Board Converting News, February 22, 2021

Brunton’s ConneXion Shortlisted For ‘Digital Event Of The Year’ Brunton Business Publications has reported that its indus- try virtual expo, ConneXion, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Digital Event‘ category in the Digital Event Awards 2021. The awards take place on March 18th. Register to attend the awards program at . The virtual expo, which ran for the month of November 2020, was visited by over 2,300 senior corrugated indus- try professionals. Some 35 industry suppliers used the 3D avatar-based virtual expo environment to promote their businesses and products to a global audience. Following the success of the inaugural event, Brunton Business Publications has confirmed that the next Con- neXion event will run from Tuesday, June 1, to Tuesday

June 8, and this time it will be open to the global corrugat- ed AND folding carton industries. More details are forthcoming, but those interested in exhibiting can email for more info.

PMMI’s OpX Network Offers Asset Reliability Roadmap To help manufacturers optimize investments in production equipment, PMMI’s OpX Lead- ership Network has offered the Asset Reli- ability Roadmap for the Consumer Products Industry. This new tool will help Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies and Orig- inal Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) under- stand common definitions, key performance indicators (KPIs), calculations and guidance when developing an asset reliability initia- tive. Both CPGs and OEMs will gain an under- standing of the necessity of providing com- pany leaders with a solid business case for calculating maintenance program costs. “When developing this tool, our team of CPG and OEM maintenance experts shared their individual and varied experiences, in- sights and leadership guidance to identify and define a number of Key Performance Indicators that valuate asset reliability,” said Bryan Griffen, Director, Industry Services, PMMI. “As a result of this collaboration, the OpX Leadership Network is excited to pro- vide the industry with a unique, effective tool that will help businesses quantify the total value of asset reliability to the organization.” The Asset Reliability tool, as well as solu- tions on Total Cost of Ownership, Request for Proposals, virtual Factory Acceptance Tests and more, are available for free download at . The OpX Leadership Network was found- ed by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, in 2011.

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