Center for Trends & Technology Educational Series Spotlights Efficiency & Efficacy in Production

May 7, 2014

Reston, Va.; May 7, 2014 — PMMI, owner and producer of PACK EXPO International, and Center for Trends & Technology (CTT) sponsors Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ Program have established a slate of presenters and topic areas for the educational sessions to be presented at The Center for Trends & Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation, at PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

CTT, which is making its second PACK EXPO appearance after debuting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, will be located in the South Hall (Booth S-3907). Subjects for the educational sessions will include the Food Safety Modernization Act, machine safety, serialization, line integration and analytics, cloud computing and security.

“These sessions provide answers to questions that we at Rockwell Automation hear from our customers all the time,” says Mike Wagner, Global Packaging Segment Lead, Rockwell Automation. “They are very relevant across a broad base of manufacturers no matter the size and, really help in steering them to be as efficient in their plants as possible.”

Presentations will come from organizations including Cisco, Microsoft, Grantek Systems, Rockwell Automation, Interstate Control, Stone Technologies and the Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE).

“In 2013, in response to attendee feedback, we moved educational opportunities out of a conference format and onto the show floor at locations including CTT and the Innovation Stages. CTT was an important component of the success of that approach then, and we’re anticipating its role in this year’s success as well,” says AJ Janosko, director, Expositions, PMMI.

Janosko adds PMMI expects PACK EXPO International 2014 and Pharma EXPO, a joint venture with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) that will co-locate with PACK EXPO, will account for a combined 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space, and attract 50,000 packaging and processing professionals and 2,200 exhibiting companies to McCormick Place this fall.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 650 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 Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. Visit Rockwell Automation for more information.
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Kate Achelpohl
Director of Member Communications
571.612.3183
kachelpohl@pmmi.org