EXPO PACK México 2012 opened on June 26 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City, with more than 900 exhibitors ready to greet the expected 25,000 attendees from Latin America and beyond. This is the largest event in the show's history.
"Global sourcing and global production are realities for companies that produce any number of products, from baked goods to pharmaceuticals," says Jose Martinez, director, PMMI Latin America office. "And total systems solutions are critical."
To help attendees find these solutions, the exposition floor at EXPO PACK México is designed around these pavilions:
International Pavilions—These 10 nations have pavilions at the show: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Guatemala, Peru, Spain, Taiwan and the United States.
PROCESA—The PROCESA Pavilion features developments in processing machinery and technology for the fruit and vegetable, beverage, dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, frozen and preserved foods industries.
EXPO PACK Verde—Exhibitors that support sustainable solutions are displaying the EXPO PACK Verde icon. Exhibitors that want to stress their sustainable products and services are located in the EXPO PACK Verde Pavilion.
Pharmaceutical—This pavilion focuses on the pharmaceutical industry's specific production and packaging requirements, with leading companies exhibiting plant engineering, plant maintenance, process machinery and equipment, and packaging materials.
Containers & Materials—Exhibitors here offer containers and materials that can get a brand noticed. Innovations increase visual impact, enhance convenience, maximize shelf life and add to functionality.
Financing—This area is the destination for lines of credit from a variety of financial institutions.
The PMMI Pavilion—Featuring packaging and processing solutions from 60 PMMI member companies. Attendees can get a copy of the directory of these leading U.S. and Canadian suppliers at the PMMI booth (# 1900).
Innovation Pavilion—Sponsored by the Mexican Packaging Assn. (AMEE), the Innovations Pavilion spotlights the winners of the Envases Estalares Awards and Sustainable Packaging Awards.