The Innovation Discovery initiative, which provides benefits to companies registering large buying groups at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23–25, 2013; Las Vegas Convention Center), is attracting the largest group of participating companies to PACK EXPO Las Vegas to date.
PACK EXPO Las Vegas is owned and produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. PMMI president & CEO Charles D. Yuska says the success of the program has as much to do with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 as it does with the benefits that go along with Innovation Discovery.
“Buying teams at PACK EXPO often take a ‘divide-and-conquer’ approach, sending out subgroups that investigate specific solutions. Innovation Discovery helps them maximize that approach with benefits that include help arranging meetings with exhibitors,” says Yuska.
Other key Innovation Discovery benefits include custom trends presentations delivered by PMMI experts and a meeting room on site. This year’s participating CPGs include food and personal products manufacturers:
- Abbott Laboratories
- Campbell Soup
- ConAgra Foods, Inc.
- Del Monte Foods
- General Mills
- H.J. Heinz
- Hormel Foods
- Mars Petcare USA
- Nestle USA – N.A. Procurement
- PepsiCo (Frito Lay)
- PepsiCo Beverages Chicago
- Procter & Gamble
- Rich Products
“PMMI’s mission charges us with convening the packaging and processing supply chain — bringing everyone together to advance their businesses. The Innovation Discovery program is an outgrowth of that mission,” says Yuska.
PACK EXPO is the most comprehensive resource for packaging and processing innovation in North America this year. Nearly 1,750 processing and packaging solutions providers will be on hand in the over 700,000 net square feet, contributing to what will be the largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas ever. To register for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, visit Packexpo.com. Discounted registration rates of $30 per person apply until September 9, 2013; costs increase to $60 per person after that date and on-site.
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, packexpo.com, 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).