IBA Chooses PACK EXPO for Fall Membership Meeting

August 11, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IBA Chooses PACK EXPO for Fall Membership Meeting

Reston, Va.; Aug. 11, 2014 — PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, is pleased to announce the Independent Bakers Association (IBA) will host its 2014 fall membership meeting during PACK EXPO International 2014 McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5).

The IBA meeting will take place on Monday, Nov. 3, and meeting attendees will receive complimentary admission to PACK EXPO International.

“PACK EXPO is a great venue to have the IBA fall membership meeting where our current members will have access to the great benefits of the show and IBA can reach out to potential members,” says Ron Cardey, Chairman of IBA. “With all that PACK EXPO offers, we know our members will have a great experience.”

“We’re honored that IBA has chosen to hold its fall meeting at PACK EXPO. Attendees will have access to all aspects of the show, from the education and technology sessions on the show floor, to the PACK gives BACK™ event,” says Jim Pittas, vice president, Tradeshows, PMMI. “They’ll be able to experience the energy of the PACK EXPO trade show floor before and after their meeting, including non-stop education sessions at the Food Safety Summit Resource Center and on the Innovation Stage.

The full schedule of available education sessions is available here.

Meeting attendees will have additional networking opportunities available at the Baking and Snack Break Lounge and Reception taking place Tuesday from 4–6 p.m.

Visit independentbaker.net to register for the IBA fall membership meeting.

Registration for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 is $30 through Oct. 3, when it increases to $60. For more information about the shows, visit packexpointernational.com.

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: 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); EXPO PACK México 2015, June 16–19 (Mexico City, Mexico).

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

About Independent Bakers Association
The Independent Bakers Association is a Washington, D.C. based national trade association of over 250 mostly family owned, wholesale bakeries and allied industry trades. The Association was founded in 1968 to protect the interests of independent wholesale bakers from antitrust and anticompetitive mergers and acquisitions. IBA pushes Congress to support market-oriented farm commodity programs and represents bakers' interests to federal agencies crafting labor, tax and environmental regulations.

The Association publishes a monthly Legislative Update offering Washington legislative and regulatory actions and analyzing pro-business positions impacting on wholesale baking, allied industry operations. Also as needed Press Releases share developing information about regulations, Capitol Hill politics, and efforts by IBA.

The IBA regulatory library includes compact compliance guides available to the public on a variety of issues ranging from labor law to environmental regulations for air and water. The library also offers a personalized manual for crisis communication during product tampering and emergency recall situations.

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