PMMI, the producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, has signed an agreement with the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) to co-locate AIM Expo 2011 with North America's biggest packaging and processing event, PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 (Sept. 26-28; Las Vegas, Nev.).
"We look forward to working with AIM this year," says Jim Pittas, vp of trade shows, PMMI. "For many of our members, attendees and exhibitors, this co location will add even more value to an already great event."
The AIM Expo conference program will include tracks on government, healthcare, manufacturing, mobile workforce and retail. "Auto ID in Packaging" and "Internet of Things," two new sessions, will identify state-of-the-art applications and solutions for to improve operations, streamline production, reduce costs and enhance overall business processes.
"We are excited to partner with PMMI to provide this opportunity to continue and expand the association's educational mission. The type of solutions-driven education we provide as an industry trade association enables us to deliver a solid, unbiased program that cuts across industry and technology boundaries," says Chuck Evanhoe, AIM Expo chairman. "The event will address the need for ongoing education about the use of bar codes, RFID and mobile computing technologies. The addition of a packaging track this year should be of interest to the broad audience of PACK EXPO attendees."
The AIM Expo conference will complement the existing Conference at PACK EXPO program, which provides valuable insight into the trends affecting modern packaging and processing operations. PMMI has partnered with the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), the international Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and PMMI's own Alliance for Innovation and Operational Excellence (AIOE) to deliver the expert educational experience attendees have come to expect from the Conference at PACK EXPO. The conference will feature hot topics in processing and packaging, exploring subjects as diverse as Total Cost of Ownership and the FDA's new Food Modernization Act over three days of sessions led by representatives from companies like Bush Brothers & Co. and Coca-Cola Co.