The 20th anniversary of PACK EXPO Las Vegas, held Sept. 28–30 and co-located with Pharma EXPO in the Las Vegas Convention Center, broke several records, according show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, VA. Preliminary data shows a 4 percent increase in attendance over the record PACK EXPO Las Vegas set in 2013. This year’s event—which welcomed nearly 29,000 attendees, including 5,232 of which came from other countries, up 11 percent from 2013—included the Las Vegas debut of Pharma EXPO, a joint venture between PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
Registrants came to see 2,006 exhibiting companies in 844,510 net square feet of exhibit space, both records for PACK EXPO Las Vegas. With more than 40 vertical markets represented, PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO advanced innovations and the cross pollination of ideas.
“Technologies and applications often apply across a range of industries, and the sheer scale of our show fosters manufacturers’ ability to make the connections that lead to true innovation,” says Jim Pittas, vice president, PMMI. “That phenomenon really sets the PACK EXPO shows apart. The power of PACK EXPO brands continues to show consistent growth and provide solid returns for the attendees and exhibitors who support the show.”
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