With six months left until PACK EXPO International 2012 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Oct. 28–31), show owner and producer PMMI says show size has already exceeded the 2010 show.
over 1,500 exhibitors have reserved their booth space - 1,060,000 net square
feet - and PMMI Vice President of Trade Shows Jim Pittas encourages companies
that are still undecided about exhibiting to reserve their space quickly.
on our way to a total sell out,” he says. “We have less than 2 percent of
available space remaining.”
projects visitor attendance at 46,000 and exhibit hall space at 1.1 million
net square feet.
“We had to expand into the lower North Hall to accommodate exhibitor demand,”
says Pittas. “PACK EXPO International 2012 will be this year’s largest and
most comprehensive processing and packaging trade show in the world.”
the many reasons to attend, PMMI announces the 2012 PACK EXPO Lecture will
feature comedian/commentator Dennis Miller and political strategist James
Carville, presenting their views of the upcoming election, and debating
questions raised by the audience.
“With less than a week left before the 2012
Presidential election, this pair of pundits will deliver political
perspective and some good laughs - no matter which way you plan to vote,”
says PMMI president & CEO Charles D. Yuska.
Areas Fill Fast
attendees tailor their show experiences to the solutions they need and manage
their valuable time on site, PMMI’s customer-centric approach targets several
of the larger vertical markets attendees serve, with pavilions and networking
opportunities. Yuska notes that pavilion space sold especially quickly.
“The Processing Zone, the Confectionery
Pavilion and our first Pharmaceutical Pavilion in Chicago are already full,”
he says. “And this year, we’ve added a new focus and partnership - the
International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) is sponsoring the newest
market-specific networking spot, The Beverage Cooler Lounge.”
also partner with the Conference at PACK EXPO to provide educational
offerings that will resonate with its members and their industry peers.
Packaging Work Together
edition of PACK EXPO International marks the third show at which PMMI has
incorporated processing solutions providers into the PACK EXPO show floor.
bringing processing into the show, we’ve been able to help attendees find the
total systems solutions they need. They’re not looking at processing or
packaging, per se, but rather a total solution to get products to market as
efficiently and safely as possible,” says Yuska.
that processing solutions will be found throughout the exhibit halls, and
exhibitors are not restricted to exhibiting in a pavilion.
offers show features, benefits and exhibitors to any market in the processing
and packaging spectrum,” he adds. “Regardless of whether there’s a pavilion
or lounge specific to your market segment, we have tools to connect buyers
and suppliers, such as the My PACK EXPO portal, PACK EXPO Pre-Selects
segmented directories and Conference at PACK EXPO educational sessions backed
by leading industry associations.”