Reston, Va.; Feb. 16, 2015 — PACK EXPO East owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has just confirmed Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will welcome PACK EXPO East to the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. The mayor will make his appearance at the Opening Reception (Grand Hall, 4:00–6:00 p.m.).

“PACK EXPO East complements Mayor Nutter’s mission to support and expand the manufacturing community in Greater Philadelphia,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “PACK EXPO East is a forum where manufacturing professionals can find solutions and innovations to grow their businesses and in doing so, support the health of manufacturing in Philadelphia.”

Joining the mayor will be City Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District). Nutter and Henon, with the support of Councilman-at-large David Oh, created The Manufacturing Matters Task Force. The goal of this collaborative partnership between Philadelphia’s city departments, agencies, city council, regional leaders, private industry, public institutions and community leaders is to put together a roadmap for Philadelphia’s manufacturing future.

“The Manufacturing Matters Task Force is an example of the city’s commitment to the industries PACK EXPO East attendees and exhibitors serve, and will recommend improvements in education and training to support the city’s workforce,” Yuska adds.

PACK EXPO East, the newest event in PMMI's portfolio of PACK EXPO trade shows, debuts at the Pennsylvania Convention Center next week (Feb. 16–18). With more than 300 exhibitors and 1,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the show will give manufacturing professionals of all levels of experience, backgrounds and market segments a chance to explore and compare the latest innovations in processing and packaging side by side.

To learn more and to register for PACK EXPO East, visit PACKEXPOEast.com. Admission to the show floor is $60, and continuing education from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering is also available ($100/day, $50/session; $30/day for educators and students.

Editorial Staff and Publishers can register under the Press Registration tab at PACKEXPOEast.com.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing more than 700 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as packexpo.com, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows that include PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10–12 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico); EXPO PACK México 2015, June 16–19 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30, Las Vegas Convention Center); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015. PMMI owns the PMMI Media Group, a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands - Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM- are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group also produces The Automation Conference, an annual education and networking forum, taking place in Chicago each spring.

Learn more at pmmi.orgpackexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.

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