Back after four years, the industry recently came together in a big way at Pack Expo International. The show convened over 44,000 attendees, surpassing the 2018 event. With 2,200 exhibitors showcasing ground-breaking packaging and processing innovations at McCormick Place in Chicago/USA, the trade show was the one and only time the entire industry came together this year. The show opened its doors with the industry ready to do business after years of consistent growth, reported show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. In 2019, the market for packaging machinery was USD 10.8 bn, this year, the industry broke the USD 15 bn mark, a growth of 40 %.