Building an annual events calendar can be a full-time job. But it doesn’t have to be. As packaging, marketing, product, and sales teams look to fill up their 2018 events — Chief Packaging Officer has you covered.

We’ve done the Googling… the clicking… the compiling… and all the organizing so you don’t have to!

And since we know you’re here for the events, let’s get right to it.


FEBRUARY

ARC Industry Forum 2018 | February 12th-15th | Orlando, FL

Learn more about how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys. View Event Page

CPA’s Annual Meeting 2018 | February 20th-24th | New Orleans, LA

Our 2018 Annual Meeting provides attendees with deep insight into how relationships, regulatory compliance, technology marketing and education can all come together to positively impact your bottom line. View Event Page

10th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling East Coast 2018 | February 21st-22nd | Philadelphia, PA

The 10th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling East Coast event aims to create an environment where commercial packaging and labeling teams work together to successfully manage both creative and regulatory demands while safeguarding products and protecting patients. To achieve this we have brought together top industry leaders whose experience will enable you to make this a reality. View Event Page

CLFP Foods Processed Expo | February 21st-22nd | Sacraments, CA

CLFP Foods Processed Expo is a 2-day event being held from 21st to 22nd Feb 2018 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, United States Of America. This event showcases products like science, agriculture education, dairy show, family antiques, crop, crafts, baking, vegetables, flowers, photography, family antiques, and more etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry, Food & Beverage, Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Packaging Materials, Wine & Spirits industries. View Event Page

Contract Packaging Assn. Annual Meeting | February 22nd-25th | New Orleans, LA

Our 2018 Annual Meeting provides attendees with deep insight into how relationships, regulatory compliance, technology marketing and education can all come together to positively impact your bottom line. View Event Page

Packaging Innovations 2018 | February 28th-March 1 | Birmingham, UK

As the UK’s largest annual event for the whole packaging supply chain we provide a time-efficient way for buyers in major brands and retailers to find new suppliers, discover new products & services, see the latest industry trends & developments, get hands-on with a wide range of products and strengthen relationships with existing suppliers under one roof. View Event Page

Empack 2018 | February 28-March 1 | Birmingham, UK

Co-located with Packaging Innovations and Label&Print, Empack 2018 offers a unique opportunity for decision-makers from major brands, converters, and retailers to get hands-on with a wide range of products, find new suppliers, discover the latest technological advances and catch up with current suppliers. This is all complemented by a full programme of inspiring seminars, engaging show features, and unique networking opportunities. View Event Page

Label & Print 2018 | February 28-March 1 | Birmingham, UK

Label&Print offers the unique opportunity to share ideas, network, and of course, do business. Discover innovative finishes and techniques, learn about the latest trends and developments, find new suppliers, catch up with current suppliers and get hands-on with a wide range of products. Your visit is all complemented by a full programme of inspiring seminars and unique networking opportunities, across both days of the show. View Event Page


MARCH

Packaging and Converting Executives (PACE) Europe Forum 2018 | March 6th-8th | Amsterdam

After an incredibly successful 2017 event, the PACE Packaging and Converting Executive Europe Forum will be returning to Amsterdam from the 6th – 8th March 2018 for another superb year. This year we brought together hundreds of senior-level professionals working within the packaging industry to discuss innovation, technology, and challenges. Attendees had the opportunity to network with colleagues and meet new potential partners. View Event Page

14th International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging | March 6th-8th | Fountain Hills, AZ

The 14th Annual Device Packaging Conference (DPC 2017) will be held in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on March 5-8, 2018. It is an international event organized by the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS). The conference is a major forum for the exchange of knowledge and provides numerous technical, social and networking opportunities for meeting leading experts in these fields. The conference will attract a diverse group of people within industry and academia. It provides a chance for educational interactions across many different functional groups and experience levels. People who will benefit from this conference include: scientists, process engineers, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, professors, students, business managers, and sales & marketing professionals. View Event Page

Foam Expo North America | March 6th-8th | Novi, MI

Foam Expo is North America’s first free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. The exhibition will unite manufacturers and buyers of technical foam materials, products and services and will serve the entire foam manufacturing industry, including raw materials, chemicals, manufacture and process equipment and all associated services. View Event Page

Food Packaging Short Course | March 6th-8th | University Park, PA

A 2.5-day workshop that addresses principles of packaging science including legal and safety aspects, packaging functions and requirements, types of packaging materials, modified atmosphere packaging, active packaging, packaging for emerging processing technologies, shelf life, and package testing among other relevant topics. The course involves theory, demonstrations and hands-on experiences along with presentations by packaging industry representatives. View Event Page

