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PMMI and Koelnmesse GmbH Join Forces for New U.S. Processing and Packaging Show

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, has entered into an agreement to co-produce a new U.S.-based trade show with Koelnmesse GmbH, the leading producer of nutrition-related trade fairs in Europe and Asia, including the Cologne-based Anuga FoodTec, the international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry. The event will focus on processing and packaging technologies serving the food and beverage marketplace.

"Koelnmesse, and its Anuga FoodTec show, are world leaders in food and beverage processing," says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. "With shows dating back nearly 100 years, the experience and recognition that Koelnmesse and Anuga bring to the table, particularly in Europe, is invaluable."

The new show, which will launch in spring 2017, will provide an opportunity for manufacturers in this arena to discover the solutions that will help them grow their businesses.

"Working with this leading organization to bring a new food and beverage focused event to North America makes great sense for PMMI and ensures a world-class event," Yuska added.

Gerald Böse, president and CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH, echoed that sentiment. "PMMI and the PACK EXPO portfolio of shows are recognized around the world as industry leaders for processing and packaging solutions, and we're eager to work with them on this exciting new venture."

The 2015 edition of the Anuga FoodTec show launched Tuesday, March 24, in Cologne, Germany.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 kicks off Sept. 28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Registration is open now at

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, 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 Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30, Las Vegas Convention Center); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015; EXPO PACK México 2015, June 16–19 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO East, Feb. 13–15, 2017 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). 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.

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About Koelnmesse GmbH

Koelnmesse, as the organiser of supplier trade fairs for the food and beverage industry, such as Anuga FoodTec, ProSweets Cologne, ANUTEC BRAZIL, International FoodTec India and India International Dairy Expo, is also internationally successful because it effectively exploits the synergies within the globally networked food fair network, which includes Anuga and ISM as leading international trade fairs. Through its partnership with the Colombian trade fair organiser, Corporación de Ferias y Exposiciones SA (Corferias), Koelnmesse has also been increasingly involved in the Andean region since 2014.

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