- November 10, 2005, pffc-online.com
PARAMUS, NJ—Although attendance was lower than anticipated—Monday's attendance neared 1,100; Tuesday's total topped 1400; and, by the show's close on Wednesday, CPP EXPO had attracted a total of 2,887 visitors (3,619 with exhibitor personnel)—25% of the participating exhibitors already have contracted space for future CPP Expo events scheduled over the same dates as PMMI's PACK EXPO Intl. in 2006 and PACK EXPO Las Vegas in 2007.
According to show organizers H.A. Bruno, LLC, 84% of the CPP EXPO visitors have a direct influence on their companies' buying decisions. Forty-five percent represented the upper echelon of their respective operations, with over 53% specifying or authorizing equipment/product purchases, and an additional 31% influencing decisions.
Several companies reported sales during the show while others anticipated sales in the months to come, including: Hudson-Sharp, Kampf, Charter Films, Gleason Industries, ISO Poly, Kongskilde, Kroenert, Mamata USA, MacDermid, Elba, Celplast Metalized Products Ltd., Circonix, V. Himark,
Other exhibitors were specific about their experience:
"We accomplished all we set out to do and more. We met key customers who were expected to come to the show and a few surprise visitors that we're confident will result in sales. CPP EXPO was well worth the investment!"
—Peter Medlicott, president and COO, Comexi North America
—David Patel, VP, Mamata
"I would like to express my congratulations and thanks for the successful organization of the CPP EXPO show. During the run-up to the show and during the show itself, I found all members of (the CPP EXPO) team to be exceptionally helpful in solving any problems that arose. Please forward my thanks...As for the show itself, I was impressed with both the number and quality of potential customers we managed to see. We ended up with more than double the number of leads we had set as our original target, which clearly justifies our investment in the show."
—Dr. Lee Fenney, chairman, Sigmala Ltd.
Dates for CPP EXPO in Chicago are confirmed: October 29-November 2, 2006, at McCormick Place East. For information on this event, call 201/543-5060 or visit cppexpo.com.