JuneIndustries Enjoy Prestige, Access & Exposure at PACK EXPO
Over 20 trade groups representing PACK EXPO attendees and their industries will take part in PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 23–25), show owner and organizer PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies reported today.
Looking to Learn in All the Right Places
PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and organizer of PACK EXPO, is making substantial changes to the education program at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 23–25).
Esko Supports Education & PACK EXPO as Sponsor of Clemson Exhibit
MayPACK EXPO’s SMB FastTrack Program Expands Benefits
The SMB FastTrack program at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (September 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV) has expanded, now including even more resources to help participating attendees source processing and packaging innovation with greater speed and efficiency. Launching this year, the SMB FastTrack program is designed to help smaller companies navigate through the 1,600 exhibitors spread over more than 650,000 net square feet.
EXPO PACK México Keynote Focuses on Packaging’s Impact on Consumer Purchases
EXPO PACK México 2013 (June 18–21; Centro Banamex, Mexico City) will open with a keynote address that explores packaging’s role in marketing from Carlos Alazraki, President of the Mexican Association of Advertising (AMAP). All registered EXPO PACK México attendees may purchase tickets for the address, June 18, 10:00 am, at Centro Banamex.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas Spotlights Innovation, Provides Resources for Baking & Snack Pros
Global Industry Analysts, Inc. expects global sales of snack foods to increase 7 percent annually to reach $334 billion by 2015. PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (September 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV) will help baking professionals capitalize on this opportunity by connecting them with innovative materials, containers and other technologies to enhance shelf appeal and product freshness, improve line efficiency, comply with food safety regulations and meet sustainability goals.
PMMI Launches New Fundamentals of Risk Assessment eLearning Course
Workplace safety is paramount for all manufacturing operations, and risk assessment is a key component of ensuring a good safety record.
New Logo and Descriptor Reflect Shifts in PMMI & Industry
“Leading companies, leading solutions.” “Total systems solutions.” “Made in the USA.” PMMI has been each of these things at any given point in its history. Now, in 2013, PMMI is “The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies,” the largest association serving the processing and packaging supply chain.
OEMs, End Users Collaborate to Seek Solutions at PMMI Operational Excellence Forums
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users confronted operational issues and challenges at PMMI’s first Operational Excellence Forum (OEF) (April 30; Trenton, NJ). In a series of collaborative roundtable conversations, the group focused on a variety of topics including cost management, capital projects before and after purchase, designing and supporting equipment for the global marketplace, managing innovation, inconsistencies, cost and machinability of packaging materials.
PMMI and ISPE Partner to Launch Pharma EXPO
PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announce the debut of Pharma EXPO, a new event designed to connect pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers with the packaging, processing and other supply chain technologies they need to meet rigorous industry regulations and grow business. The event will debut in 2014 and co-locate with PACK EXPO International (November 2-5, 2014; McCormick Place, Chicago).
CTT Presents Program to Improve Production Through Innovation
There's a full slate of cutting-edge learning sessions and displays in place at the Center for Trends and Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.
The Processing Zone At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 Sells Out
PMMI, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (September 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV), announces that exhibit space in The Processing Zone has sold out. The packed pavilion, located in the South Hall, will house a wide range of processing technologies for manufacturers in the baking and snack, beverage, dairy and confectionery industries as well as other vertical sectors.
EXPO PACK México to Bolster Safety, Security in Cosmetics Industry
More than 20 percent of the exhibitors at EXPO PACK México 2013 (June 18–21; Centro Banamex, Mexico City) will feature solutions specifically tied to cosmetics and personal care, says Enrique Guzman, Director of PMMI Latin America and EXPO PACK México, noting the importance of these industries in the region.
AprilPro Mach Renews Support of EXPO PACK & Latin America with Sponsorship Package at EXPO PACK México 2013
PMMI, owner and organizer of EXPO PACK México and other PACK EXPO brand events, is pleased to announce Pro Mach is showing its support for EXPO PACK México 2013 (June 18–21; Centro Banamex, Mexico City) with a comprehensive marketing package.
PACK EXPO’s SMB FastTrack Program to Help Small- and Medium-sized Manufacturers Discover Innovation Quickly and Efficiently
The global economy relies heavily on small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Though challenged by resource limitations, SMBs have been at the forefront of innovation over the last century thanks to a relentless focus on streamlining operations, minimizing costs and delivering product profitably enough to grow and expand. These very attributes provide the foundation for the SMB FastTrack at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center), a new initiative designed specifically to connect SMBs with innovative packaging and processing solutions and other vital resources quickly and efficiently.
