Will we see you in Tampa?

PMMI’s Annual Meeting is NEXT WEEK!

Don’t worry – you can still register! At this year’s meeting (Nov. 12-14; Tampa, Florida), you’ll experience education and networking opportunities that will help you navigate the latest industry trends and take your operations to the next level.


2019 Leaders in Packaging

Join the over 200 companies who are part of Leaders in Packaging. Packaging World’s signature supplier branding program begins with your ad in the January issue. Gain year-long exposure to the largest audience of packaging end-users.


DOL Takes Step to Reduce the Cost of Retirement Plans for Small Manufacturers

In a blog post for Shopfloor (Oct. 22), the National Association of Manufacturers Director of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Charles Crain wrote, “Earlier this year, President Trump issued an executive order requiring the Department of Labor (DOL) to take steps to expand the ability of small businesses to join with other companies to offer a single retirement plan for their employees, effectively reducing the cost of offering retirement benefits. Today, the DOL released a proposed rule to implement the executive order and enable small businesses to join with industry or local partners via a business association to offer retirement benefits to their employees.”


Discover Packaging Machinery Opportunities in a Thriving Market

Looking for insight into the Mexican packaging machinery market? The new Packaging Machinery Opportunities in Mexico report highlights several positive factors indicating packaging machinery demand in Mexico will continue to thrive. The report also provides recommendations for PMMI members on approaching the Mexican market.


Training for Your Team!

Did you know PMMI can come to your plant and deliver training tailored to meet your needs? PMMI’s Certified Trainer, Fundamentals of Field Service and Risk Assessment workshops can all be offered as in-plant workshops that focus on your company’s specific goals – saving you time and money! Find out more today, contact Marco Paulina, workforce development assistant, mpaulina@pmmi.org or 571.612.3204.


WEBINAR TOMORROW: How is E-Commerce Changing the Game?

Join PMMI Business Intelligence and Donna Ritson of DDR Communications TOMORROW at noon EST, for a one-hour webinar to learn about the findings of our E-Commerce: Think Inside the Box report and explore the impact e-commerce is having on the consumer supply chain.


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 profoodhotels@expovision.com. 


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 krista@pmmi.org.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 7, 2018

Joint Committee Meeting

Feb. 6-8, 2019 | St. Petersburg, Fla.


Nov. 12-14, 2018 | Tampa, Fla.



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