EXPO PACK México 2012 (Centro Banamex, Mexico; June 26–29) is on the way to becoming one of the largest editions ever of this premiere Latin American trade show. Show owner and producer PMMI says the show will welcome more than 900 exhibitors in over 17,400 net square meters (187,000 net square feet) of exhibit space.
Jose Martinez, director of the Mexico office of PMMI, which also owns and produces PACK EXPO International 2012 (McCormick Place, Chicago; October 28–31), adds that the many international pavilions at EXPO PACK México 2012 are showing strong sales as well as the industry specific pavilion areas.
“Since space sales opened, PMMI has had to expand the show floor to accommodate demands for exhibit space. Overall, we’ve seen a 7 percent increase in booth space sales. More specifically, The PROCESA Pavilion alone has more than doubled in size; The Containers and Materials Pavilion shows a 23 percent space increase, and the Pharmaceutical Pavilion and the PMMI Pavilion have each grown 6 percent to date,” Martinez says.
The more than 900 exhibitors will represent 26 countries and the entire processing and packaging supply chain, Martinez notes, adding that PMMI expects at least 25,000 attendees.
“EXPO PACK México is the leading processing and packaging trade show in Latin America. Through partnerships with more than 15 leading industry organizations, we are increasing value to exhibitors and attendees,” he says, noting an upward trend in registration in addition to the growth in booth sales, stemming in part from groups organizing attendee delegations, such as:
- AGEXPORT (Guatemala)
- ANPDAPAC (Mexican Bottled Water Association)
- CAINTRA Monterrey
- CANACINTRA (National Chamber of Industry) from León, Queretaro and Puebla
- CANAINCA (Mexican Association of Processed Foods),
- CANIFARMA (Mexican Pharmaceutical Association),
- CAREINTRA (Chamber of Industry for the State of Jalisco), and
- PROCOMER (Costa Rica).
“EXPO PACK México is a place where consumer goods companies and brand owners know they’ll find the solutions they need to address their specific production needs and exhibitors know they will make the contacts they need to increase their sales in Latin America,” Martinez adds.