Over 40 industry associations have come together to support PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 25–27) as part of the Partner Program. These leading packaging and pharma production associations are dedicated to advancing the next generation of industry innovation.

As participants in the program, trade associations serve as an on-site resource for the over 30,000 attendees expected at the co-located event. Many of these partner associations bring a specific vertical market focus and will host pavilions, sponsor networking lounges and produce educational sessions.

“The Association Partner Pavilions at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, bring together leading industry associations with decision makers from the world’s top CPG companies, retailers and pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “The expertise and industry knowledge provided by partner associations on-site offer an invaluable resource to attendees.”

Two returning partners speak to the benefit of being a partner:

“IoPP is thrilled to partner once again with PMMI in support of PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, which have provided so much value to our members who have attended over the years,” says Jim George, IoPP director of education. “We share the same important goal of educating packaging professionals and helping them advance their careers. IoPP also is pleased to have the opportunity once again to showcase the winning packages in the 2017 AmeriStar Awards contest and put some superb design work from the industry on display this year in Las Vegas.”

“The APPMA is proud to exhibit once again at PACK EXPO as this event offers global exposure for our member capabilities and access for companies looking for innovative Australian manufactured packaging and processing machinery and agency opportunities,” says Mark Dingley, chairman of the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA). The APPMA represents Australia’s leading packaging and processing machinery and allied components companies. Members include manufacturers, distributors and importers of packaging and processing machinery who supply to industries such as food, beverage, dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, confectionery, bakery and fresh produce.

These associations have joined as partners, lounge hosts or pavilion organizations for PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO as of July 12:

PACK EXPO Las Vegas Partners

ABIEF — Brazilian Flexible Packaging Association
AIMCAL — Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators
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American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA)
Cold Pressure Council (CPC)
Contract Packaging Association (CPA)
Flexible Packaging Association (FPA)
Flexographic Technical Association (FTA)
Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA)
Independent Bakers Association (IBA)
In-Mold Decorating Association (IMDA)
Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE)
International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)
Japan Packaging Institute (JPI)
Midwest Food Products Association (MWFPA)
OMAC — The Organization for Machine Automation and Control
OPC Foundation
SNAC International
The Mexican Packaging Association (AMEE)
World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

PACK EXPO Las Vegas Lounge Hosts

American Bakers Association (ABA)
International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)
National Confectioners Association (NCA)

PACK EXPO Las Vegas International Partners and Pavilion Organizers

Argentina – Fundacion Exportar
China Council for the Promotion of Int’l. Trade (CCPIT)
INP – Brazilian Plastic Institute/ Think Plastic Brazil
Taiwan – Asia Media Company Limited
The Mexican Chamber of Processed Food Industry (CANAINCA)
UCIMA – Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association Italian Trade Commission

Healthcare Packaging EXPO Partners

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC)
Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
Instituto Argentino del Envase (IAE)

Register for PACK EXPO Las Vegas at packexpolasvegas.com or register for Healthcare Packaging EXPO at hcpevegas.com.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. 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 packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World 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 PMMI.org and Packexpo.com and PMMIMediaGroup.com.