Pack Expo Las Vegas' New Pharmaceutical Pavilion Gets High Marks

October 23, 2011

The Pharmaceutical Pavilion, which debuted at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s Pack Expo Las Vegas Sept. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was given high marks all the way around.

The pavilion, containing the Rx Lounge, was home to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging solutions and brought together not only nearly 50 manufacturers, but also the Innovation Stage where six pharma-specific conference programs were held and a networking lounge that served as a gathering place for the pharmaceutical community throughout the week.

“The new Pharmaceutical Pavilion at Pack Expo Las Vegas was a great success!  As an industry leader in pharmaceutical packaging, we appreciate the efforts and cooperation that PMMI provided to us and the other packaging machinery companies who participated in the Pavilion,” said Roger Toll, executive vice president of Marchesini Packaging Machinery Inc. 

He added, "The Las Vegas show is growing, and we were very pleased with attendee turnout.  We look forward to an even better event at Pack Expo International 2012 in Chicago."

The pavilion was conceived and launched in order to serve specific market segments to serve customers better.

“The success of The Pharmaceutical Pavilion validates our strategic plan to create customer-centric areas for key industries at Pack Expo,” said Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of PMMI.  “While not all exhibitors that provide pharmaceutical and medical device packaging were located in the Pavilion, it served as a logical starting point for attendees to quickly locate solutions in one area of the floor.”

He added, “The feedback we’ve heard from attendees and exhibitors so far is that the Pavilion exceeded their expectations - it saved attendees time and provided exhibitors more contact with current and potential customers.”

Exhibitors lauded the success of the new pavilion. “I was surprised by the great turnout in Las Vegas, and most importantly, with the quality of attendees,” said James Umbdenstock of Griffin-Rutgers Co., Inc.

He added, “The show definitely surpassed our expectations.”

Expanding on the success of the debut of the Pharmaceutical Pavilion, Pack Expo International, on tap Oct. 28-31, 2012, in Chicago, will feature a larger pavilion with more opportunities to network and additional chances to see new products.

“We continue to monitor key industries and listen closely to exhibitors and attendees to identify ways to bring more value to Pack Expo,” Yuska said.

He added, “Our board and committees are reviewing this year’s results, and together we will continue to make Pack Expo the premiere, world class event for packaging and processing industries.”

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