BURLINGTON, Mass.—The debut of ICE (International Converting Exhibition) USA in Orlando, Florida, April 6-8, 2011, will mark the first time that North American converting professionals will have the opportunity to access such a vast array of their international and domestic customers and peers, says show organizer, Mack Brooks Inc.
In today's economic environment, many businesses are watching their spending drop to draconian levels. For some, it's a necessary part of what needs to be done to survive what is likely the worst recession in 80 years.
TULSA, Okla.—Dan McFarland, President, Ampac Flexibles Performance Printed Films, has been selected as CMM International’s Converter of the Year for 2009. Recognized for his accomplishments in the flexible packaging industry, specifically targeting the frozen food sector, McFarland is the 11th recipient in a list of distinguished honorees who have won this prestigious award over the last 20 years.
This Q&A with MaryBeth DeWitt, CMM International 2009 event director, previews this year’s show.
TULSA, Okla.—With the theme of “Full Throttle Solutions for a Challenging Economy,” CMM International has unveiled a comprehensive conference program for this year's show. Featuring three main educational tracks—Business Management, Technology, and Operations—hands-on workshops, panel discussions and presentations by industry-leading experts, the four-day conference program will provide converters from around the world with the insight they need to run their business more effectively.
According to the organizers of CMM International, one of the most cost effective ways to gain valuable insights on how to survive and thrive during an economic downturn is by attending the 2009 CMM International Conference and Exhibition (www.cmmshow.com) in Rosemont, Ill., June 1-4, 2009. MaryBeth DeWitt, CMM event director said there are several reasons why CMM International is especially valuable during an economic downturn.
TULSA, Okla.—Attendees from around the world logged on to explore the newest products in the converting industry at the inaugural CMM LIVE! virtual event. Held Feb. 11, the Internet-exclusive event gave attendees the opportunity to view virtual trade show booths, exclusive conference sessions and content, and participate in live Q&A sessions from key industry companies. A total of 303 registered attendees and exhibitors from around the world logged in to chat with each other during the day-long event.
TULSA, Okla.—The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) and Adhesive Sealant Council (ASC) have become the newest endorsing associations for CMM International 2009. PPC and ASC are now the sixth and seventh endorsing associations of the converting conference and exhibition, which takes place June 1-4, 2009 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
TULSA, Okla.—CMM International is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Converter of the Year award. This award is presented biennially to a converter, supplier, educator or consultant who has significantly advanced converting technology, business practices, industry education, or standards development. The 2009 presentation will mark the 11th year the award has been presented. Previous honorees have included industry professionals specializing in flexible package printing, box making, corrugated, flexographic label printing, and education. A panel of industry leaders that includes editors of the major converting magazines, key industry associations, and other industry leaders select the CMM International Converter of the Year. Award nominations must
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—Maxcess International will hold its annual week-long training event in conjunction with CMM International 2009 in Chicago, June 2-4. The partnership is expected to further improve accessibility to industry expertise. The technical Conference Week curriculum offers converters access to industry experts and an intensive view of web handling, from general theory to the detailed application of technology. Session content contains a range of topics to help converters improve existing operations, with a focus on the processes of tension control, slitting, guiding, and winding. Extended breaks and group tours of the CMM exhibition floor will aid in the comprehension of key concepts and