HealthPack 2018 | March 6th-8th | Kansas City, MO

Join hundreds of medical device packaging decision-makers — from directors to managers to package engineers and R&D team members. View Event Page

Sino Pack | March 10th-12th | Guangzhou, China

A 4 in 1 Expo that covers packaging, packaging products, printing & labeling. View Event Page

Snaxpo 2018 | March 12th-14th | Atlanta, GA

SNAXPO puts you directly in that sweet spot with the technology, products and industry partners that will spur your next big ideas—and the greater market share, profit margins and efficiencies that come with them. View Event Page

FPA 2018 Annual Meeting | March 13th-15th | Naples, FL

The meeting will offer great networking opportunities for industry leaders and senior management and features the presentation of the winners of the 2018 FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards. The content-rich agenda will focus on industry-specific topics, issues and challenges. View Event Page

4th Annual EU Conference on the Future of Business Education in Packaging | March 15 | Netherlands

The annual European Conference on the Future of Business Education in Packaging (FBEP) addresses the packaging skills, knowledge and know-how required for tomorrow’s workforce in retail, logistics, fulfilment, the packaged goods industry, design agencies and in suppliers of packaging materials, machinery and related services. View Event Page

Propak Vietnam | March 20th-22nd | Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Processing, packaging exhibition and conference in Vietnam View Event Page

ISTA’s TransPack Forum | March 20th-23rd | San Diego, CA

ISTA’s TransPack Forum provides a balance of valuable presentations, case studies, research and solutions from world-leading experts surrounding the optimization of packaging for transport. The program is designed to create opportunities for you to network with like-minded professionals who are facing the same challenges. You can expect to build new relationships and create resources with people centered on the transport packaging industry. View Event Page


APRIL

Industrial Pack | April 4th-5th | Atlanta, GA

The event will bring together buyers of protective, in-transit and industrial packaging with many of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers. Complementing the trade show will be a free-to-attend conference, networking sessions, an awards reception and a program of live testing over the two days. View Event Page

Modex 2018 | April 9th-12th | Atlanta, GA

As the speed of manufacturing and supply chain operations continues to accelerate, the future of our industry depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to FUTUREPROOF your supply chain for years to come. View Event Page

RFID Journal LIVE! 2018 | April 10th-12th | Orlando, FL

RFID Journal LIVE! helps business use RFID technologies to improve the way they do business, and every aspect of the event has been designed by our editors to serve your needs. View Event Page

TheIJC (The Inkjet Conference) | April 12th-13th | Chicago, IL

TheIJC brings together industry and academic leaders in their fields who speak about the latest advances and future developments driving digital print. It includes a focus on inkjet engineering, a review on fluid and ink components such as nanoparticles, conductive, aqueous and UV inks and an academic track open to all universities and non-commercial research institutes to present their work. View Event Page

Food and Drink Expo | April 16th-18th | NEC, Birmingham, UK

Food & Drink Expo 2018, the biggest food and drink show in 2018 provides the number one route to the UK food and drink market, helping hundreds of companies showcase their wares. Buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and speciality retail to foodservice and manufacturing, will converge to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future. Visit Event Page

PACK EXPO East 2018 | April 16th-18th | Philadelphia, PA

PACK EXPO East is your East Coast connection to the packaging innovations of 400 top suppliers. Its convenient Philadelphia location means your whole team can attend, get up to speed on the latest advances and investigate the best solutions to give your company a competitive advantage.

At least 6,000 professionals from leading packaging goods companies located on the East Coast will attend. Make sure you’re there too. Visit Event Page

Converters Expo 2018 | April 17th-18th | Green Bay, WI

With over 700 attendees expected, Converters Expo continues to grow. Located in the heart of the nation’s top Converting Corridor, it is the place to find manufacturing partners, check out testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexo printing and packaging. Visit Event Page

Interphex 2018 | April 17th-19th | New York, NY

For 39 years, INTERPHEX has proven to be the place to find all of the State-of-the-Art Solutions you need to Cost-Effectively Develop and Manufacture Quality Product. INTERPHEX is the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event where you can “Experience Science through Commercialization”. Based in New York, INTERPHEX brings over 11,000 global industry professionals and 650+ leading suppliers together to “Learn It, Experience It, Procure It” through a combination of no-cost technical conference, exhibits, demonstrations, and networking events to leverage quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in today’s ever-changing global market. Visit Event Page

