Emerson Returns as Amazing Packaging Race Sponsor

The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors on the show’s final day, with student teams completing tasks assigned by exhibitors throughout the nearly 900,000 net square feet of show floor.

Herndon, Va.; June 10, 2021 — Emerson, featuring leading product brands such as ASCO, has returned as the sponsor of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021 (Sept. 27-29; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors on the show's final day, with student teams completing tasks assigned by exhibitors throughout the nearly 900,000 net square feet of show floor.

"Over the years, Emerson has shown their commitment to providing educational opportunities for students in the packaging industry," says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. "Their consistent sponsorship has made the success of this program possible, and we are grateful for their continued support."

To ensure a safe environment for students participating in the Amazing Packaging Race, PMMI will implement several health and safety protocols. Additionally, for students unable to attend the race in person, PMMI is offering the Amazing Packaging Race - Scavenger Hunt. The virtual race allows students to answer a list of questions sent in advance from exhibitors. Students will be encouraged to answer questions by searching the exhibitors' websites and/or social media accounts.

The Amazing Packaging Race will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 29, during the last day of PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2021 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

"We are very excited to once again sponsor the Amazing Packaging Race. The race is a hands-on celebration and exploration of technology and innovation. Both principles are cores of Emerson's heritage — and drivers of our continuing strong support of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education," says Jay Gatz, vice president, marketing, Emerson Automation Solutions. "The race unites college students from around the country to experience the best of the packaging industry."

The race will conclude with the announcement of the first, second and third place teams and awarding of prizes. Virtual race participants will be entered into a $100 visa gift card drawing.

Exhibitors who wish to participate in the race can sign up here. For more information, contact Kate Fiorianti, senior manager, workforce development, PMMI at 571.287.4406 or kfiorianti@pmmi.org.

Don't miss this year's PACK EXPO Las Vegas and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, the most comprehensive packaging and processing event in the world in 2021. Registration, which includes access to both PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, is $30 through Sept. 3, after which the price increases to $130. For more information and to register online, visit packexpolasvegas.com and hcpelasvegas.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information, visit Emerson.com.

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, Enlace EXPO PACK, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara. 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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