"We thank our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees who came out to support Converters Expo, the only event exclusively serving the converters industry," said Randy Green, group publisher of the Packaging Strategies, Flexible Packaging, and Brand Packaging magazines, and the Packaging Strategies News subscription newsletter. "Professionals from leading companies including Georgia-Pacific, JM Smucker Co., Nichol Paper Products, and many others had the opportunity to network at the opening night reception in the new Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and a full day of access to the sold out exhibit hall. Overall we received great feedback on the success of this event."
Sponsors and exhibitors included Air Motion Systems, Appvion, Bank First National, BST North America, Catbridge, Preco and Valley Grinding & Manufacturing. The products and services the vendors showcased are segmented in the following categories: Equipment Companies (alignment, compressors, conveyors, presses, ultrasonic, web handling, etc.), Converter Companies (bags, films, flexo, laminating, nonwovens, etc.), Suppliers (adhesives, coatings, engraving, inks and recycling); and Services (engineering, contract packaging, supply chain, etc.)
Many exhibitors took to social media to promote their participation at Converters Expo with tweets @convertersexpo from Yazoo Mills, FESTO US, Maxcess, Jemmco, LLC, Comexi, ColorMetrix, Motion Controls, Stockpilz, Meech, Matik, Inc., New Era Converting, Simco Ion, Sierra Coating, FlexoGlobal, Harper Corporation of America, New Era Converting, and others.
According to a blog post on Stockpilz, "Green Bay is surrounded by multiple paper converters. The Converters Expo, is the perfect trade show filled with converter-manufacturers, a wide range of equipment, converting supplies and other related services. Every exhibitor brought high quality and impressive products/services to the expo. The Converters Expo provided the opportunity to learn about a wide range of new products from manufacturers and suppliers. More importantly, the expo allowed companies to network with over 600 leading industry professionals."