PACKEX Toronto, Canada’s premier packaging, converting and logistics show, will connect the biggest names in the C$22 billion industry at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, (about 15 miles west of Toronto) May 5-7. Under the show’s new tagline, “Pack to the Future,” the forum will incorporate a show-first live auction event, where attendees will have a unique opportunity to bid on refurbished equipment, trade-ins and other machinery right on the show floor.

PACKEX Toronto will also host a “Packaging Innovations” showcase of the winners of The Packaging Association of Canada’s (PAC) National Packaging Competition. This biennial competition highlights excellence in the Canadian packaging and design industries and recognizes the skills used in the design, conversion and manufacture of the latest packaging developments. In addition to showcasing these winners at PACKEX Toronto, the PAC sustainable packaging awards will also be on display for the first time in the show’s history.

This year’s venue, expected to attract 500 exhibitors and 8,000 attendees to the 200,000-square-foot exhibition space, emphasizes exhibitor activities and current trends, including sustainability and packaging safety and traceability. PACKEX Toronto’s innovative floor plan, say show organizers, will reflect the segmentation of today’s market and matches exhibitor location with visitor preferences.