- December 08, 2010
PARAMUS, NJ | H.A. Bruno, owners of CPP EXPO that has appeared in tandem with Pack Expo events hosted by the Packaging Machinery Mfrs. Inst. (PMMI) both in Chicago and in Las Vegas, has announced it is ending its co-location arrangement. Says Leo Nadolske, president of CPP EXPO: “While we will always look back with gratitude toward Pack Expo and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) for allowing us to develop and co-locate CPP EXPO alongside Pack Expo; it has always been our mutual understanding that one day, we would in a constructive fashion separate our Shows.” A press release today announced: CPP and Pack Expo will conclude its co-location agreement with the September 26—28, 2011, event at the Las Vegas Convention Ctr.
CPP EXPO will now occur regionally in the “even” numbered years, while holding its International Main Expo in Chicago in the “odd” numbered years. Show administrators claim CPP’s database contains over 30,000 names of buyers from previous shows, and a demographic analysis indicates the most beneficial schedule will be the following:
• April 18—19, 2012: The Cleveland Show at the I-X Center, Cleveland, OH
• April 2013—CPP EXPO, the Main International Event, Rosemont Convention Ctr., Rosemont, IL
• May 2014—CPP EXPO, the Vegas Show at Mandalay Bay Convention Ctr., Las Vegas, NV
“The demographic analysis of our attendees,” says Nadolske, “influenced the decision to bring events to Cleveland, Chicago, and Las Vegas. We are taking our shows directly to the customers.”
Attendee databases, states a CPP press release, “have been built by a loyal following since CPP EXPO was launched in 2005,” with the show’s management team claiming 23 years of converting and package printing show management experience, starting with the now defunct CMM Show from 1989 until 2003. Nadolske comments, “Our strength comes from our experience in the industry, along with the relationships that we have developed with exhibiting companies, industry publications, trade associations, and most importantly the converters and package printers.”