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EXPO PACK MÉXICO: The Source For Innovations

Mexican economy signals stability and growth

With over 900 exhibitors from 20 countries, EXPO PACK México 2011 (Centro Banamex, Mexico City; June 21–24) will be the year’s premier event for the Latin American packaging and processing industries.

“Each year, decision makers visit EXPO PACK México and find innovations that address all aspects of their production lines, from processing through packaging,” says José Martínez, director of the Latin America office of show producer PMMI. “I am confident that they’ll once again find what they’re looking for — and more.”

PMMI expects more than 22,000 packaging and processing professionals from throughout Mexico and Latin America to attend from a range of industries, including  food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, graphic arts, medical, chemical, automotive and more. The consumer packaged goods firms (CPGs) they represent are looking for innovations and solutions to meet increasing consumer demand and address market trends that include lighter-weight packaging materials, and greater functionality and practicality.

New Pavilions Focus Visitors’ Search for Solutions

These are trends CPGs all over the world are addressing, Martinez notes, and to help them achieve their show goals, EXPO PACK México 2011 will introduce two new pavilions.

“The PROCESA Pavilion will feature the latest developments in processing machinery and technology, and the Containers and Materials Pavilion will be a focal point for new efficiencies and branding concepts” he says. “In Mexico and in Latin America, like the rest of the world, consumers demand constant innovation from CPGs, whether that means finding more environmentally-friendly packaging or learning new ways to enhance the consumer experience.”

Mexican Economy Signals Stability & Growth
Mexico boasts the 11th largest population in the world. In addition, exports of manufactured goods from Mexico are on the rise.

“Economic predictions for Mexico in 2011 and beyond are signaling stability,” Martínez says, “Mexican economists predict approximately 4 percent growth this year. They also say they expect inflation will be sustained and controlled at 3.8 percent for 2011 and 4.4 percent for the decade.”

Mexico consistently ranks among the top ten countries importing packaging machinery, bringing in approximately $500 million in machinery and parts annually.

“The peso is strong, and will remain strong throughout the year, so importing machinery remains a very good option for Mexican companies,” added Martinez.

Besides the economic growth, Mexico has the advantage of location making it easy for neighboring countries like Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras to visit the show and find solutions that fit their needs.

To be part of EXPO PACK México 2011 (June 21–24, Centro Banamex, Mexico City), contact Laura Thompson, director, international trade shows, PMMI: lthompson@pmmi.org or 703.243.8555. More information about the show is also available at www.expopack.com.mx.

Learn more about the Mexico marketplace.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members’ abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México at Mexico City’s Centro Banamex, June 21–24, 2011, and PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.