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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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