Voted unanimously by Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (PMMI) board of directors, the expanded focus will begin with Pack Expo International 2010, to be held October 31 through November 3 in Chicago, Ill.

Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI said that Pack Expo needed to broaden its focus according to the industry’s changing themes.

This year's Pack Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev., from October 5 to 7.