you want to be

november 3-6, 2024
chicago, illinois, usa


Getting Students Excited About Careers in Packaging and Processing

Student programs and activities at PACK EXPO International aim to activate young people’s enthusiasm for careers in packaging and connect them with mentors in the industry.

PACK Challenge

Participate in a real-world, end-to-end competition that requires collaboration, creativity, conception, process, design, build, programming, debugging, marketing and field installation knowledge – all put to the test in a competition at the show!

Future Innovators Robotics Showcase

Chicago-area high school robotics teams are invited to showcase their design, engineering and troubleshooting skills in this special showcase.

Located in the West Hall, Booth 21052

The Amazing Packaging Race

In this fun and educational event, teams from colleges and universities in North America race around the PACK EXPO International show floor to complete a series of tasks at the booths of participating exhibitors.

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The Workforce Development Pavilion

Visit the Workforce Development Pavilion to meet students from PMMI education partner schools. Connect with fresh, emerging talent to take your company’s workforce to the next level.

And stop by the PMMI U booth to learn about PMMI’s popular training workshops!