Need assistance with project management?

Automation World’s Applied Technology Handbook

Are you looking for ways to get the most out of your overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and manufacturing projects? Or recommendations for building manufacturing IT systems? Find all these answers and more in our 2018 Applied Technology Handbook that covers actionable advice to assist you during the strategic phase between product selection and project completion. See the playbook here. »


News from NAM: Sunny Outlook for Manufacturers

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) senior vice president of policy and government relations, Aric Newhouse, the recent election means several things for manufacturers:

  • “There is no industry better positioned [then manufacturing] to be the deciding force on any issue in the next Congress, which is an enviable place to be given the status of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, other potential trade agreements and the future of infrastructure investment.”
  • “There are still opportunities in the coming weeks to either advance or set the stage for additional progress on tax and regulatory reforms as well as significant infrastructure investment and trade expansion.”
  • “We could see even more key appointments advance, and manufacturers will continue to work through the agencies to build on the significant regulatory relief we have secured already.”

Spotlight on Canada

RFP Infographic

Thought maple syrup would be one of the top food and beverage product categories? Which country is the largest importer into Canada? Find out these answers and more in our 2018 Guide to Markets in this week’s Global Trends post.


Join Us in Tampa!

Are you looking to fill entry-level jobs or internships in the Tampa, Florida area? Register for the upcoming Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 27, 2019. Interested member companies can now register for FREE to receive a table and chair at the job fair, free coffee/refreshments, and your company’s participation included in marketing efforts. For more information, reach out to Kate Fiorianti, senior education manager, PMMI at


Missed Last Week’s Webinar on E-Commerce?

Don’t worry! Tune in to the free recording of the
E-Commerce: Think 
Inside the Box webinar and find out the impact e-commerce is having on today’s manufacturing supply chain. The webinar explores PMMI’s recent research report and will answer your questions about the impact e-commerce is having on your business. Feel free to share with your whole team.



E-Commerce is growing, what percentage of U.S. consumers prefer to shop online? 

Take a few seconds to answer this month’s polling question and be entered to win a FREE, limited edition PMMI Conveyor Coffee Tumbler. HINT: The recently released E-Commerce: Think Inside the Box report may be able to help. Winners will be selected from all participants Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. EST on Facebook Live. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest PMMI news!



Housing is Open for ProFood Tech 2019

ProFood Tech housing is open! You can begin booking your hotel rooms with ProFood Tech’s Official Hotel Reservation Office, Expovision by clicking here.


Discount Room Rates are only available through the ProFood Tech Hotel Reservation Office.


There is limited inventory available at these special rates, so we urge you to BOOK TODAY!  The deadline to secure discounted ProFood Tech room rates is Friday, March 1, 2019.


For further information, please call 866.523.0877 or email 


2019 ProFood Tech Final Payment Due

The PMMI Accounting department has emailed final invoices to all ProFood Tech exhibitor show contacts. The deadline for the final payment was Nov. 12, 2018.

There are several ways to make a payment: 

  1. Pay by credit card online: If you would like to pay this invoice online with a credit card, please visit If you do not have an account or are unsure about your account information, please contact Dorine Cole, staff accountant, at
  2. Pay by check: Mail checks to the remittance address below.
    P.O. Box 791042
    Baltimore, MD 21279-1042
  3. Fax a credit card payment: Please complete credit card details at the bottom of the invoice and fax to our secure line, 571.222.1163.
  4. Pay by electronic (ACH credit) funds transfer: Bank Routing (ABA) Routing # 021052053, Account # 31957992.

    For more information, contact Dorine Cole at 571.612.3189 or

EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2019 – Reserve Your Booth Today

Looking to break into Mexico’s dynamic market? There are only a handful of spaces remaining in the PMMI Pavilion at EXPO PACK Guadalajara (June 11-13, 2019). Submit your space application today to secure your booth at the show. The PMMI Pavilion provides a central location for PMMI members to interact with the 16,000+ buyers in attendance as well as a discounted space rate, a turnkey booth package, a private meeting room and more. For more information on the show or to submit your completed space application, please contact Krista DeBrosse at

Upcoming Events

Feb. 6-8, 2019 | St. Petersburg, Fla.

Contract Packaging Association Annual Meeting

Feb. 20-23, 2019 | Tampa, Fla.


Top to Top Summit Meeting

   March 10-12, 2019 | Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.



Stay up-to-date with all things PMMI like never before! Download the new PMMI App from your iTunes or Google Play store and login using your PMMI member email and password. Questions? Contact us at


11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190 571.612.3200 //

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here.

This message was intended for:

This email was sent by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. By engaging with PMMI, you have provided your consent for PMMI to process and store your personal information for purposes of communicating with you. Your consent for PMMI to retain and use this data will remain active until expressly revoked by you.  All questions regarding data privacy policies, practices or portability, as well as requests to revoke consent are covered in our privacy policy or can be addressed to  PMMI may also make use of your data for other communication purposes, such as to inform you of other important industry developments, programs or publications that may be relevant.