Take a Break to Innovate at PACK EXPO International 2014

October 9, 2014

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Take a Break to Innovate at PACK EXPO International 2014

PMMI announces full schedule of PACK EXPO International Innovation Stage presentations addressing efficiency, cost savings, package design, traceability and more 

Reston, Va.; Oct. 9, 2014 — Innovation Stage will bring critical insights to the PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago) show floor with over 50 free presentations addressing a wide range of breakthrough technologies, trends and challenges. The full schedule of sessions is available online.

“The response we have received from past Innovation Stage sessions shows the value these presentations add to the show. Attendees appreciate the first-hand information on the latest technologies and the convenience of these sessions being located at the front of the hall,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education and Workforce Development at PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows.

Topics addressed by exhibitors and other experts during the 30-minute sessions will cover an array of solutions, such as cost-effective, turn-key wireless remote monitoring tools and enhanced robotics.  Session titles include:

  • Adaptive Accumulation – How Can We Help Your Line Efficiency?
  • Clean Robots
  • Concept to Consumer Design of Inks and Coatings for Safe and Sustainable Packaging
  • Cutting Costs & Saving Time in the Development of New Medicine
  • Efficient and Sustainable Facility Design
  • How to Master Product Traceability in an IT World
  • Ignite Sales with Market-Leading Packaging
  • Inspiring the Innovators Within
  • Large Spout Pouches: A Design Innovation from Start to Finish
  • The Most Advanced Solutions Custom Made to your Business
  • The New Pharmaceutical Supply Chain – How On Demand, Color Labels Help Repackers and Distributors Adapt to Changing Environment and Demands

The three PACK EXPO Innovation Stages will be on the Grand Concourse, near the entrance to the North Hall. Speakers include powerhouses such as The Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence, GE Intelligent Platforms and ConAgra.

“Selected by a panel of industry experts, the presentations at these Innovation Stages at PACK EXPO will serve as a hub for inspiration and innovation. Attendees will listen to some of the industry’s top professionals speak on the latest technologies and solutions that can help elevate brands,” says Ferrante.

Additionally, the launch of Pharma EXPO, a co-located event spotlighting lifecycle solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, will provide opportunities to cross-pollinate ideas between industries.The Pharma EXPO Innovation Stage, in the West Hall near the entrance to Pharma EXPO will address groundbreaking technologies and processes related to the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biotechnology and medical device sectors. Pharma EXPO is produced in partnership by PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

To browse the full schedule of Innovation Stage sessions, click here.

Registration for PACK EXPO International 2014 is available online at packexpointernational.com. Admission to PACK EXPO — which also grants you entrance to the co-located Pharma EXPO — is $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, 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.

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Kate Achelpohl
Director, Member Communications
703.243.8555
kachelpohl@pmmi.org