Over 650 buyers attended the 9th Annual Converters Expo held April 13 and 14 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin and met with more than 100 specialty vendors who showcased their solutions for converting of paper, plastic, flexible and rigid packaging products and services for the industry.
"We thank our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees who came out to support Converters Expo, the only event exclusively serving the converters industry," says Randy Green, group publisher of the Packaging Strategies, Flexible Packaging and Brand Packaging magazines, and the Packaging Strategies News subscription newsletter. "Professionals from leading companies including Georgia-Pacific, JM Smucker Co., Nichol Paper Products and many others had the opportunity to network at the opening night reception in the new Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and a full day of access to the sold out exhibit hall. Overall we received great feedback on the success of this event."
Sponsors and exhibitors included Air Motion Systems, Appvion, Bank First National, BST North America, Catbridge, Preco and Valley Grinding & Manufacturing. The products and services the vendors showcased were segmented in the following categories: Equipment Companies, Converter Companies, Suppliers and Services.
Many exhibitors, such as Yazoo Mills, FESTO US, Maxcess, Jemmco LLC, Comexi, Color Metrix, Motion Controls, Stockpilz, Meech, Matik Inc, New Era Converting, Simco Ion, Sierra Coating, FlexoGlobal, Harper Corp. of America, New Era Converting and more, also took to social media to promote their participation at the event with tweests @converters expo.
According to a blog post on Stockpilz, "Green Bay is surrounded by multiple paper converters. The Converters Expo, is the perfect trade show filled with converter-manufacturers, a wide range of equipment, converting supplies and other related services. Every exhibitor brought high quality and impressive products/services to the expo. The Converters Expo provided the opportunity to learn about a wide range of new products from manufacturers and suppliers. More importantly, the expo allowed companies to network with over 600 leading industry professionals."
The Converters Expo is produced by the Packaging Strategies group and the event is owned by BNP Media.