PMMI Podcast

Episode #91 - PACK EXPO International Eyes Triumphant Return

Guest: Laura Thompson, Vice President, Trade Shows, PMMI

Nobody thought when PMMI closed the curtain on PACK EXPO International 2018 that it would take four years to return to Chicago’s McCormick Place. This unPACKed with PMMI podcast welcomes PMMI vice president trade show Laura Thompson to remind everyone exactly why the PACK EXPO International in-person experience is so important to the global packaging and processing community. Thompson covers all of the PACK EXPO staples and takes a deep dive into a laundry list of new features making their 2022 debut.

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Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson
Laura Thompson

Thompson began at PMMI as receptionist 20 years ago, fresh out of Baylor University. After brief stints in the Show and Global Marketing Departments, Thompson moved back to the Show Department managing the PMMI Pavilion and all show operations for the largest packaging and processing event in Latin America: EXPO PACK México. As Thompson’s role expanded to the overall management of the PACK EXPO portfolio of events, she was promoted to Director of Trade Show Operations and with the addition of PMMI’s contracting business PACK EXPO Services (PES), she was promoted to Senior Director, Expositions. In April 2019 Thompson was promoted to Vice President, Trade Shows and oversees the entire PACK EXPO portfolio of Trade Shows, spanning all PACK EXPO events in the U.S. and Mexico.