FMN | October 16th, 2017

PACK EXPO Las Vegas Breaks Attendance Record PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 welcomed nearly 1,000 more attendees than 2015, making it the largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas in history. Preliminary numbers reveal 29,500 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies convened over almost 900,000 net square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center. PACK gives BACK offered another milestone as it produced the largest crowd to date in the event's seven-year history. Not only was the standing room only crowd entertained by the rock and roll band, The Doobie Brothers, but proceeds from the perfor- mance, combined with industry donations and PMMI’s $100,000 match, pushed PACK EXPO’s hurri- cane aid past $325,000. Industry Support In addition to supporting hurricane relief, PMMI recognizes the importance of industry education, giving out $30,000 in PACK EXPO Scholarships at the show. For the first time PACK EXPO Las Vegas welcomed the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) to the NextGEN Networking Fair which offered a one-of-a-kind matchmaking op- portunity for exhibitors and attendees to connect with the emerging workforce. PACK EXPO Las Vegas also hosted its first Packaging and Processing Woman’s Leader ship Network (PPWLN) breakfast. More than 500 attendees took ad- vantage of the opportunity to network and hear Caterpillar Vice President Tana Utley’s keynote ad- dress titled “Dancing on the Glass Ceiling.” Next up in the PACK EXPO portfolio is PACK EXPO East, April 16-18, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Conven- tion Center in Philadelphia. FPA’s Fall Conference Looks At Industry Trends The FPA 2017 Fall Executive Conference hosted 148 attendees and welcomed speakers that focused on topics and issues important to the flexible pack- aging industry, such as an update on the International Trade Commission and Section 232 investigations of aluminum imports, the state of sustainable packag- ing, an overview on the flexible packaging global market, an update on FPA’s State Advocacy Program, and a polyolefin market update. The FPA’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be held March 13-15, 2018 in Naples, Florida.

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