PMMI Annual Meeting

* Hybrid sessions available to virtual attendees

Monday, October 5
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Meeting by invitation
Includes a working lunch.
3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings Committee Members Only

  • Global Marketing
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Industry Relations
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. PMMI Welcome Desk and Program Information Resources
Stop by to pick up your badge and meet the PMMI staff.
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Chairperson's Dinner
The Emerging Leaders On the Rise Awards will be recognized at the end of 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, October 6
7:00 - 8:15 a.m. Networking Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  PMMI Welcome Desk and Program Information Resources
8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

PMMI Business: Chairperson's Update, PMMI Board Elections and PMMI Update

Hear about the latest, exciting PMMI initiatives.  Vote for new member volunteers for the Board of Directors. Then Glen Long, senior vice president, PMMI will provide an update on the many programs PMMI offers it members.   

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

CPG Panel (Hybrid Session)

One of the most well-regarded sessions each meeting, PMMI member company executives gain insights into your customers’ needs. Hear tips – straight from the source – for positioning your business to provide better solutions across the marketplace.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Networking Break
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Economic Outlook 2020 and Beyond (Hybrid Session)

Speaker: Alan Beaulieu, PhD, principal, Institute for Trend Research (ITR) Economics

After a tumultuous start to the year with the COVID-19 crisis, take a detailed look at the 2020 economy and how your business will be impacted. During the session's Q&A, you will walk away with insights on business and personal finances.During the session's Q&A, you will walk away with insights on business and personal finances.

12:05 -12:50 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Sustainability in 2020 – Speaker – Donna Ritson.  Insightful comments and takeaways from the results of the PMMI Business Intelligence Report
  • Input from Another Industry.  The Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network is selecting an executive to share their perspective from outside packaging and processing.
  • TBD

12:50 - 2:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Buses Depart for the Plant Tour
Note: You are encouraged to use the transportation provided by PMMI.

2:45 - 4:45 p.m. Plant Tour – Hosted by FANUC

5:45 - 9:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Get ready for an extraordinary experience. At The Henry Ford, you'll discover America—its culture, inventions, people and can-do spirit—and hundreds of hands-on ways to explore it, enjoy it and be inspired by it.

Wednesday, October 7
7:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PMMI Welcome Desk
8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

On TARGET Breakout Sessions (Hybrid Sessions)

These sessions feature a deep dive on pressing industry topics in a combination of presentation and discussion format.

  • Supplier Exchange – PMMI Members join a panel to answer supplier questions about doing business with them.
  • Cybersecurity Vigilance – Capture the latest information on hacker attacks and defenses you and your team need to know in 2020/21.
  • TBD
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Roundtables – PMMI member company attendees decide the topics!  Provide your ideas when you register.  We select the most sought-after topics, then you join a group.  Always worthwhile.

  • Biz card exchange – Select a seat. Learn about other member companies at the table.  Simple!  And very worthwhile.
  • TBD by attendees
  • TBD by attendees
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

PACK EXPO International – Get Ready for a Virtual Experience! (Hybrid Session) 

PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO are just around the corner and preparation for this cornerstone event is critical to maximizing your investment. With the show adding a virtual component, it is more important than ever to learn the ins and outs of the online experience in order to reach new and existing customers. This session will walk you through the virtual tools to help you get the most out of this year’s show.

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

PACK EXPO International Prep Q&A - Get Your PACK EXPO Questions Answered (Hybrid Session) 

Get answers to your questions on maximizing your PACK EXPO virtual experience from the experts.

11:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

12:15 - 3:00 p.m.


Committee Meetings – Committee members only

  • Business Intelligence Committee
  • Program Planning Committee
  • Strategic Focus Group
  • Show Committee