B&CMA Endorses and Hosts the Baking–Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

April 2, 2014

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B&CMA Endorses and Hosts the Baking–Snack Break Lounge at PACK EXPO Int’l 2014

Reston, Va.; April 2, 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.

Nearly 15 percent of PACK EXPO International’s attendees identify themselves as baking and snack manufacturers, making it the largest single attendee group at PACK EXPO International.

“The baking and snack food industry has always been a major part of the show and a strategic target for PACK EXPO and our customer-centric approach. B&CMA is a clear leader in this marketplace, and that will bring even more value to these attendees and exhibitors,” says Jim Pittas, vice president, Trade Shows, PMMI.

One of B&CMA’s primary goals as an association is to provide opportunities for their members to network.

“Our baker members represent brand, private label and contract manufacturers and our supplier members represent packaging equipment, ingredients and services — the entire spectrum of companies involved in the manufacturing of cookies and crackers — and PACK EXPO is already a very important show for them,” says B&CMA President Stacey Sharpless. “It’s a perfect place for them to network and see the latest innovation within our industry."

“B&CMA is excited about the partnership with PMMI and PACK EXPO. It just makes so much sense for the leading trade association for the baking and snack industry to partner with a world-class show like PACK EXPO,” Sharpless added.

More information on dedicated programing for the baking and snack community from PACK EXPO and B&CMA will be coming soon, including presentation on the Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO.

PACK EXPO International 2014 (co-located with Pharma EXPO) is expected to draw 50,000 attendees to see over 2,200 exhibiting companies in over 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space. Learn more and register for PACK EXPO International 2014 at Packexpointernational.com.

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, packexpo.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 Packexpo.com.

About The Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association
The Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA) is a 112 year old international trade organization representing the entire spectrum of companies in the manufacturing of cookies and crackers and the suppliers to the industry. Our mission is to bring unparalleled education, training and networking opportunities to members of the B&CMA.

The B&CMA is the largest consortium of industry professionals in the world. Baker member representation includes brand, private label and contract manufacturers. Supplier representation is diverse including equipment, ingredients, packaging and services. The extensive network of industry professionals makes B&CMA the definitive source of information and contacts for the cookie and cracker industry and the training choice for professional development.
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Kate Achelpohl
Director of Member Communications
571.612.3183
kachelpohl@pmmi.org