Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Solutions Providers Support Newly-Announced Pharma EXPO

July 9, 2013

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Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Solutions Providers Support Newly-Announced Pharma EXPO

Reston, Va. and Tampa, Fla.; July 9, 2013 — In May, PMMI, the Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announced the debut of Pharma EXPO a new show providing total solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturing. Now, less than two months later, PMMI and ISPE report strong support for the show from leading pharmaceutical/medical device solution providers.

“It’s even better than we expected. The initial response from the industry has been incredible,” says Jim Pittas, vice president, Trade Shows, PMMI.  “Most of the biggest names in the industry have signed contracts and committed to exhibit.”

Here are just a few of the companies that have committed to 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


Nancy S. Berg, President & CEO of ISPE says, “The initial support of the supplier community  confirms the value of the partnership between ISPE and PMMI to create Pharma EXPO.”  

Pharma EXPO is a new event designed for pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers. Its exhibitors will be suppliers of packaging, processing and other supply chain technologies, and ISPE will present a world class conference program alongside the trade show. Staged in the West Building of McCormick Place, Pharma EXPO will debut and co-locate with PACK EXPO International 2014 (November 2-5; McCormick Place, Chicago).

“We have exhibited in PACK EXPO for years with great results,” says Jim Nadlonek, Pharmaceutical Operations Specialist, Bausch + Stroebel Machine Company. “We anticipate even better results now that PMMI/PACK EXPO and ISPE are launching Pharma EXPO as a co-located event .This co-location will strengthen our ability to reach targeted customers.”

“It just makes perfect sense,” he adds. “We expect Pharma EXPO to be North America’s leading event to show equipment for our industry.”

PACK EXPO has always had a strong presence in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing. Historically, upwards of 18 percent of end-users who attend PACK EXPO have identified themselves as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and one-third of all the exhibitors at PACK EXPO are suppliers to the pharmaceutical industry. The 2014 edition of PACK EXPO International is expected to attract 48,000 attendees, with an additional 10,000 visitors coming to the co-located Pharma EXPO . Together, the co-located events anticipate 2,200 exhibiting companies and over 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space in 2014. Additional information about the new show will be released in coming months.

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 10-12, 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.

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