PMMI's PACK EXPO Las Vegas Is Set to Break Records
The packaging industry just keeps growing and, as a result, so does one of the big shows that represent it - PMMI’s biennial PACK EXPO Las Vegas - which is trending to be its largest ever.
Scheduled Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Pack Expo Las Vegas show organizers have needed to expand the showfloor once again because of the demand for space.
“With just two months before show time, PACK EXPO is still growing,” said PMMI President and CEO Charles D. Yuska. “After expanding the show floor to accommodate supplier demand, we plan to add yet more exhibit space.”
More than 1,600 exhibitors, representing packaging and processions solutions providers, will occupy 700,000-plus net square feet, making the 2013 show the largest ever since it launched in 1995.
“Our exhibitor numbers are already up 15 percent, and the floor itself has expanded by 12 percent compared to the 2011 Las Vegas show,” Yuska said.
Besides booth space, PMMI has added a third Innovation Stage to expand PACK EXPO’s on-floor educational programming for attendees looking to learn about ways to enhance sustainability, efficiency, automation and food safety measures.
Attendance also is tracking well, according to show organizers.
It’s expected to well surpass 26,000 manufacturing professionals from the baking and snack, beverage, confectionery, pharmaceutical and other industries – a 10-percent increase, compared with 2011 numbers.