*With less than two weeks to go until the Aseptipak 2008 Global Forum on Aseptic Processing, Filling & Packaging, more than 200 have already registered to attend. *
Based on prior meeting attendance profiles, final attendance is expected to far exceed 200. A list of participating companies with corresponding job titles for each (as of 16 Sept 2008) is posted on [www.schotland.com].
What sets Aseptipak 2008 apart from any previous meeting devoted to aseptic is the unusually large percentage of brand owners, associations representing brand owners and co-packers who will be attending. This end user segment comprises about 28% of total attendance to date. Also notable is that some brand owner companies are sending large teams to the forum. Based on job titles, an estimated 60% of the end users are decision-makers, with many top level.
Why the sudden interest in aseptic by end users? The most logical explanation is that end users are finally buying into the idea that aseptic is an enabler of sustainability (which happens to be the theme of this forum).
Underscoring the international character of this forum, 26% of the registered attendees are from outside the USA, with the majority of those from Europe. Considering that much of the aseptic technology comes from Europe, that isn’t surprising.
There are 34 companies who will have display tables at the Aseptipak 2008 Table Top Exhibition. The largest two contingents are the plastic bottle fillers and aseptic pouch fillers. The third largest group of exhibitors are chemical and alternative sterilant systems suppliers. Producers of closures for aseptic applications have a strong presence. Rounding out the list of exhibitors are suppliers of analytical testing equipment, consulting services and ancilliary product suppliers.
You can join more than 200 aseptic industry leaders who have already registered to attend Aseptipak 2008, and learn how aseptic as an enabler of sustainability can be harnessed to deliver future profitability for your company. Go to [www.schotland.com] for programme, hotel, registration and exhibitor information.
Aseptipak takes place 30 September – 1 October in Atlanta, US.
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