PMMI partners with Ipack-Ima to launch East Afripack

First edition takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, Sept. 9-12, 2014.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
April 19, 2014 - MMH Editorial

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has announced a new partnership in producing East Afripack, the processing, packaging and converting technologies exhibition, with Ipack-Ima Spa, Italy’s leading trade fair producer promoting the processing and packaging technology industries.

East Afripack will debut Sept. 9–12, 2014, at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The show will serve the nations of the East African Community (EAC), the regional intergovernmental organization of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

“The hands-on commitment assumed by PMMI by upgrading support into the partnership is something we are very excited about,” says Ipack-Ima Spa CEO, Guido Corbella. “This agreement is going to further reinforce the sharing of strategies and goals with PMMI. It will be a crucial contribution to the growth of East Afripack and its establishment as the landmark exhibition in the East Africa market.”

“We’re very excited about this new venture and partnership with Ipack-Ima,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “We’re entering East Africa at a time when the economic landscape is changing and seeing new growth areas.”

Combined, the EAC nations have a real GDP of more than $43 billion, and East Africa’s middle class has more than tripled over the last three decades. East Afripack will help Africa strengthen its growth and compete globally.

“Africa needs technology and skilled labor capable of implementing international standards. East Afripack will provide leaders in consumer goods and packaging, processing and converting machinery a chance to convene and take their industries into a new era,” adds Yuska. East Afripack is organized in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the EAC and the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development of the government of Kenya.

PMMI owns and produces the PACK EXPO family of trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara.

Ipack-Ima is also a leading organizer of packaging and processing trade shows, including IPACK-IMA; Meat-Tech, Fruitech Innovation, DairyTech, Intralogistica Italia (in cooperation with Deutsche Messe), Converflex and Grafitalia.



Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased 4.4 percent from August 2013 to August 2014 at $100.6 billion.

As expected, global trade dipped from August to September but still saw annual gains, according to data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

Transportation and logistics merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the third quarter saw annual gains, which were driven by smaller deals in the trucking logistics, shipping, and passenger air sectors, according to data issued in the Intersections report by PwC this week.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it appears retailers are not quite done getting inventory set up and on the shelves in time for what is expected to be a fairly active shopping season. That much was evident based on recent data for September volumes issued by the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB).

Join Industry Expert Adrian Gonzalez for this educational webinar on the tenets and the benefits of Closed-Loop Operational Management. You’ll learn how Closed-Loop Operational Management optimizes orders, inventory, and transportation concurrently, and how it is able to optimize large-scale problems on a daily basis.

Article Topics

News · Global · Technology · Packaging · Trade · PMMI · All topics

About the Author

Josh Bond, Associate Editor
Josh Bond is an associate editor to Modern. Josh was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and contributing editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce. Contact Josh Bond

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.