PMMI Annual Meeting

PMMI Annual Meeting Agenda

Saturday, September 10

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Optional Early Arrival Reception

Optional reception for those arriving early

Sunday, September 11


10:30 a.m.

Optional Golf Tee Times

PMMI has booked 5 tee times at the Hilton Oak Brook Willow Crest Golf Club starting at 11:39 p.m. Box lunch is included. Check in at the golf shop located on the lower level next to the Tin Cup Bar and Grille.

Cost per person: $150 Cost per set of clubs: $35

*The course has a very limited amount of golf clubs.

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

PMMI Welcome Desk

Stop by to pick up your badge and meet the PMMI staff. We will also have a virtual Silent Auction.


Dinner on your own.

5:45 - 9:30 p.m. 

Board of Directors Reception and Dinner By Invitation

Bus will depart front of hotel at 5:45 p.m. sharp.

Monday, September 12

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Board of Directors Meeting - By Invitation only

Includes breakfast and a working lunch.

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Leadership Development Program - For LDP registrants only

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.


PMMI Foundation Board Meeting By Invitation only

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Committee Meetings - Committee Members Only. Small afternoon snack.

  • Business Intelligence
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Employee Development
  • Future Workforce
  • Global Marketing
  • Industry Relations
  • Strategic Planning

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.


PMMI Welcome Desk and Program Information Resources

Stop by to pick up your badge and meet the PMMI staff.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 


Tech Talks

The Annual Meeting kicks off with its engaging Tech Talks – short (20 min), informative presentations on new technologies impacting your business.

Topics Include:

  • AI-based Robotic Grasping – Jim Wilmot, Project Manager, Siemens Digital Industries
  • ATRO – A New Approach to Modular Customizable Robots – Beckhoff Automation
  • E-commerce Packaging Trends and Support for Sustainability - Gina Barrieau, Banding Sales Manger - E-Commerce, Felins USA

Be sure to schedule your travel so you can join these talks!


Silent Auction - The PMMI Foundation will be hosting a silent auction in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. The goal is to raise funds to support the PMMI Foundation; all proceeds will go directly to the Foundation to support scholarships. Stop by the display during registration to see items and BID!!

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Chairperson’s Reception

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


Chairperson’s Dinner


  • If you have a reserved seat at the dinner, the table number will be on the back of your badge.
  • Jacket suggested for gentlemen.
Tuesday, September 13

7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

PMMI Welcome Desk and Program Information Resources.

Stop by to pick up your badge and meet the PMMI staff. We will also have a virtual Silent Auction.

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Neuroscience and Selling Success - Jeff Bloomfield presents an innovative way to increase your team's sales success. In use by large and small companies, this session will provide tools to enhance your business close rate.

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15  - 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions - Select a topic of interest to you.

Marketing Globally - Profitable for Your Company. Members and CPGs discuss best ways of marketing outside of North America.

Moderated by Jorge Izquierdo, VP, Market Development, PMMI


  • Montserrat Cerf, International Sales Director, Polypack Inc
  • Eduardo Herrera, Director of Operations Herdez, Mexico
  • Alan Major, CSO, URSCHEL Laboratories, Inc.
  • Gerado PErez Trespalacios, Gerente de Ingeneria y Proyectos, Sabormex


PMMI's Max Strengthens Your Team's Cyber Expertise. Daniel Maeyaert, VP of Manufacturing Operations, Fallas Automation.

Member Company specialists have joined the MAX Cyber Share Group to develop a member focused approach for Operational Technology (OT) discussions with your customers. Hear the results as Daniel Maeyaert, VP of Manufacturing Operations of PMMI Member Fallas Automation, and the Executive Sponsor of the MaX Engineering & Operations Share Group, presents the result of the group's effort. The takeaway is a useful, practical discussion start with your customers.


