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More than 2,000 packaging, processing suppliers expected at next year’s PACK EXPO International

More than 2,000 packaging, processing suppliers expected at next year’s PACK EXPO International
PACK EXPO International 2010 logo

PACK EXPO International 2010, which will be held October 31-November 3 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will provide attendees with direct access to more than 2,000 packaging and processing equipment suppliers, containers and materials companies, and components manufacturers. These exhibitors will display throughout McCormick Place’s North, South and Lakeside Halls.
The high number of suppliers is expected to attract a impressive number of packaging and processing equipment and supplies buyers and other decision makers. “In October, more than 45,000 manufacturing professionals and brand managers will come to PACK EXPO to find packaging and processing machinery, materials and containers solutions, and the components they need to deliver a product to a retailers’ shelves,” said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, the sponsor and producer of PACK EXPO. “These solutions will be found throughout 1.2 million net square feet of space in McCormick Place, and within specialized zones.”
At the show, PMMI will debut three new features to the October event:
  • The Processing Zone – The new Processing Zone will highlight the newest processing technologies for diverse market sectors including beverage, baked goods, snack food, meat, dairy, produce, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Exhibits will include technologies to enhance food safety, reduce waste, ensure product freshness and improve sustainability.
  • The Brand Zone – PACK EXPO International 2010 will be the first time the show features the highly successful Brand Zone within McCormick Place. The Brand Zone will provide inspiration and innovation to brand managers at consumer goods companies who understand that packaging plays a critical role in successful products.
  • The Confectionery Pavilion – This new pavilion will be sponsored by the National Confectioners Association (NCA). The NCA has represented the candy, chocolate and gum industry since 1884, and its members include the world’s leading candy and confection brands — brands such as Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Goetze’s Candy Co., Crown Candy Co., Ghirardelli Chocolate Co., Liberty Orchards Co. Inc, MARS Snackfood U.S., Russell Stover Candies Inc., The Hershey Co., and Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.

New Logo and Tagline
PACK EXPO International 2010 logoTo communicate the expanded focus of its PACK EXPO shows, PMMI is unveiling a new logo and tagline: Packaging. Processing. One Powerful Show.
“We know the industry is changing and evolving into a total systems approach where the entire manufacturing process is considered together,” said Yuska. “October’s PACK EXPO will demonstrate this trend and will be the single largest, most comprehensive packaging and processing event in the world in 2010, offering the widest possible solutions set for any company looking for innovative and new packaging and processing solutions.”
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