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Show Preview Packing P ack Expo Las Vegas 2013 is set to be the largest edition of the show since it first opened in 1995. More than 1,600 processing and packaging solutions companies are on board to occupy more than 700,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 23-25. Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013 promises to be bigger and better than ever according to PMMI: The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the owner and organizer of the show. “With just two months before show time, Pack Expo is still growing,” said PMMI president and CEO Charles Yuska. “After expanding the show floor to accommodate supplier demand, we plan to add yet more exhibit space. Register Online: Early-bird fee: $30, includes all education sessions Late registration: $60 after Sept. 9 “Our exhibitor numbers are already up 15 percent, and the floor itself has expanded by 12 percent compared to the 2011 Las Vegas show,” Yuska said. The trade-show floor will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. This year’s bigger-and-better show not only means more booth space, but more visitors, as well. Organizers say Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013 is on track to play host to its largest audience of attendees. Attendance is expected to exceed 26,000 manufacturing professionals from the baking and snack, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceutical and other industries – a 10 percent increase over 2011. The three-day show offers attendees a showcase of state-of-the-art materials, machinery and methods for packaging and processing. More than exhibits Pack Expo Las Vegas is more than just a trade show, it offers attendees a substantial education program, as well. This year, however, there will be significant changes to the education program. “We build Pack Expo shows around the attendees 78 • Meat&Poultry • July 2013 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - August 2013

Meat&Poultry - August 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Beyond foodies
Business Notes - Boyle to step down from AMI leadership
Cobb-Vantress strengthens position in China
Pilgrim’s Pride earnings surge in Q2
Arson suspected in Valley Meat Co. fire
Northern Beef Packers lays off workers
New issues arise around Smithfield/Shuanghui deal
Washington - Horse slaughter storm rages on
Legends of Deli
Deli Report
Gluten-free Growth
Deli packaging dynamics
Competitive edge
Meat Processing Operations & Engineering - Wild about turkey!
Cargill turkey operations gets new president
Tricks of the trade
Sanitation Tips - Equipment selection
Listeria alert
Small Business Matters - On a mission
Show Preview - Packing 'em in
From the Corral - Relieving painful practices
Product Showcase
Names in the News
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - August 2013