3rd AIPIA World Congress to come to PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

November 14, 2013

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3rd AIPIA World Congress to come to PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

Reston, Va.; Nov. 14, 2013 — PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO International (November 2–5, 2014; McCormick Place, Chicago) is pleased to announce the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) will hold its third AIPIA World Congress alongside Pack Expo International 2014.

“PACK EXPO International is an outstanding showcase for the latest developments in packaging and processing technologies, so it’s a very logical step to incorporate AIPIA’s event,” says PMMI President and CEO Charles D. Yuska. “The AIPIA World Congress will address some very exciting and cutting-edge technologies in the packaging world. Active and intelligent packaging is taking packaging into new areas which our exhibitors and visitors need fully to understand. ”

PACK EXPO International 2014 and the co-located Pharma EXPO, which PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) are producing in partnership, are expected to draw 50,000 visitors to see 2,200 exhibiting companies across 1.2 million net square feet (over 111,000 net square meters) of exhibit space at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“PACK EXPO International is one of the top events on the global packaging calendar, and a fantastic location for our next event,” says AIPIA Director Eef de Ferrante. “Being part of PACK EXPO underscores the status the AIPIA World Congress has already achieved and reflects the rise of active and intelligent packaging.”

The AIPIA World Congress will run from Sunday, Nov. 2–Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, and will include a display area in addition to its conference sessions. Delegates will receive complimentary registration to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO.

“Over the last 10 years, even during the global economic slowdown, PACK EXPO International has expanded and evolved to become the number one event for processing and packaging technologies,” says de Ferrante. “We are very excited about the prospect of holding the Congress in the USA for the first time, and could not have chosen a better partner than PMMI and PACK EXPO.”

Less than a year to go! PACK EXPO International 2014 and Pharma EXPO 2014, produced in partnership with ISPE, take over Chicago’s McCormick Place Nov. 2–5, 2014. Visit packexpolasvegas.com to learn more about the shows and exhibiting — and sign up to be notified when registration opens.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows, packexpolasvegas.com, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17-20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10-12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

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

About AIPIA
The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, AIPIA, formed in 2012, is a community of over 500 companies covering the provision of every aspect of A&IP, as well as major packaging manufacturers, international brand owners and other specialist end users, R&D establishments and several renowned packaging organisations dedicated to the development of the packaging sector.

For more information about the AIPIA 2014 World Congress, visit www.aipia.info.

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Kate Achelpohl
Director, Member Communications
703.243.8555
kachelpohl@pmmi.org