EXPO PACK México 2012 Breaks New Ground
July 12, 2012
Director, Member Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXPO PACK México 2012 Breaks New Ground
- 13% percent growth in show floor
- PROCESA Pavilion doubles
- 25,139 buyers in attendance
- PMMI announces EXPO PACK Guadalajara, debuting in February 2013
Mexico City, Mexico; July 12, 2012 — 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 percent larger than previous editions.
The show floor was EXPO PACK Mexico's largest ever, with 18,475 net square meters (198,800 net square feet) of exhibit space.
"Mexico 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 owns and produces the EXPO PACK México, PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
Hall of Nations
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.
"Through 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, such as:
- AGEXPORT (Guatemala)
- ANPDAPAC (Mexican Bottled Water Association)
- CAINTRA MonterreyCANACINTRA (National Chamber of Industry) from León, Queretaro and Puebla
- CANAINCA (Mexican Association of Processed Foods),
- CANIFARMA (Mexican Pharmaceutical Association),
- CANIPEC (Mexican Chamber of Perfumes, Cosmetics & Toiletries)
- CAREINTRA (Chamber of Industry for the State of Jalisco),
- PROCOMER (Costa Rica),
- PROMPERU (Comisión de Promoción para la Exportación y el Turismo).
"We're very pleased to have forged partnerships with so many important organizations," Yuska says. "The buyers they brought to EXPO PACK found many new technologies to help them increase productivity and effectiveness on their production and packaging lines."
Strength in Sustainability
More than 100 exhibitors participated in the EXPO PACK Verde program, which identifies companies providing sustainable solutions or employing sustainable practices.
"Sustainable 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' materials."
Interest in 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.
PROCESA Pavilion, Pharmaceutical Pavilion and PMMI Pavilion all Increased
The PROCESA Pavilion at EXPO PACK México was the starting point for visitors looking for resources to proactively address trends and changes in the processed food marketplace in Mexico and Latin America. Now in its second year, the PROCESA Pavilion doubled in size from 2011, with more than 2,000 net square meters (21,530 net square feet) in 2012.
The Pharmaceutical Pavilion also returned this year, growing by 19 percent to 1,346 net square meters (14,490 net square feet), with 49 companies exhibiting products and services for the pharmaceutical industry.
PMMI once again hosted a member pavilion at the show, which grew 7 percent to 1,572 square meters (16,900 square feet). The growth was reflected in the number of PMMI member companies at the show, too. EXPO PACK México 2012 saw 178 PMMI member companies exhibiting, a 35 percent increase over 2011.
"Mexico is a critically important market for PMMI members, and that's clear from their consistently increasing participation in EXPO PACK México, and their support of PMT en Español and the brand-new EXPO PACK Guadalajara," Yuska says.
With so many processing and packaging technologies in a single location, visitors to EXPO PACK México 2012 had many chances to consider new ways to address trends impacting Mexico and the rest of Latin America.
"No matter the vertical market, there was a solution available at EXPO PACK México. Larger companies came to EXPO PACK México to find ideas for greater productivity and efficiency. Smaller, local companies came, too, often looking for new products and ways to develop them. Given the size and scope of this show, I'd say everyone won," Yuska concludes.
Introducing EXPO PACK Guadalajara
PMMI used 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.
"We're starting small and focusing our resources on attracting high-quality attendees and exhibitors to build a strong foundation for future events," Yuska says.
Exhibitor demand and market research, bolstered by the strength and growth demonstrated by EXPO PACK México, led to the decision to launch the new show.
"Over 100 EXPO PACK México exhibitors told PMMI they would be willing to support and/or exhibit at the new show," he says."
Yuska 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.
"The two EXPO PACK shows will have very different attendee bases and very different flavors — just as PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas do," he says.
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 Mexico City. For more information about attending or exhibiting at these events, contact Laura Thompson, email@example.com.
About EXPO PACK México
EXPO PACK México 2012 was held from June 26-29 at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, bringing together more than 25,000 professionals from the packaging and processing industries with over 900 exhibitors providing packaging and processing solutions. This is the show to meet your peers and do business. For more information on EXPO PACK México visit: www.expopack.com.mx . EXPO PACK México 2013 will be held from June 18-21 at Centro Banamex, Mexico City.
PMMI is a trade association of about 600 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI's vision is to be the leading global resource for the packaging and processing supply chain, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO International at McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 28–31, 2012; EXPO PACK Guadalajara at Expo Guadalajara, Guadalajara, February 27 - March 1, 2013; EXPO PACK México 2013 at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, June 18-21, 2013.
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