PMMI, a global resource leader in the packaging and processing industry and the producer of Pack Expo International trade shows, announced last week that this year's show will have its biggest turnout since 2002.
Pack Expo, an event that brings more than 46,000 buyers and 1,800+ suppliers in the packaging and processing industry together, has sold out of exhibitor space at McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 28-31.
"The sold out status of Pack Expo speaks volumes to its value as a showcase for the packaging and processing industries," said Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO at PMMI. "With space completely gone three months out, the show has surpassed even our expectations."
Yuska notes a reason this year's show is an early success could be due to the amount of returning exhibitors, partnerships and innovators such as Material ConneXion and Mintel, and the excess amount of experts present on the show floor and symposium halls.
Visitors will have the opportunity to gain expert insight from the National Confectioners Association (NCA), the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC), the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT) and several divisions of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).
The Pack Expo Lecture Series will also be returning this year. Comedian Dennis Miller of the "O'Reilly Factor" and "The Dennis Miller Show," and America's top political consultant James Carville will lead a comical discussion on the upcoming 2012 Elections.
"The discussion between Carville and Miller promises to be not only engaging and entertaining, but particularly relevant in this election year," Yuska said. "We're looking forward to a great event."