Reston, Va.; Nov. 3, 2015 — Beverage professionals had a wealth of resources at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, thanks to help from the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), says show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Professionals. ISBT hosted the Beverage Cooler Lounge, a show-floor networking center for the beverage industry.

“This year’s PACK EXPO trade show was another record-breaking effort, and ISBT’s contributions were critical,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “Their participation in the show helped us make sure this critical industry sector was well-served.”

Seminars at the Beverage Cooler Lounge, hosted by ISBT, covered beverage packaging challenges, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), quality control, packaging materials and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). 

“PACK EXPO is where our members go to connect with suppliers all along the processing and packaging supply chain,” says Larry Hobbs, ISBT executive director. “By hosting the Beverage Cooler Lounge, we provided them and their peers with a dedicated networking area where they could learn about the latest trends in the marketplace, seek out industry experts and get answers that allowed them to make the most of their PACK EXPO experience.”

PACK EXPO Las Vegas, co-located with Pharma EXPO 2015, broke show records for visitor attendance (28,699), number of exhibiting companies (2,006) and exhibit space (844,510).

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members’ growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year. Learn more at, and

About ISBT
The International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is the premier technical society for the beverage industry, with more than 800 members worldwide. As the only international society dedicated solely to the scientific and technical aspects of soft drinks and beverages, ISBT provides a unique, non-competitive forum for networking with other experts in the field at a technical level.

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