Entire Industry Benefits when Partner Program Convenes at PACK EXPO & Pharma EXPO

October 14, 2014

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Entire Industry Benefits when Partner Program Convenes at PACK EXPO & Pharma EXPO

Reston, Va.; Oct. 14, 2014 — Industry associations that want to better serve their members and raise their profiles have continued to sign on to the Partner Program at PACK EXPO International 2014 and Pharma EXPO (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago). PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, which owns and produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, reports the 2014 group of partners is the largest seen to date.

“The professional organizations that represent our attendees understand the value of the shows. They see how being at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO strengthens industry connections that support their own organizations’ missions and goals, and creates more opportunities for innovation across industry segments,” says Jim Pittas, vice president, Trade Shows, PMMI.

Since July, seven additional associations have joined the Partner Program:

  • ABIEF - Brazilian Flexible Packaging Association
  • American Meat Institute (AMI)
  • Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC)
  • PIP - Process Industry Practices
  • Snack Food Association (SFA)
  • GreenBlue's Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)
  • World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

“The Snack Food Association (SFA) has found tremendous value in being part of the PACK EXPO Partner Program. Our partnership has allowed us to promote and support our members participating at PACK EXPO, as well as to enhance our visibility and reach new targets,” says David Walsh, manager, Marketing & Member Services, SFA.

PIP — Process Industry Practices chose to participate in the Pharma EXPO Partner Program because of the caliber of attendee and the market segments the event brings together.

“We are very excited to partner with Pharma EXPO! We welcome the chance to get to know the participants and to have them get to know us,” says PIP’s Molly Collins, senior program coordinator – Membership, Subscription, Licensing, Marketing.

The other organizations that have joined are:


Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA)

Adhesive and Sealants Council (ASC)

AIMCAL — Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators

AMEC – ENVASGRAF American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Asociación Mexicana de Envase y Embalaje, A.C. (AMEE)
Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers' Association (B&CMA) Brazilian Packaging Association (ABRE)
Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) China Food & Packaging Machinery Industry Association (CFPMA) Contract Packaging Association (CPA)
Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) Independent Bakers Association (IBA) In-Mold Decorating Association (IDMA)
Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE) International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA)
International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) Ipack-Ima
Italian Trade Commission Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association Michigan State University (MSU) Packaging Alumni Association
Midwest Food Processors Association, Inc. (MWFPA) National Confectioners Association (NCA) Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA)
The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) ODVA, Inc. PAC, Packaging Consortium
PLCopen Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association TAPPI UCIMA — Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association


GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) advances sustainability in packaging through science-based research, information, tools and efforts to help build packaging systems that encourage economic prosperity and a sustainable flow of materials. For Nina Goodrich, executive director of GreenBlue and SPC director, being at PACK EXPO allows a highly-targeted message to reach the correct audience:

“Working with organizations and associations like PMMI has been an effective way to advance the sustainable packaging discussion and help industry members embed sustainability into their operations. PACK EXPO has helped the SPC to further develop business relationships and maintain our position as a leader in packaging sustainability. We are happy to be working with PMMI again for PACK EXPO International in 2014, and look forward to seeing what is on the horizon for the packaging industry,” Goodrich says.

Registration for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO is online at Packexpointernational.com, which admits attendees to all exhibits and on-floor education, is $60.

Learn more about the PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO Partner program online.

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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