Reston, Va.; April 25, 2016 — PACK EXPO East 2017 returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Feb. 27–March 1, 2017, after a powerful launch in 2015 that far exceeded attendance expectations. 2017 has already attracted 220 committed leading packaging industry companies who will have access to a regional audience of 7,000 motivated East Coast buyers.

PACK EXPO East is the Northeast region’s most comprehensive event for packaging technologies, making it the premier marketplace for exhibitors to showcase packaging equipment, machinery and innovations to a wide range of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical/medical device, chemical and personal care.

“PACK EXPO East delivers everything that has made the PACK EXPO portfolio of shows so strong, connecting exhibitors with customers untapped by the rest of the packaging industry,” says Chuck Yuska, president and CEO of PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “After a successful 2015, we are confident the upcoming show in 2017 will provide valuable leads and innovations across the packaging industry.”

The show’s accessible location means companies are able to send large buying teams. The Pennsylvania Convention Center stations exhibitors within two hours of 80 percent of the world’s major pharmaceutical firms and within 200 miles of a third of the nation’s major CPG retailers.

PACK EXPO East also attracts customers with buying power. In 2015, seven out of 10 attendees had significant or final buying authority, giving exhibitors the chance to meet key decision makers and gain quality leads.

The exhibit hall is more than 70 percent full, and space is selling fast. To view up-to-date floor plans and submit an application to exhibit, visit

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 700 North American manufacturers of equipment, components and materials for processing and packaging. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Pharma EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year. 

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