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.
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.