MinnPack spotlights emerging packaging trends and tech

By Jenni Spinner in Packaging Education and Training on October 23, 2018

When MinnPack—the state’s only packaging expo in 2018—hits the Minneapolis Convention Center on Halloween morning, the show will highlight a range of tricks and treats, including packaging technologies, techniques and timely issues impacting the industry.

Packaging is constantly evolving across all industries, especially when it comes to distribution, industrial automation, packaging design and sustainability” says Hayley Haggarty, event director for event producer UBM (parent company of Packaging Digest). “It’s an exciting time to be able to showcase all of the latest packaging technologies, materials and manufacturing solutions at MinnPack.”

The two-day event—taking place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1—will feature a supplier showcase, introducing attendees to a range of solutions in the areas of labeling, automation, food packaging, design and other fields. MinnPack is co-located with five other events: MD&M Minneapolis (the medical event); ATX Minneapolis (the automation event); Design & Manufacturing; ESC (embedded systems conference); and Plastec Minneapolis. More than 5,000 attendees are expected to wind their way through the diverse design and technology exhibits from approximately 500 companies.

MinnPack visitors also will have a chance to hear from more than 60 experts speaking at the event, and will be able to choose from more than 30 hours of educational programming—a lot of it free.

The conference schedule includes an array of content covering today’s hot topics. For example, see the evolution of user interfaces in industrial controls on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., when Charles Lord, president of Blue Ridge Advanced Design, will present case studies on Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in the Industrial Internet of Things. Additionally, the Packaging’s Role in Food Safety panel on Thursday afternoon—with representatives from CRB, Cargill, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky and Ultra Green Packaging—is set to tackle increasing consumer awareness of food safety, and the challenges and opportunities savvy shoppers present to food and beverage packaging professionals. Both sessions will be presented in Engineering HQ, Booth 232. Click here to view all educational programs.

Register now to attend MinnPack 2018.

 

Jenni Spinner

Freelance writer and former Packaging Digest senior editor Jenni Spinner is a trade journalist with two decades of experience in the field. While she has covered numerous industries (including construction, engineering, building security, food production and public works), packaging remains her favorite.

 

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