The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) looks forward to seeing you at Pack Expo Las Vegas, October 13-15, 2003, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Since its debut in 1995, Pack Expo Las Vegas has continued to evolve in both size and scope. As one of the Western Hemisphere's leading industry showcases, Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003 will feature a wide array of proven solutions and educational opportunities designed to help you solve even the most challenging packaging problems.
We're especially excited at some of new features of Pack Expo Las Vegas, including our move to the Las Vegas Convention Center and a special Containers & Materials Pavilion.
The inaugural Containers & Materials Pavilion was designed with you, the package designer and brand marketer, in mind. More than 50,000 square feet of floor space will be dedicated to cost-effective structures that help enhance branding efforts without sacrificing barrier properties, machine capability, or versatility, including advancements in plastics, resins, films, paper, glass, metal, additives, coatings/treatments, rubber, textiles, and woven materials.
While we strive to add more value to each Pack Expo Las Vegas, we also recognize the importance of keeping its central benefits intact. You can still expect to see the latest advancements in packaging and converting machinery, materials, packages and containers, and components. And, as always, exhibitors will offer floor demonstrations and access to their top technical experts, allowing you to learn first-hand about the newest techniques and machinery from the people who design, build, and maintain these systems.
To learn how to apply the technology and materials you've seen on the show floor to your own operation, participate in the Conference at Pack Expo, a comprehensive, three-day seminar program organized into four concurrent sessions each day. Conference sessions are organized into several themes or tracks, including Materials, Security, Operations, Pharmaceutical Packaging, OMAC, Closures, Cost Control, and Coding, thus ensuring that you'll find at least a few sessions to be of interest.
Finally, don't forget about the co-located Food Processing Machinery Expo (formerly IEFP), sponsored by the Food Processing Machinery Association (FPMA).
With more than 900 exhibitors occupying over 423,000 net square feet of exhibit space, you certainly have a lot of ground to cover. To maximize your time at the Las Vegas Convention Center, please visit the show's official web site at www.packexpo.com to learn more about the show's exhibitors, map out a route through the Las Vegas Convention Center and make appointments with key suppliers. Should you be unable to get all your planning done before arriving in Las Vegas, there will be dozens of product locators throughout the convention center to assist you in your search for packaging solutions.
Best wishes for a successful Pack Expo Las Vegas 2003!
MARQ Packaging Systems, Inc.
PMMI Chairman of the Board
James E. Anderson
Marlen Research Corporation
PMMI Show Committee Chairman
Charles D. Yuska