We just got back from PACK EXPO 2018 in Chicago, and we're so excited we can hardly keep ourselves contained! This year's conference drew more than 50,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibitors representing 40+ vertical markets, from warehousing to consumer goods packaging. Prowling the aisles, we were overwhelmed by the volume and diversity of available packaging solutions—cartons, stretch wrap, strapping and a dizzying array of void fill and product protection solutions. We walked away with some wild new ideas and new connections that we look forward to pursuing in the coming months. Here are a few of our takeaways from this year's PACK EXPO conference for the packaging industry.