Registrations for AUSPACK 2022, the southern hemisphere’s processing and packaging trade event, are now open.
The globally recognised, long-running biennial event, which is part of the Packaging and Processing Week, will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 17 to 20 May.
This year, more than 250 suppliers representing hundreds of global brands are expected to be on the show floor, offering visitors solutions that address a range of industry trends and themes. AUSPACK 2022 will allow attendees to see first-hand, products that offer enhanced safety, security, automation and cost-saving benefits.
At the event, the AUSPACK Leaders Forum, which will be held from 18 to 19 May, will offer business owners the opportunity to benchmark as an organisation of the future, gain knowledge and inspiration, and network with like-minded, forward-thinking leaders.
Key themes include future supply chain, adapting and diversifying for commercial success, future technology, sustainability and the circular economy, investment and collaboration as well as future workforce.
In addition, the expanded Solutions Theatres at AUSPACK 2022 will give visitors in-depth overviews of technology, solutions and strategies, with sessions covering supply chain and procurement, education, preventative maintenance, materials and packaging design, network security, the circular economy, and the future of manufacturing and warehousing.
The exhibition floor will also feature an array of new zones: IT and services, processing equipment, packaging and packaging materials, and packaging machinery, making navigation easier.
Mark Dingley, chairman of the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), which owns AUSPACK, said, “AUSPACK 2022 will showcase a host of global mega trends in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries.
“As the first industry expo since 2019, it will be the perfect place for people across the packaging and processing sectors to find solutions to increase efficiencies across their business.”
Entry to the APPMA Awards of Excellence have also opened, and close on 4 March.
Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony on 18 May at AUSPACK 2022.
Tickets for both the Awards Gala Night and Leaders Forum will be on sale from February.
Tickets to the exhibition are free and are available on the website.