Next year, PMMI, the Reston, Va.-based owner of the Pack Expo tradeshows will bring the latest packaging and processing solutions to the East Coast with the debut of its newest Pack Expo event: Pack Expo East. The new show will take place Feb. 16-18, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“We learned through customer research that we have a great opportunity for both Pack Expo exhibitors and end users in the North East,” said Jim Pittas, senior vice president of tradeshows for PMMI, in a statement.

PMMI created an infographic to illustrate opportunities for the overall packaging industry and specifically on the East Coast.

He adds that Pack Expo East promises to bring world-class innovation and insights in packaging and processing for many markets, including the pharmaceutical, medical device, baking and snack, beverage, food and personal care sectors.

“Whether your market is confectionery, baking/snack, pharmaceutical and medical devices, food, beverage, electronics or something else, Pack Expo East will bring an exclusive focus on processing and packaging technologies, top-tier exhibitors and a customer-centric approach to operational needs,’ Pittas said in a statement. “It’s everything you expect in a Pack Expo show, located within 200 miles of a third of the nation’s major consumer goods companies.”

The show also will include educational opportunities like Innovation Stage sessions, on-floor education at exhibitor booths, and activities in conjunction with packaging and processing educators. These educational opportunities will address challenges in sustainability, food safety and automation and offer networking opportunities to connect with suppliers and peers on important issues and trends.

To learn more and to register for Pack Expo East, visit Registration is discounted to $30 through Jan. 21, 2015. After that date, it will increase to $60.