PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago), announces the Center for Trends & Technology (CTT): Improving Production through Innovation will make its second appearance at PACK EXPO, sponsored again by Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork™ program. The exhibit first appeared at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013.

“Rockwell Automation is an important innovator,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “Their exhibit last year brought these ideas and technologies to life, as I’m sure they will again in Chicago.”

Located in the South Hall (Booth 3097), the exhibit will be more than twice the size of last year’s and will offer attendees a variety of educational opportunities. Cutting-edge learning sessions and dynamic displays will showcase trends, remote solutions, line integration technologies, cloud computing, track-and-trace technologies, and manufacturing convergence. Staff on site will point visitors to suppliers who can help make their resulting new ideas come to life.

“We’re excited to return to PACK EXPO this year,” says Mike Wagner, global segment business manager, Rockwell Automation. “Visitors to CTT will be able to explore new technologies that allow them to decrease their time to market, facilitate regulatory compliance and ultimately strengthen their brand equity, and that’s huge.”

Kiosks and live, 30-minute presentations will illustrate the following topics:

  • Machine Safety
  • Food Safety
  • Serialization
  • Secure Remote Support
  • Connected Enterprise
  • Security
  • Line Optimization / Performance
  • Interactive Wall - "Baking Line" Animation

For more information on PACK EXPO International 2014 or Pharma EXPO, visit and“The co-location of Pharma EXPO, produced in partnership by PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), will strengthen the impact of CTT,” Yuska adds. “The technologies on display at CTT are all relevant to the Pharma EXPO attendee base, particularly those relating to serialization, secure remote support, and line optimization and performance, and they’ll be able to explore these new technologies, too. It’s a win-win for all of our PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO attendees, as well as Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork program.”

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, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México 2014, June 17-20 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10-12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

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About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. VisitRockwell Automation for more information.