PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has released the preliminary schedule for Innovation State at Pack Expo 2015 and the co-located Pharma Expo 2015.
More than 40 education sessions on the show floor will provide free, convenient access to insights into processing and packaging trends as well as challenges in food safety regulatory compliance, workforce development and measuring line efficiency.
“One of the greatest benefits offered by our on-floor educational programming is the opportunity for a ‘cross pollination’ of ideas,” said Maria Ferrante, Vice President, Education Workforce Development, PMMI. “This enables attendees to tap the potential of practices and applications proven in one industry but unexplored in their own.”
Subjects of the presentations range from explorations of the latest innovations and regulations in flexible packaging to ways to engage the workforce. Other topics include:
– Impact of serialization on the pharmaceutical industry
– Advanced simulation software for packaging lines
– Anti-counterfeiting technologies for packaging
– Transforming automated packaging with reusability
– Roadmap for creating a highly engaged workforce
– The latest snacking trends and their impact on packaging
– The next evolution of metal detection.
The OpX Leadership Network will also be among presenters, discussing the latest in one voice solutions for workforce engagement, total cost of ownership and factory acceptance testing.
“Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo is where the industry will go this fall to find winning solutions from top-tier suppliers,” Ms Ferrante said. “The value of the Innovation Stage presentations is that they provide context attendees need to put those solutions into action at their plants.”
The 30-minute long presentations will run hourly between 10:00am-3:00pm on September 28 and 29; sessions end at noon on September 30. There will be three adjacent locations of the Innovation Stage at the show.
Pack Expo 2015 and the co-located Pharma Expo 2015 will be held from September 28-30 in Las Vegas, the US.