PACK gives BACK is Back at PACK EXPO International

Chicago's own legendary STYX brings over four decades of hits for a good cause.

PACK EXPO’s annual event PACK gives BACK, returns to PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago) bigger and better than ever! For the first time in its Chicago history, the event will be a musical performance, with headlining band STYX taking center stage at McCormick Place, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Rockwell Automation returns as title sponsor and proceeds will benefit the PMMI Foundation.

Since its inception, PACK gives BACK has become a staple at both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and PACK EXPO International events, with the goal of advancing the future of the packaging and processing industry by providing scholarships to the next generation of professionals.

“PMMI is proud to be able to continue nurturing the future of the packaging and processing industry in conjunction with Rockwell,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “We are grateful for their support which enables us to invest in the next generation with generous scholarship opportunities.”

PACK EXPO International also offers multiple programs and activities aimed at getting students excited about careers in packaging and processing and connecting them with professional mentors in the industry. In addition to exciting networking events and student programs, the highlight of PACK EXPO International will be the new, never-before seen solutions, from thousands of leading suppliers on the show floor, bringing all vertical industries together to generate a cross-pollination of ideas and crossover solutions that can only be discovered in-person.

“As a long time PMMI member and PACK EXPO exhibitor, we are proud to continue our commitment alongside PMMI to invest in the future of the packaging industry,” says Gina Claxton, regional president Americas, Rockwell Automation. “We are honored to support the next generation of packaging professionals and once again sponsor PACK gives BACK.”

After touring the show floor, attendees can head to a value-packed networking reception then rock out to the legendary band STYX. STYX draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts such as, Renegade, Come Sail Away, Lady, Blue Collar Man, Too Much Time On My Hands, Mr. Roboto, Fooling Yourself, The Grand Illusion, and more. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. 

Tickets include beer, wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and the performance. Attendees can purchase tickets either during the registration process or by logging into their registration record. Purchase nine tickets and the tenth is free.

Proceeds benefit the PMMI Foundation which will give away six $5,000 scholarships; winners will be announced at the event. The PMMI Foundation provides financial support for packaging and processing education throughout the U.S and Canada. Since its inception in 1998, the PMMI Foundation has given more than $2.6 million to strengthen the workforce within the packaging and processing industry. 


To learn more and to register, visit packexpointernational.com. Registration for the show is $30 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to $130.

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