PMMI Issues Call for Presentations for Pack Expo Conference

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) is issuing a call for presentations for the Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas to be held in conjunction with the Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003 exhibition.

Individuals interested in offering technology-focused, non-commercial presentations relating to the conference topics outlined below are invited to submit abstracts of their proposed presentations along with speaker contact information (name, title, company, address, phone/fax/e-mail) to Samara Wolf, program coordinator, PMMI, at [email protected] no later than March 14, 2003.

Proposals will be evaluated by conference management and a Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas advisory panel composed of packaging professionals. Proposals will be evaluated in terms of the technical, scientific and production data presented or trends covered and their interest to an audience of packaging professionals. The advisory committee is acting on behalf of conference attendees who are not interested in "sales pitches," but are looking for informed, insightful, analyses and market experiences.

Please note: Technology developers/marketers interested in making presentations are strongly encouraged to include users of their technology as presenters or co-presenters. In reviewing the proposals, the committee will give top consideration to those presentations.

Conference management and the Conference at Pack Expo advisory committee will consider proposals for presentations not related to the conference topics listed only if, in their view, the proposals would be of particular value/interest to conference attendees.

Topics of particular interest for the Conference at Pack Expo Las Vegas include:

• Advances in Value-Added Closures

• Printed and Electronic Package Coding Systems

• Cutting Costs without Sacrificing Packaging Performance/Quality

~ Machinery/equipment strategies

~ Material/containers options

• Flexible Packaging Developments

~ Advanced performance materials

~ High-speed Pouch packing lines

~ Shrink sleeve and label options

• Glass Container Technologies and Trends

• Machinery/Equipment

~ Aseptic bottling advances

~ Packaging production asset management

~ Quick changeover strategies technologies

~ Improving packaging line efficiencies

~ Labeling system developments

~ Leasing vs. purchasing

~ Improving HMI (the human-machine interface)

~ Machinery specifying/evaluating

• Packaging Market Trends

• Outsourcing Packaging Operations

• Pharmaceutical Packaging Advances

• Clear Barrier Plastic Container Advances

• Emerging Packaging Regulations/Legislation

• Security

~ Enhancing operations security

~ Tightening package/container security

~ Tracking incoming material/supplies, outgoing products/packages

Presentation abstracts should be no longer than 1,000 words and should Include an outline or overview of the proposed topic. Identify speaker(s), title(s), organization affiliation(s) and background(s) of the individuals who will make the presentation.

Note: Proposals that include packaging end users as presenters/co-presenters will be given preferential consideration.

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