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Las Vegas spotlight on contract packaging

Second edition of the Contract Packaging Assn’s PACK EXPO display provides showcase of contract packagers and their goods and services.

The Contract Packaging Association (CPA) will host the Contract Packaging Sourcing Center at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center), reports show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The Contract Packaging Sourcing Center (Booth #C-1257) will be part of the Partner Pavilion in PACK EXPO’s Central Hall and will showcase the core competencies of 16 contract packagers.

PMMI President & CEO Charles D. Yuska describes the display, exclusive to the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, as a connection point.

“The Contract Packaging Sourcing Center is one example of how PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO connect brands with top-tier solutions providers for their manufacturing operations,” Yuska says. “It’s a clear starting point for attendees investigating contract packaging as an option, whether they are launching a new product, planning a seasonal packaging campaign or looking for new efficiencies.”

Representatives at the Contract Packaging Sourcing Center will offer insight on how to find and utilize a contract packager, says John Mazelin, executive director, CPA.

“CPA members know that at PACK EXPO, they will connect with brands hungry to innovate and technology providers who can help them bring their contract packaging business to the next level. That’s why we launched the Contract Packaging Sourcing Center last year and why we’re bringing it back for PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015,” Mazelin says.

CPA will provide additional guidance in its Innovation Stage session (Tuesday, Sept. 29; 3:00–3:30 p.m.). In “What You Don’t Know Can HELP You — The Benefits of Contract Packaging,” a CPA representative will explain the variety of capabilities contract packagers and contract manufacturers can bring to a partnership with a brand owner. The Innovation Stage is located in the Central Hall, adjacent to the Association Pavilion.

CPA is one of more than 2,000 exhibitors that will make PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in North America this year. Spanning over 800,000 net square feet of exhibit space and anticipated to draw 30,000 attendees, the show will serve attendees from more than 40 vertical markets. To learn more and register, visit packexpolasvegas.com. Registration is $30 through Sept. 14, when it increases to $100.

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