PPMA Show 2017 Preview

PPMA Show 2017: The processing and packaging machinery exhibition

The PPMA Showreturns to the NEC, Birmingham, September 26-28, 2017, to provide manufacturers with insights into the latest machinery products, technologies and materials


he PPMA Show is organised by the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA), which comprises

the PPMA, British Automation and Robot Association (BARA) and the UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA). Serving manufacturers within the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and FMCG industries to contract packers. The show will

offer visitors a chance to see machinery in action, to gain ideas and solutions, access new suppliers and purchase technology. The PPMA Show 2017 will feature all-new

entertainment and interactive features including a computer-controlled goalkeeper, known as RoboKeeper. Described as the world’s best goalie, the RoboKeeper has already taken on the likes of footballers Lionel Messi and Neymar and will challenge visitors and exhibitors to try and score a goal live at the show. The RoboKeeper uses cutting-edge robotics and vision technology, reacting within fractions of a second, making it almost impossible to score. Speaking about the exhibition, Valerio

Industry leaders join Learning Hub line-up

opportunities of Brexit and IIoT enabled adaptive packaging to the potential of waste and busting the myths of robotics and automation, the Learning Hub at the PPMA Show 2017 is set to deliver a programme of informative and engaging sessions. By expanding the focus of the new Learning Hub beyond the traditional manufacturing industries, organisers hope to inspire visitors by providing a new perspective on relevant trends and issues, as well as skills applicable across all industries. Keynote speaker, Martin Glenn, CEO of The


Football Association and former CEO of United Biscuits, will take to the stage on Tuesday 26th at 11.30am. Glenn, whose career includes roles within Walkers and Birds Eye, will explain how his extensive experience in the food manufacturing industry has informed his new role as head of the FA.

10 September 2017

he line-up for a new and improved Learning Hub has been announced. From the implications and

Glenn will be joined by

another United Biscuits alumni, popular TED speaker and chartered engineer, Peter Anderton. Anderton will take to the stage for two sessions. The first, Tuesday 26th, 12:00pm will provide attendees with helpful insights into how to build a successful team. This will be followed by a second session on Wednesday 27th, 12:00pm where Peter will share his two-rule approach to great leadership and reveal what packaging chocolate Hobnobs has to do with successful management. Joining him on the opening day of the

show, Forbes McDougall, head of circular economy for Veolia UK and Ireland, will shine a spotlight on packaging recycling faux pas from laminates, coffee cups, plastic bottles and food trays. Speaking about the line-up at this year’s PPMA Show, Valerio Del Vecchio, head of

Martin Glenn, CEO of The Football Association

marketing, PPMA Group of Associations, comments, “The new, improved Learning Hub will deliver a wide range of insightful and engaging sessions that set out to inspire visitors by providing a fresh perspective on relevant trends and issues, as well as skills applicable across all industries. By expanding the focus of the new Learning Hub with speakers such as Peter Anderton, we challenge visitors to learn more about transferable skills as shared by influential opinion leaders. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the PPMA Show 2017 for this varied speaker programme.”

Del Vecchio, head of marketing, PPMA Group of Associations, says, “Over the past 30 years, the PPMA Show has united buyers and suppliers at one of the UK’s most visually dynamic exhibitions. It enables manufacturing professionals to come together, network, discuss future trends, find inspiration and gain invaluable insights from thought leaders. “The PPMA Total Show 2016 saw over

1,000 leading packaging and processing machinery manufacturing represented, with more than 7,500 visitors descending on the NEC to find out more. Feedback from visitors attending the 2016 show revealed that the show is the destination to keep up to date with the industry, find inspiration and meet with new suppliers or business partners. We’re looking forward to building on this success when we open the doors to the PPMA Show 2017 on 26 September.” To register for a free pass to attend the

PPMA Show 2017 visit the link below.

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