• PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 Set to Break Records

     
    POSTED September 29, 2016
     

The 2017 PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, set for Sept. 25–27 appears to be on track to exceed its 2015 numbers, according to The Association for the Packaging and Processing Technologies, PACK EXPO’s producer. PACK EXPO Las Vegas increased its sales by 10 percent and Healthcare Packaging EXPO is up by 20 percent. Their show is predicted to be sold out with more than 2,000 companies exhibiting.

Statistics from 2015 found that 86 percent of attendees recommend, influence or make the final buying decision in the purchasing process. PACK EXPO Las Vegas expects 30,000 attendees to attend their showcase next year.

“We’re very encouraged by the number of exhibitors that have already secured booth space,” says Charles D. Yuska, president/CEO of PMMI. “It demonstrates the value the show delivers to exhibitors in the packaging supply chain.”

Booth space is now available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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