GMA, RPA to Host Events at Pack Expo 2010

At Pack Expo 2010, set for Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Chicago, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) plans to hold its first Manufacturing Excellence Conference, and the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) will sponsor the new Reusable Packaging Pavilion.

The GMA conference, which takes place Nov. 1-2, addresses topics such as product safety, sustainability and operational reliability.

“By partnering with PMMI, our goal is to provide GMA members and all of our industry partners a forum where we can work to align manufacturing, engineering and plant management problem solving in the critical areas of product safety, sustainability and operational reliability,” says Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of GMA.

RPA has also announced plans to sponsor the new 3,000-square foot Reusable Packaging Pavilion featuring more than 20 exhibitors showcasing reusable pallets, hand-held containers, bulk containers, dunnage and other transport packaging products.

RPA is also hosting a series of educational sessions and workshops Nov. 2-3 covering sustainability, safety and RFID.

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) organizes the annual Pack Expo International trade show.

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