Solutions are the Focus for the Center for Trends & Technology

August 29, 2014

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Solutions are the Focus for the Center for Trends & Technology

Rockwell Automation & its PartnerNetwork Program™ educates attendees on the PACK EXPO International show floor

Reston, Va.; Aug. 29, 2014 — The Center for Trends and Technologies (CTT) at PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago) will feature 10 daily education sessions, according to CTT sponsor Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™, and PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“The CTT provides an action-oriented PACK EXPO experience for attendees,” says Mike Wagner, global packaging business manager, Rockwell Automation. “Our goal is for attendees to leave with solutions that will start solving their manufacturing challenges right away, and help them anticipate future needs.”

Topics for the 30-minute seminars include:

  • Anticipate and Take Advantage of the Internet of Things
  • Build a Secure Network Infrastructure and Enable Secure Remote Support
  • Collaborate with OEMs on Machinery Safety and Productivity
  • Anticipate the Impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act on Manufacturing and Supply-Chain Operations
  • Use Serialization Solutions to Reduce Risk
  • Use Line-Integration Techniques to Get Actionable Data Out of Machinery
  • Improve Network Security for Control Systems
  • Gather and Share Machinery Data throughout an Organization and Supply Chain via the Cloud

Representatives of PMMI’s Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence will also bring their collective voice to the agenda, discussing top-of-mind issues and best practices.

The CTT is one of several hubs on the PACK EXPO International show floor where attendees can sit in on free seminars, ask questions and network with peers, OEMs and industry leaders. It will include an interactive, virtual display of a baked-goods line, “ask-the-expert” kiosks, and speakers from companies including Cisco, Grantek Systems Integration, Interstates Control Systems Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Rockwell Automation and Stone Technologies Inc.

You’ll find a complete schedule under the “Education” tab on

Registration for PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago) is available online at Admission to PACK EXPO — which also grants you entrance to the co-located Pharma EXPO — is $30 through Oct. 3, 2014, 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,, 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 and

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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