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PACK EXPO announces dates, changes for 2010


December 17, 2009
By Bakers Journal



Dec. 17, 2009 – Organizers of PACK EXPO 2010 say new features at the Oct. 31-Nov. 3 show in Chicago will make it easy for packagers and processors from around the globe to enhance
operational excellence across the production line, speed new product
commercialization and grow brand sales.



Dec. 17, 2009 –
Organizers of PACK EXPO 2010 say new features at the Oct. 31-Nov. 3
show in Chicago will make it easy for packagers and processors from
around the globe to enhance
operational excellence across the production line, speed new product
commercialization and grow brand sales.



pack_expoOne of the show’s most significant changes
involves an expanded focus on processing solutions. PACK EXPO International
2010 will feature the full array of packaging and processing solutions
providers that a consumer goods company leverages to bring packaged goods to
market.

The show will provide attendees with direct
access to more than 2,000 packaging and processing equipment suppliers,
containers and materials companies and components manufacturers. These
exhibitors will display throughout McCormick Place’s North, South and Lakeside
Halls.

“In October, more than 45,000 manufacturing
professionals and brand managers will come to PACK EXPO to find packaging and
processing machinery, materials and containers solutions, and the components
they need to deliver a product to a retailers’ shelves,” said Charles D. Yuska,
president and CEO of PMMI, the sponsor and producer of PACK EXPO. “These
solutions will be found throughout 1.2 million net square feet of space in
McCormick Place, and within specialized zones.”

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PACK EXPO International will debut three new
features to the October event:

The Processing Zone – The new Processing Zone will highlight the latest
processing technologies for diverse market sectors including beverage, baked
goods, snack food, meat, dairy, produce, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Exhibits will include technologies to enhance food safety, reduce waste, ensure
product freshness and improve sustainability.

The Brand Zone – PACK EXPO International 2010 will be the first time
the show features the highly successful Brand Zone within McCormick Place. The
Brand Zone will provide inspiration and innovation to brand managers at
consumer goods companies who understand that packaging plays a critical role in
successful products.

The Confectionery Pavilion – This new pavilion will be sponsored by the National
Confectioners Association (NCA). The NCA has represented the candy, chocolate
and gum industry since 1884, and its members include the world’s leading candy
and confection brands — brands such as Ferrara Pan Candy Company, Goetze’s
Candy Company, Crown Candy Company, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Liberty
Orchards Co Inc, MARS Snackfood US, Russell Stover Candies, Inc., The Hershey
Company and Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc.

New logo and tagline demonstrates, supports new focus

To clearly communicate the expanded focus of
its PACK EXPO shows, PMMI is unveiling a new logo and tagline: Packaging.
Processing. One Powerful Show.

“We know the industry is changing and
evolving into a total systems approach where the entire manufacturing process
is considered together,” said Yuska. “October’s PACK EXPO will demonstrate this
trend and will be the single largest, most comprehensive packaging and
processing event in the world in 2010, offering the widest possible solutions
set for any company looking for innovative and new packaging and processing
solutions.”

For more information about PACK EXPO
International 2010, visit
www.packexpo.com or contact PMMI’s show department at 703-243-8555.