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Convergence of packaging and processing at Pack Expo 2010

New pavilions are on tap, and an expanded show focuses on Total Manufacturing Solutions. Packagers and processors from around the globe can use the show to enhance operational excellence across the production line, speed new product commercialization, and grow brand sales.
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Pack Expo International 2010 runs October 31-November 3 at Chicago's McCormick Place. One of the show's most significant changes involves an expanded focus on processing solutions. Pack Expo International 2010 will feature the full array of packaging and processing solutions providers that a consumer goods company leverages to bring packaged goods to market.

The show will provide attendees with direct access to more than 2,000 packaging and processing equipment suppliers, containers, and materials companies and components manufacturers. These exhibitors will display throughout McCormick Place's North, South, and Lakeside Halls.

"In October, more than 45,000 manufacturing professionals and brand managers will come to Pack Expo to find packaging and processing machinery, materials, and containers solutions, and the components they need to deliver a product to a retailers' shelves," says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO of PMMI, the sponsor and producer of Pack Expo. "These solutions will be found throughout 1.2 million net square feet of space in McCormick Place, and within specialized zones."

Pack Expo International 2010 will debut three new features to the October event:
• The Processing Zone: The new Processing Zone will highlight the latest processing technologies for diverse market sectors including beverage, baked goods, snack food, meat, dairy, produce, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Exhibits will include technologies to enhance food safety, reduce waste, ensure product freshness, and improve sustainability.

• The Brand Zone: Pack Expo International 2010 will be the first time the show features the highly successful Brand Zone within McCormick Place. The Brand Zone will provide inspiration and innovation to brand managers at consumer goods companies who understand that packaging plays a critical role in successful products.

• The Confectionery Pavilion: This new pavilion will be sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. The NCA has represented the candy, chocolate, and gum industry since 1884, and its members include the world's leading candy and confection brands.

"Next October's pack Expo will be as comprehensive and full of value as ever before," says Yuska. "A clear shift towards total systems solutions is taking place in the industry, and Pack Expo is evolving along with it to meet the needs of attendees effectively and efficiently."

To clearly communicate the expanded focus of its Pack Expo shows, PMMI is unveiling a new logo and tagline: Packaging. Processing. One Powerful Show.

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