Trade Association PMMI Buys Publisher Summit Media Group

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Reston, VA – The trade association that organizes PACK EXPO and related trade shows for the packaging industry is acquiring Summit Media Group, Inc., a private company that publishes magazines in the same sector.

The board of directors for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, approved the purchase plan, which will transfer Summit’s employees to the PMMI payroll once the sale closes in late October.

The leadership of PMMI said the acquisition would be a boost to PACK EXPO and the rest of the association’s trade show portfolio due to its established presence in the packaging world. “I think it is more than fair to say that PMMI’s greatest competitive advantage lies in the strength of its trade shows and other platforms,” said Chuck Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI. “This additional platform will help us connect our PACK EXPO exhibitors with trade show attendees year-round and will support the expanding group of expositions.”

Summit Media Group, which will remain based in Chicago, publishes a collection of magazines including Packaging World and PACK EXPO Showcase. It also produces webinars and other online media resources. “We are very excited to become part of PMMI, with whom we have had a strong relationship with for many years,” said Summit President and CEO Joe Angel.

Reach Charles Yuska at (703) 243-8555 or cyuska@pmmi.org; Joe Angel at (312) 222-1010 or jangel@summitmediagroup.com