Meet the Future Workforce of the Industry at PACK EXPO's NextGen Networking Fair

October 17, 2016

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Meet the Future Workforce of the Industry at PACK EXPO's NextGen Networking Fair

PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 Connect Packaging and Processing Employers with the Workforce of Tomorrow

Reston, Va.; Oct. 17, 2016 — The inaugural NextGen Networking Fair, a new event from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, offers a one-of-a-kind matchmaking opportunity for PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 exhibitors and attendees to connect with the emerging workforce.

Sponsored by B&R Industrial Automation, the event debuts on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 from 3–5 p.m. during PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 in the Education & Workforce Development Pavilion, in the North Mezzanine of McCormick Place. The event provides employers in the processing and packaging industry, the opportunity to meet and connect with a targeted audience of talented students from packaging, processing, materials, package design and mechatronics programs.

“With the Baby Boomer generation increasingly opting for retirement, employers are looking for fresh talent to design, build, operate and service their highly advanced and automated packaging and processing systems. Recruiting and retaining capable new employees results in an important competitive advantage,” says Patricia Andersen, PMMI Education & Workforce Development Committee Chair. “In November many talented and skilled young people will be attending PACK EXPO International and this event is a perfect opportunity for processing and packaging employers to connect with gifted students to help guide them into careers in the processing and packaging field.”

Light refreshments will be served.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 750 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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