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PMMI Brings a Packed Innovation Stage Back to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016

Internet of Things, smart packaging, global packaging trends, among the many topics addressed. 

Reston, Va.; Aug. 8, 2016 — The Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) is shaping up to be the largest and most robust on-floor education feature since its inception in 2012, according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

On the PACK EXPO International side, three stages, located in the Grand Concourse, will bring together industry leaders and subject matter experts for free educational programming addressing the most top-of-mind issues and trends. Sessions will address topics including:

  • Internet of Things
  • Machinery Safety
  • Standards & technology to improve productivity
  • Sustainability
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Smart packaging
  • Contract packaging
  • Global packaging trends
  • Digital print technology
  • Multipack solutions
  • Ultrasonic technology

Pharma EXPO will host an additional Innovation Stage in the West Lobby addressing innovations including blister packaging solutions, thin film flexible packaging, photostability testing and protective packaging and serialization solutions.

Photo by Oscar & Associates Pack Expo 2014 Chicago

To date, 59 sessions are confirmed, all 30-minutes in length. All sessions are free to attend. Check the schedule for full details. The full session schedule will also be accessible through the PACK EXPO International/Pharma EXPO mobile app.

“We know that our attendees have a lot to accomplish while at PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO. With that in mind, the importance of offering valuable education on the show floor is a priority,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “The PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO Innovation Stages give attendees access to an unparalleled range of processing and packaging education and innovations, conveniently located in close proximity to the exhibits.”

PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO will bring together more than 2,300 exhibitors showcasing their processing and packaging innovations to 50,000 attendees in over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space. Learn more and register at packexpointernational.com. Registration for the show is $100 and includes admission to all exhibits and the Innovation Stage. If you are interested in presenting on Pharma EXPO’s Innovation Stage, space is still available and you should contact Maria Ferrante, sr. director, Marketing & Communications, PMMI: 571.612.3200.

Photo by Oscar & Associates Pack Expo 2014 Chicago

About PMMIPMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members’ growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

Learn more at PMMI.org and PACKEXPO.com and PMMIMediaGroup.com.

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