Though the numbers are not yet in from the PACKEX Toronto 2009 trade show held at the International Center this May 5-7, positive comments from the majority of exhibitors deem it a highly successful event.
With a different venue, excellent trade show organization by the PAC-EXHIBITION INC., a member of COMEXPOSIUM NETWORK and in partnership with the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC), the event featured 300+ exhibitors who played host to an enthusiastic group of visitors that featured fewer ‘tire-kickers’ and more companies actually interested in either making a purchase or looking to gather more information for a purchase at a later date.
Canadian Packaging magazine asked visitors to its booth to participate in its first ever dia-blogue by answering a daily question posted onto www.canadianpackaging.com.
While not quite a blog, the magazine’s intent was to create dialogue about the trade show event while attempting to learn more about what the show’s visitors are thinking with regards to the future of the packaging industry.
A small sampling of the many comments gathered by Canadian Packaging follows:
Question 1: Do you have a sustainability program in place – and what does sustainability mean to you?
Question 2: What is the most interesting thing you’ve seen at PACKEX Toronto 2009?
Quite a few of our respondents also cited the robotic arms at various booths as being a fascinating piece of equipment.
Question 3: Are you planning to make a packaging capital expenditure in the next 12 months, and if yes – what?