Countdown begins to “biggest” PPMA Show to date

PREPARATIONS are underway for The PPMA Show’s 30th anniversary exhibition, set to be held in Birmingham later this year.

Organisers said the event is gearing up for its “biggest show to date”  when it returns to the NEC from September 25-27.

Visitors will experience demonstrations of the latest and most technologically-advanced processing and packaging machinery from around the world, while thousands of food, pharmaceutical, toiletries and FMCG manufacturers can explore the latest innovations and do business.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the PPMA Show will welcome the return of major players such as Baumer. The automated image processing specialist will join the exhibition for the first time since 2014, armed with its latest range of intelligent HeavyDuty encoders.

In a revamp of the original Learning Hub format, the PPMA Show 2018 will also hone its educational programme. Organisers revealed that a high profile industry speaker, set to be confirmed in the coming months, will open the show and deliver an insightful address, followed by a smaller line-up of thought leaders sharing their knowledge in focused sessions over the three days. “Enhanced” networking opportunities will also be on offer through dedicated meeting spaces around the show.

The PPMA Group Awards will once again take place alongside the event. Returning to the first night of the PPMA Show, news regarding the ceremony and gala dinner  will be announced in the coming months.

Zoe Crockett, marketing manager for PPMA Group said, “We’re thrilled to be celebrating our 30th anniversary with a completely new look and fresh new ideas for the 2018 Show. We’ve listened carefully to visitor feedback for more networking opportunities and devised a format that will ensure even the most time-poor visitors have the chance to meet, share knowledge and make new business contacts. Roll on September!”

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