PACK EXPO East 2017 is just two weeks away (Feb. 27–March 1, 2017; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia), which means it’s time to download the PACK EXPO East Mobile App. Powered by Pro Mach and available from the App Store or Google Play, the App helps find products, view exhibitor listings, search conference sessions, plan an agenda and serve as a guide for the three-day event.

Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, PACK EXPO East spans nearly 100,000 net square feet and features 400 exhibiting companies. Its location in Philadelphia places the show within 200 miles of one-third of U.S. consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs), including arguably the country’s largest concentration of life science and pharmaceutical industries. The intimacy of a regional event allows attendees and exhibitors to spend quality time understanding each other’s operations and the challenges both sides of the table face.

The Innovation Stage at PACK EXPO East brings free 30-minute education sessions to the show floor for all attendees featuring fresh looks at breakthrough technologies, innovative applications and proven techniques. Learn from industry experts on topics such as One Cable Automation, trends in ERP systems, hygienic conveyors and hear from PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network on best practices focused on baking and delivering effective FATs.

The Healthcare Packaging & Processing Conference (Feb. 27 and 28) will be of interest to more than just life science processing and packaging professionals with keynotes, sessions and technology workshops touching every facet of the industry:

    •    Keynote: How to Succeed as a Packaging Professional in the Future
    •    Continuous Improvement on Your Packaging Line
    •    Data Integrity and Computerized Systems – Meeting FDA Expectations
    •    Sustainable and Cost-Effective Cold Chain Distribution Management

Conference registration is $130 per seminar, and includes access to the show floor. For a full schedule of the Healthcare Packaging & Processing Conference, download the Conference Brochure.

Although the mobile app is a convenient way to get the most out of PACK EXPO East 2017, more tools and helpful information are available to make the most of your time at the show. My Show Planner is an easy-to-use, online planning tool that centralizes information like exhibitor listings and session schedules to create your personal itinerary for the show. If you’re looking to visit specific exhibitors, you can search for them by company name or keyword here. Answers to many questions about PACK EXPO East can be found on this page of FAQs. Those who are curious about trends in processing and packaging can check out the PACK EXPO In the Know eBook to get prepared for your visit to the show floor.

If you have not yet registered for PACK EXPO East 2017, time is running out! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience machinery in action, forge meaningful relationships with peers, gain expertise via educational sessions and so much more. Register online at before it’s too late.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 750 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 processing and packaging 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, 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, 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.

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