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Introducing The Beverage Connected Community

PACK EXPO’s Focus on Beverage Gets a Digital Perspective
PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2012 (McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.; October 28-31), announces the launch of The Beverage Connected Community, an online forum where the beverage industry can connect and continue their PACK EXPO show experience beyond the show floor.

This latest addition to the PACK EXPO Connected Communities will be an online extension of PACK EXPO’s new Beverage Cooler Lounge, sponsored by the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT ), which makes its debut in the Grand Concourse at PACK EXPO International 2012.

“Connected Communities are already in place for the Pharmaceutical, Confectionery, and Baking and Snack markets, as well as the general packaging and processing communities,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of PMMI. “With the announcement of the Beverage Cooler Lounge to serve one of our largest customer markets, building The Beverage Connected Community was the next logical step.

It’s all part of the customer-centric approach to PACK EXPO, Yuska notes.

“There are commonalities between the needs of specific market niches for packaging and processing,” Yuska adds. “But each market has its own unique qualities, too. The lounges at PACK EXPO and the Connected Communities online are in place to expand the opportunities industry professionals in or serving those markets have to meet, network and share ideas.”

PMMI launched The PACK EXPO Connected Communities in 2011 with communities for general packaging/processing, and Baking and Snack, Candy and Pharmaceutical industries.

Participation is open — and free of charge — to anyone who works in or supplies the processing and packaging communities. Join the discussion at community.pmmi.org.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association of more than 600 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 the packaging and processing supply chain, 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, June 26–29 in Mexico City, Mexico; PACK EXPO International at McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 28–31, 2012.

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