With summer nearing a close, the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), the world’s premier trade organization for reusable packaging solutions that advance the circular economy, is putting the final touches on the Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO, the largest assembly of reusable packaging experts and product showcase. RPA has hosted the Pavilion for more than 10 years, bringing together member companies to share the latest reusable packaging products and services, as well as industry trends, innovations, and economic strategies in the Reusables Learning Center. PACK EXPO International takes place in Chicago, October 23-26.
“RPA’s membership growth and program participation continue to demonstrate the increased market interest and demand from companies thinking differently about packaging,” said Tim Debus, CEO of RPA. “This year we have our greatest number of reusable packaging companies exhibiting in the RPA Pavilion, and we are excited to present 18 education sessions over two days in the RPA Learning Center, which will also feature 4 industry expert panel discussions,” says Debus.
The 15,000 sq. ft. RPA Pavilion will welcome 49 member companies this October. PACK EXPO attendees are encouraged to check out RPA’s member exhibitors and interactive floorplan to learn where to find each exhibitor in the Upper Lakeside Ballroom of McCormick Place.
The Reusable Packaging Learning Center will be open Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. US Central Time. Sessions include panel discussions and presentations focused on improving supply chain performance with reusable packaging. See the full schedule here. All sessions are open to PACK EXPO Chicago attendees.
RPA will conclude the Learning Center with the 2022 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Awards on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The annual awards celebrate primary (end) users and suppliers that have significant impactful achievements in one of three categories: a reusable packaging system, product design innovation, or smart packaging technology.