After thoughtful consultation with the PMMI Board of Directors, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person Pack Expo International and Healthcare Packaging Expo in Chicago this year. The PMMI Board determined that due to the evolving Covid-19 pandemic and the current state and local regulations, it was not possible to have a safe and productive event for attendees and exhibitors.
To ensure this essential industry remains connected, PMMI Media Group is launching a live, web-based event, Pack Expo Connects 2020, Nov. 9-13, complete with live chats, live product demos and equipment and engaging educational opportunities.
Pack Expo Connects will facilitate exhibitor and attendee interaction while continuing to provide the ability to see machinery in action through this new platform. This online experience will also offer educational opportunities, including daily Jumpstart sessions on hot topics from industry thought leaders along with the Innovation Stages, a staple at previous Pack Expo events. The new Solution Room will feature expert-led education sessions, and PMMI Media Group editors will discuss highlights via Daily Download sessions, bringing attendees up to speed on the latest and greatest solutions on display. A special Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network event will feature an address from Jan Tharp, president and CEO at Bumble Bee Foods.