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February 4, 2013 - PMMI has agreed to support IPACK-IMA Spa with its launch of East Afripack, Sept 9-12, 2014 in Kenya. Other supporting organizations include World Packaging Organization and African Packaging Organization. In meetings held during PACK EXPO International, Charles D. Yuska, President and CEO of PMMI, and Dr. Corbella, CEO of IPACK-IMA Spa, recognized how world-class processing and packaging technologies can make substantial contribution to healthy and more plentiful food for East African countries.

PMMI to Support East Afripack

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Press release date: January 1, 2013

Milan, – PMMI has agreed to support IPACK-IMA Spa with its launch of East Afripack (September 9-12, 2014 – Kenya).

PMMI joins a growing list of East Afripack’s supporting organizations, which also includes World Packaging Organization (WPO) and African Packaging Organization (APO). The show is organized by Ipack-Ima Spa in partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), East African Community (EAC), the Ministry Of Industrialization of the Government of Kenya.

“I’m very pleased to offer our support of this important new event,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of PMMI. “PMMI and its members have a long history of delivering packaging technologies and education to developing regions all over the world. Our support of East Afripack is another demonstration of this commitment.”

“We are happy to have the support of PMMI,” declares Guido Corbella, CEO of IPACK-IMA Spa.  “PMMI and its Pack Expo shows are globally recognized leaders in the packaging industry, and their agreement to collaborate in the launch of East Afripack once again expresses this leadership.”

In meetings held during PACK EXPO International in Chicago in October 2012, Mr. Yuska and Dr. Corbella discussed their shared commitment to bringing world-class processing and packaging technologies closer to industries. Knowing that as much as 60% of the total food produced globally deteriorates, or goes wasted, both recognize how these technologies can make a substantial contribution to providing healthy and more plentiful food for East African countries.

About PMMI - PMMI is a trade association of more than 600 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States, Canada or Mexico; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for the packaging and processing supply chain, 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, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at  and

EAST AFRIPACK is powered by Ipack-Ima Spa in partnership with  UNIDO, EAC, Government of Kenya – Ministry of Industrialization

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is the specialized agency of the United Nations charged with coordinating all activities of the United Nations system in the field of sustainable industrial development in the developing countries and in countries with economies in transition.  UNIDO promotes industrial development and cooperation on global, regional, and national as well as on sectoral levels, within the framework of its three thematic priorities of poverty reduction through productive activities, trade capacity-building, and environment and energy. The East African Community (EAC), headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania, is an intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda (Partner States) that is determined to strengthen economic, social, cultural, political, technological, and other ties for the accelerated, balanced, and sustainable development of its Partner States. IPACK-IMA S.p.A. is an Italian joint stock company headquartered in Milan, Italy, whose mission is to promote the development of processing and packaging technologies.

For further information

IPACK-IMA SPA : Maria Grazia Facchinetti  - Marketing & Communication Manager
Tel. +39.02. 3191091
fax +39.02. 33619826
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