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Value in Vegas: AIM Expo Joins PACK EXPO in Las Vegas

Reston, Va.; June 23, 2011 —PMMI, the producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, has signed an agreement with the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) to co-locate AIM Expo 2011 with North America’s biggest packaging and processing event, PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 (Sept. 26-28; Las Vegas, Nev.).
“We look forward to working with AIM this year,” says Jim Pittas, vice president of Trade Shows, PMMI. “For many of our members, attendees and exhibitors, this co location will add even more value to an already great event.”

The AIM Expo conference program will include tracks on government, healthcare, manufacturing, mobile workforce and retail. “Auto ID in Packaging” and “Internet of Things,” two new sessions, will identify state-of-the-art applications and solutions for to improve operations, streamline production, reduce costs and enhance overall business processes.

“We are excited to partner with PMMI to provide this opportunity to continue and expand the association’s educational mission. The type of solutions-driven education we provide as an industry trade association enables us to deliver a solid, unbiased program that cuts across industry and technology boundaries,” says Chuck Evanhoe, AIM Expo Chairman. “The event will address the need for ongoing education about the use of bar codes, RFID, and mobile computing technologies. The addition of a packaging track this year should be of interest to the broad audience of PACK EXPO attendees.

“The AIM Expo conference will complement the existing Conference at PACK EXPO program, which provides valuable insight into the trends affecting modern packaging and processing operations. PMMI has partnered with the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), the international Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), and PMMI’s own Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE) to deliver the expert educational experience attendees have come to expect from the Conference at PACK EXPO. The conference will feature hot topics in processing and packaging, exploring subjects as diverse as Total Cost of Ownership and The FDA’s new Food Modernization Act over 3 days of sessions led by representatives from companies like Bush Brothers & Co. and Coca-Cola Co.

For more information about attending or exhibiting at PACK EXPO, including a list of Conference at PACK EXPO topics, visit www.packexpo.com, and learn more about the AIM Expo at www.AIM-Expo.com.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members’ abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México at Mexico City’s Centro Banamex, June 21–24, 2011, and PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.

About AIM
For more than 35 years, AIM has served as the association and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems. Serving members in 43 countries, AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the world. For more information about the AIM organization, its technologies and its members, please visit http://www.aimglobal.org/or http://www.rfid.org/.