Korea Pack 2018 | April 17th-20th | Seoul, Korea 

Korea International Process & Packaging Exhibition, KOREA PACK is the premier and international trade fair for packaging, which brings over more than 65,000 packaging industry users and experts and over 1,400 suppliers from all over the world. For Exhibitors, it is an excellent opportunity to present their products to the markets of Korea and the Asia-Pacific region. Visitors can find in depth and comprehensive information here about the latest developments, trends, products, and services in various fields. Visit Event Page


MAY

NPE | May 7th-11th | Orlando, FL

NPE2018: The Plastics Show provides exclusive access to the people, processes, science, and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s industrial marketplace. Visit Event Page

Hispack | May 8th-11th | Barcelona, Spain 

Innovation, industry and the market are the cornerstones of the transformation that will converge at Hispack to make it the driver of change in the PACKAGING sector. Visit Event Page

Glass Pack 2018 | May 29th – June 1st | Milan, Italy 

Glass Pack 2018 is a meeting place for the most important players of your sector and suppliers of glass packaging: visitors to the event will, in fact, meet companies that supply turnkey finished products, decorators, producers of closures and labels, wood packaging, control systems, machinery, and much more. Visit Event Page

Ipack-Ima | May 29th – June 1st | Milan, Italy

An international system exhibition showcasing each step of the food and non-food production chain: from processing to packaging, from warehousing to the point of sale. Visit Event Page

Luxe Pack New York | May 16th-17th | Manhattan, NY

The exclusive event that offers creative packaging products & solutions for all beauty, fragrance, wine & spirits, wellness, and fine foods brands. The sought out industry experience where today’s top packaging experts and luxury brand executives gather to offer the most impactful platform for PACKAGING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT! Visit Event Page

The Automation Conference | May 22nd-23rd | Rosemont, IL 

The Automation Conference & Expo is the leading peer-to-peer educational and networking event for industrial automation professionals in the process industries, discrete manufacturing, and packaging, and includes general sessions, in-depth Technology Workshops, and tabletop exhibits, staffed by solutions experts. Visit Event Page


JUNE

GS1 Connect 2018 | June 4th-7th | Phoenix, AZ 

The GS1 Connect® 2018 conference brings supply chain partners together to share, learn, and make a bigger impact using GS1 Standards to address today’s business challenges—and plan for tomorrow’s opportunities. Get ready to accelerate…your knowledge, your business, and your career. Visit Event Page 

EXPO PACK Mexico 2018 | June 5th-8th | Santa Fe Mexico, Mexico City 

The professionals who attend are packaging and processing professionals from a wide range of industries, including food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and more. Visit Event Page

American Packaging Summit | June 6th-7th | Rosemont, IL 

The Generis American Packaging Summit is designed to provide packaging executives with current trends, strategic insights and best practices in packaging innovation, design, materials, and branding. This unique summit brings together leaders from across all industry sectors – food and beverage, CPG, cosmetics, pharma, retail, toys and more – involved in the business of packaging. Network with over 150 of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to drive innovation, growth, and profitability in an ever-evolving market. Visit Event Page

HBA Global Expo | June 12th-14th | New York, NY

EastPack connects you with more than 9,000 engineers and executives, as well as hundreds of leading suppliers, across the advanced design and manufacturing spectrum. Find the packaging solutions, innovations, and inspiration you need to solve your toughest challenges while staying on top of the latest advancements across the industry. This year, the show floor spotlights two industry mega-trends — smart manufacturing and 3D printing — with the latest in collaborative robots and robotics on display from the world’s top suppliers, plus a dedicated 3D Printing Zone. Visit Event Page

Global Pouch Forum 2018 | June 13th-15th | Miami, FL

What does the future hold for flexible packaging? How can you drive differentiation, create value, and generate growth sustainably? Global Pouch Forum discovers the answers to these important questions, and many more, by offering packaging industry professionals the opportunity to discover state-of-the-art techniques, learn about the cutting-edge trends and developments, and discover business partners focused on a better, shared future. Visit Event Page 

Propak Asia | June 13th-16th | Bangkok, Thailand 

ProPak Asia is the No. 1 and largest industry event of its kind in Asia. It’s Asia’s best platform to connect to the regions rapidly expanding processing and packaging industries. Going from strength to strength every year, ProPak Asia has a proven track record over 25 years of delivering the highest quality and quantity trade buyers, the greatest number and selection of international suppliers, and the best showcase of latest technology and innovations. Visit Event Page 

in-Pharma Japan 2018 | June 27th-29th | Tokyo, Japan 

International exhibition specialised in Pharmaceutical Ingredients.Asia’s leading B-to-B ingredients trade show serving as the BEST business platform for pharmaceutical ingredients suppliers to expand sales and network in the Japanese pharmaceutical industry. Visit Event Page 

