Global Response to Pharma EXPO Grows With Support From Pharmintech

Published: Sep 16, 2013

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Reston, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; and Milan, Italy; Sept. 10, 2013 — Industry support is growing for Pharma EXPO, the new pharmaceutical industry event from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO family of trade shows, announces a new partnership with Ipack-Ima Spa, which produces Pharmintech.

“Ipack-Ima’s reputation for excellence strengthens the power of its support for Pharma EXPO. It also reminds us — in a very concrete way — just how global the pharmaceutical industry is,” says Charles D. Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. Pharma EXPO will be co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 (Nov. 2–5; McCormick Place, Chicago), and to Ipack-Ima Spa and Pharmintech Srl CEO Guido Corbella, that’s another indicator for success.

“It’s exciting to be in a new event,” says Corbella, “and when it’s associated with such successful entities as PACK EXPO International and ISPE, you know it’s built on a solid foundation. We’re confident Pharma EXPO 2014 will be the first of many successful Pharma EXPO shows to come.”

The PACK EXPO agreement allows for promotional support and exhibiting at select events for each organization. “We serve an international marketplace,” says Nancy S. Berg, president and CEO, ISPE. “And the involvement with Pharmintech will allow the shows to communicate the power of Pharma EXPO around the world. Exhibitors and attendees will enjoy the benefits of an event as global as its industry.”

Solid support within the pharma community

PACK EXPO has a history of a strong presence in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing: On average, more than 18 percent of PACK EXPO attendees and one-third of exhibitors identify themselves with this manufacturing sector. PMMI and ISPE anticipate that PACK EXPO International 2014 and Pharma EXPO 2014, combined, will comprise 2,000 exhibiting companies; over 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space; and 50,000 visitors. Pharma EXPO, with its world-class conference program by ISPE, is expected to draw 10,000 attendees from pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers.

“Initial space selection is complete and we’re tracking far beyond expectations. In fact, several exhibitors are new to the PACK EXPO shows. I think that’s a strong indication of support throughout the industry,” Yuska says.

The following companies are among those exhibiting at Pharma EXPO:

- Bausch + Strobel Machine Co.

- Bosch Pharmaceutical Packaging

- Fette Compacting

- Glatt Air Techniques

- Harro Hofliger

- Marchesini Group

- MG America

- The Excellence United Group

- Uhlmann: Packaging Systems

Pharma EXPO 2014 will be co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2–5). To learn more about Pharma EXPO 2014, PACK EXPO International 2014, PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 or any other PACK EXPO event, visit or contact the PMMI show department: 703.243.8555 or

About PMMI

PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK Mexico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 , Sept. 23–25, 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center); EXPO PACK México 2014 , June 17-20, 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5, 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 2–4, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 18-20, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at and

About ISPE

ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members through leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 20,000 Members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe and effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA and offices in Brussels, Belgium, Singapore and Shanghai, China and is publisher of Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine. Visit for more information.

About Ipack Ima Spa & Pharmintech

Ipack-Ima spa, located in Milan, Italy, organizes exhibitions for the processing and packaging technology industries. It is Italy’s leading and among the world’s most important trade exhibition organizers. Since 1961 it has been working to match technology offer and demand on key markets, in Europe and the rest of the world.

Pharmintech is considered Europe’s most authoritative showcase dedicated to the pharmaceutical industry, displaying state-of-the-art processing and packaging machinery, materials and packages, components, raw materials, systems, logistics and services. It stands out for its impressive international reach, both in terms of visitors and exhibitors. The fourth edition of the show, held in 2013, welcomed 315 exhibitors, 34% from outside of Italy.

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