig.ca/.
Guadalajara, Mexico: Label Summit Latin America, by Labelexpo Global Series. At Expo Guadalajara. To register, go to: www.labelsummit.com/mexico.
Brussels, Belgium: Seafood Expo Global 2018, world’s largest seafood trade show for professional seafood buyers and suppliers, at the Brussels Expo. More information at www.seafoodexpo.com/global.
Vancouver: CPMA Convention + Trade Show 2018, Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s convention and trade show dedicated to the fruit and vegetable industry, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. For more information click HERE.
Shanghai: CHINAPLAS 2018, trade show spotlighting the plastics and rubber industries, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC). More information at www.ChinaplasOnline.com.
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.
April 29 – May 5
Winnipeg: Winnipeg Wine Festival 2018, 17th annual event, with wine tastings and foods from 177 wineries and 12 countries. Locale not yet determined. More information at http://winnipegwinefestival.com/.
Toronto: Partners in Prevention 2018, occupational health and safety conference and trade show by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS). At The International Centre. Contact WSPS Customer Care Department at 1 (877) 494-9777; or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.sialcanada.com/en.
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 www.sialcanada.com/en.
Indianapolis, Ind.: INFOFLEX 2018, package printing and converting exhibition by the Flexographic Technical Association. Concurrently with the Forum 2018 conference. To register, go to: www.flexography.org.
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman: OMANPLAST 2018, the fifth international plastics, rubber, petrochemicals, printing and packaging industry exhibition at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. Information at https://www.silverstaroman.com/latest_events.html.
Milan, Italy: The Global Food Innovation Summit 2018, showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world regarding the future of food, at Milano Congressi. More information at https://seedsandchips.com/.
Orlando, Fla.: SPE ANTEC (Annual Technical Conference) by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). At the Orange County Convention Center. To register, go to: www.4spe.org.
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 www.npe.org.
Brampton, Ontario: Canadian Corrugated & Containerboard Association AGM & Board Meeting, at the CCA. More information at http://www.cccabox.org/.
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 www.hispack.com/en.
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 www.labelexpo.com.
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 www.luxepacknewyork.com.
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 www.arena-international.com/paceusa.
Shanghai: SIAL China 2018, food innovation exhibition and the 4th biggest food show in the world. By the Comexposium-Sial Exhibition Co., Ltd. More information at www.sialchina.com.
New York City: Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, international conference by Ecovia Intelligence. At Park Central Hotel New York. To register, go to: www.sustainablecosmeticssummit.com.
Chicago: NRA Show 2018, National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry’s premiere event professionals involved in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, at the McCormick Place. More information at https://show.restaurant.org/Home.
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 www.theautomationconference.com.
Chicago: 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo, for candy and snacks professionals or anyone in the industry, presented by the National Confectioners Association. At the McCormick Place. For more information visit https://sweetsandsnacks.com/.
Toronto: CPES 2018, Printable, Flexible & Wearable Electronics Symosium by intelliFLEX. At Centennial College. To register, go to: www.intelliflex.org.
Boston, Ma.: Robotics Summit & Showcase 2018, international technical design end development event for robotics and intelligent systems by WTWH Media, LLC. At Weston Boston Waterfront. To register, go to: www.roboticssummit.com.
Vancouver: Veg Expo 2018, Everything vegan and vegetarian for everyone, it is a platform to introduce new and innovative products and services, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. More information at https://www.vegexpo.ca/.
Cusco, Peru: 10th World Potato Congress, amalgamation of the World Potato Congress and the XXVIII Latin American Potato Association Congress, showcasing the Andean origins of the potato, the event will examine biodiversity, food security and business. More information at https://www.worldpotatocongress2018-alap.org/en/home/.
Toronto: Store2018, Canada’s biggest retail industry conference, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Presented by the Retail Council of Canada. More information at https://www.storeconference.ca/.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: PLMA’s World of Private Label, bringing retailers and manufacturers together in the private label industry, at the RAI Exhibition Centre. Presented by the Private Label Manufacturers Association International Council. More information at http://plmainternational.com/.
Montreal: Canadian Meat Council’s 98th Annual Conference, at Le Westin Montreal. The event brings together delegates from across all regions and sectors of the Canadian meat industry as well as opinion leaders, government officials, industry representatives and academia; a forum combining meetings, educational programming along with excellent networking opportunities to offer a quality learning experience for all delegates. More information available HERE.
