Happy Holidays from PMMI!
 
International Trade Show Assistance Promo

First time exhibiting
at an international trade show? 

Plan on attending a 2018 international trade show for the first time? Check out how other PMMI member companies have utilized our International Trade Show Assistance Program in this brand new video.

Record-High Manufacturing
Optimism Reported

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the results of the Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey for the fourth quarter of 2017, showing manufacturers’ optimism has risen to unprecedented heights amid the legislative progress made on tax reform. With 94.6 percent of respondents saying they are positive about their own company’s economic outlook, this quarter’s optimism level is the highest in the survey’s 20-year history.

Save the Date: Meet and Learn from Nestlé’s Tom Doney, May 22 in Chicago

Nestlé engineer Tom Doney will discuss how the world’s largest food and beverage company facilitates machine condition monitoring and optimizes data transmission from the factory floor to the cloud. Doney will present at the 2018 Automation Conference & Expo. PMMI members save $100 when registering with this discount code: pmmi. Take advantage of early-bird rates and learn more » 

ADVANCE YOUR BUSINESS

Upcoming Webinar on Jan. 11

For a deep-dive into the findings of the first quarter 2018 QEO report, join PMMI Business Intelligence and Chris Steele, an economist from ITR Economics, on Thursday, Jan. 11 at noon EST for a webinar explaining what's in store for the packaging and processing industry in the coming new year.

Sharpen Your Technical Skills
 

PMMI U offers a robust series of eLearning courses specifically designed for packaging and processing manufacturers and their customers. Check them out now!

FDA: Packaging Provides ‘Meaningful Impact’ in Opioid Crisis 

From blisters to dose tracking, FDA identifies packaging strategies as a key effort in fighting the epidemic while delivering pain medication to those who need it.  Read more »

PMMI THINKS...

How does your company celebrate the holidays?

Thank you for your participation in this month’s poll! If you have not had a chance to submit your response, you have until Wednesday, Dec. 20 to do so! Winners will be selected on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Facebook Live. Make sure to follow PMMI on Facebook to catch the action!

 
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SHOW UPDATES

EXPO PACK México 2018 – Your Latin American
Packaging & Processing Connection

Looking to break into Mexico’s dynamic market? There are only a handful of spaces remaining in the PMMI Pavilion at EXPO PACK Mexico 2018 (June 5-8, 2018); submit your space application today to secure your booth at the show. For more information on the show or to submit your completed space application, please contact Krista DeBrosse at krista@pmmi.org.

PACK EXPO Services offers convenient online ordering, with a 30% discount on payments made by March 12, 2018. If you did not receive the email from PACK EXPO services containing login information, please contact Phillip Ramirez, PACK EXPO Services Team Manager at 972.751.9400 or PRamirez@theexpogroup.com.

Upcoming Events

Feb 6 - 9, 2018 | New Orleans

April 28 - May 2, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

April 16 - 18, 2018 | Philadelphia

May 22 - 23, 2018 | Chicago

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