EXPO PACK México 2012 (June 26–29, Centro Banamex, Mexico City), the premier trade show for packaging and processing in Latin America, welcomed 25,139 attendees and 1,015 exhibiting companies to a show floor that was 13% larger than previous editions.
floor was EXPO PACK México's largest ever, with 198,800 net square feet of
is an important, rapidly-expanding market, and the growth of EXPO PACK México
reflects its increasing importance,” says Charles D. Yuska, president
& CEO, PMMI. PMMI(www.pmmi.org) owns and produces
the EXPO PACK México, PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
EXPO PACK México
attendees and exhibitors represented more than 32 nations, and the diversity
was especially evident in the exposition hall, which included pavilions from 9
countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Peru, Spain,
Taiwan and the United States. Yuska credited extensive partnership efforts with
contributing to the strong attendance.
partnerships with more than 15 leading industry organizations, we increased the
value of attending for exhibitors and attendees,” he says, noting the
importance of groups promoting the show and organizing attendee delegations.
pleased to have forged partnerships with so many important organizations,”
Yuska adds. “The buyers they brought to EXPO PACK found many new technologies
to help them increase productivity and effectiveness on their production and
100 exhibitors participated in the EXPO PACK Verde program, which identifies
companies providing sustainable solutions or employing sustainable practices.
manufacturing is an industry driver, because it’s increasingly what customers
demand,” says Yuska. “By looking for EXPO PACK Verde signs, visitors to EXPO
PACK found packaging and processing equipment that uses less power, occupies
less space, reduces waste and can be fairly easily adapted to new ‘green’
sustainability was very clear in the Mexican Packaging Association’s (AMEE)
Packaging Week, produced in conjunction with EXPO PACK México. AMEE
dedicated a full day of their conference to sustainability. AMEE also hosted
conferences focusing on new technologies, trends and package security.
the inauguration of EXPO PACK México to announce its newest trade show
property: EXPO PACK Guadalajara, a regional event set to debut February
27–March 1, 2013, at Expo Guadalajara.
starting small and focusing our resources on attracting high-quality attendees
and exhibitors to build a strong foundation for future events,” Yuska says.
demand and market research, bolstered by the strength and growth demonstrated
by EXPO PACK México, led to the decision to launch the new show.
EXPO PACK México exhibitors told PMMI they would be willing to support and/or
exhibit at the new show,” he says.”
predicts the show’s attendee base will pull from Guadalajara and its suburbs, a
region known for manufacturing in a wide range of industries, particularly food
and beverage - but represented less strongly than what might expect at
EXPO PACK México.
EXPO PACK Guadalajara will
take place February 27 – March 1, 2013, at Expo Guadalajara, in Guadalajara,
Jalisco, Mexico, and EXPO PACK México 2013 will take place June 18-21, in
EXPO PACK México 2012 breaks new ground
July 23, 2012