EXPO PACK to Alternate Locations Annually

EXPO PACK México show owner PMMI announces a new alternating schedule of EXPO PACK events in Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Reston, Va.; June 16, 2015 — The 30th Anniversary edition of EXPO PACK México opened with the announcement that show producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will alternate its two Mexican shows every other year starting in 2017. EXPO PACK México 2016, (Mexico City, Centro Banamex) will take place May 17–20, 2016, while EXPO PACK Guadalajara (Expo Guadalajara) moves to June 13–15, 2017. 

«2015 proved EXPO PACK Guadalajara has grown beyond a regional event,» says Gerardo Barajas, director of EXPO PACK. “Due to the continuing growth in the packaging and machinery markets in Western Mexico, it was time to bring the same types of resources offered in Mexico City to Guadalajara.” 

Long recognized as one of the leading agro-industrial areas in Mexico, additional industrial growth in the State of Jalisco positions it as the nation’s second largest manufacturing center. Currently, the region’s diverse offerings make it the number one producer of electronics, telecommunications, confections, Agave/tequila, leather, jewelry, milk poultry, pork and eggs. 

EXPO PACK Executives during the inauguration of the fair on June 16, 2015
EXPO PACK Executives during the inauguration of the fair on June 16, 2015

Jalisco is the heart of West Central Mexico, a region that accounts for 20 percent of Mexico’s GDP and includes the states of Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa and Zacatecas. EXPO PACK Guadalajara will draw attendees from throughout the region looking for the latest technology to meet their growing demands. 

«With so much industry in the region, companies are looking for solutions providers to keep them competitive in the marketplace,» says Barajas. «EXPO PACK Guadalajara plans to bring it to them.» 

The 2015 success of EXPO PACK Guadalajara proved to PMMI that the market was large enough to serve more than a regional show. In 2017, its objective will be to more than double the size and scope of EXPO PACK Guadalajara to over 7,500 sq. meters and 12,000 visitors, with the goal to grow in size and scope comparable to the Mexico City event.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing more than 700 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as packexpo.com, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows that include PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30, Las Vegas Convention Center); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015; PACK EXPO East, Feb. 13–15, 2017 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK México 2016, June 17–20, 2016 (Mexico City, Centro Banamex); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017, June 13–15, 2017 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). PMMI owns the PMMI Media Group, a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands – Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM- are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group also produces The Automation Conference, an annual education and networking forum, taking place in Chicago each spring.

Learn more at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.