PACK EXPO East Exceeds Expectations


RESTON, VA | PMMI, The Assn. for Packaging and Processing Technologies reports data from the recent PACK EXPO East, which debuted in Philadelphia February 16–18, show the event exceeded expectations on several fronts. The show owner/producer says the show featured more than 6,500 attendees, 386 exhibiting companies, and 92,413 net sq ft of exhibit space.

“All you have to do is look at the numbers to see just how well PACK EXPO East met the need for processing and packaging in the Northeast,” says Jim Pittas, senior VP, PMMI. “The show was the top-tier event PACK EXPO exhibitors and attendees expect.”

PMMI president and CEO Charles D. Yuska believes the success of PACK EXPO East 2015 validated PMMI’s 2013 conclusion that the market warranted a regional show. “PMMI is always looking for new ways to achieve our mission to convene the processing and packaging supply chain, and northeastern manufacturers needed an easier way to connect with leading processing and packaging suppliers. Based on initial feedback, I’d say buyers and sellers found PACK EXPO East fostered connections, discussions, and, ultimately, solutions for end-users’ operational challenges.”

PACK EXPO East included Innovation Stage, the on-floor education format that’s become a PACK EXPO standard. With topics as diverse as OEE, sanitary design for low-moisture foods, and automation trends, attendees learned about industry-changing technologies and trends. Also featured was an exhibit on The Future of Pneumatics and a program that presented student designs for automated loading and unloading systems, custom-order snack mix production and innovative packaging prototypes.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 will host more than 1,800 exhibitors next fall. Visit this site to learn more and register. Registration is $30 per person through September 14, when it increases to $100.

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