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June 30, 2015 - The Dow Chemical Company Returns as Showcase of Packaging Innovations® Sponsor
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, announces that The Dow Chemical Company will, once again, sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations ® when it returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas).

June 24, 2015 - EXPO PACK México Sets New Bar
The 30th Anniversary edition of EXPO PACK México closed June 19 as the largest and most international edition in its history, according to show owner & producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

June 18, 2015 - B&CMA Back Hosting Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015
For the second straight year, the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturer’s Association (B&CMA) will host the Baking–Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

June 18, 2015 - PMMI Announces Release of Two Mechatronics Study Guides
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces the release of two new study guides to accompany PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate tests - Industrial Electricity 1 and Mechanical Components 1. PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate tests help manufacturers to assess the capabilities of current employees and identify levels of competency for new candidates.

June 18, 2015 - Pharma EXPO Takes Las Vegas
The latest manufacturing advances for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical device industries arrive in Las Vegas this fall at Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28–30, 2015; Las Vegas Convention Center). Pharma EXPO is produced in partnership by PACK EXPO owner and organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Together, the two shows will provide access to 2,000 processing and packaging solutions providers and 30,000 attendees.

June 17, 2015 - Contract Packaging Sourcing Center Spotlights Options for Packaging Operations
The Contract Packaging Association (CPA) will host the Contract Packaging Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), reports show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The Contract Packaging Sourcing Center (Booth #C-1257) will be part of the Partner Pavilion in PACK EXPO’s Central Hall and will showcase the core competencies of 16 contract packagers.

June 16, 2015 - EXPO PACK to Alternate Locations Annually
The 30th Anniversary edition of EXPO PACK México opened with the announcement that show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will alternate its two Mexican shows every other year starting in 2017. EXPO PACK México 2016, (Mexico City, Centro Banamex) will take place May 17–20, 2016, while EXPO PACK Guadalajara (Expo Guadalajara) moves to June 13–15, 2017.

June 15, 2015 - ISBT Endorses Networking Hub for Beverage Industry for Fourth Consecutive Year
The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) once again puts its stamp of approval on The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth S-7429) at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

June 12, 2015 - Amazing Packaging Race Returns to Las Vegas with ASCO Numatics Back in the Sponsor’s Seat
ASCO Numatics (Booth #C-2051B) will sponsor the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015, reports PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. PMMI produces Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas, in partnership with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

June 11, 2015 - Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Focuses on Improving Productivity, Efficiency, Agility
The Center for Trends and Technology (CTT): Improving Production Through Innovation at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), includes five members of sponsor Rockwell Automation’s PartnerNetwork™ Program, according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

June 4, 2015 - PMMI Welcomes Industry Veteran Glen Long as Senior VP
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to welcome Glen Long to its team as senior vice president, effective June 22.

May

May 28, 2015 - Andrew Dougherty Promoted to Vice President
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Dougherty to vice president of Member Services. Dougherty, who joined the staff in 2012, spearheads member engagement and recruitment efforts.

May 27, 2015 - Pro Mach Commits as Title Sponsor for PACK gives BACK
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of PACK EXPO, is pleased to announce Pro Mach, Inc., as a Title Sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. The event, featuring the legendary rock and roll band Chicago, is Monday, Sept. 28 during PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas).

May 26, 2015 - Complexity of E-Commerce Supply Chain Raises the Stakes for Manufacturers
With 131,447 U.S. businesses selling their products online, revenues near $298 billion and an annual growth rate close to 6 percent, the e-commerce supply chain’s growing volume is complemented by increased complexity, according to the “E-Commerce Market Assessment” published this year by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. With jumps in volume and complexity, however, come challenges manufacturers must address. PMMI also produced an infographic highlighting the study’s key findings, now available at packexpolasvegas.com.

May 15, 2015 - OpX Leadership Network Releases Guide to Increased Productivity Through Workforce Engagement
The OpX Leadership Network’s Workforce Engagement Solutions Group released its first resource, Workforce Engagement, last week at IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference & Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina.

May 13, 2015 - Pro Mach Sponsors EXPO PACK México Anniversary Reception
Pro Mach, Inc., has committed to be the Title Sponsor of the 30th anniversary reception at EXPO PACK México (June 16–19; Centro Banamex, Mexico City), according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The celebration takes place Wednesday, June 17, 8–10 p.m. in Salon Valparaiso 1 at Centro Banamex.

May 11, 2015 - Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas
The Food Safety Summit Resource Center (Booth S-7632), organized and brought to you by the Food Safety Summit, will return to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO (Sept. 28–30, 2015; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the Food Safety Summit.

May 7, 2015 - Sunny Delight Beverages Co. and Agro Tech Foods Ltd. Take First in Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards
Sunny Delight Beverages Co. and Agro Tech Foods, Ltd. (affiliated with ConAgra Foods) received first place honors in the inaugural Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards, presented by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and its OpX Leadership Network (formerly the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence).

May 6, 2015 - Personal Care Packaging Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion
A new market assessment report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), predicts 5.5 percent annual growth for the global personal care packaging market through 2019. “Personal Care Market Assessment” also examines global trends, drivers and opportunities from the choice of materials to operations.

