EXPO PACK Mexico 2012 takes Green support to new levels.March 14, 2012 -
During EXPO PACK México 2012, The Sustainability Pavilion will join established programs including EXPO PACK Verde and AMEE Conference. Sustainability Pavilion provides starting point for attendees seeking sustainable solutions for materials, containers, and equipment as well as solutions to reduce waste, environmental impact, and carbon footprints. It supplements EXPO PACK Verde program, which helps identify exhibitors showing packaging/processing solutions that support green solutions.
EXPO PACK Mexico 2012 Takes Green Support to New Levels
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Press release date: March 1, 2012
o Introducing The Sustainability Pavilion
o EXPO PACK Verde Returns
o AMEE Dedicates Full Day to Sustainability
Mexico City, Mexico; - Sustainable solutions will reach new levels of prominence at EXPO PACK México 2012 (June 26-29, Centro Banamex, Mexico City), when The Sustainability Pavilion joins established programs including EXPO PACK Verde and the AMEE Conference.
"Sustainable manufacturing is not a trend, it's an industry driver," says Jose Martinez, PMMI director for Latin America. "And whether you are a consumer goods company, a retailer or an original equipment manufacturer, sustainability issues are critical to your success."
The new Sustainability Pavilion will provide a starting point for EXPO PACK México attendees seeking sustainable solutions for materials, containers and equipment as well as solutions to reduce waste, environmental impact and carbon footprints.
"Sustainable efforts go beyond the basic idea of environmentally-friendly packaging," says Martinez. "For example, a growing number of manufacturers are seeking out packaging and processing equipment that uses less power, occupies less space, reduces waste and can be easily adapted to new 'green' materials. The Sustainability Pavilion addresses such needs."
The Sustainability Pavilion stems from - and supplements - the EXPO PACK Verde program, which launched in 2010 to help attendees easily identify exhibitors showing packaging and processing solutions that support a variety of green solutions. According to PMMI, EXPO PACK Verde has been attracting more than 100 exhibitor participants per year, with participation growing annually.
"Many companies are now beginning to understand that certain sustainable practices can help them reduce costs and improve their brand image," adds Martinez, who also notes, "Some manufacturers are even strategically shifting the types of packaging they use, switching to reusable containers or using biodegradable and recycled materials such as potato- or corn-based containers. Attendees just need to look for the EXPO PACK Verde icon or visit the Sustainability Pavilion to learn about these trends and more during EXPO PACK Mexico 2012."
AMEE's Packaging Week & Conference Focus on Sustainability
The Mexican Packaging Association (AMEE) will once again host Packaging Week in conjunction with EXPO PACK México. The week-long event features conference sessions, and awards presentations, including AMEE's Sustainable Packaging Award.
AMEE plans to dedicate the first day of the conference program to sustainability, presenting speakers from Eastman Chemical Company, Wal-Mart México and The Center for Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainable Design (CADIS).
"Demands from retailers and consumers are propelling sustainability efforts, and Wal-Mart in particular has spurred this trend. Manuel Gómez Peña, Director of Sustainability for Wal-Mart México, will discuss success cases from current Wal-Mart suppliers as well as practical sustainable applications," says Martinez.
For more information on the AMEE conference, contact Gabriela Martinez: email@example.com or +52.55.5545.6258.
EXPO PACK México 2012 will draw 25,000 attendees from throughout Latin America, and feature more than 900 exhibitors from 26 countries representing the entire processing and packaging supply chain.
To learn more, or to register, visit www.expopack.com.mx. To reserve exhibit space, contact Laura Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About EXPO PACK México
EXPO PACK México 2012 will be held from June 26 to 29 at Centro Banamex, Mexico City, bringing together more than de 25,000 professionals from the packaging and processing industries with over 900 exhibitors providing packaging and processing solutions. This is the show to meet your peers and do business. For more information on EXPO PACK México visit: www.expopack.com.mx .
PMMI is a trade association of about 600 member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI's vision is to be the leading global resource for the packaging and processing supply chain, and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs of their customers.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México, June 26-29 in Mexico City, Mexico; PACK EXPO International at McCormick Place in Chicago, Oct. 28-31, 2012.
Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.
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