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november 3-6, 2024
chicago, illinois, usa

Get in Front of Potential Customers by Speaking to a Targeted Audience

Share innovations, advances, and products that your company is contributing to the ever-evolving packaging and processing industry by presenting a 30-minute seminar to motivated attendees on centralized stages throughout the show floor, designed specifically to reach the right audience.

The Innovation Stages are comprised of 30-minute, seminar based sessions showcasing recent industry breakthroughs, success stories, and best practices, all in one convenient location on the show floor. Located in the North Hall.
The Processing Innovation Stage will provide you with the same impact as the Innovation Stage, but within a targeted show floor destination - The Processing Zone. Located in the Lakeside Upper Hall.

Receive Premium Exposure Before, During, and After the Show

Before the Show

  • Visitors viewing the educational sessions schedule on packexpointernational.com will see your company’s name and presentation title and will be encouraged to add your session to their planner.
  • Innovation and Processing Innovation Stages are mentioned in direct mail and email communications to prospects.
  • Registered attendees receive emails directing them to the educational sessions schedule.

During the Show

  • A booth placard announces your company’s prestigious selection for the Innovation Stages or Processing Innovation Stage.
  • Daily emails to attendees direct attention to the educational sessions schedule online.
  • Prominent signage for all speaking stages, great locations on the show floor, and access to your pre-recorded content online encouraging quality attendance for your session.

After the Show

  • Your pre-recorded presentation will remain online for attendees to view on-demand.
  • You will receive contact information for all presentation attendees, both in-person and virtual, to follow up with them.
  • If you choose the live recording option, you will receive the video file for your future use in promoting and highlighting your innovation.

Submit your abstract today!

Application Process: Submit a 150-word abstract explaining how your innovative solution(s) would benefit attendees. Your application must include a presentation title, speaker information, and target vertical markets.

Selection Process*: Innovation and Processing Innovation Stages are only open to exhibitors. A panel of industry experts will choose presentations via a competitive vetting process.

  • First review period deadline: May 14, 2024
  • Second review period deadline: June 4, 2024
  • Third and final review period deadline: June 25, 2024

Cost: $4,295 per accepted presentation  

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*All accepted applicants agree to submit a pre-recorded presentation video file, to be aired at the start of your in-person session.   Your pre-recorded presentation needs to be delivered to PMMI no later than September 16. Should the exhibitor cancel their booth space for PACK EXPO International 2024, their Innovation Stage and/or Processing Innovation Stage session(s) will be cancelled. Please note that all sessions are non-refundable.
Questions? Contact Kendall Schulte at [email protected].
NEW! Emerging Brands Central Stage
Take center stage in the NEW Emerging Brands Central and reach a targeted audience of fast-growing brands seeking support to scale their manufacturing operations. Limited spots available. Download the Sponsorship Prospectus to learn more.

Questions? Contact John Schrei - [email protected].