PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, today announced a brand-new regional event: PACK EXPO East, coming to Philadelphia Feb. 2-4, 2015. PMMI will stage the event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
"There's a real need in the market for first-class events that are a bit closer to home," says Rick Fox Jr., president, Fox IV Technologies, who chairs PMMI's Board of Directors. "About 18 months ago, PMMI commissioned Westat, a leading research firm, to reach out to customers about the need for a regional event, and if they would support one. The results were extremely positive."
PMMI expects to draw attendees from a range of critical market segments including food, beverage, personal care, electronics and pharmaceutical and medical devices.
"Philadelphia is within easy driving distance of 40 percent of the U.S. population, and that area includes large consumer goods companies, industrial manufacturers and a huge life sciences community," he adds. "PACK EXPO East is positioned well to help brand owners find the solutions they need, a bit closer to home."
Space sales for PACK EXPO East 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 2-4, 2015) will open during PACK EXPO Las Vegas this fall (Sept. 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center).
PMMI is a trade association representing 600+ packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through its various programs including: The PACK EXPO family of trade shows, PACK EXPO Connected Communities, packexpo.com, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events, educational programs and more.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, EXPO PACK Mexico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México, June 18-21, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico; PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 23-25, 2013, PACK EXPO International 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Nov. 2 - 5, 2014.