PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, announces the PACK gives Back opening reception, Monday, September 23, at 4 p.m. at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center). The event, open to PACK EXPO industry professionals, will feature a performance from musician Kenny Loggins, and all money generated by ticket sales will support the K9s for Warriors charity.
"By donating proceeds to K9s for Warriors, this event will give us a chance to give back to the brave men and women who have made unimaginable sacrifices for all of us," says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI.
K9s for Warriors is a charitable organization dedicated to providing service dogs to military troops and veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress as a result of conflicts and war following 9/11. The program includes three weeks' training and bonding for dogs and veterans at the K9s for Warriors facility in Ponte Vedra, FL. More than 90 percent of the dogs are obtained through rescue groups.
"K9s for Warriors is a great organization and a great cause," Yuska adds. "PMMI has had the privilege to have worked with the group in the past. We witnessed their dedication to their mission and the good it has done for both the rescued animals and the soldiers and veterans they help."
Representatives of K9s for Warriors will be in attendance along with veterans who have graduated from the program.
"We are excited to have Kenny Loggins performing on-site at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013," says Jim Pittas, vice president of trade shows, PMMI. "We know he'll put on a great show for exhibitors and their customers. "
Loggins is a celebrated singer and songwriter, best known for the hits that gained him fame as "King of the Movie Soundtrack" in the 1980s. Some of Loggins' best known works include "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack, "Danger Zone" from Top Gun and the title track from 1984's "Footloose," which spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The PACK gives BACK opening reception will be held in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Tickets will be available only to PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 registrants, beginning May 1, 2013. Ticket price will be $25, and will include beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres at the reception.
PMMI is a trade association representing 600+ packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through its various programs including: The PACK EXPO family of trade shows, PACK EXPO Connected Communities, packexpo.com, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events, educational programs and more.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, EXPO PACK Mexico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México, June 18-21, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico; PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 23-25, 2013, PACK EXPO International 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Nov. 2 - 5, 2014.