PMMI Adds East Coast PACK EXPO Show
PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, will launch a new event, PACK EXPO East, which will be held Feb. 2-4, 2015, in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.
“There’s a real need in the market for first-class events that are a bit closer to home,” says Rick Fox Jr., president, Fox IV Technologies, who chairs PMMI’s Board of Directors.
He added, “About 18 months ago, PMMI commissioned Westat, a leading research firm, to reach out to customers about the need for a regional event, and if they would support one. The results were extremely positive.”
PMMI officials said they expect to draw attendees from a range of market segments, including food, beverage, personal care, electronics and pharmaceutical and medical devices.
“Philadelphia is within easy driving distance of 40 percent of the U.S. population, and that area includes large consumer goods companies, industrial manufacturers and a huge life sciences community,” Fox said.
He added, “PACK EXPO East is positioned well to help brand owners find the solutions they need, a bit closer to home.”
Space sales for PACK EXPO East 2015 will open during PACK EXPO Las Vegas, on tap Sept. 23–25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
PMMI’s trade show portfolio also includes EXPO PACK, scheduled June 18-21 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City, and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, next running Feb. 27-March 1 at Expo Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico.