International Paper Sponsors PACK gives BACK

July 15, 2014

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International Paper Sponsors PACK gives BACK™

Reston, Va.; July 15, 2014 — PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce that International Paper is a Gold Sponsor of PACK gives BACK™. The Monday, Nov. 3, event features comedian Jay Leno (formerly of The Tonight Show) and will be held during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

A portion of ticket proceeds will support K9s For Warriors, a charitable organization dedicated to providing service dogs (primarily obtained through rescue organizations) to military veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress as a result of conflicts and war following 9/11. The 2013 debut edition of PACK gives BACK, which also benefited K9s for Warriors, raised $62,000.

PMMI President & CEO Charles D. Yuska says, “PACK gives BACK brings the packaging and processing community together as we support U.S. military veterans. We appreciate International Paper’s involvement in this event, which helps us to provide this support and funding to a well-deserving organization.”

The K9s for Warriors program lasts three weeks, providing dogs and their warriors time for bonding as well as training at the K9s for Warriors facility in Ponte Vedra, Fla. All services are provided at no charge to the warrior.

“International Paper is proud to support our veterans who have dedicated themselves to causes for freedom around the world. Partnering with PACK gives BACK is a great way for us to honor those veterans through the K9s for Warriors campaign,” said Doug Endicott, director, Marketing, International Paper.

PACK gives BACK will be held Nov. 3, in the Grand Ballroom (S-100) in the South Building of McCormick Place. The event begins with a reception at 4:30 p.m., and Leno will take the stage at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale and will be available only to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 registrants. Tickets cost $100, with a portion of the proceeds going to K9s for Warriors, and will include beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

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 International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 65,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2013 were $29 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com.


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Kate Achelpohl
PMMI Director, Member Communications
571.612.3183
kachelpohl@pmmi.org