Brand owners and packaging and processing professionals gathered in Chicago for PACK EXPO International 2010.
Preliminary results show the four-day event, Oct. 31–Nov. 3, spanned more than 1 million net square feet in McCormick Place, and attracted over 44,000 attendees and 1,835 exhibiting companies — 132 (7 percent) more than the 2008 edition.
PACK EXPO International 2010, organised by PMMI (Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute), launched the show’s expansion to include processing solutions alongside packaging.
“We mirror the industries we serve, and consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) see production as a single, continuous function,” says Yuska. He pointed out that roughly 20 percent of exhibitors — including the 179 exhibiting companies in the Processing Zone — showed their processing-related solutions.
Also new to Chicago, The Brand Zone put the focus on ideas and concepts driving packaging and package design by serving as home to three special PACK EXPO features: