Growth was the central theme of EXPO PACK México 2011, held June 21–24 in Mexico City. The 26th edition of the premier packaging and processing tradeshow in Latin America reports increases of 23 percent in visitor attendance.
Visitor attendance totaled 26,361 for 2011, compared to 21,402 in 2010. There were more than 900 exhibitors in 16,000 net square meters, and a host of new features.
“Attendance exceeded expectations. And the growth we achieved shows an optimistic outlook by food and consumer goods producers in Latin America,” said Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of PMMI, the show producer. “That’s good news for everyone.”
Central American visitors increased for the second year in a row, with buying groups attending from Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica as well as the Mexican States of Puebla, Queretaro and Hidalgo. EXPO PACK México 2011 also saw an increase in multiple day visits to the show — 5,141 visitors attended the show for more than one day, an increase of more than two-thirds (68 percent) in return visitors.
“The features of EXPO PACK México reflected the needs of packaging and processing facilities in Mexico and throughout Latin America,” Yuska said. “For example, the EXPO PACK Verde icon highlighted sustainability-friendly technologies – a critical feature as sustainability moves away from being a trend and into the mainstream.”
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