Today we’re going to make an exception to the old rule about “what happens in Vegas” and tell you about what a great overall success this year’s Pack Expo turned out to be. It seems that most of the post-Pack buzz focuses on strong speakers, a high volume of new connections made, and an overall surprisingly great turnout considering the current economy. In fact, reported total visitor and exhibitor numbers for the co-located event indicate 2009 as the the “second-largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas since PMMI launched the show in 1995.”
It’s great to see widespread satisfaction across the board, for visitors and exhibitors alike. Frankly, we’ve been trying to sum up our feelings about the whole thing, and all we’ve managed to come up with is one simple word:
Over the years we’ve watched Pack grow into what has truly become an international exhibition. This year, we had the opportunity to connect with processors and OEMs from 10 different countries – more than we’ve ever met before at one event. It’s hard to pinpoint our most popular product at the show, but this is certain: no matter where they came from or what they came for, visitors to our booth were most interested in our depth of capability, our “no minimum” required custom knife manufacturing, no tooling charge, and very short lead time. Overall, the 2009 Pack Expo Las Vegas brought a 5% increase in leads over the last Vegas show and was just, well … you know … awesome.