- September 10, 2004, pffc-online.com
NEW YORK, NY, USA—With several months still remaining before CMM International 2005, show organizer Paperloop/CMM Events says close to 400 exhibitors (representing nearly 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space) have already reserved booths. "This total surpasses the 370 exhibitors that had reserved booth space for CMM 2003 mid-August 2002," states CMM Events. "This positions next year’s event to exceed the total 2003 show number of 700 exhibitors."
In addition, CMM director of sales Erich Herbert reports 33 new companies have signed on that did not exhibit at the 2003 event. "Many of these companies have never exhibited at any CMM event," explains Herbert, "and several long-time exhibitors have upgraded their booths to larger space." He adds the various association sponsored pavilions are selling very well too.
CMM president Ian Johnston predicts the enthusiastic response to next April's show — among both suppliers and converters — will continue and result in a larger but more focused show than the successful 2003 event. "While CMM will always be the premier converting-exclusive event for all segments of the converting marketplace, we are working closely with our industry partners to ensure that we also focus more on the specific processes," Johnston explains.
CMM Events points out that, in addition to the hundreds of major converting machinery and materials suppliers from around the world displaying their operating equipment, several pavilions and solution theaters at the four-day venue will focus on specific segments of the industry. Special pavilions to be included are:
- tag & label / narrow web
- metallizing, coating & laminating
- digital workflow solutions
- UV (ultraviolet)/ EB (electron beam)
Learn more about Converting Machinery/Materials International 2005 at cmmshow.com.