Marking the show’s second consecutive sold out event, EXPO PACK México 2014 at Mexico City’s Centro Banamex closed June 20, according to show owner and organizer, PMMI.
With more than 18,000 net square meters of exhibit space, 1,025 exhibitors and 25,015 visitors, this year’s was one of the largest overall events in the history of EXPO PACK México’s history.
EXPO PACK México is an international marketplace and one of the largest processing and packaging events in Latin America. Exhibitors include global suppliers from 20 countries, and nine countries organized international pavilions.
“Solutions providers from all over the world see the opportunities in Mexico and Latin America, which reinforces the strength of the packaging and processing marketplace there,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. “We appreciate the continued support of our association partners from around the world.”
PMMI reported 159 members at the show, including the 82 members exhibiting in the PMMI Pavilion. This year’s PMMI Pavilion grew to 2,235 net square meters – 5 percent larger than 2013.
More than 25,000 visitors attended the 2014 event, making it the third largest turnout in EXPO PACK Mexico’s 29-year history.
“Manufacturers in Latin America need new packaging and processing solutions, and they know EXPO PACK México is a critical resource,” Yuska said.
Buyers traveled from 29 of the 32 Mexican states, including buying groups from Puebla, Queretaro and Guanajuato, and international enthusiasm for the show continued to grow. Latin America buyers came from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela.
EXPO PACK Mexico continues to receive major support from leading industry organizations in Mexico and Latin America.
“Clearly, our partnerships with these leading organizations strengthened our attendee outreach efforts, and increased the value of attending the show. We’re pleased and proud to have their support,” Yuska said.