May 1, 2015 - PACK EXPO Welcomes the Center for Trends & Technology Back to Las Vegas
PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28–30) welcome back the Center for Trends and Technologies: Improving Production Through Innovation (CTT) (Booth C-4829), sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program.

April

April 17, 2015 - Demand for Packaging Grows in the Mexican Pharmaceutical Industry
The latest data from Mexico’s Pharmaceutical Industry Chamber (CANIFARMA) reveals that the growth of the Mexican pharmaceutical market rivals that of any Latin American country.

April 16, 2015 - PACK gives BACK brings Chicago to Vegas
PACK gives BACKTM returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28–30, 2015) — and the inaugural co-located Pharma EXPO — with Chicago, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band with horns.

April 15, 2015 - PMMI Welcomes New Members
The Board of Directors of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces newly instated PMMI member companies. The Board voted on the new members during its April 11 meeting, held in conjunction with PMMI's 2015 Executive Leadership Conference (Ponte Vedra, Florida).

March

March 27, 2015 - PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Will Feature Its Largest-Ever Show Floor
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, anticipates this year’s event will be the largest-ever PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 28–30, 2015). Alongside the Las Vegas debut of Pharma EXPO – produced in partnership with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) – the event, bolstered by optimistic reports on the U.S. manufacturing sector, will bring together more than 2,000 exhibitors showing their processing and packaging innovations to 30,000 attendees in over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Registration for the record-breaking event is now open.

March 25, 2015 - PMMI and Koelnmesse GmbH Join Forces for New U.S. Processing and Packaging Show
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has entered into an agreement to co-produce a new U.S.-based trade show with Koelnmesse GmbH, the leading producer of nutrition-related trade fairs in Europe and Asia, including the Cologne-based Anuga FoodTec, the international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry. The event will focus on processing and packaging technologies serving the food and beverage marketplace.

March 19, 2015 - Second EXPO PACK Guadalajara Opens Big
With nearly 40 percent more exposition space than 2013, attendance grew to more than 11,000 at EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015 (March 10–12; Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico), according to preliminary data from show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. With a list of over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries, EXPO PACK Guadalajara was a true international event.

March 13, 2015 - PMMI Foundation Awards Nearly $100K
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, distributed nearly $100,000 last year through its foundation to advance the education of students with majors involving packaging, package design and package engineering at select colleges and technical schools across North America.

February

February 26, 2015 - PACK EXPO East Gets Warm Welcome in Philadelphia
Data from PACK EXPO East, which debuted last week in Philadelphia, show the event exceeded expectations on several fronts, reporting more than 6,500 attendees, 386 exhibiting companies and 92,413 net square feet of exhibit space, according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

February 25, 2015 - At 30, EXPO PACK México Brings Supply Chain to Vibrant Market
In 1985, EXPO PACK México launched with 20 exhibitors and 1,000 net square feet. Thirty years later, owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, predicts over 1,000 exhibiting companies, more than 18,700 net square meters of exhibit space and at least 26,000 visitors at EXPO PACK México 2015 (Centro Banamex, Mexico City; June 16–19).

February 24, 2015 - Pro Mach Sponsorship at EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015 Increases Exposure Exponentially
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces Pro Mach, Inc.’s, (Booth 310) continuing support of EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015 (March 10–12, Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) with a comprehensive sponsorship package.

February 16, 2015 - Philadelphia Mayor to Appear at PACK EXPO East
PACK EXPO East owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has just confirmed Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will welcome PACK EXPO East to the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. The mayor will make his appearance at the Opening Reception (Grand Hall, 4:00–6:00 p.m.).

February 5, 2015 - PACK EXPO East Debuts New Approaches to the Future of Packaging
As millennials enter the manufacturing workforce, work style differences with their older colleagues seem to attract more attention than the innovation strides that these young professionals and students are making. That won’t be true at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16-18, 2015). Show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has organized special displays and demonstrations that spotlight the achievements of packaging and engineering students from Rutgers University and Vanderbilt University.

February 5, 2015 - PMMI Announces Launch of PMMI Media Group
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announced the launch of PMMI Media Group (PMG) — a market-leading B2B media company with print and digital offerings that produce business intelligence and connect processing and packaging customers with solution providers every day.

January

January 30, 2015 - PACK EXPO East Draws Industry Leaders to Philadelphia
For PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, the Partner Program at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16–18, 2015) does much more than provide an exhibitor pavilion for partner associations. It creates unique opportunities for show attendees to network with other leaders in the markets they serve.

January 26, 2015 - Innovation Stage Fills as PACK EXPO East 2015 Nears
PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16–18), the latest entry in the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, will feature Innovation Stage education programs, produced by show owner and organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies.

January 23, 2015 - Registration Opens for ISPE Conference at PACK EXPO East 2015
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, announces registration is open for the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Manufacturing Solutions Conference at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16–18).

January 21, 2015 - Pro Mach Sponsors Opening Reception of PACK EXPO East
PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce Pro Mach, Inc. (Booth #603) as sponsor of the opening reception at PACK EXPO East (Feb. 16–18; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) to be held in the Grand Hall on Monday, Feb. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.

January 12, 2015 - Lenze Americas Starts 2015 by Sponsoring Lounges at PACK EXPO East
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to announce Lenze Americas (Booth 1014) will sponsor the Exhibitor and PMMI Member Lounges at the first PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16–18, 2015).

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