Show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reported that PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 was the largest show in the history of PACK EXPO. A record breaking 2,512 exhibitors spread over a record 1.25 million net square feet of exhibit space welcomed more than 47,000 targeted buyers.
“Exhibitors reported that not only were leads up, but the quality of the attendees continues to grow,” said Jim Pittas, SVP of PMMI. “A full audit of the event will be forthcoming, but all initial reports from exhibitors and attendees clearly show PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 was an overwhelming success.”
The education offerings for PACK EXPO were also the largest in the history of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. The three Innovation Stages at PACK EXPO and one at Pharma EXPO offered free on-floor education, while The Pharma EXPO Conference Program, produced by International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering, (ISPE) provided three topic tracks covering manufacturing operations, compliance trends and pharmaceutical packaging.
As if the show, the educational opportunities and networking weren’t enough, PMMI hosted the 6th annual PACK gives BACK featuring the magic and comedy act of Penn and Teller. The sold-out event, sponsored by co-title sponsors Rockwell Automation and DuPont and Bronze sponsor Massman Automation Designs, LLC, had more than 1,400 attendees. A portion of the proceeds will benefit No Greater Sacrifice (NGS), a nonprofit organization providing educational scholarships to the children of wounded and fallen military.