Taipei Pack | June 27th-30th | Taipei, Taiwan 

Asia’s super 5-in-1 Food Expo. Visit Event Page 

Summer Fancy Food Show | June 30th – July 2nd | New York, NY

DISCOVER The Premier Specialty Food Show In North America. Visit Event Page 


JULY

ProPak China 2018 | July 11th-13th | Shanghai, China 

China’s premier trade exhibition for Processing and packaging technologies. Visit Event Page 

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo | July 15th-18th | Chicago, IL

IFT’s annual event brings together science of food professionals from around the globe—all converging with the intention to inspire and transform collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. At IFT18 you will question and discover, break boundaries and redefine, be challenged and inspired—because the future of food depends on it. Visit Event Page 

Cosmoprof North America | July 29th-31st | Las Vegas, NV

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) is the largest and most awarded B2B beauty event in the Americas. Growing annually, CPNA has become recognized as the premier launching pad for new beauty brands and for discovering new product innovations, new channels for distribution, packaging, and manufacturing solutions. It remains the single most important networking opportunity in the United States for all sectors of the global beauty industry. Visit Event Page 


AUGUST

International Food & Technology Exhibition | August 2nd-4th | Lahore, Pakistan 

Iftech is the first and foremost B2B exhibition of food processing and packaging in Pakistan which portrays the solid growth and unprecedented performance of country’s food and beverage sectors. As an important annual event, Iftech Pakistan has made valuable contributions by expanding economic opportunities in the fast-growing food, beverage and hospitality industries. Visit Event Page 

Plasti & Pack Pakistan—International Plastic and Packaging Industry Exhibition | August 2nd-4th | Lahore, Pakistan 

Plasti &Pack Pakistan solely is the largest display of state of art technology pertained to fastest growing industries like plastic, packaging & printing. Under one roof, the international & local manufacturers and suppliers of the said industries showcase their products to meet genuine buyers to fulfilled their requirements and altogether add value to the industry ‘s growth. Visit Event Page 


SEPTEMBER

INDOPLAS/INDOPACK/INDOPRINT | September 7th-10th | Jakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesian International Plastics, Processing, Packaging and Printing Exhibition will feature many renowned local and international exhibitors with a robust showcase of new technologies, multi-function equipment and high quality energy-efficient machineries that cater to the respective industries. INDOPLAS, INDOPACK (incorporating INDOPROCESS) and INDOPRINT will provide a one-stop business platform to serve the entire end-to-end supply chain for the relevant industries. Complementing the all-inclusive September showcase are numerous on-floor activities including live product demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies, and a stellar line-up of industry-specific conferences and seminars by leading companies and trade associations. Visit Event Page

PackPrint | September 18th-21st | Bangkok, Thailand

A tripartite collaboration between Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL – driven by the global expertise of drupa and interpack, is quintessentially Thailand’s packaging and printing trade fair for the industry, by the industry. A strategic launch pad into Thailand and Southeast Asia, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2019 represents a one-stop platform to showcase the industries’ newest innovations, draw critical market insights and gain invaluable connections. Visit Event Page

FachPack 2018 | September 25th-27th | Nüremberg, Germany 

With new trends, new perspectives, and new opportunities, the European packaging sector is brimming with diversity and dynamism – and FachPack showcases all the highlights and defines the main areas of focus. It offers a fresh, new look, an outstanding spectrum of products for packaging, packaging machines, and packaging processes, and an impressive complexity in packaging and labelling technology, intralogistics and packaging logistics, packaging materials, and package printing and finishing.

FachPack brings together more than 1,500 exhibitors from the packaging process chain in 12 exhibition halls with more than 40,000 trade visitors from packaging-intensive sectors. Visit Event Page

LabelExpo Americas 2018 | September 25th-27th | Rosemont, IL

Labelexpo Americas, launched in 1989, is the largest event for the label and package printing industry in the Americas. Visit Event Page

Pac to the Future II Retail Reinvented Conference | September 25th-27th | Montreal, Quebec 

Is E-Commerce a Brick-And-Mortar Killer…or is it just another value stream to market.
Either way disruption is influencing consumers, retailers (food service, general merchandise and grocery), the entire supply chain and the packaging community. How are these retail channels impacting retailers, brands, logistics, the online buying, delivery, and arrival of products vs. the physical in-store user experience? What’s more important, speed or amount of packaging? How do we solve the amount of packaging? Learn how it will impact your business.Is using 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging reachable by 2025…reality or perception?
11 leading brands, retailers, and packaging companies have announced they are working towards this goal – Amcor, Ecover, Evian, L’Oréal, Mars, M&S, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Walmart, and Werner & Mertz – together representing more than 6 million tonnes of plastic packaging per year. This collection of leaders has created an industry tipping point. This is HUGE for all participants. Visit Event Page

