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April

Anticipation Builds: Exhibit Sales Open for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 and Pharma EXPO’s Las Vegas Debut
PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) are pleased to announce their joint venture, Pharma EXPO, will make its Las Vegas debut in Fall 2015, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 28–30, 2015; Las Vegas Convention Center).

PMMI Partners with Ipack-Ima to Launch East Afripack
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce their new partnership in producing East Afripack, the processing, packaging and converting technologies exhibition, with Ipack-Ima Spa, Italy's leading trade fair producer promoting the processing and packaging technology industries.

PMMI Announces Return of PACK gives BACK™ with Celebrated Comedian Jay Leno
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces the return of PACK gives BACK™, Monday, Nov. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5, 2014; McCormick Place, Chicago). The event, open to PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO registrants, will feature comedian Jay Leno. A portion of ticket sales will support the K9s for Warriors charity.

PMMI Welcomes New Members
The Board of Directors of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces new PMMI member companies. The Board voted on the new members during its April 5 meeting, held in conjunction with PMMI's 2014 Executive Leadership Conference (Indian Wells, Calif.).

B&CMA Endorses and Hosts the Baking–Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Int’l 2014
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers Association (B&CMA) announce B&CMA will endorse and staff The Baking–Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago). The lounge will be the central meeting place and information center for the baking and snack industry at the show.

March

PACK EXPO East Shifts Dates to Accommodate Exhibitor Demand
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces PACK EXPO East 2015 will take place Feb. 16–18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The new dates allow PMMI to better meet exhibitor demand, which has already exceeded expectations.

Pro Mach Plans Big Returns at EXPO PACK México
PMMI: the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of EXPO PACK México and the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces Pro Mach has renewed its support of EXPO PACK México (Centro Banamex, Mexico; June 17-20, 2014) with a comprehensive sponsorship package.

PMMI Brings Innovation to interpack
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will help manufacturers from around the world discover solutions from North America’s top innovators at interpack (May 8-14; Messe D?sseldorf, D?sseldorf, Germany). One-hundred and eighty-five PMMI member companies will exhibit at the show, offering technologies to advance line speed, efficiency and food safety initiatives as well as enhancing shelf appeal. Additionally, PMMI’s booth (Hall 12/F01) will have resources and experts on-hand to offer insights on the latest trends and technologies driving North America’s growing manufacturing sector.

With Industry Support, EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015 Adds Processing, Pharma and Package Printing Pavilions
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announces new pavilions for processing, pharmaceutical/medical devices and package printing, and new dates for the 2015 edition of its EXPO PACK Guadalajara.

Find Smart Solutions for Lifecycle Innovation at Pharma EXPO Debut
PMMI, The Association for Packaging Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), announce registration is open for Pharma EXPO 2014 (McCormick Place–West Building, Chicago; Nov. 2–5). The new event is co-located with PACK EXPO International and produced in partnership by PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI and ISPE.

The Dow Chemical Company to Sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations®
PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce that The Dow Chemical Company will sponsor The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® at PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

PMMI, Ipack-Ima Announce New Level of Cooperation
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and Ipack-Ima SpA announce a new partnership wherein Ipack-Ima will be the exclusive representative in Italy for the PACK EXPO trade shows.

PMMI–PACK EXPO Presents Options for Food Packaging and Retail at FMI Connect 2014
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today described their joint effort to better communicate the many roles packaging can play in food retail merchandising and along the supply chain.

PACK EXPO Int’l/Pharma EXPO 2014 Registration Opens
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows announces registration is open for PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5) and the co-located Pharma EXPO, produced in partnership with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

February

No Longer Harbingers of the Future, Robotics are Today’s Technology
New jobs, greater safety and increased productivity: These are just a few benefits ascribed to robotic technologies by participants in the newest business intelligence study by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, “Trends in Robotics Market Assessment 2014.”

AIOE Releases OEE Opportunity Calculator
The Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE), founded by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies in 2011, has released an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Opportunity Calculator.

ISPE Announces Call for Proposals for First-Ever Conference at Pharma EXPO
The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announces a call for proposals for the Conference at Pharma EXPO (McCormick Place, West Building, Chicago; Nov. 2–5, 2014), co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 and produced in partnership with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The call is open to individuals and groups.

PMMI Announces Additional 2014 Opportunities for Risk Assessment Workshops
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce additional opportunities to attend its risk assessment training workshops in 2014. Risk assessment is a tool manufacturers can use to evaluate their equipment for potential health and safety hazards during the production phase —before a potential hazard can cause an incident or accident. Additional workshop dates include: March 19-20 (Exton, Pa.), June 10-11 (Saint Paul, Minn.) and Oct. 31–Nov. 1, during PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago).

Purdue Calumet Chooses PMMI Mechatronics Certificates as Standard for Training Under DOL Grant
The Department of Labor TAACCCT grant requires participants to earn a nationally-recognized credential. For participants trained at Purdue University Calumet, that means PMMI Mechatronics Certificates.

Manufacturers are Investing in Mexico
Mexican manufacturers are the second-largest importers of U.S. packaging and processing machinery, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Import/Export Statistics for Sept. 2013. The report notes changes of 15.79 percent (increasing to $48 million) for processing equipment and 10.43 percent for packaging machinery (increasing to $115 million) since the same period in 2012.

Kliklok-Woodman & Hub Folding Box Partner to Jointly Support PMMI Pavilion at FMI Connect 2014
PMMI is pleased to announce Kliklok-Woodman and Hub Folding Box Company, Inc., have agreed to a joint sponsorship at The PMMI – PACK EXPO Possibilities in Packaging Innovation Pavilion at FMI Connect 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; June 11–12).

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