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PPWLN Explores How the New World of Work Is Impacting Manufacturing’s Future

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Registration open now for free networking breakfast with keynote and panel

Herndon, Va. – A staple at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29; Las Vegas Convention Center), the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) breakfast will feature a conversation with top manufacturing executives about The New World of Work (Tuesday, Sept. 28; 7:15-9:00 a.m.; Room N-247).

Some changes made in the past year are driving long-term transformations in the way work is conducted. Things like increased digitalization and automation on the plant floor, the push for diversity and gender parity, and how to attract the next generation workforce – together are creating a new world of work.

The Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) breakfast at PACK EXPO Las Vegas will bring together a panel of experts to discuss how to thrive in a fast-changing world. First will be Tracey Noonan, co-founder and CEO of Wicked Good Cupcakes, as the keynote speaker.

Noonan and her daughter turned a small home-based baking business into a multimillion-dollar corporation through creativity, perseverance and an investment from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary. Recently acquired by Hickory Farms, Noonan will reflect on her experience of scaling an e-commerce business, managing a growing workforce and her insights into how the food and beverage industry is evolving.

Noonan will then join Yolanda Malone, vice president of global RD Foods at PepsiCo, and AJ Jorgenson, vice president of strategic engagement at The Manufacturing Institute, for a candid conversation about the new world of work and what it means to the future of manufacturing.

Convened by show organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, PPWLN serves to recruit, retain and advance women’s careers in packaging and processing through online and in-person events, information-sharing and networking.

For more information about PPWLN and to register for the breakfast sponsored by Emerson, ID Technology, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, Plexpack, Septimatech Group Inc. and SMC, visit pmmi.org/womens-leadership-networks/events.

Registration for the show, 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. Visit the show website for the most up to date information on the PACK Ready health and safety plan and everything PMMI is doing to prepare for a successful event.


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