EXPO PACK M�xico 2014 Completes Second Consecutive Sold-out Event
EXPO PACK México 2014, recently held June 17-20 in Mexico City at Centro Banamex, closed with the show’s second consecutive sold-out event, according to show owner and organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
With its 18,738 net square meters (201,694 square feet) of exhibit space, 1,025 exhibitors and 25,015 visitors, this year was one of the largest overall events in the history of EXPO PACK México’s history, according to show management.
EXPO PACK Mexico is an international marketplace and one of the largest processing and packaging events in Latin America.
Exhibitors include global suppliers from 20 countries and nine countries organized International Pavilions, including France, Spain and the United States, to name a few.
“We appreciate the continued support of our association partners from around the world,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI.
PMMI reported 159 members at the show, including the 82 members exhibiting in the PMMI Pavilion. This year’s PMMI Pavilion grew to 2,235 net sq. m. (24,057 net sq. ft.) — 5 percent larger than in 2013.
“Solutions providers from all over the world see the opportunities in Mexico and Latin America, which reinforces the strength of the packaging and processing marketplace there,” Yuska said.
More than 25,000 visitors attended the 2014 event, making it the third-largest turn out in EXPO PACK Mexico’s 29-year history.
“Manufacturers in Latin America need new packaging and processing solutions, and they know EXPO PACK México is a critical resource,” Yuska said.
Buyers traveled from 29 of the 32 Mexican states, including buying groups from Puebla, Queretaro and Guanajuato, and international enthusiasm for the show continued to grow. Latin America buyers came from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela.
EXPO PACK Mexico continues to receive major support from leading industry organizations in Mexico and Latin America.
“We can’t overstate the value of the support we receive from these groups,” Yuska said. “Our partnerships strengthen our attendee outreach efforts, and we’re pleased and proud to have their members at the show. These are the leading organizations in the Latin American and Mexican consumer goods industry.”
Some of those organizations included the following:
· ANPDAPAC (Mexican Bottled Water Association)
· CANAFEM (Metal Packaging Manufacturers National Chamber)
· CANAGRAF (National Chamber of Graphic Arts)
· CANIPEC (Mexican Chamber of Perfumes, Cosmetics & Toiletries)
“Clearly, our partnerships with these leading organizations strengthened our attendee outreach efforts, and increased the value of attending the show. We’re pleased and proud to have their support,” Yuska said.
With the close of EXPO PACK Mexico, PMMI is planning for the second edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara on tap March 10-12 next year.
This event, tailored to industry in western Mexico, is expected to draw 10,000 attendees to 4,000 net square meters of exhibit space and more than 350 exhibiting companies.