PMMI Sets Conference Agenda

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI, Arlington, Va.), has announced the agenda for the Conference at PACK EXPO beginning October 15-17 in Las Vegas. This comprehensive education program will help packaging professionals understand and respond to strategic business issues. Conference “tracks” include Brand Protection, Converting, Cost Savings, E-Machinery, Material Advances, Processing, Safety, Sustainability, Track & Trace and Upgrading Operations.

Keynote presentations from high-level executives at influential packaging groups, including Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association (GMA/FPA) and John A. Luke, Jr., chairman and CEO of MeadWestvaco Corporation, will be given each day. A third keynote speaker, Dr. David Acheson, Assistant Commissioner of Food Protection at the Food and Drug Administration, has just been added to the lineup.

The conference is held in conjunction with PACK EXPO Las Vegas.

The Conference at PACK EXPO is divided into multiple time periods each day, with several concurrent sessions planned for each time slot. This flexible approach makes it easy for attendees to participate in the program while keeping other commitments during the show.

Within the conference tracks, attendees can choose specific presentations that cover a broad range of issues, including sustainability enhancement, anti-counterfeiting, Six Sigma, lean changeover, traceability, RFID technology and much more.

To help select sessions most suited to individual business goals, attendees can use My PACK EXPO, an innovative pre-show planning tool. To access this free service, attendees simply complete a show registration form and short profile. Based on the data inputted, My PACK EXPO will intelligently mine the show’s database of conference sessions to generate a report customized to meet individual needs and interests. The report is hosted on a personalized, password-protected Web portal that can be accessed 24/7. The My PACK EXPO feature will be available for attendees beginning in mid-August.

Registration for the conference is currently available online at

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