The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is hosting a reception for the beverage industry at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
The reception takes place Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth S-7429), and gives ISBT members and attendees in the beverage industry the opportunity to network, share their experiences at the show and discuss industry challenges and developments.
“Connecting OEMs and CPGs is just one of the goals of PACK EXPO and we're excited to be the networking hub for the beverage industry,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI.
“The reception is an important part of ISBT's presence at PACK EXPO Las Vegas because it gives everyone a chance to connect beyond the show floor hours, and provides an extension of the show to do valuable networking. We've found this event to be particularly beneficial to those who are new to the industry, as it provides them with time to speak to longtime ISBT members,” says Larry Hobbs, executive director of ISBT.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 is co-located with Pharma EXPO 2015, a joint venture from PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). The two shows have over 800,000 net square feet of combined exhibit space and are expected to attract 30,000 processing and packaging professionals and more than 2,000 exhibiting companies.
Registration is $30 through Sept. 14, when it increases to $100. Register for PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO at www.packexpolasvegas.com.
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 packexpo.com, 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.
The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is the premier technical society for the beverage industry, with more than 800 members worldwide. As the only international society dedicated solely to the scientific and technical aspects of soft drinks and beverages, ISBT provides a unique, non-competitive forum for networking with other experts in the field at a technical level.