EXPO PACK México 2012, to be held at Centro Banamex from June 26–29, 2012, is on the way to becoming one of the largest editions ever. 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, 2012), 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,” he said. “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.”
The more than 900 exhibitors will represent 26 countries and the entire processing and packaging supply chain, adding that PMMI expects at least 25,000 attendees.
“EXPO PACK México is the leading processing and packaging trade show in Latin America,” said Martinez. “Through partnerships with more than 15 leading industry organizations, we are increasing value to exhibitors and attendees.”
An upward trend in registration is adding to the growth in booth sales, stemming in part from groups organizing attendee delegations, such as:
ANPDAPAC (Mexican Bottled Water Association)
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,” said Martinez.