Center for Trends and Technology Keeps PACK EXPO Attendees Ahead of the Automation Curve


Compliance, serialization and line optimization are a few of the session topics complementing a robust display of innovations at The Center for Trends & Technology (CTT) (Booth C–4829) at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and CTT sponsor Rockwell Automation and its Partner Network™.

“CTT is about the cutting-edge technologies that can lead you to new levels on your production lines,” says Cheryl Lange, commercial program manager, Rockwell Automation. “With the seminars, we’re giving you a taste of what that means in practical terms.”

The eight presentations are repeated daily:

  • Achieve Operational Excellence by Combining Safety & Operational Projects
  • Drug Supply Chain Security Act Compliance – Serialization ePedigree & Potential Benefits to Manufacturers
  • Ensuring Machinery Safety, Compliance & Productivity
  • Improving Operational Productivity with a Modern Approach to Distributed Control
  • IoT and Plant Floor Virtualization – Emerging Technologies Accelerating Lean Manufacturing
  • Line Optimization – Leveraging Data at all Levels of Your Organization for Continuous Improvement
  • Remote Asset Management in the Cloud
  • Securing The Connected Enterprise

In addition to the educational sessions, CTT uses kiosks and an interactive display to present ways automation technologies help companies achieve their operational objectives.

“Attendees at CTT will be able to connect with subject matter experts and gain a real understanding of what automation technologies can do for their businesses,” Lange adds.

Cisco Systems, Grantek Systems Integration, Interstates Controls, Microsoft and Stone Technologies are Rockwell Automation’s partners in the PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 edition of CTT.

“PACK EXPO Las Vegas combines top-tier exhibitors and high-quality educational opportunities, so attendees can see new technology and equipment in action and learn more about it from industry thought-leaders,” Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI, says. “CTT’s seminars and displays exemplify that philosophy. A stop at CTT will help attendees better understand what’s here today as well as what’s on the horizon.”

Other educational features at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 include the Innovation Stages (Booths C-1041, C-1045, C1049 and N-559), the Food Safety Summit Resource Center (Booth S-7632), organized and brought to you by the Food Safety Summit and co-sponsored by GE, and the Reusable Learning Center (Booth S-6657, in the Reusable Packaging Pavilion, sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association). In addition, industry leaders will present market-specific educational sessions in these industry meeting places: The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth S-7429), hosted by the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT); The Baking & Snack Break Lounge (Booth S-7427), hosted by the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA); and The Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-6550), hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA).

PACK EXPO Las Vegas, with the co-located Pharma EXPO, produced in partnership by PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, will present more than 2,000 exhibitors in over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space, and the shows will welcome a crowd of 30,000 visitors.

To register for PACK EXPO Las Vegas, visit Registration is $30 per person through Sept. 14, when it increases to $100.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies is a trade association representing more than 700 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows that include PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30, Las Vegas Convention Center); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015; EXPO PACK México 2016, May 17–20, (Mexico City, Expo Bancomer Santa Fe); PACK EXPO International 2016, Nov. 6–9 (McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2016; PACK EXPO East 2017, Feb. 27–March 1, (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) and EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017, June 13–15, 2017 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). PMMI owns PMMI Media Group, a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group also produces The Automation Conference, an annual education and networking forum, taking place in Chicago each spring.

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About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.


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