In conjunction with its participation in PACK EXPO 2017, Rockwell Automation will help to support scholarships for future packaging professionals through a title-level sponsorship of this year’s PACK gives BACK™ event, reports PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The event will feature legendary rock and roll band, The Doobie Brothers, and take place at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 (Sept. 25-27, 2017, Las Vegas Convention Center).

PACK gives BACK is an annual fundraising event with a portion of the ticket sales going to a charitable cause. This year’s event will benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship which provides grants to U.S. and Canadian colleges with packaging and processing programs.

“Rockwell Automation has worked closely with PMMI for many years as a member and exhibitor at the PACK EXPO trade shows. We’ve seen first-hand what this organization has done not only for the current packaging industry, but for the next generation of professionals that will lead this industry into the future,” says Christopher Zei, vice president Global OEM and Global Industries, Rockwell Automation. “We are pleased to contribute to this scholarship and continue sponsorship of PACK gives BACK.”

The event will take place on Monday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Our industry has given back to the community year after year through this charitable event, and this year, we want to give back to the future generation with generous scholarship opportunities,” says Jim Pittas, chief operating officer, PMMI. “We are grateful to Rockwell Automation for their continued support of this event and this community.”

Tickets for PACK gives BACK are available online for registered PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees and exhibitors at and cost $75 each (buy 10, and get the 10th ticket free). Buy your ticket before the event sells out!

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.


About PMMI

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents 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 packaging and processing 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 packaging and processing 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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