In response to the continuous COVID-19 pandemic and following the recommendations given by the Mexico Ministry of Health, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has decided to cancel its EXPO PACK México event which was initially planned for 2-5 June 2020 at Expo Santa Fe México, in Mexico City.
“The health and safety of our exhibitors and participants are essential to us, and we have decided it is the correct thing to do to make this difficult decision and cancel the event,” stated Jim Pittas, PMMI president and CEO.
“PMMI remains entirely devoted to the Latin American market and will be back in Mexico in 2021, with even more exciting education programs, networking options, and a program floor filled with new materials, machinery, and technology.”
Program management will be reaching out to exhibitors with further details regarding their space payments for the show in the coming weeks.
Despite the event not taking place, all of the online components of EXPO PACK México will remain available to exhibitors and participants, via expopackmexico.com.mx. Additional networking features to encourage attendees and exhibitors to connect virtually will be coming soon, according to PMMI.
Planning has begun on a series of free webinars on market trends held in Spanish, hosted together with PMMI Media Group’s Mundo PMMI magazine. On the first webinar, the topic will be the impact of COVID-19 on the Latin American packaging industry.
“These are challenging times for everybody, and PMMI’s role is to provide resources that will help the industry get through this and come out thriving,” said Laura Thompson, PMMI vice president, trade shows.