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April 25, 2017 - PMMI Membership Reaches Record Levels
An industry leader in packaging for more than 80 years, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reached a milestone of over 800 member companies last month, after the approval of 46 new member companies at its Executive Leadership Conference (March 19-21; Aventura, Florida).

April 17, 2017 - PACK EXPO Las Vegas Invites You to “Listen to the Music”
PACK gives BACK™ returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 25–27, 2017) – and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO – with The Doobie Brothers, the legendary rock and roll band born out of the chaotic, late-1960s musical stew.

April 10, 2017 - ProFood Tech Brings Together 9,500 Food & Beverage Professionals
Nearly 6,500 attendees with buying power and 3,000 exhibitor personnel came together last week to make the first-ever ProFood Tech a huge success.

April 5, 2017 - PMMI Announces Jim Pittas as the next President and CEO
Senior Vice President Jim Pittas will succeed Charles D. Yuska as president and CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows.

April 4, 2017 - Be a Part of the Largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas to Date
Registration is now open for the largest ever PACK EXPO Las Vegas and, the co-located, Healthcare Packaging EXPO.

April 4, 2017 - Inaugural ProFood Tech Opens Show Floor to Attendees
ProFood Tech, the new food and beverage processing show produced by three of the world’s trade show leaders - PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) - opened its show floor to attendees for the very first time this morning.

April 3, 2017 - Ripe Opportunities in $11 billion North American Packaging Market
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will exhibit at interpack (Düsseldorf, Germany; May 4–10) and showcase our ability to help the packaging supply chain succeed in the critical North American market.

March

March 28, 2017 - Infographic Highlights Food & Beverage Industry Focus on Brand Protection
With the onset of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the rising cost of recalls and the increase in counterfeit products, food and beverage processors seek brand protection solutions.

March 23, 2017 - Get Ready for a Great Debut Show
Produced by three of the world’s trade show leaders – PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) – ProFood Tech welcomes more than 6,000 key decision makers to convene with 400-plus of the world’s top suppliers over 150,000 net square feet of exhibit floor.

March 22, 2017 - PMMI Members Showcase Innovations at interpack 2017
More than 210 members of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will showcase global processing and packaging machinery solutions at interpack (Düsseldorf, Germany; May 4–10, 2017).

March 20, 2017 - Cracking Walmart’s Packaging Code at ProFood Tech
Solidifying its position as the premier event in North America for food and beverage processing, ProFood Tech (April 4-6; McCormick Place, Chicago) will host Delkor Systems, Inc.’s exclusive insider’s perspective from two of Walmart’s former Directors of Packaging.

March 13, 2017 - ProFood Tech Launches Debut Show with Comprehensive Partner Program
The Partner Program at the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4-6 McCormick Place, Chicago) will pair leading food and beverage associations dedicated to advancing this industry, with ProFood Tech attendees and exhibitors, bringing important resources, connections and expertise to the most comprehensive food and beverage show in North America.

March 9, 2017 - PACK EXPO East 2017: Another Success in Philadelphia for the PACK EXPO Portfolio
More than 5,100 high-level attendees with buying power ensured a successful Philadelphia return for the sophomore edition of PACK EXPO East (Feb. 27-March 1, Pennsylvania Convention Center) produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

March 2, 2017 - New Cold Pressure Council Launches at ProFood Tech
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the formation of an industry council focused on the advancement of High Pressure Processing (HPP) as a critical technology in the food and beverage industry.

March 1, 2017 - New Comprehensive Knowledge Center for Food and Beverage Industry
Registering for the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago) offers top-notch educational opportunities, in addition to access to the most comprehensive food and beverage show in North America. Powered by three of the world’s trade show leaders – PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) – this biennial show is unprecedented in its ability to bring the industry together and address the key issues facing food and beverage processing operators.

February

February 15, 2017 - Drivers Change but Food Retains Steady Growth
With the first-ever ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago) quickly approaching, food processing machinery continues significant annual growth, increasing 11.3 percent, according to the 2017 Trends in Food Processing Operations report and accompanying infographic, “Food Processing Trends and Predictions for Tomorrow,” from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

February 13, 2017 - Get Ready for a Great Show
PACK EXPO East 2017 is just two weeks away (Feb. 27–March 1, 2017; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia), which means it’s time to download the PACK EXPO East Mobile App. Powered by Pro Mach and available from the App Store or Google Play, the App helps find products, view exhibitor listings, search conference sessions, plan an agenda and serve as a guide for the three-day event.

February 6, 2017 - Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Infographic Shows Industry Growth
With PACK EXPO East (Feb. 27–March 1, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) quickly approaching, show organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports that the market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices continues to grow. In total, the 2015 pharmaceutical industry produced $1.1 trillion in global sales with medical devices reaching $350 billion. PMMI explores the global expansion of the pharmaceutical and medical device market, including the impact of mergers and acquisitions in the associations’ latest infographic, “Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Market Trends.”

January

January 31, 2017 - PMMI is Your Gateway to the Largest Economy in the World
More than 165 members of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will represent the lucrative North American market, while showcasing global processing and packaging machinery solutions at interpack (Düsseldorf, Germany; May 4–10, 2017).

January 27, 2017 - PACK EXPO East Partner Program Brings Packaging Industry Leaders to Philadelphia
The Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO East 2017 (Feb. 27–March 1; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia), kicking off another year of creating valuable connections in the packaging industry, announces show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

January 27, 2017 - University of Wisconsin—Stout Student Awarded Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship
The PMMI Foundation along with Dorner Manufacturing Corporation have selected University of Wisconsin—Stout student, Ryan Knudtson, as the recipient of this year’s $2,000 Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, supports packaging education at more than 25 U.S. colleges, universities and technical schools.

January 25, 2017 - The Power of the Entire Supply Chain Under One Badge
Thanks to a cooperation agreement with the event organizers, registration for the inaugural ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017) also includes admission to both the ProMat and Automate events being held April 3–6 at McCormick Place, Chicago.

January 18, 2017 - JUST ANNOUNCED: Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning is Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for Inaugural ProFood Tech Conference
Five-time National Football League (NFL) MVP Peyton Manning will give the keynote speech at the first-ever ProFood Tech Conference Program, led by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), one of the three trade show leaders powering ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago), along with PACK EXPO and Anuga. The keynote will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Manning’s address is titled “Winning Strategies with Peyton Manning.”

January 17, 2017 - Breakthrough Technologies and First-Rate Educational Offerings Await PACK EXPO East 2017 Attendees
Just over a month away, more details are available on the extensive offerings at PACK EXPO East 2017 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Feb. 27–March 1), produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

January 10, 2017 - Pharmaceutical Growth Continues to Set Technology Pace
While food and beverage remain the largest sectors in terms of packaging machinery needs, no market can keep pace with the pharmaceutical growth forecast through 2020, according to the 2016 State of the Industry U.S. Packaging Machinery Report. Produced by PMMI, The Association for Processing and Packaging Technologies, the report projects pharmaceuticals to grow at a CAGR of 2.8 percent through 2020, surpassing $700 million for the first time.

January 9, 2017 - World-Class Education Awaits Attendees at First ProFood Tech
Registering for the inaugural ProFood Tech (Apr. 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago) means more than access to the most comprehensive food and beverage show in North America. Powered by three of the world’s trade show leaders – PACK EXPO, Anuga and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) – this biennial show is unprecedented in its ability to bring the industry together and address the key issues facing food and beverage processing operators in North America.

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