Pack Expo Seeks Presenters

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) is issuing a call for presentations for the conference at Pack Expo to be held in conjunction with Pack Expo International scheduled for November 7-11 at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Packaging professionals with engineering, production or operations titles interested in offering technology-focused, non-commercial presentations are invited to submit abstracts of their proposed presentations to Samara Wolf, program coordinator, PMMI, at [email protected] no later than April 9, 2004. Please include speaker contact information (name, title, company, address, phone/fax/email).

Conference management and an advisory panel composed of packaging professionals will evaluate the proposals in terms of the technical, scientific and production data presented or trends covered and their interest to an audience of packaging professionals.

Topics of particular interest include:

o Radio frequency identification;

o Evolving electronic product code (EPC) standards;


o Enhancing operations security;

o tightening package/container security;

o Tracking incoming material/supplies, outgoing products/packages;

o Anti-counterfeiting packaging strategies;

o Packaging automation;

o Improving packaging line performance/efficiency;

o Improving efficiency with robotic packaging operations;

o What management should know about machine controls;

o PackOps: When outsourcing makes more sense;

o Retail market packaging trends. Presentation proposals should be no longer than 500 words and should:

o Include an outline or overview of the proposed topic.

o Identify speaker(s), title(s), organization affiliation(s) and background(s) of the individuals who will make the presentation.

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

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