The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, which owns and produces the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, and Koelnmesse GmbH, organizer of trade fairs including Anuga FoodTec, are joining forces to promote their packaging and processing industry events.
“It’s rare to find a company that does business on one continent, let alone in a single nation, anymore. By working with Koelnmesse, PMMI will help our exhibitors and attendees fully realize the possibilities that are available globally,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.
The agreement allows for promotional support and exhibiting at select events for each group. Koelnmesse will add to marketing efforts for PMMI’s PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, and PMMI will do the same for Koelnmesse’s Anuga FoodTec, ProSweets Cologne and International FoodTec India.
“By exhibiting at each other’s shows, PMMI and Koelnmesse will support their own events, and more importantly, will provide insight companies considering expansion in North America, Europe and India, need,” says Dietmar Eiden, Vice President Trade Fair Management Koelnmesse GmbH.
“This collaboration, like the shows themselves, will allow attendees to come away with a broader picture of global factors impacting packaging and processing operations,” states Eiden.
“No matter where a company falls along the packaging and processing supply chain, it’s a small world that’s getting smaller all the time,” adds Yuska. “Attendees to Koelnmesse’s events are dealing with many of the same issues as PACK EXPO attendees. Food safety, sustainability and efficient use of resources are critical up and down the supply chain, regardless of where you live or work.”
The agreement will be in place through 2018. Specific events covered will be:
  • PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.)

  • EXPO PACK México (Mexico City, Mexico)

  • PACK EXPO International (Chicago, Ill., U.S.) 

  • Anuga FoodTec (Cologne, Germany) 

  • ProSweets Cologne (Cologne, Germany)

  • International FoodTec India (Mumbai, India)

About PMMI
PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK Mexico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: ; PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 , Sept. 23–25, 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center); EXPO PACK México 2014 , June 17-20, 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5, 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 2–4, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 18-20, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).
Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at and
About Koelnmesse Group
Koelnmesse GmbH is a world-renowned trade show organizer hosting over 75 trade shows in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse owns the fifth-largest exposition and conference center in the world spanning close to 3.5 million sq.ft. plus over 1 million sq.ft. of open-air space. 25 of Koelnmesse's trade shows are globally leading flagship trade shows such as Anuga, Anuga FoodTec and ISM for the food & beverage industry; IDS for the dental industry; Photokina for the photo and imaging industries, imm for the furniture and Orgatec for the office furniture industry. Koelnmesse has subsidiaries or representative offices in more than 100 countries. Koelnmesse's North America subsidiary is located in Chicago, Illinois.
Koelnmesse hosts 20 shows for the food and beverage industry in six different countries. Trade Shows focusing on processing and packaging technology include: Anuga Foodtec and ProSweets Cologne in Germany, the Sweets & SnackTec editions in Mumbai, Shanghai and Dubai, and the International FoodTec India, Dairy Universe and IndiaPack also in Mumbai.
Learn more about Koelnmesse GmbH at or about Anuga FoodTec at