Award Winning Packaging Coming to Pack Expo Las Vagas

Arlington, VA -- Attendees touring the PACK EXPO Las Vegas Showcase of Packaging Innovations will be introduced to international packaging excellence with the addition of three international associations to the exhibit: The Argentinian Packaging Institute (IAE), the Brazilian Packaging Association (ABRE) and the Mexican Packaging Association (AMEE).

These leading international associations will feature dozens of award winning packages serving the Latin American marketplace within the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, a feature of the PACK EXPO Las Vegas Containers & Materials Pavilion.

The three Latin American packaging associations will be joining eight other organizations in presenting an array of inventive container ideas. All told, the 11 organizations participating in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations will display more than 300 packaging innovations.

The packaging organizations participating in the Showcase of Packaging Innovations include:

Argentinian Packaging Institute (IAE)

Star of the South Award (Estrella del Sur)

Brazilian Packaging Association (ABRE)

Packaging Design Award

DuPont Company, DuPont Awards for Innovation in Packaging

Environmental Protection Agency

Cradle-to-Cradle Design Challenge for E-Commerce Shipping Packaging and Logistics

Flexible Packaging Association

Packaging Achievement Awards

Foodservice & Packaging Institute

Best of the Best Foodservice

Packaging Awards

The Glass Packaging Institute

The Clear Choice Awards

Institute of Packaging Professionals

AmeriStar Awards

Mexican Packaging Association (AMEE)

Stellar Packaging Award (Envase Estelar)

Paperboard Packaging Council

National Paperboard Packaging Competition

The Tube Council

Tubes of the Year Awards

"Consumer goods companies can't afford to miss PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the Showcase of Packaging Innovations," says Charles D. Yuska, president of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI.) "Packaging plays a critical role in both protecting consumers, but also marketing a product at the retail level. PACK EXPO Las Vegas is the only place consumers goods companies will be able to see literally hundreds of award winning packaging designs used by companies throughout the world to protect and promote their products."

PACK EXPO Las Vegas is produced and sponsored by PMMI. PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be held October 13-15, 2003 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. This year's show will feature more than 800 exhibitors spread over 410,000 net square feet of exhibit space, including the Containers & Materials Pavilion and the Showcase of Packaging Innovations.

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) is a trade association whose more than 500 members manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery in the United States and Canada. PMMI' vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging. Its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

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