PMMI, the producer and owner of Pack Expo, and the American Meat Institute (AMI), sponsor and producer of the International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, have announced a new strategic partnership.

While details of activities are in the planning stages, PMMI and AMI are discussing ways to address mutual concerns such as safety standards and issues related to meat packaging and processing. As part of the agreement:

• AMI will participate in PMMI’s Allied Association Program, and will exhibit atPack Expo International 2010(Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2010; McCormick Place, Chicago), and promote the event and AMI participation to its members.

• PMMI will exhibit in the 2011 AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention & Exposition (April 11-13, 2011; McCormick Place, Chicago) and promote its participation to PMMI members.

• To better serve the two groups, PMMI and AMI are also discussing conducting jointly sponsored programs at their respective events.

“These programs  will reinforce our members’ mutual interests and add to the considerable value of both Pack Expo and AMI Expo,” says Charles Yuska, president/CEO of PMMI.