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

March 25, 2015

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies has teamed up with Germany-based Koelnmesse GmbH to launch a U.S.-based trade show focusing on processing and packaging technologies for the food and beverage marketplace.

PMMI produces the PACK EXPO series of shows and Koelnmesse GmbH produces the Cologne-based Anuga FoodTec, the international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry.

"Koelnmesse, and its Anuga FoodTec show are world leaders in food and beverage processing," said 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 will launch in spring 2017 and provide an opportunity for manufacturers in this arena to discover the solutions that will help them grow their businesses. The location of the show is not finalized, according to PMMI officials. 

"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, said, "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 opened March 24 in Cologne. PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 kicks off Sept. 28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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