Guzman to Head PMMI Latin America
PMMI is pleased to announce the promotion of Enrique Guzmán Sánchez to Director of PMMI’s Latin America office, in Mexico City, Mexico. Guzman has been with PMMI since March 2009, when he was hired as the manager of the Latin America office.
PMMI Announces ‘PACK gives BACK’ Opening Reception Featuring Kenny Loggins
PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces the PACK gives Back opening reception, Monday, September 23, at 4 p.m. at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23–25; Las Vegas Convention Center). The event, open to PACK EXPO industry professionals, will feature a performance from musician Kenny Loggins, and all money generated by ticket sales will support the K9s for Warriors charity.
PACK EXPO Adds East Coast Show
PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, today announced a brand-new regional event: PACK EXPO East, coming to Philadelphia Feb. 2–4, 2015. PMMI will stage the event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
PMMI Adds 34 New Members
PMMI's Board of Directors added 34 new companies to the PMMI membership at its April 13 meeting, held in conjunction with PMMI's Executive Leadership Conference (Ponte Vedra, Fla.; April 14–16).
Food Safety Summit Resource Center Returns for PACK EXPO Las Vegas in 2013
PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, is excited to announce it will team with B-to-B media company BNP Media to bring the latest iteration of the Food Safety Summit Resource Center to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Sept. 23-25, 2013; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev.).
MarchIncreased Demand Changes Plans for EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015
With booth space in high demand, PMMI announces that it will change the dates for the EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015 to March 18-20 to make more space available to exhibiting companies.
PACK EXPO Introduces the Center for Trends & Technology
Today, PMMI, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 23–25), announced the Center for Trends & Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation, sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork Program. Rockwell Automation is the sole sponsor of this new highlight featured on the PACK EXPO show floor.
PMMI’s Alliance Bridges Supply Chain to Generate Solutions
Two new Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence (AIOE) “solution groups” of production and operations executives from consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) with experts from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have launched into action.
PackProJOBS Launches on PMMI.org
PMMI is pleased to announce PackProJOBS, an online career center for job seekers and employers in packaging and processing, is online and available at PMMI.org. PackProJOBS is powered by JobTarget, the leading provider of job websites and career centers for organizations that serve niche audiences.
Debut of EXPO PACK Guadalajara Exceeds Expectations
Last week?s debut of EXPO PACK Guadalajara set the bar high for future editions of the trade show. The newest event in the PACK EXPO family of trade shows attracted more than 10,000 visitors ? a level of success that spurred exhibitors to reserve 68 percent of the available space for the 2015 edition.
FebruaryPurchasing for Q1 2013 Still on Track
Packaging machinery investments appear set to move ahead according to plan, and perhaps a little better, according to PMMI’s Purchasing Index for the first quarter of 2013 (Q1 2013). The report, based on data from 245 machinery end users, notes that while almost all indicators predicted growth for Q1 2013, the beverage, food and chemical segments appeared poised to outpace the market as a whole.
2012 Distributions from PMMI Education & Training Foundation Total Close to $100,000
The PMMI Education & Training Foundation distributed nearly $100,000 in 2012 to help students and member company employees improve their knowledge and skills, says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.
Jeannine Gibson Joins the PACK EXPO Team
PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, is pleased to welcome Jeannine Gibson as director of trade show marketing.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 Registration Opens
Online registration is open for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (Sept. 23–25; Las Vegas Convention Center), and show owner and producer PMMI promises the richest, most solutions-driven event to date.
Pet Food Market Grows Along with Love of Pets
PMMI’s “Pet Food Market Assessment 2013,” released last week, reveals a market driven by many of the same factors as the human food market, including intense competition, growth in specialty niche such as premium and functional foods, and demands of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
JanuaryPackaging Trends in Pet Food Reflect Competitive Market
PMMI’s “Pet Food Market Assessment 2013” describes a competitive market, where brands are striving to set themselves apart. Not surprisingly, they’re turning to packaging to set their products apart and responding to consumer needs.
EXPO PACK Guadalajara Sells Out
PMMI, the owner and producer of the EXPO PACK and PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is pleased to announce the premiere edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara (Feb.27 –March 1, 2013; Expo Guadalajara) has sold out.
Pro Mach Raises Profile at EXPO PACK Guadalajara
Building on its success at PACK EXPO International and EXPO PACK Mexico in 2012, the Pro Mach family of companies has structured a custom partnership package with PMMI at EXPO PACK Guadalajara, debuting Feb. 27–March 1 at EXPO Guadalajara.
Late PMMI Board Member Rich Ryan Honored
The PMMI Education & Training Foundation (PEF) is pleased to announce it will administer the Richard C. Ryan Packaging Education Scholarship, funded by Dorner Mfg. Corp. (Hartland, Wisc.).