ProFood World Cancels ProFood Live 2020 Conference and Moves Awards Presentation to PACK EXPO International

ProFood World has canceled the ProFood Live conference, originally scheduled for June 9-10 in Chicago. The biennial event recognizes award-winning global food and beverage manufacturers.

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ProFood World Cancels ProFood Live 2020 Conference and Moves Awards Presentation to PACK EXPO International
ProFood World has canceled the ProFood Live conference, originally scheduled for June 9-10 in Chicago. The biennial event recognizes award-winning global food and beverage manufacturers.
Herndon, Va.; April 9, 2020 - In view of recent stay-at-home requests by the state of Illinois and many other states, and out of concern for the safety and health of our staff, attendees and customers, ProFood World and PMMI have canceled this year's ProFood Live conference. Though the live event won't take place, the food and beverage manufacturing community will be able to access conference content in the coming months.

ProFood World will be hosting educational webinars featuring ProFood Live presentations. More details will be shared about these virtual opportunities on ProFoodWorld.com.

In addition, the Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards and the Manufacturing Innovation Awards presentations will take place in November. ProFood World, with the support of PMMI, will recognize award winners at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2020 in Chicago, Nov. 8-11, at Innovation Stage 1. The dates and times are as follows:
• 4:00 PM - Nov. 8, 2020 | Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards
• 4:00 PM - Nov. 10, 2020 | Manufacturing Innovation Awards
Some of the winners to be honored in November include:
• J.M. Smucker's — New Uncrustables plant in Longmont, Colorado
• Atelier Hermes Boissons - First in the world to HPP bulk process juices that are sent directly to filler
• Lotus Bakeries - Manufacturers of the popular Biscoff cookie -first plant in the U.S.
"While it's disappointing the conference has been canceled, we're glad we have the ability to bring some of the conference to food and beverage manufacturers virtually," said Joyce Fassl, Editor in Chief of ProFood World and content director for ProFood Live. "We're also grateful the award-winning companies can be honored at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO in November. We hope many in the manufacturing community will join us for these events."

More details will be forthcoming, or contact Brand Operations Manager Claudia Smith, with questions.



About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 900 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, Mundo PMMI 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.

Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.

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