Online Registration Available for Pack Expo

Packaging professionals from around the world can avoid long on-site registration lines and save 50 percent on entry fees for PACK EXPO International 2004 (November 7-11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place) by visiting the show’s official Web site.

Registration for the show via www.packexpo.com on or before October 15, 2004, will cost $25 per person. Packagers registering at McCormick Place or online after October 15 will be charged the full admission rate of $50. This single admission fee allows access to exhibits for the five-day exposition and includes entrance to the co-located Food Processing Machinery EXPO (formerly IEFP), sponsored and produced by Food Processing Machinery Association (FPMA).

Attendees will also have access to several new pavilions that have been added to PACK EXPO International 2004. The show’s new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Pavilion will feature solutions that meet the requirements of the entire supply chain, while its Packaging Security Resource Center will highlight a full spectrum of new product protection solutions offering a range of added safety measures. In addition, attendees can visit the new Confectionery Pavilion at the Food Processing Machinery EXPO to see the latest developments in both processing and packaging technology.

Entrance to the Showcase of Packaging Innovations, featuring the most innovative and award-winning package designs of 2004, is also covered by the entry fee.

Sponsored and produced by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), PACK EXPO International 2004 will feature more than 1,900 machinery, material, components and containers exhibitors utilizing 1.3 million net square feet of exhibit space. Thousands of packaging solutions will be available to the more than 47,000 decision-makers and purchasing influencers who are expected to attend, including 6,000 international visitors from more than 70 countries.

In addition to registration, www.packexpo.com offers packagers an opportunity to maximize their time at PACK EXPO by preplanning their show schedule. An up-to-date exhibitor list and show floor plans allow attendees to map out a route through the convention center and make appointments in advance. The site also offers hotel reservation service and information about traveling to and getting around Chicago. In addition, as the show approaches, attendees will be able to learn about the latest technology to be exhibited at PACK EXPO International 2004 via the site’s regularly updated Exhibitor Products section.

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's 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.

PMMI is the sponsor and producer of the PACK EXPO shows, the world's leading packaging shows. PACK EXPO International is held every two years. PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2005 takes place September 26-28, 2005, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. PMMI also co-produces EXPO PACK Mexico, the largest packaging show in Mexico. This show will be held June 22-25, 2004, at Expo Santa Fe, Mexico City, Mexico.

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