PMMI, the producer of PACK EXPO, announces that DuPont will be one of the title sponsors for the Leadership Lecture at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, to be held September 26 to 28, featuring keynote speaker retired General Colin Powell. General Powell will speak on “Diplomacy: Persuasion, Trust and Values” on September 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Powell is a retired four-star general and previously served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed General Powell as Secretary of State, a position he held until 2005. For the past decade, Powell has been committed to improving the lives of America's youth. He is the founding chairman of America's Promise Alliance, an organization that works with more than 400 organizations to provide resources that build better lives for young Americans. For more information, visit packexpo.com.

heads to Big Apple

MD&M East, a medical device conference and exposition, will take place June 6 to 9 in New York City. Its program is tailored to professionals involved in research and development, design, engineering, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs within the medical manufacturing industry. For details, visit mdmeast.com.