PACK EXPO East 2018 Provides a Space for CPG and OEM Collaboration

Changing consumer demands, such as the push for clean labeling, the rise in the meal kit market, as well as an increase in custom products, is affecting consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies' production operations, according to the newly released Vision 2025 report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

As consumer demands increase, CPG manufacturers feel the pressure to meet requirements and look to OEMs to help provide solutions. CPG companies are quick to point out that packaging changes and ranges present constant challenges to machine design and continue to cite the need for flexible, multi-functional equipment enabling efficient changeovers.

PACK EXPO East (April 16–18, 2018; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia), produced by PMMI, arrives just in time to feature the packaging innovations CPG companies crave.

“As the effects of consumer demands highlighted in Vision 2025 work their way further upstream, CPGs are looking to collaborate with equipment suppliers to provide the innovation they need to tackle these challenges,” says Paula Feldman, director of business intelligence, PMMI. “The intimacy and smaller scale of PACK EXPO East allows attendees and exhibitors to easily pinpoint solutions and spend quality time understanding each other’s operations and the challenges both sides of the table face.”

PACK EXPO East brings together suppliers of packaging innovations for Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical/Medical Device, Cosmetic/Personal Care, Chemical/Household and other packaged goods that serve companies of all sizes and is a valuable opportunity to see the latest packaging technologies. The show provides an opportunity, in between the flagship PACK EXPO shows, to see new technology and trends.

The full Vision 2025 report is available for download.

Be sure to register for the upcoming installment of PACK EXPO East, taking place April 16–18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The PMMI produced show is the perfect size and location to forge meaningful connections with peers and experts in your area, discuss production challenges and solutions in detail with suppliers of all sizes and efficiently engage suppliers of packaging technologies in the industry’s vibrant East Coast.

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 OEM Magazine. 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.

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