19/11/2020 | Trade Fair, Packaging

Exhibitor initiative drives Pack Expo Connects achievement

Pack Expo Connects brought the industry together during its launch week 9 to 13 November 2020, with nearly 18,000 attendees engaging with more than 700 exhibitors to find solutions to critical packaging challenges. Despite exhibitor preparedness, technical issues kept the live demonstrations from launching as intended on Monday, but the exhibitors adapted and demos returned for attendees looking to see technology in action the remainder of the event.

“This event was able to connect the industry, which was our number one goal in a year when professionals cannot attend physical trade events,” says Jim Pittas, President and CEO, PMMI. “And our exhibitors were remarkable in their ability to react and deliver effective demonstrations despite the technical challenges entirely outside of their control.”

To date, Pack Expo Connects has seen 137,000 unique directory visits with 475,000 total showroom visits since the event website went live. During the show week, attendees viewed demos over 32,000 times. Those numbers will continue to grow as engagement continues on with on-demand demos, educational sessions and exhibitor showrooms available through 31 March 2021.