Attendees at FMI Connect 2014 will have the opportunity to experience what’s in store for packaging at retail, as product packaging and displays continue to play a critical role in the consumer shopping experience.
Through an agreement between PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), PMMI will present the PMMI – PACK EXPO Possibilities in Packaging Innovation Pavilion at the annual FMI Connect, June 10-13, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Built around a series of knowledge desks and an innovation stage theater, the pavilion will be where subject matter experts share their insights with attendees on topics such as sustainability, displays and design with impact, next generation packaging, and smart and active packaging.
“Packaging has become the key utility player on the food retailer team, offering innovative solutions that cover multiple areas; ensuring food safety, protecting quality of the product, enhancing customer convenience and inspiring creative merchandising,” said Leslie Sarasin, FMI president and CEO. “This makes co-locating FMI Connect with PMMI a strategically important partnership, giving attendees first-hand exposure to the next generation innovations in packaging.”
The PMMI–PACK EXPO Possibilities in Packaging Pavilion at FMI Connect will explore some of the ways packaging is engaging consumers in 2014 and how to make things such as new packaging formats, graphics and new technologies work for specific products.