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Rockwell Automation returns as PACK gives BACK™ title sponsor

This year's PACK gives BACK event featuring Sebastian Maniscalco will take place on Monday Oct. 15 and will be sponsored by Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell Automation will sponsor this year's PACK gives BACK event
Rockwell Automation will sponsor this year's PACK gives BACK event

Rockwell Automation will once again 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 Sebastian Maniscalco, a Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised comedian behind wildly successful network specials such as “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?,” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” and will take place at PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 (Oct. 14–17, 2018, McCormick Place, Chicago).

PACK gives BACK, PACK EXPO’s biggest networking event, benefits the PACK EXPO Scholarship, which supports students studying at two- or four-year PMMI partner schools. Winners of the six $5,000 scholarships will be announced at the event.

“As a PMMI member and PACK EXPO exhibitor, we are proud to be affiliated with an association that cares about the future of the packaging industry and feel strongly about supporting the next generation of professionals,” says Christopher Zei, vice president Global OEM and Global Industries, Rockwell Automation. “We are pleased to contribute to such a worthy cause and continue sponsorship of PACK gives BACK.”

The fundraiser on Monday, Oct. 15, kicks off with a networking reception at 4:30 p.m. followed by the comedy performance at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom located in the South Building. Tickets are $75 (buy 9, and get the 10th ticket free). For more information and to get tickets, visit:

“At PMMI we recognize and value the future of our industry and want to continue to invest in the next generation with generous scholarship opportunities,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “We are grateful to Rockwell Automation for their continued support of this event and this community.”

Don’t miss this year’s PACK EXPO International and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. The event will bring together 2,500 exhibitors showcasing their packaging innovations to 50,000 attendees in over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space. To register or for more information, visit

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 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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