PMMI, the producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, announced three Gold Sponsors for the Leadership Lecture at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 (September 26–28; Las Vegas Convention Center), featuring keynote speaker retired General Colin L. Powell. Dorner Mfg. Corp., Eastman Chemical Company and Fox IV Technologies will each support General Powell’s talk “Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust & Values.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A special reception, open to all ticket holders, will precede the speech at 3:30 p.m.

DuPont and Morrison Container Handling Solutions are supporting the lecture as title sponsors.

“Exhibitors and attendees have already expressed tremendous interest in this year’s keynote speaker, Gen. Colin Powell,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “It is sure to be a packed leadership event and this would not have been possible without the support of our three gold sponsors.”

A decorated war hero, Gen. Powell has served the United States in many roles: National Security Advisor to President Ronald Regan, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Gen. Powell has also defied racial barriers, serving as the first African-American Secretary of State under president George W. Bush. Now, he continues his leadership as the Chairman of America’s Promise Alliance - an organization that works with over 400 partner organizations to provide resources that build better lives for America’s youth.

Tickets for the PACK EXPO Leadership Lecture are available for purchase on www.packexpo.com.  Single tickets are $125 or packages of 10 tickets are available for $1,000.

For more information about PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 or to register, visit www.packexpo.com