Easyfairs further expands its growing packaging portfolio in the US with the launch of Industrial Pack Atlanta.
London, UK - Easyfairs UK & Global, part of global top twenty event company Artexis Easyfairs group, today announces the launch of Industrial Pack, a new event concept as part of its extensive network of global packaging events. The inaugural event will take place on 4 & 5 April at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.
Launched following intensive market research and feedback from the industry, Industrial Pack fills a gap in the market where buyers currently need to attend multiple sector events to source suppliers. As such, it is the only dedicated event for the industrial, protective and transit packaging industry, and already has the committed support of major industry association partners, IPANA (Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America) and RIPA (Reusable Industrial Packaging Association).
The show’s USP is the highly-focused nature of packaging suppliers, whilst also serving all market sectors. Crucial to the event concept is the valuable content, including association conferences and free-to-attend seminars, as well as a co-located networking dinner, golf day and the launch of the Industrial Packaging Awards.
The exhibition will showcase over 120 manufacturers of industrial, transit and protective packaging, including fiber drums, steel drums, industrial bulk containers (IBCs), and pallets, as well as custom-made, corrugated, ruggedized and plastic transit packaging. It will attract over 2,500 buyers from all industry sectors, from food & drink, pharmaceutical and FMCG, to automotive, chemical, oil, construction and engineering.
Matt Benyon, Managing Director of Easyfairs UK & Global, comments: “We are very excited about this new launch, taking our portfolio to a new city and serving a specific community sector. Industrial and transit packaging are represented within of many of our large European packaging shows, but it is reflective of the size and importance of this type of packaging (with 40% of the global packaging industry being industrial, transit and protective) that we are bringing this new brand to market. Atlanta was a perfect fit for our first event, with the US being the second largest global producer of industrial packaging.”
This is the second launch the exhibition organiser has made in the US, with the inaugural ADF&PCD (Aerosol Dispensing Forum & Packaging of Perfumery, Cosmetics & Design) in New York in September 2016 being hailed a huge success, an ultra-niche event for the beauty and aerosol industries. Off the back of fantastic exhibitor and visitor feedback, its second edition is already a sell-out event with over 130 exhibitors.
These launches strengthen Easyfairs’ rapidly growing international packaging portfolio, already comprising the Packaging Innovations, Empack, Luxury Packaging, Label&Print, Pentawards, ADF and PCD brands, which all have a successful track record of serving specific communities across the globe. The launch of Industrial Pack takes the portfolio to 42 events in 12 countries and 19 cities.