PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (, will bring the latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast, with the debut of the newest event in its PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, PACK EXPO East (Feb. 16–18, 2015; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, The new show brings PACK EXPO ( — and the innovation, educational resources and networking opportunities it’s known for — to the North East in the region’s only event for processing and packaging technologies across industries.

“We learned through customer research that we have a great opportunity for both PACK EXPO exhibitors and end users in the North East,” says Jim Pittas, sr. vice president, PMMI.

He adds that PACK EXPO East promises to bring world-class innovation and insights in packaging and processing for many markets, including, but not limited to, the pharmaceutical, medical device, baking and snack, beverage, food and personal care sectors.

“Whether your market is confectionery, baking/snack, pharmaceutical and medical devices, food, beverage, electronics or something else, PACK EXPO East will bring an exclusive focus on processing and packaging technologies, top-tier exhibitors and a customer-centric approach to operational needs. It’s everything you expect in a PACK EXPO show, located within 200 miles of a third of the nation’s major consumer goods companies,” says Pittas.

With this mixture of technologies, PACK EXPO East combines convenient and much-needed access to advanced, whole-line solutions. The show will also offer regional attendees an exclusive opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas between industries. Attendees will find the educational opportunities they have come to expect from PACK EXPO shows, including Innovation Stage sessions, on-floor education at exhibitor booths and activities in conjunction with packaging and processing educators.

“Philadelphia is an accessible and affordable destination for manufacturing professionals on the East Coast,” Pittas continues. “By hosting a PACK EXPO event here, we’re creating an opportunity for manufacturers to bring more team members to the show, so they can explore innovations on the line and new solutions that they’ve never considered before.”

 PACK EXPO East’s high-caliber educational programming will address challenges in sustainability, food safety and automation, and networking opportunities to connect with suppliers and peers on important issues and trends.