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.
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