PACK EXPO East opens next week!
Packaging World - Packaging for Craft Brewing

Packaging for Craft Brewing:
Get to know your customers!

Packaging World goes behind the scenes of all things Craft Brewing. Learn how brewpubs transition to full-fledged breweries and the challenges they face in this growing market for packaging equipment and materials.


Are you in or are you out?

Time is running out to register for the free Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network Regional Meeting at next week’s PACK EXPO East (Tuesday, April 17; Pennsylvania Convention Center; Philadelphia; Room 119AB). Highlights will include networking, insights from a Harley-Davidson Motor Company chief engineer and a workshop on how to get buy-in from your colleagues. But don’t take our word for it – see for yourself! Register for this complimentary event today.

What 2018 ELC Business Session are You Most Excited For?

Full of familiar favorites and new faces, the full agenda for the 2018 ELC is available today! There’s still time to register, so don’t miss out.


Make Your Voice Heard on Proposed Tariffs

As part of the U.S. response to China’s trade practices related to the transfer of U.S. technology and intellectual property, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representation (USTR) published a list of proposed products imported from China that could be subject to 25 percent tariffs, including tariff lines on machinery and parts of machinery used by the processed food sector.


The USTR is seeking comments from stakeholders impacted by these tariffs. The deadline to submit comments is May 15. For more details and information on submitting your feedback visit

Packaging World - Packaging for Craft Brewing

Looking for the hot market? 

Thousands of food packaging and processing machinery buyers are in the market for your products and services – you will find them at Gulfood Manufacturing (Nov. 6–8; World Trade Centre, Dubai). Learn more about Gulfood Manufacturing and PMMI’s participation. Contact Paige Jarvi, global marketing coordinator, PMMI at


NEW on!

You can now apply for Tuition Reimbursement directly on our website! This easy-to-use web form is your first step in securing reimbursement for PMMI U courses like Risk Assessment, Certified Trainer and more! For full details, visit

Last Call for Certified Trainer 

PMMI U On the Road’s Certified Trainer workshop at PACK EXPO East begins in just one week! Service technicians can refresh their skills and learn ways to make a great first and lasting impression on your customers. Sign up now, before it’s too late! Can’t make it to Philly? Check out workshops May 16-17 in Cincinnati and June 19-20 in Milwaukee.

FREE Webinar – Economic Update

Join PMMI Business Intelligence and Chris Steele, an economist at ITR Economics on Thursday, April 12 at noon EST for an hour-long webinar highlighting the findings of the Second Quarter – Quarterly Economic Outlook report. This webinar will serve as a deep-dive into what you can expect from the industry in the coming months.


How do you handle time management?

Take a moment to answer this month’s polling question and be entered to win a FREE, limited edition PMMI Conveyor Tumbler. Winners will be selected at random from participants on Wednesday, May 2 on Facebook Live. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest PMMI News!

Time Management


Join us at the Taste of Philly Opening Reception


Exhibiting or attending PACK EXPO East next week? Join industry professionals and advocates from the Emerging Leaders Network, OpX Leadership Network and Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks during the Taste of Philly Opening Reception on Monday, April 16 from 4 – 6 pm in the Broad Street Atrium!

Don’t Miss Out – PACK EXPO East Opens Monday!

Attendance soars for this Spring’s PACK EXPO East. Connect with customers and see the latest packaging technologies on display on the show floor. Read more about what PACK EXPO East has in store>>>

Does Your Company Sponsor a Robotics Team?

Future Robotics

Send them to PACK EXPO International to show off their robots! PMMI will match up to $2,000 for any member company supporting a team. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t wait!


First Payment Deadline for PACK EXPO International is Tomorrow!

Invoices for the second payment for PACK EXPO International (Oct. 14–17) have been emailed to all PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 exhibitor show contacts. As in the past, PMMI offers different payment options to meet your company’s needs. The first payment deadline is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11, for those opted in. Don’t miss a payment– contact Dorine Cole, accounts receivables manager, PMMI at or 571.612.3189 as soon as possible. 

Upcoming Events

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April 17, 2018 | Philadelphia

April 16 - 18, 2018 | Philadelphia

April 28 - May 1, 2018 | Orlando, Florida


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