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EXPO PACK Guadalajara sells out

Newest trade show from PACK EXPO debuts with 309 exhibitors from 18 countries.
PMMI, the owner and producer of the EXPO PACK and PACK EXPO family of trade shows, is
pleased to announce the premiere edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara
(Feb.27 -March 1, 2013; Expo Guadalajara) has sold out.

"In December, we were happy to see 90 percent of the exhibit
space was sold. But now, less than a month later, we are even
more pleased to report that 100 percent of available booth space
is taken," says Enrique Guzman, director of PMMI's Latin America
office, noting that the show was announced less than seven months
ago.

EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2013 will feature more than 300 exhibitors
from 18 countries covering over 3,000 net square meters of
exhibit space (over 32,000 net square feet). In addition to a
large contingent of Mexican companies (67 percent of the
exhibitor base), exhibiting companies are from Argentina,
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, Spain, France,
Holland, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States and the
United Kingdom.

Among the U.S. exhibitors will be 46 PMMI member companies, 18 in
the PMMI member pavilion.

"Our members know first-hand the value of the Mexican marketplace
in general, and the importance of western Mexico in particular,"
Guzman says. "Jalisco is at the heart of industry in Mexico."

He notes that anticipated attendance is 3,000 packaging and
processing professionals representing a wide variety of brands in
the food, beverage, electronics, automotive, pharmaceutical,
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personal care and chemical industries.

"EXPO PACK Guadalajara will display the latest innovations for
productivity and efficiency, sustainability solutions and new
developments in machinery, converting, printing, materials and
components," says Guzman. "Attendees will find many ways to
improve their packaging and processing operations."

Complementing the innovations in the exposition hall will be a
conference program from the Mexican Packaging Association (AMEE).
Session highlights will include a report on "Trends in Packaging
Machinery," Jorge Izquierdo, vice president of Market
Development, PMMI, and "Packaging and Product Protection,"
presented by Hiram Cruz, director general, AMEE.

"The support of the packaging and processing community is playing
a large role in our success to date," Guzman says, noting that in
addition AMEE's conference, the Chamber of the Food Industry of
Jalisco (CIAJ) and the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the
State of Jalisco (CICEJ) are both holding conference events
exclusively for their members during the show.

He adds, "CIAJ and CICEJ represent two of the strongest
industries in the region, and their support and participation in
this first EXPO PACK Guadalajara is especially important. We are
looking forward to helping buyers and sellers in this important
region connect during EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2013."

EXPO PACK Guadalajara will open its doors for the first time Feb.
27-March 1, 2013, at Expo Guadalajara, in the heart of
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. For more information, and to
register to attend, visit www.expopackguadalajara.com.mx.

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