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Jay Leno to appear at PACK EXPO 2014

Returning to PACK EXPO 2014 is PACK gives Back, supporting the K9 for Warriors.

Special guest at the event will be comedian and retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno.

PACK EXPO 2014, co-located with Pharma EXPO, is set for Nov. 2-5 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

K9s for Warriors is a charitable organization that provides service dogs to military veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress due to conflicts and war following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The program includes three weeks’ training and bonding for dogs and veterans at the K9s for Warriors facility in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Over 90 percent of the dogs are obtained through rescue groups.

Event organizers are proud to host Leno, according to Jim Pittas, vice president of tradeshows, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and PACK EXPO producer.

“After a long day of doing business and walking the show floor, what better way for exhibitors and their customers to unwind than a night with Leno,” stated Pittas.

PACK gives BACK will be held Nov. 3, in the Grand Ballroom (S100) in the South Building of McCormick Place. The event kicks off with a reception at 4:30 p.m., and Leno will take the stage at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale May 1, 2014, and will be available only to PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO registrants. Ticket price will be $100, and will include beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres at the reception.

For more information, visit Packexpo.com.

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