CPP EXPO Attracts a National Audience
PARAMUS, N.J.—With thousands registered for CPP EXPO (Converting & Package Printing Expo), taking place September 26-28, 2005 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, it is clear that the Las Vegas location attracts a national buying audience. Pre-registration demographics indicate that close to 65% of the attendees are outside of what would be considered "West Coast" or the Las Vegas, Nevada region. 35% hail from states in the West North/South Central, Mountain and Pacific demographic regions. Of the 65%, 6% are non-US buyers coming from as far as Australia, however, the majority coming from North America which would include Mexico and Canada.
"The type of results we are experiencing with CPP EXPO's pre-registration have bolstered confidence in the event and have caused all to be reassured that the timing, location, and partnerships made have tremendously impacted the industry", commented Leo Nadolske, president of CPP EXPO. "Cost-efficiencies and seeing the entire supply chain in motion is an appealing alternative to other events, and we're confident that CPP EXPO exhibitors will have a positive, first-time result!"
CPP EXPO is an inaugural tradeshow that focuses on the converting process and a key element which has become "Converting-Packaging Week 2005". This last week in Las Vegas will bring together close to a dozen industry association meetings and two additional, major machinery expositions (which includes PACK EXPO Las Vegas taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center). It is no wonder that management from leading converting and CPG operations are flocking.
Association support and technical/annual meetings congregating in one place, at one time have driven attendance significantly. Over 70% of those pre-registered have membership with one or more of the co-sponsoring associations. FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) and TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry) lead the charge representing 44% of registered attendees who have an association affiliation. Tracking titles and purchasing authority have confirmed that those attending are the decision makers in their respective companies: 85% influence all purchasing, of whom 62% have final authority on purchases made.