PACK gives BACK™ returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center; Sept. 25–27, 2017) – and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO – with The Doobie Brothers, the legendary rock and roll band born out of the chaotic, late-1960s musical stew.


The event, sponsored by Rockwell Automation, on Monday, Sept. 25 at 4 pm, has become a tradition for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. It is open to industry professionals with a portion of the proceeds going toward the PACK EXPO Scholarship which provides grants to U.S. and Canadian colleges with processing and packaging programs.

The entertainment will be sure to draw a big audience. Now in their 47th year, The Doobie Brothers have won four GRAMMY® Awards and sold more than 48 million records worldwide. The 1976 “Best of the Doobies” has sold more than 12 million copies. Their gold-certified singles “Black Water” and “What a Fool Believes” lead a catalog of hits that includes “Listen to the Music,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “China Grove,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” “Minute by Minute,” “You Belong to Me,” and “The Doctor.” In all, The Doobies have tallied five Top 10 singles and 16 Top 40 hits, earning a spot in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004.

“I’m excited to have a band with their string of hits attached to the PACK EXPO brand and the PACK gives BACK™ event,” says Jim Pittas, chief operating officer, PMMI. “We are looking forward to raising some serious money to invest in the future of the processing and packaging community through the PACK EXPO Scholarship.”

Tickets for PACK gives BACK™ are available online at and cost $75 each (buy 10, and get the tenth ticket free). Sponsorship opportunities are also available; please contact PMMI at [email protected] for more information.


About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 800 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 work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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