México City; April 5, 2022 — The most comprehensive packaging and processing trade show in Latin America, EXPO PACK México 2022 (June 14-17; Expo Santa Fe), will showcase the latest packaging and processing technologies, innovative sustainable solutions and a cutting-edge educational program, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

This biennial four-day event will convene 700 exhibiting companies with packaging and processing professionals from over 40 vertical markets across over 16,000 net square meters of exhibit space.

Mundo PMMI will present EXPO PACK Keynotes for the first time in Mexico City, June 14 – 16 before the show opens. These one-hour keynote presentations will cover sustainability, automation and robotics, and the current state of the industry presented by packaging and processing experts from leading companies such as Walmart, Nestlé, Danone, Unilever, among others. The Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) will sponsor their inaugural event during the show with a panel of extraordinary women sharing their success stories.

Sessions include:

A 360º View on Circular Economy and Sustainability in Packaging: Charting the Way to 2025
Juan Pardo, Director of Corporate Affairs and Shared Value Creation at Nestlé Mexico, Claudia de la Vega, Director of Corporate Affairs at Walmart Mexico & Central America, Carlos Ludlow Palafox, CEO – ENVAL, and Diego Durazo, North of Latin America Sustainability Director – Danone will have a high-level panel conversation on the Circular Economy, sharing their visions and analysis of the changing landscape of the industry in the region.

PPWLN’s Women’s Leadership and the Packaging Industry in Latin America: Driving Gender Equality and STEM Careers.
Graciela Rojas Montemayor, Founder and President of the Mexican Movimiento STEM, Edurne Balmori, Gender equity and inclusion issues leader, Claudia Jañez, 25 years of experience in companies such as DuPont, Ford, GE and PepsiCo; and Laura Bonilla, Director of Corporate Affairs for Unilever Latin America North will share their inspiring stories. The panel will discuss initiatives, strategies, and actions to become leaders in the manufacturing industry and promote STEM careers among girls and young women in Latin America.

The Present and Future of Automation and Robotics in Packaging Operations: driving the digital transformation
Panelists Enmanuel Aparicio Velazquez, The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) and Sergio Salinas, The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) will highlight how CPGs can advance towards Industry 4.0/IIoT adoption, obtain greater interoperability, and improve efficiency at their plants through automation and robotics. They will also address the implementation of universal standards, such as PackML and more.

For more information and to view the full schedule, visit www.expopackmexico.com.mx/en/education/keynotes.

In addition to EXPO PACK Keynotes, the Innovation Stage will feature daily sessions on the exhibition floor where attendees can learn about the latest breakthrough technologies, innovative applications, and proven approaches from the experts themselves.

“The robust education program combined with over 700 leading packaging and processing suppliers on the show floor provides unprecedented access to the latest trends and solutions all in one place,” says Laura Thompson, VP trade shows. “The industry has been undergoing rapid change and seeing new technologies, having in-depth conversations and sharing ideas with industry colleagues is the best way to find solutions to address current industry challenges.”

During this week, PMMI will tour some cities in the Mexican Republic, where they will show the future of packaging, trends and challenges in the industry. A conference presented by EXPO PACK Mexico and Mundo PMMI; the tour takes place from April 5-7 in three major cities that represent the best growth in recent years: Monterrey, Guadalajara and Leon.

Registration for EXPO PACK Mexico 2022 is free through May 6 and increases to $150 MXN thereafter. To search exhibitors, learn more about the exciting educational program during the show and to register, please visit www.expopackmexico.com.mx.

EXPO PACK México will offer limited aspects of the live event in Mexico City online through EXPO PACK Online. Users can register free of charge to find the solutions they need through the online exhibitor directory and enjoy educational content on demand during and after the event.