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Sustainable Packaging Scorecard Info Center Added to PACK EXPO

PMMI is adding a new interactive educational feature to PACK EXPO International 2008. The Sustainable Packaging Scorecard Information Center (Upper Lakeside, Booth # E-5839) will be staffed by a team of scorecard consultants and trainers who will offer free one-on-one consultations during the show.

The educational center is designed to give packagers and their packaging supply chain partners practical insight into implementing sustainability practices--a central component of this year's show and Conference at PACK EXPO theme, "Change, Innovation and Sustainability."

The Sustainable Packaging Scorecard Information Center will also present a daily schedule of live presentations on the scorecard at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm, and a display of packages CPG companies have restaged to conserve energy and materials.

Staffing the Sustainable Packaging Scorecard Information Center will be representatives of four Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM), Environmental Packaging International (EPI), Packaging Knowledge Group (PKG) and Packaging & Technology Integrated Solutions (PTIS).

In keeping with the show's theme, over 500 exhibitors will display a green PACK EXPO icon in their booths, indicating that sustainability is a major element in their PACK EXPO presence.

In addition, Amy Zettlemoyer-Lazar, packaging director of Sam's Club and co-manager of the Wal-Mart Sustainability Value Network, will deliver a special Sunday afternoon (1:00-1:40 pm, Room S-105a) keynote presentation, "Keeping Score: How Wal-Mart and its Suppliers Continue to Advance Packaging Change, Innovation and Sustainability."

PMMI sponsors and produces PACK EXPO International, which is expected to draw some 45,000 attendees to McCormick Place next month.

The show will be held at McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 9-13.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association with more than 550 member companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada. PMMI's vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to succeed in a global marketplace. PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK Mexico. Learn more about PMMI at pmmi.org.

PACK EXPO International will be held November 9-13, 2008 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The show will be co-located with PROCESS EXPO and Converting & Package Printing EXPO. PMMI also produces EXPO PACK Mexico, the premier packaging show in Mexico serving the Latin American region. This show will be held June 23-26, 2009 at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. PACK EXPO Las Vegas will be held October 5-7, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit www.packexpo.com for more information.

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