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EXPO PACK México 2016 Sets Records

RESTON, VA | EXPO PACK México 2016, held May 17–20, moved to Expo Bancomer Santa Fe and was the largest show in its 31-yr history, growing 7% from last year, according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The new location allowed the nearly 23,000 attendees to visit almost 1,000 exhibitors over 19,300 net sq m (~208,000 net sq ft) of exhibit space. 

“Exhibitors were very pleased with the quality and quantity of attendees this year,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “The success in the new venue speaks to the strength of the EXPO PACK brand.”

The show once again featured international pavilions from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, and US. The PMMI Pavilion grew 11% from 2015, stretching to 2,379 net sq m (~25,600 net sq ft). The largest PMMI Pavilion to date hosted 92 of the 175 PMMI members exhibiting at EXPO PACK México. EXPO PACK México 2016 also saw a second successful year of the Innovation Stage and the seventh year of the EXPO PACK Verde program. As the Mexican marketplace continues to embrace sustainable processing and packaging options, EXPO PACK México exhibitors in the EXPO PACK Verde program more than doubled with 248 participants, says PMMI.

EXPO PACK director Gerardo Barajas used the opening of EXPO PACK México to reiterate that beginning in 2017, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and EXPO PACK México will alternate years. With the success of EXPO PACK Mexico 2016, exhibitor demand for the first national edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara exceeded expectations. The 2017 show is on pace to more than double the size of the previous Guadalajara show a full year before the June 13–15, 2017, dates.

“We are confident that this strategy will maximize EXPO PACK’s impact in Mexico’s two main markets and early booth sales for Guadalajara confirm this,” says Barajas. “Suppliers are looking to do business with the many multinational corporations expanding their operations in the Mexican market.”

EXPO PACK México returns to Expo Bancomer Santa Fe, June 5–8, 2018.

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