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9 Nov 2014

Pack Expo: record participation by Québec packaging industry companies in Chicago trade fair

Booth manned by Québec company Aesus.

Twenty-eight companies from seven different regions of Québec converged on Chicago in late October for Pack Expo, the largest packaging industry trade fair in the Americas.

This year’s edition of Pack Expo welcomed over 46,000 buyers and 1,800 supplier-exhibitors from around the world, including a major Québec delegation backed by the Québec government office in Chicago (DQC). The delegation included companies such as the following:

  • Premier Tech
  • IPL
  • Optel Vision
  • Consolidated Technologies
  • Aesus
  • Orientech
  • Nita Labeling Equipment

Québec products and services in the packaging sector, while poorly known by the general public, are highly diversified and internationally competitive. They include packaging equipment and materials, inspection systems, conveyors and integration services.

The Chicago trade fair focused primarily on retail product packaging in the agri-food, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Tailor-made support

With a view to helping Québec companies develop the Midwestern market, people from the DQC provided customized support for the Québec participants. DQC services cover areas such as customer prospecting, recruitment of distributors, assistance in developing marketing approaches adapted to the U.S. market and contacts with key Midwestern players.

Québec government office in Chicago (DQC)
Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago
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