Industry-Defining Associations Welcomed to PACK EXPO International 2016 and Pharma EXPO 2016 Partner Program


Reston, Va.; Aug. 17, 2016 — The Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO International 2016 and Pharma EXPO 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago) welcoming 31 associations and 11 international pavilion organizers committed to better serving their members and supporting the processing and packaging industries, reports PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

The PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows brings together the best of the processing and packaging industries looking for solutions to industry-wide issues,” says Jim Pittas, senior vice president, PMMI. “The associations in the Partner Program are a strong resource for these attendees and exhibitors, and have been a valuable asset to the PACK EXPO shows.

Partner Pavillion Pack ExpoThere are currently 27 associations that will partner with PACK EXPO International 2016 , four Pharma EXPO partner associations, and 11 International Pavilion Organizers.

The Partner Program provides a nice reciprocal marketing benefit for both IoPP and PMMI, whereby more people in the packaging industry can learn about IoPPs excellent educational programs and IoPP members can stay on top of all the need-to-knows about PACK EXPO,” says Jim George, IoPPs director of education. “The program is a win-win year in and year out, a huge mutual benefit that enables IoPP and PMMI to continue our robust partnership.

The organizations involved in the 2016 Partner Program include:

PACK EXPO Partners:

• ABEIF – Brazilian Flexible Packaging Association
• AIMCAL – Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators
• ABRE – Brazilian Packaging Association
• Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA)
• Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association
• Contract Packaging Association (CPA)
• Michigan State University Packaging Alumni Association (MSUPAA)
• Flexible Packaging Association (FPA)
• OMAC (The Organization for Machine Automation and Control)
• Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
• OPC Foundation
• Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA)
• PAC, Packaging Consortium
• Independent Bakers Association (IBA)
• PLCopen
• In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA)
• SNAC International
• Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
• SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
• Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE)
• Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)/Green Blue
• International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)
• United Fresh Produce Association
• International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA)
• World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

PACK EXPO International 2016 Pharma EXPO 2016Pharma EXPO Partners:

• Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC)
• PIP – Process Industry Practices
• Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
• Virginia Bio

International Pavillion Organizers:

• Adepta
• Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional
• Asia Media Company Limited
• NürnbergMesse
• China Council for the Promotion of Intl. Trade (CCPIT)
• Switzerland Global Enterprise
• China Food and Packaging Machinery


• UCIMA – Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association
• IINP – Brazilian Plastic Institute / Think Plastic Brazil
• VDMA – German Packaging Machinery


• Italian Trade Commission

PACK EXPO International 2016 and Pharma EXPO 2016 have over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, and are expected to attract 50,000 packaging and processing professionals and 2,300-plus exhibitors.

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About PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members’ growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.


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