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June 15, 2022

PACK EXPO International Returns with PACK gives BACK


Legendary STYX band entertains  for a good cause

PACK EXPO’s annual event PACK gives BACK,  returns to PACK EXPO International (Oct. 23-26; McCormick Place, Chicago)  bigger and better than ever! For the first time in its Chicago history, the  event will be a musical performance, with headlining band STYX taking center  stage at McCormick Place, according to show producer PMMI, The Association  for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Rockwell Automation returns as title  sponsor and proceeds will benefit the PMMI Foundation.

Since its inception, PACK gives  BACK has become a staple at both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and PACK EXPO  International events, with the goal of advancing the future of the packaging  and processing industry by providing scholarships to the next generation of  professionals.

“PMMI is proud to be able to  continue nurturing the future of the packaging and processing industry in  conjunction with Rockwell,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “We are grateful for their support which enables us to invest in the next generation  with generous scholarship opportunities.”

PACK EXPO International also  offers multiple programs and activities  aimed at getting students excited about careers in packaging and processing  and connecting them with professional mentors in the industry. In addition to  exciting networking events and student programs, the highlight of PACK EXPO  International will be the new, never-before seen solutions, from thousands of  leading suppliers on the show floor, bringing all vertical industries  together to generate a cross-pollination of ideas and crossover solutions  that can only be discovered in-person.

“As a long time PMMI member and  PACK EXPO exhibitor, we are proud continue our commitment alongside PMMI to  invest in the future of the packaging industry,” says Gina Claxton, Regional  President Americas, Rockwell Automation. “We are honored to support the next  generation of packaging professionals and once again sponsor PACK gives  BACK.”

After touring the show floor,  attendees can head to a value-packed networking reception then rock out to  the legendary band STYX. STYX draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts such as, Renegade,  Come Sail Away, Lady, Blue Collar Man, Too Much Time On My Hands, Mr. Roboto,  Fooling Yourself, The Grand Illusion and more. Doors open at 4:30 pm Monday,  October 24, 2022.

Tickets include beer, wine, light  hors d’oeuvres and the performance. Attendees can purchase tickets  either during the registration process or by logging into their registration  record. Purchase nine tickets and the tenth is free.

 Proceeds benefit the PMMI Foundation  which will give away six $5,000 scholarships; winners will be announced at  the event. 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. 

To learn more and to register,  visit packexpointernational.com. Registration  for the show is $30 until Sept. 30, after which it increases to $130.

Gatwiri Muthara

Sr. Manager, Public Relations

PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
[email protected]