"We are very pleased with the interest generated again by EXPO PACK México," Martinez says, noting that booth sales are well ahead of projections. "The number of confirmed exhibitors is a sign of the favorable business climate in the region, which offers new opportunities for both national and international exhibitors."
Martinez and PMMI expect EXPO PACK México 2012 to host over 900 packaging and processing solutions providers and 25,000 buyers representing brands in at least 23 vertical markets.
13 Pavilions: Pharmaceutical Expands; Sustainability Supports EXPO PACK Verde
Mexico is the largest pharmaceutical producer in Latin America, and the ninth largest pharmaceutical producer in the world. To meet the needs of this growing industry, EXPO PACK México will once again host the Pharmaceutical Pavilion. The pavilion, already expanded by 20 percent earlier this year, is 85 percent sold out.
"Another reflection of the growth of the pharmaceutical market in Mexico is that since we first presented the Pharmaceutical Pavilion in 2010, attendance by professionals in that sector has more than doubled," Martinez adds.
Complementing the EXPO PACK Verde program, the new Sustainability Pavilion will show sustainable materials, finished containers, equipment and other environmentally responsible solutions.
In addition, the exhibition will again host the PROCESA Pavilion, dedicated to the food processing industry; the Container and Materials Pavilion; the Financing Pavilion; and international pavilions from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Peru, Spain and the United States.
New Partnerships Increase Value
As part of a new strategic alliance, the National Association of Producers and Distributors of Purified Water will hold its 2012 Congress, which brings together more than 100 executives from the bottled water industry, concurrently with EXPO PACK México.
In addition, CANAINCA, The Mexican Chamber of Processed Food, and CANIFARMA, The National Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry, have pledged their support, and are promoting the show to their member companies and organizing buying groups to attend.
"Expositions like EXPO PACK México are much more than marketplaces. They're gathering spots for industry. Leading brand owners and the most important packaging and processing solutions providers will attend the 27th edition of EXPO PACK México," Martinez says.
Source: EXPO PACK