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 www.ipackima.com/en.
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 www.ipack-ima.com/en/pages/meat-tech-2018.
Edmonton: Edmonton Craft Beer Festival, it is a sampling event with more than 400 different types of beer, seminars and more, at The Edmonton Expo Centre. For more information, click HERE.
Osaka, Japan: Biopolymers Summit 2018, international conference on biopolymers and polymer chemistry by ConferenceSeries LLC. At Hyatt Regency Osaka. To register, go to: www.biopolymerscongress.conferenceseries.com.
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.
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 www.expopack.com.mx/2018/en/expopack.
Chicago: American Packaging Summit 2018, brings together leaders from across all industry sectors: food and beverage, CPG, cosmetics, pharma, retail, toys and more – involved in the business of packaging, discussing current trends, strategic insights and best practices in packaging innovation, design, materials and branding at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, organized by Toronto-based company the Generis Group. More information at https://uspacksummit.com/.
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 www.festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca.
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 www.eastpack.packagingdigest.com.
Paris, France: Pack&Gift 2018, promotional and event packaging trade fair by Idice. At Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. To register, go to: www.packandgift.com.
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 www.propakasia.com/ppka/2018/en/index.asp.
Moscow, Russia: RosUpack 2018, the largest exhibition for packaging and labeling in Russia and eastern Europe. At the Crocus Expo. More information at www.rosupack.com/en-GB/.
Munich, Germany: Automatica 2018, industrial automation and robotics exhibition by Messe München GmbH. At Messe München. To register, go to: www.automatica-munich.com.
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 www.myfarmshow.com.
Tokyo: in-Pharma Japan 2018, the 12th international pharmaceutical ingredients expo, at Tokyo Big Sight. By Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. More information at www.pijapan.jp/en/.
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 www.taipeipack.com.tw.
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.
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 www.propakchina.net/en/index.html.
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 www.cosmoprofnorthamerica.com.
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 www.plastipacpakistan.com.
Cleveland: 2018 FOHBC, National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown. By the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and the Ohio Bottle Club. For more information, click HERE. (https://www.fohbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ClevelandInfoPacket__081017_Reduced.pdf)
New York City: ADF (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum) & PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) New York 2018. Both by Easyfairs Group. At Metropolitan Pavilion. To register, go to: www.adf-pcd.com.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: AWA IMLCON (International In-Mold Labeling Conference & Exhibition) 2018, by AWA (Alexander Watson Associates). At Novotel Amsterdam City. To register, go to: www.awa-bv.com/events.
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 www.coffeeteashow.ca.
Montreal: PAC To The Future II, “Retail Reinvented”, conference by PAC Packaging Consortium with presentations, interactive workshops and networking for packaging industry leaders and decision-makers, at the Hotel Omni Mount Royal. More information at http://pac.ca/Events/PTTF2/Index.cfm.
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 www.labelexpo-americas.com/welcome-labelexpo-america.
Greenville, South Carolina: Automotive Packaging Summit 2018, packaging for the automotive industry, at Clemson University. By Pregis LLC. More information at www.autopacksummit.com.
Chicago: PACK EXPO International 2018, packaging technologies exhibition by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Concurrently with Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Both at the McCormick Place. To register, go to: www.packexpointernational.com.
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 www.admmontreal.com/en/packex.
Paris, France: Emballage 2018, international trade show for packaging, processing, printing and handling, at the Paris-Nord Villepinte. By Comexposium. More information available HERE.
Atlanta, Georgia: The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2019, a collaboration of three shows: International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and the International Poultry Expo, representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). For more information about the IPPE, visit www.ippexpo.org.
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 www.ecfx.ca.
Chicago: ProFood Tech 2019, bringing together food and beverage professionals, the biennial show offers the latest trends and technologies in food processing, at McCormick Place. Produced in partnership by PMMI, Koelnmesse, and the International Dairy Foods Association. More information at www.profoodtech.com.
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 www.chfa.ca/en/tradeshows/chfa-quebec.html.
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 www.admtoronto.com.
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 www.labelexpo-europe.com.
Düsseldorf, Germany: interpack 2020, global trade fair for packaging technologies by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. At Messe Düsseldorf fairgrounds. Contact Messe Düsseldorf (Canada) at (416) 598-1524 for information on participating as part of the Canadian Pavilion or as individual exhibitor. For more general information and registration, go to: www.interpack.com.
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 www.drupda.com.
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