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Partners illustrate breadth of PACK EXPO

Nearly 50 organizations partnered with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 and Pharma EXPO.

Partner pavilions enhance PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
Partner pavilions enhance PACK EXPO Las Vegas.

The Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the co-located Pharma EXPO in 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas), boasting partnerships with 49 organizations supporting the processing, packaging and pharmaceutical supply chains, according to PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“The PACK EXPO trade shows are about bringing the entire processing and packaging supply chain together to tap into and spur innovation,” says Jim Pittas, senior vice president, PMMI. “With 30,000 attendees expected at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO, Partners will enjoy the opportunity to network with processing, packaging and pharmaceutical professionals and other like-minded associations.”

At present, 38 organizations will partner with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, while 12 organizations have joined the Pharma EXPO Partner and Media Partner Programs. In addition, PMMI Media Group publications such as Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging are covering the combined event with preview, on-site, and post-show reporting.

Mark Dingley, chairman of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) (Booth C-1343), says exhibiting at PACK EXPO raises the global profile of his association and member companies. “This is the third consecutive year that the APPMA has been an exhibitor at PACK EXPO due to the continued high levels of interest in the Australian market attained each year from attending the event,” says Dingley. “Our member companies represent a very large range of leading international brands in the processing and packaging machinery and allied components industries, and we welcome companies who are looking for agency or distribution opportunities in Australia to come and visit us in the Partner Pavilion.”

The list of organizations partnering with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 and Pharma EXPO as of Aug. 4 includes:

PACK EXPO Partners

  • ABIEF - Brazilian Flexible Packaging Association
  • Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC)
  • AIMCAL — Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators
  • AMEE (The Mexican Packaging Association)
  • Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA)
  • Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturer's Association (BCMA)
  • CANAINCA (The Mexican Chamber of Processed Food)
  • CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade)
  • Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (Future of Pneumatics booth)
  • China Food & Packaging Machinery Industry Association
  • Fundacion ExportAR
  • Contract Packaging Association (CPA)
  • Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
  • Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA)
  • In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA)
  • Independent Bakers Association (IBA)
  • INP (Brazilian Plastic Institute)
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
  • Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE)
  • International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA)
  • International Safe Transit Association (ISTA)
  • International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)
  • ITE Packaging Events
  • Midwest Food Processors Association (MWFPA)
  • National Confectioners Association (NCA)
  • National Fluid Power Association (Future of Pneumatics booth)
  • Northeast Dairy Foods Association, Inc.
  • OMAC – The Organization for Machine Automation and Control
  • OPC Foundation
  • PAC, Packaging Consortium
  • PLCopen
  • Snack Food Association (SFA)
  • SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
  • U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
  • UCIMA (Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association)
  • World Packaging Organisation

Pharma EXPO Partners

  • Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC)
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
  • Philadelphia Drug Exchange (PDE)
  • PIP - Process Industry Practices

Pharma EXPO Media Partners

  • Advantage Business Media - Pharmaceutical Processing
  • In-Pharma
  • Life Science Connect
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • PharmVOICE

“The HCPC is delighted to partner with PMMI and Pharma EXPO on behalf of our many pharmaceutical packaging industry members,” says Vicki Welch, communications director, HCPC. “We are pleased to support PMMI’s efforts to bring pharmaceutical supply chain innovators together, while continuing to promote our organization’s mission of improving patient adherence through packaging via our numerous Pharma EXPO exhibiting members who share our support of PMMI and recognize its critical role in showcasing new packaging technology.”

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 is co-located with Pharma EXPO 2015, a joint venture from PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). The two shows have over 800,000 net square feet of combined exhibit space and are expected to attract 30,000 packaging and processing professionals and more than 2,000 exhibiting companies.

Registration is $30 through Sept. 14, when it increases to $100. Register for PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO at

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