AIPIA Congress Explores Profitability of Active & Intelligent Packaging

August 18, 2014

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AIPIA Congress Explores Profitability of Active & Intelligent Packaging

PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 are home to upcoming AIPIA Congress

Reston, Va.; Aug. 18, 2014 —The Active and Intelligent Packaging Association (AIPIA) will survey the role active and intelligent packaging technology can play in profitability during AIPIA’s Congress (Nov. 2–4) during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago).
 
The program, which AIPIA announced last week, complements the array of professionals and technology that will be on site at PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO, says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
 
PMMI owns and produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, which includes PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO. Pharma EXPO is co-owned by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
 
“Active and intelligent packaging is a high-tech approach to some common issues. Food safety, shelf-life and counterfeiting, which are all included in this agenda, are just a few examples,” Yuska says. 
 
Program highlights will include sessions on nanotechnology, track and trace, smart labels, food waste reduction, anti-counterfeiting and shelf-life extension. And the Congress Forum, on Nov. 2, will reveal several very promising research and development projects.
 
For AIPIA Executive Director Eef de Ferrante, this Congress comes at an important time and takes advantage of an important venue: PACK EXPO.
 
“Major brand owners are clearly ready to invest heavily in active and intelligent packaging. Some already have. Recent conversations have taken us by surprise — not due to the enthusiasm for the technologies, but the diverse range of motivations behind it. The AIPIA Congress is on the right topics, at the right place and at the right time!” he says.
 
The AIPIA Congress will be held Nov. 2–4, in the West Building of McCormick Place alongside PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014. Registration for the Congress is online at AIPIA.info, and registrants will have admission to all PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO exhibits.
 
Information and registration for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO are at Packexpointernational.com. Admission is $30 per person prior to Oct. 3, when it increases to $60. 
 
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 portfolio 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 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
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