Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Cleveland Continues UBM’s Long Running Strategic Partnership Alliance with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP)

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Santa Monica, CA (March 2, 2017) – Northeast Ohio’s food and beverage processing boasts $3.1 billion in annual sales and features more than 350 consumer packaged goods companies.* In support of the strong Ohio packaging market, UBM continues its strong partnership with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) at the inaugural Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Cleveland event.

“Northeast Ohio has a vibrant Packaging Community and the Institute of Packaging Professionals is excited to partner with UBM at the inaugural Advanced Design and Manufacturing in Cleveland this March,” said Chris Cetnar, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Cleveland Chapter President. “It’s an exceptional opportunity to see the latest packaging technology advancements right here in our own backyard.”

UBM’s inaugural ADM Cleveland event, takes place on March 29-30 at the Huntington Convention Center and offers two days of free industry education, packaging focused content, a dynamic expo floor, and a three track conference series spotlighting automotive, medtech, and smart manufacturing. Included on the expo floor are the latest technology and materials specifically geared towards professionals and decision makers in the packaging sector. With the significance of the packaging industry in Northeast Ohio, ADM Cleveland has developed a comprehensive calendar of expo floor content that covers topics such as: 3D printing, automation, digital health, materials, package design, rapid prototyping, robotics, wearables and more.

The diversity of the show provides visitors to ADM Cleveland with the opportunity to focus on the packaging industry, but also see innovation across all facets of manufacturing. To learn more about ADM Cleveland, please visit:

“UBM is pleased to continue its strategic partnership alliance with the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) at ADM Cleveland,” said Nina Brown, Vice President, Events, UBM. “IoPP serves the diverse needs of the packaging community in the U.S. with leading content, events and outreach. Together, UBM and IoPP are committed to creating networking and educational
opportunities that help packaging professionals succeed.”

In Ohio, more than 370 food and beverage (F&B) processing establishments employ a workforce of nearly 18,000.* The region offers numerous decision makers, influencers and professionals from the packaging arena, including leading household brands such as: Anheuser Busch, Daisy Brand, Campbell Soup, Chiquita Brands, Coors, Dannon, General Mills, H.J. Heinz, J.M. Smucker, Kelloggs, Kraft, Land O’Lakes, Miller, Nestlé USA, Pepperidge Farm and PepsiCo, among others.

UBM has worked closely with regional associations, companies and partners including IoPP, to craft an event that goes beyond the needs of the packaging community. The expo floor consists of five zones covering hot-topic areas of manufacturing on display under the familiar UBM show brands, including Packaging (PACK), PLASTEC (Polymers and Plastics), ATX (Automation & Robotics), MD&M (Medical Design & Manufacturing) and D&M (Design & Manufacturing). ADM Cleveland is committed to creating an experience that fits the historic, diverse, and thriving central region. Early participants include: BioEnterprise, BioOhio, MAGNET, TeamNEO and the Ohio Manufacturers Association.

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* “Market Data and Business Case Report,” The Fairfield Factor, April 2014;; “Cleveland 2017 Testimonial Report,” UBM Canon, 2015;


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March 2, 2017