Managing Up in 2022. Jason Young, author of "The Culturetopia Effect" shares years of hands-on learning and observations from Southwest Airlines and multiple other organizations. He will be focusing on takeaways for newer hires as they begin to navigate their interactions with leadership in their organization.

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Onboarding - Are You Opportunistic?

Everyone is talking about it and all companies are doing it - differently. A huge topic at the ELC 2022 for all attendees. Workplace expert and author Cheryl Cran provides insights on this critical element for every new employee.

12:00 - 12:25 p.m.

PMMI Business: Chairman’s Update, PMMI Board Elections.

12:35 - 1:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Buses Depart for the Plant Tour. Front entrance of the hotel.

Note: No personal vehicles are allowed as there is no parking

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Plant Tour - nVenia, a Duravant Company, welcomes members to its new facility with four business units successfully integrated in the plant. Shuttles depart from the front entrance of the hotel. 

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Transportation to Reception Provided for all Attendees

5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Reception at Kings Dining & Entertainment - Rosemont

For those not participating in the plant tour, there will be a shuttle from the hotel to the reception. The shuttle will depart from the front entrance of the hotel at 5:00 p.m. sharp.

9:30 p.m.

Hospitality Suite

Stop by for dessert and a late-night refreshment.

Wednesday, September 14

7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

PMMI Welcome Desk

Stop by to pick up your badge and meet the PMMI staff. We will also continue the Silent Auction

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

COUNTDOWN to PACK EXPO International Success - Critical Factors Exhibitors Must Address to WIN BIG!

With about 5 weeks to go until show time, trade show productivity expert Jefferson Davis will discuss the critical success factors exhibitors need to be addressing to ensure a more productive and profitable exhibit.

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Project Postmortem: Constant Improvement from Lessons Learned
Jim Prunesti, Senior Vice President, Conagra Brands

The Conagra team recently completed a design, build, and commissioning of a new facility with both processing and packaging systems. Jim will share some insights on design decisions and collaboration that went well - plus, takeaways for further improvements to help on the next projects with OEMs and suppliers. Capture ideas for your team to use on existing and new projects with your customers.

9:45  - 10:10 a.m. Networking Break
10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Dynamic Disco - MaX on my Mind. Using a new meeting concept, the PMMI Max Member Forum leaders will provide a status update and solicit ideas for next projects, Attendees can surf from one MaX group to another at the touch of a button. Bryan Griffen, Sr. Director of Industry Services, PMMI will give a brief introduction on MaX and introduce each share group

  • Field Service Managers Share Group - Margie Custin, General Manager, Mettler Toledo
  • Sales & Marketing Share Group - Mark Navin, VP of Sales, SpeeDee Packaging Machinery, Inc.
  • Engineering & Operations Share Group - Daniel Maeyaert, VP of Manufacturing Operations, Fallas Automation

11:00 - 11:45 a.m.


Packaging in 2030. Hint: What Got You Here Will Not Be the Same.

Dan Felton, Executive Director of Ameripen and Rebecca Marquez of PMMI present findings regarding the future of the main packaging formats - paper and corrugate; glass; metal; rigid and flexible plastic.

11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Breaking Through Barriers
Sarah Thomas reached the pinnacle of football officiating when she found herself in the middle of the action at the Super Bowl. Hear her insights as a young professional, in a male-dominated field, rising the ranks to achieve the highest success.

12:25 - 12:30 p.m.

PMMI Chairman Closing Remarks

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Program Planning Committee Meeting - Committee members only
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Show Committee Meeting - Committee members only


Spouse/Guest Agenda

Tuesday, September 13

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Spouse/Guest Get-Acquainted Breakfast


9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Spouse Program - Chicago Botanic Garden Tour

Tour at your leisure one of the top botanic gardens in the United States. The Chicago Botanic Garden opened 50 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Bus will depart front of hotel at 9:15 a.m. You will be back in time for lunch with your spouse. Cost per person: $45

Wednesday, September 14

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Spouse/Guest Get-Acquainted Breakfast

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