Packaging professionals have hectic schedules and limited travel budgets. With that in mind, the producers of EastPack 2012 have assembled a show that enables those in the eastern U.S. to take in a concentrated program close to home.
Scheduled May 22-24 in Philadelphia, EastPack gives attendees the chance to meet with suppliers, see the newest packaging technology and evaluate machinery and material solutions.
The EastPack 2012 roster includes nearly 200 companies showing new equipment, materials, automation and other advances. Packaging and processing resources on display include bottling equipment, coding/decorating/marking equipment, conveyors, case packers/erectors, flexible packaging materials and systems, green packaging products and more. The technology is suited to food and beverage, pharmaceutical, household product, computer/electronics, industrial/chemical, automotive and other industries.
EastPack 2012 programming lets attendees hone in on specific technologies and market segments: Innovation Briefs theater: This comprises a lineup of industry experts delivering focused presentations on an array of topics. Free to all show attendees, the sessions are scheduled throughout the three days of EastPack 2012.
Supply Chain Zone: The eastern U.S. includes a concentration of distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. Exhibitors in this zone will showcase material handling and logistics products and services, including solutions to streamline fulfillment and delivery, improve assembly logistics and support, and solve the latest IT, supply chain and warehousing distribution challenges.
Contract Packaging Zone: Contract packaging is a rapidly expanding industry; to that end, this area features the region's leading contract packagers, contract manufacturers, logistics, warehousing, distribution firms and other service providers.
Cosmetic and Personal Care Packaging and Medical/Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Packaging Zones: Also heavily concentrated region are businesses serving the cosmetic, personal care, medical, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries; this area hones in on those segments.
Organizers have added two events running concurrently with EastPack 2012 that emphasize the pharmaceutical packaging business.
Pharmapack North America: Building upon the popular Pharmapack Europe event, this conference and exhibition is geared toward education and networking opportunities for pharmaceutical and biopharma packaging issues.
International Contract Services Expo: This international conference/exhibition aims to connect people in the pharmaceutical community with companies that provide outsourcing solutions. Here, attendees can seek out partners and products for contract manufacturing, clinical trials, contract research and analytical services.
Four other manufacturing-focused events are running concurrently with EastPack 2012 in the
Pennsylvania Convention Center:
Automation Technology Expo East: This event covers advances in automation and assembly, robotics, control software, motors and other areas relevant to packaging, automation and processing.
Sustainability in Manufacturing: Implementing sustainability improvements at every step in the supply chain is more crucial than ever. This event is geared toward helping packaging operations and other manufacturing businesses reduce carbon emissions, conserve energy and increase overall sustainability.
Medical Design and Manufacturing East: Geared toward medical design and manufacturing, this show features up-to-date technology, suppliers, materials and other solutions in the field.
Atlantic Design and Manufacturing: This showcases an array of design, manufacturing and process solutions for designing and producing finished OEM components and products.
In the weeks leading up to the show, Packaging Digest will share late-breaking EastPack 2012 show
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