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Partner Program Returns

Industry-defining associations welcomed to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 partner program.

PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO logos.
PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO logos.

The Partner Program returns to PACK EXPO International and the co-located Pharma EXPO in 2016 (Nov. 6–9; McCormick Place, Chicago), welcoming 31 associations and 11 international pavilion organizers committed to better serving their members and supporting the processing and packaging industries, reports PACK EXPO producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“The PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows brings together the best of the processing and packaging industries looking for solutions to industry-wide issues,” says Jim Pittas, senior vice president, PMMI. “The associations in the Partner Program are a strong resource for these attendees and exhibitors, and have been a valuable asset to the PACK EXPO shows.”

There are currently 27 associations that will partner with PACK EXPO International 2016, four Pharma EXPO partner associations, and 11 International Pavilion Organizers.

“The Partner Program provides a nice reciprocal marketing benefit for both IoPP and PMMI, whereby more people in the packaging industry can learn about IoPP’s excellent educational programs and IoPP members can stay on top of all the need-to-knows about PACK EXPO,” says Jim George, IoPP’s director of education. “The program is a win-win year in and year out, a huge mutual benefit that enables IoPP and PMMI to continue our robust partnership.”

The organizations involved in the 2016 Partner Program include:

PACK EXPO Partners:

  • ABIEF – Brazilian Flexible Packaging Association
  • ABRE – Brazilian Packaging Association
  • AIMCAL – Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators
  • Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA)
  • 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)
  • International Molded Fiber Association (IMFA)
  • ISTA
  • Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association
  • Michigan State University Packaging Alumni Association (MSUPAA)
  • OMAC (The Organization for Machine Automation and Control)
  • OPC Foundation
  • PAC, Packaging Consortium
  • PLCopen
  • SNAC International
  • SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC)/Green Blue
  • United Fresh Produce Association
  • World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

Pharma EXPO Partners:

  • Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC)
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)
  • PIP – Process Industry Practices
  • Virginia Bio

International Pavilion Organizers:

  • Adepta
  • Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional
  • Asia Media Company Limited
  • China Council for the Promotion of Int’l. Trade (CCPIT)
  • China Food and Packaging Machinery Association
  • INP – Brazilian Plastic Institute / Think Plastic Brazil
  • Italian Trade Commission
  • NürnbergMesse
  • Switzerland Global Enterprise
  • UCIMA – Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association
  • VDMA – German Packaging Machinery Manufacturers

PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 have over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, and are expected to attract 50,000 packaging and processing professionals and 2,300-plus exhibitors.

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