PMMI is pleased to announce more than 30 leading packaging and processing professional associations from all over the world will be on hand at Pack Expo International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5) in the Association Pavilion, on the Grand Concourse at the North Hall entrance.

PMMI invited the organizations to exhibit as part of the Pack Expo Partner Program, a program that strengthens industry connections. The co-location of Pharma Expo strengthens the potential connections even further, notes Jim Pittas, vice president, Trade Shows, PMMI.
"The Pack Expo trade shows are about bringing the industry together — the entire packaging and processing supply chain — to spur innovation. With 50,000 attendees expected at Pack Expo International and Pharma Expo, Pack Expo partners will enjoy the opportunity to network with packaging and processing professionals and other like-minded associations," Pittas says.
Mark Dingley, chairman, Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), says the group is in its second year in the program, because being at Pack Expo helps APPMA achieve its goals.
"APPMA exhibited at Pack Expo in 2013, and it enabled our association to raise its profile on an international scale and to assist companies who are looking to establish themselves in the Australian market by connecting them to our members. The program also enables APPMA to continue our relationship with PMMI as one of our international sister associations," Dingley says.
PMMI’s mission centers on convening the packaging and processing supply chain, Pittas notes, and PEPP is a component of achieving that mission.
“PEPP is a clear example of how the packaging and processing communities come together at the Pack Expo shows,” says Pittas. “PMMI knows how important our association partnerships are to furthering our industries and our missions. The partnership program opens the door to building and strengthening those partnerships.”
The Can Manufacturers Institute, another PEPP association, intends to use its time at Pack Expo to promote its messages about the viability and sustainability of the can, says CMI Vice President of Sustainability Megan Daum.
"CMI is excited for the opportunity to interact with and learn from other members of the packaging industry, as well as share our recent work and activities. We’re proud that the can is the smart and sustainable solution, and look forward to communicating that platform at Pack Expo," she says.
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