The 30th Anniversary edition of EXPO PACK México closed June 19 as the largest and most international edition in its history, according to show owner and producer PMMI, the association for packaging and processing technologies.
Over 25,000 visitors attended the third consecutive sold-out show at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, visiting more than 1,000 exhibitor companies occupying more than 19,000 net square meters (~204,500 square feet) of exhibit space. Over the show’s four days, buyers in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, chemical, electronics, textiles and automotive sectors, among others, discovered solutions to their processing and packaging challenges.
“EXPO PACK México’s success speaks to the benefits attendees from Mexican and Latin American companies find when they attend,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “It offers an opportunity to update and improve their production processes and to ensure the positioning of their products worldwide.”
Mexican and Latin American attendees, including buying groups from Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia, took advantage of the diversity of the global pavilions. The PMMI pavilion alone covered over 2,130 net square meters (~22,900 square feet) and included 86 member companies from the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Additional international pavilions housed representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, China, Spain, France, Guatemala, India and Italy. EXPO PACK México 2015 also saw the Mexico City debut of the Innovation Stage. Now a staple of the PACK EXPO family of shows, the educational offerings found at the Innovation Stage received the same standing room only attendance as its offerings at EXPO PACK Guadalajara, PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO and PACK EXPO Las Vegas.
PMMI used the EXPO PACK México stage to announce that beginning in 2017, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and EXPO PACK México will alternate years. The next edition of EXPO PACK México (Mexico City, Centro Banamex) takes place May 17-20, 2016 while EXPO PACK Guadalajara (Expo Guadalajara) runs June 13-15, 2017.
“We are confident that this strategy will maximize EXPO PACK’s impact in Mexico’s two main markets,” said Yuska. “The growth of EXPO PACK Guadalajara proved it could handle the same size and resources as EXPO PACK México.”
As the center of Mexico’s Packaging Week, additional events included the National Congress of the Mexican Packaging Association (AMEE); the Envase Estelar Awards and Sustainable Company Awards and the AMEE conference program.