PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a global resource for the packaging and processing industry, uniting the industry across the manufacturing supply chain. Our members promote business growth in a variety of industries by developing innovative manufacturing solutions to meet evolving consumer demands, today and in the future. PMMI membership represents more than 900 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We connect consumer goods companies with our members’ manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, including: PACK EXPO International, PACKEXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, and EXPO PACK Guadalajara. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through a variety of print and digital media including: Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World, Mundo PMMI and OEM. PMMI Business Drivers provide the industry a variety of resources such as market research, best-practice tools and reports, technical training, networking opportunities and more.Learn more at PMMI.org.
PMMI Media Group is a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for packaging, processing and automation decision makers, bringing together solution providers and end users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands — Packaging World, ProFood World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, OEM and Mundo PMMI — are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group is a division of PMMI The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (http://www.pmmi.org) a trade association representing more than 900 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as packexpo.com, educational programs and world-class events.Learn more at http://www.pmmimediagroup.com.
Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group is the leading research and advisory firm for manufacturing, energy, and supply chain solutions. Our coverage of technology from sensors and automation to production, design, and business systems makes us the go-to firm for business & IT executives around the world.Learn more at arcweb.com.
The Automation Federation is a global umbrella organization under which member associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation. The Automation Federation is working to become the “Voice of Automation.”Learn more at automationfederation.org.
O³neida is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in Canada, operating as O³neida Inc. O³neida operates as a network of networks focused on fostering distributed industrial automation based upon open standards.” O³neida will also operate nodes or branches in North America, Europe, and Asia. O³neida Europe is now active in Brussels, Belgium. Please contact Antonio Valentini for any matters related to O³neida’s European activities. One of the main goals of O³neida is to respond rapidly to emerging market and industry driven requirements by mounting research efforts or collaborating in existing research efforts mounted by others. These efforts might consist of: developing compliance profiles for emerging standards; examining impediments to the automation of smart assembly processes; developing an automation objects framework for developers; mounting open source standards elaboration projects, etc. O³neida is partnered with several associations, networks, universities, research institutes, and firms with respect to these activities.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation.