News | February 1, 2017

PMMI is Your Gateway to the Largest Economy in the World

Visit the PMMI Booth at interpack to Connect to the North American Market

Reston, Va.; Jan. 31, 2017 — More than 165 members of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will represent the lucrative North American market, while showcasing global processing and packaging machinery solutions at interpack (Düsseldorf, Germany; May 4–10, 2017).

A triannual international trade fair for packaging and related processing industries, interpack serves the food, beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sectors.

As the biggest and most influential packaging and processing association in the largest economy in the world, PMMI is the strongest partner to facilitate North American business through its PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, PMMI Media Group and business drivers that equip the industry to succeed in a global marketplace. PMMI is the number one gateway to the North American market.

“PMMI offers invaluable resources to manufacturers wanting to do business in North America,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “Our three business units work together to connect suppliers with customers year-round and drive the innovation needed to move the industry forward. We do this through our PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, PMMI Media Group and business drivers that provide the industry tools to succeed in a global marketplace.”

At interpack, PMMI’s Business Intelligence will release its 2017 Global Packaging Trends report. This report explores key trends driving packaging innovations such as increasing awareness of health and wellness and growing concerns about environmental impact while identifying hot spots for packaging growth in all regions of the world.

The PMMI booth will also offer a thorough primer on its world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. As the leading processing and packaging shows in North America, each is designed to connect consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions.

“The next installment of the PMMI portfolio of trade shows, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, takes place at the end of September and is an unparalleled resource for those aiming to break into the North American market while connecting with even more PMMI companies,” says Jim Pittas, senior vice president, PMMI.

In addition, representatives from PMMI’s Media Group will be on-hand to showcase its leading publications, events and online media connecting the global supply chain. PMMI’s Media Group produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end users of packaging, processing and industrial automation.

The PMMI booth (Hall 12; Stand F01) will have pocket guides readily available that attendees can use to locate PMMI member companies exhibiting at the show. The pocket guide identifies these members alphabetically, cross-referenced by the types of machines they produce.

“PMMI members are globally renowned for making the highest quality equipment, offering responsive service and committing to meeting their customers’ needs,” Yuska says. “Their active participation at interpack is a testament to the robust North American market and the innovations offered by our members designed to serve the international marketplace.”

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About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 750 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. 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, Healthcare Packaging 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.