Latest Headlines

PACK EXPO 2012 reports over 1 million net square feet

PACK EXPO International 2012, which comes to Chicago’s McCormick Place October 28–31, has already seen space sales top 1 million net square feet.

“Reaching this milestone this far out from the show makes a statement about the role PACK EXPO plays in the realm of processing and packaging,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of show owner/producer PMMI, adding that some 1,300 exhibitors have reserved booth space.

“But the truth is, we’re only as good as this year’s experience. Our goal, this year and every year, is to improve the PACK EXPO experience to the point where every attendee can experience the show in a way that’s tailored to his or her needs,” Yuska says.

With its customer-centric approach, PMMI (www.PMMI.org) plans to take PACK EXPO International 2012 to new levels of success. The approach uses targeted exhibit areas, marketing and education as ways for attendees to create a show experience that meets their needs.

“To choose the target markets, we look at a number of factors, including the demographics of attendees. We’re expanding this approach in 2012 with additional markets and targeted show features,” Yuska says, noting that PMMI will announce any new markets at a later date. PACK EXPO has already seen support for its customer-centric approach from leading trade associations including the National Confectioners Association (NCA), which also sponsors the sold-out Confectionery Pavilion, and The Snack Food Association (SFA).

The PACK EXPO Connected Communities, up and running since August 2011, take the customer-centric approach online as a networking platform. To date, four market-specific community sites are active: confectionery, baking & snack, pharmaceutical, and general packaging and processing.

“PACK EXPO Connected Communities keep the customer-centric PACK EXPO experience going throughout the year. This online gathering site is a platform where you can network and connect with others in your market niche, whether you’re a supplier or an end user,” comments Yuska.

He adds, “PMMI’s strategic vision, our guiding principle, is to bring the processing and packaging supply chain together to facilitate innovation, foster connections and develop business opportunities. PACK EXPO is a critical component in achieving our vision, and we intend to continue making the show stronger and better with every passing year.”

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Food and Beverage Packaging

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Rochester Mills Production Brewery tour- January 2015

Take a look inside the Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, MI. The facility brews and cans five beer varieties from the Rochester Mills Beer Company. There the beer is made and packaged in 16-ounce cans, bound together in 4-packs and palletized for distribution. We went on a tour of the facility and got an in depth look at the total process.

Posted: January 30, 2015

Food and Beverage Packaging

Food and Beverage Packaging April 2015 Cover

2015 April

Check out the April 2015 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, featuring our 2015 packages of the year, a look at beverage multipacks, and much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Coffee Segments

Which coffee segment will be impacted the most by coffee bean price increases?
View Results Poll Archive

The Food and Beverage Packaging Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\FBP\modified-atmosphere.gif
Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

More Products

The Packaging Guide

The Packaging Guide 2015 Cover

Food and Beverage Packaging's Packaging Guide Directory provides a list of suppliers of food and beveraeg packaging solutions. Visit the brand new online directory at www.thepackaginguide.com.

STAY CONNECTED

 Facebook iconTwitter iconYoutube icon LinkedIn icong+icon

Clear Seas Research

CS-OflRGBhomepage.jpgWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.