PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and The National Provisioner will conduct a focus group with meat and poultry industry executives on  site at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011 (Sept. 26-28; Las Vegas Convention Center) to determine their priorities in the face of market realities.

“Meat and poultry producers are an important customer base for PACK EXPO exhibitors and PMMI members,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “This focus group will give us a better understanding of how PMMI and PACK EXPO exhibitors can better serve their needs.”

The group will meet Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center to discuss the effects of sustainability, food safety and training on meat and poultry producers’ business practices and buying decisions in light of today’s economic conditions. Industry experts from BNP Media’s The National Provisioner will moderate the group.

The resulting white paper will be produced and distributed by The National Provisioner and also available from PMMI.

About PMMI

PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.

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