Emerson will continue their more than a decade long sponsorship of The Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago), according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
“Education and workforce development is a main priority for PMMI and we are always looking for more ways to engage students to get them excited about our industry,” says Laura Thompson, VP, trade shows, PMMI. “The Amazing Packaging Race is one of the most popular student programs during the show and we are excited to bring it back to Chicago this year.”
The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors with student teams completing tasks assigned by exhibitors throughout all four halls of the show floor. The race will take place on the last day of the show, Oct. 26, and will conclude with the awarding of prizes to the top three teams in the competition at the Emerson Booth (N-4736). Each student on the winning team will receive $1,000. Second and third place team members will receive $500 and $250 each, respectively.
“Emerson’s dedicated support over the years enables us to offer this popular program at our shows year after year and invest in the industry in a big way through the contributions made to the PMMI Foundation,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “We are very proud of this partnership and the difference that we are able to make together in the future of this industry.”
Exhibitors who wish to participate in the race can sign up here. The cost to participate is $600 and all proceeds go to the PMMI Foundation. For more information, contact Kate Fiorianti, senior manager, workforce development, PMMI at 571.287.4406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PMMI Foundation provides financial support for packaging and processing education throughout the U.S and Canada. Since its inception in 1998, the PMMI Foundation has given more than $2.3 million to strengthen the workforce within the packaging and processing industry.
Registration is also officially open for PACK EXPO International’s return to McCormick Place, Oct. 23-26, 2022, in Chicago. Registration for the show is $30 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to $130. For more information and to register, visit packexpointernational.com.