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Packaging – PACex International: More bang for your $15 bucks

PACex International 2003, to be held in Toronto in May, will have more to offer those making plastic packaging, as well as those buying it.


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April 1, 2003 by Canadian Plastics


Building on a 50-year history, PACex has partnered with one of the world’s top trade show producers, Groupe Exposium, to create a continental packaging, logistics and food processing show for 2003. The rebranded PACex International will be aligned with Exposium’s family of international packaging and food processing technology shows headlined by the EMBALLAGE show in Paris. The Packaging Association of Canada, which manages PACex, has also strengthened the show’s ties to the logistics industry by purchasing the Canadian Materials Handling & Logistics Show. It will be co-located with PACex this year.

With its expansion this year into food processing, materials handling and logistics, will PACex have more or less to offer plastics visitors? Likely more. This broader focus will endear the show to two groups: those seeking to buy plastic packaging; and those making it.

Seeing the future of downstream operations can only help with marketing and product design for package manufacturers.

There is also a significant number of plastic packaging manufacturers exhibiting, which means it’s still a good venue for buyers of packaging.

PACex CONFERENCE

Each morning, before the show floor opens for business, visitors have the opportunity to learn about trends in food processing and packaging from some of the biggest names in the industry.

On Tuesday, May 6, James W. Peters will discuss “What’s driving changes in packaging.” Peters is president of J. Peters Associates Inc.

Food safety will be the topic on Wednesday, May 7, with Lynn Leger, food enterprise, market development manager for DuPont Canada Inc.

“Extending product shelf life through package optimization” is the title of Thursday’s presentation by Carol Zweep, senior research scientist for the Guelph Food Technology Centre.

PACex INTERNATIONAL

Who:

You and 15,000 others

What:

Packaging: containers, materials, packaging machinery, converting machinery, printing and labelling machines, design, pre-press, consulting, contract packaging services.

Food processing: food processing machinery, equipment, systems and service.

Materials handling and logistics: forklifts, conveyors, racking equipment, inventory controls, warehouse supplies, transportation.

Where:

International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Toronto

When:

May 6: 9 am to 5 pm

May 7: 9 am to 5 pm

May 8: 9 am to 4 pm

Why:

Because very creative things are happening in plastic packaging

Visitor registration: $15 in advance, $25 on-site

To register online, visit www.pacexinternational.com

PACex International is managed by the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) for Exposium and PAC-Exhibition Inc. Contact PAC at 416-490-7860.