PPMA 2018 | September 25th-27th | Birmingham, UK

The PPMA is the UK’s trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market and represents over 500 member and associate companies. Its principal objective is to promote sales of machinery, both at home and abroad, through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice. Visit Event Page


OCTOBER

Tokyo Pack 2018 | October 2nd-5th | Tokyo, Japan 

Tokyo Pack, Asia’s premier packaging exhibition, showcases all related to packaging including distribution, sales, consumption and recycling. It is the world’s leading comprehensive packaging exhibition. Visit Event Page 

FPA 2018 Fall Executive Conference | October 4th | Chicago, IL

This one day conference provides insights into the flexible packaging industry current trends and issues, and provides great networking opportunities for senior management. Visit Event Page 

Global Brand Protection Summit 2018 | October 9th-10th | Amsterdam 

Global Brand Protection Summit provides a unique platform for executive level attendees from a range of industries including: Automotive, apparel, entertainment and luxury. The event asks important questions about the future of brand protection in the face of a dramatically changing landscape – the EU IP enforcement and trademark directives, global anti-counterfeiting, changing consumer behaviour and the continuing rise of online-counterfeiting. Visit Event Page 

Automotive Packaging Summit | October 12th-13th | Greenville, SC

AutoPack Summit addresses an unmet need – spotlighting the critical link, inherent value, and resulting opportunities of packaging in the automotive supply chain, SKD, and aftermarket process. The summit brings subject matter experts and industry leaders together for both visionary keynote presentations for tomorrow’s strategy and practical insights on supply chain tactics for today. Visit Event Page

PACK EXPO International 2018 | October 14th-17th | Chicago, IL

Be ready for any packaging or production challenge that comes along when you attend PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018, October 14 – 17, at McCormick Place, Chicago. Visit Event Page

TheIJC (The Inkjet Conference) EU | October 15th-17th | Neuss, Germany 

TheIJC brings together industry and academic leaders in their fields who speak about the latest advances and future developments driving digital print. It includes a focus on inkjet engineering, a review on fluid and ink components such as nanoparticles, conductive, aqueous and UV inks and an academic track open to all universities and non-commercial research institutes to present their work. Visit Event Page

Beverage Packaging Congress 2018 | October 16th-17th | Brussels, Belgium 

7th Annual Beverage Packaging Congress 2018. After a very successful 2017 event the Beverage Packaging Congress is back for the 7th annual edition and returning to the European beverage hub: Brussels! This is the only event to bring together both non–alcoholic and alcoholic brands under one roof to discuss the latest packaging trends, technology and materials. Visit Event Page

Sial 2018 | October 21st-25th | Paris, France

In 2018, SIAL Paris will be a bigger source of inspiration than ever for the world’s food industry. 7,000 companies from more than 100 countries will be presenting their products to retail and foodservice professionals. All manner of food products, from ingredients through equipment to end products, will be on show, across 21 exhibition sectors. Looking for ideas? SIAL Innovation will once again be casting the spotlight on a host of innovative food products. Still looking for more? Come and attend the SIAL TV and In-Food Centre conferences, and discover the studies dedicated to retail and consumer trends of the World Tour. All this and so much more! Visit Event Page

PACE Asia | November 14th-15h | Singapore 

PACE Asia Forum brings together packaging suppliers, packaging manufacturers, governing bodies, and provides a unique opportunity to network and debate the future of packaging with experts of the industry. Visit Event Page


NOVEMBER

Emballage 2018 | November 26th-29th | Paris, France 

Find out all the latest in packaging innovation at EMBALLAGE: ALL4PACK Paris from 26 to 29 November 2018. Packaging, Printing, Processing & Handling solutions for every sector! Visit Event Page

Pharma & Device Packaging & Labeling West Coast | November 28th-29th | Burlingame, CA

This year the program brings you plenty of opportunities to get involved, with panel discussions and roundtables. With representation from Allergan, Amgen, Genentech, Stryker, Nektar, NuVasive and plenty of small to mid-sized pharma and medical devices, there is really something for everyone. Visit Event Page


*** Please Note: If you’re here to see if you’re event made the list, but didn’t find it, do not despair. We’re happy to add it. We’ll be updating the list each quarter.