The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is hosting The Candy Bar Lounge at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas; Sept. 28–30), according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
The Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-7900) serves as a networking destination for NCA's industry experts and their customers with a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event offers show attendees in the confectionery industry time with subject matter experts and their professional peers beyond the show floor hours.
"The Candy Bar Lounge provides the opportunity for OEMs and CPGs in the confectionery industry to convene and exchange ideas," says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. "Attendees have reported great value from these market specific meeting places."
"This lounge is a dedicated area where we can come together to learn the latest innovations and solutions to challenges in the confectionery industry," says John Holland, managing partner, Sollich North America, LLC and member of NCA. "There is so much value in having this opportunity to talk with those experiencing the same issues as me and sharing insights to overcome those challenges."
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 packaging and processing 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.
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA)
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization representing the $35 billion U.S. confections industry. With members in more than 40 states employing approximately 70,000 workers in more than 1,000 facilities across the U.S., NCA exists to advance, protect and promote the confectionery industry. NCA and its members value the fun and enjoyment of chocolate, candy, gum and mints, serving as a transparent and trustworthy source while building and promoting a responsible industry. As the leading trade association for the industry, NCA is proud of the role it plays in the publicâ€™s understanding and appreciation of candyâ€™s unique role in a happy, balanced lifestyle..