Delivering California’s Packaging Marketplace
February 9–11, 2010
Anaheim Convention Center
The Packaging Show for California
WestPack is the only show that successfully delivers every sector of one of the world’s largest economies—
California. WestPack is a key feature of the nation’s largest design and manufacturing event, enabling
California’s packaging professionals to source more than 3,000 suppliers of materials, machinery, components,
and contract services. Meet thousands of manufacturers producing and packaging in your target markets.
Attendees by Industry Attendees by Job Function
Food, Beverage, and Corporate Management Production
32% Cosmetics/ 29% 14%
16% Personal Care
7% 14% Development 5%
Publishing Pharmaceutical/ 7% 10%
9% Nutraceutical and Other*
12% Medical Devices 9%
Consumer 10% 8%
Goods/Retail** Packaging Design
Industrial Products Engineering
Other* Brand and Product
* Including Aerospace/Defense; Automotive/Transportation; Chemical/Allied Products; * Including Project Management, QA/QC, Business Development, Technology, etc.)
** Including Household Products/Appliances; Computers/Electronics; Textile/Apparel; Toys; etc.
Source: WestPack 2009 Attendee Registrations
Co-located Events Deliver the Entire 3,000
West Coast Manufacturing Marketplace Exhibitors…
All manufacturers require packaging, and WestPack exhibitors will again benefit from
crossover attendance from the co-located Anaheim event. Together, these combined 45,000
shows feature thousands of exhibiting companies providing the full range of solutions Attendees…
for California’s manufacturing markets, from design through packaging, processing,
automation—and everything in between.
One Attendee Badge!
WestPack Features in 2010
• Pharmaceutical &
Canon CommuniCations will again present the Green Manufacturing Expo (GMX) West. Nutraceutical Packaging
The 2008 inaugural event featured a dedicated show area, as well as participation from Presented by
300 exhibitors located throughout the overall co-located event. All participants were
highlighted in the show directory, in the attendee pocket planner, in the Google-powered
“Find It!” search engines, and in a special “Green Supplier” show directory addendum.
The 2009 show featured nearly 500 “Green” participants throughout the entire event. No
other manufacturing event reaches so many advanced manufacturing specialists, and
California leads the way in sustainable manufacturing. Also featured within GMX West is • Cosmetic & Personal Care
the Green Packaging Pavilion.
• Material Handling & Logistics
WestPack will also feature Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West. Over the last
few years, ATX West grew by 20% and established itself as the West Coast’s premier • Contract Packaging &
event featuring the latest technological advances in custom automation and assembly, Outsourcing Services
robotics, control software, motors, drives, motion control, and more. ATX West will
deliver thousands of additional senior-level packaging and manufacturing visitors who are
responsible for the purchase of automation, process, and packaging systems.
Face-to-face marketing offers the lowest cost-per-contact and provides
access to top management decision makers and more senior titles than
can otherwise be achieved—especially in times like these.
Read what ’09 exhibitors are saying about the show…
I was apprehensive to exhibit at the 2009 Partner Pak has participated in WestPack Our company found the ATX West show to
WestPack show given the state of the for years and has found it to be a good be an excellent investment, especially in
economy and was unsure of the turnout. I venue. As a direct influence, WestPack light of the 2009 economic climate. While
was pleasantly surprised to find out that the produces $130,000 or so in sales per we did not obtain the same quantity of
show exceeded all of my expectations—the year. As an indirect influence, WestPack leads when compared to 2008, the leads
show produced more quality leads for our enhances our marketing image and we did receive were high quality and for
company than I could have ever hoped for! provides instant feedback as it relates to companies with active requirements for
The synergy of the WestPack show when new products and methods. our equipment. Once again, the show was
combined with the other manufacturing Partner Pak, Inc., James Budd, well organized, publicized, and attended.
shows provided us with a wealth of Vice President Further, the combination of different
opportunities in vertical markets we had industries in one venue was beneficial for
planned to pursue in 2009. The 2009 WestPack show has been our company; we spoke with and identified
Bastian Material Handling, Blake Bearden, the most successful show to date. The programs within companies we would not
Regional Manager, West Coast feedback has been nothing short of typically target. I fully expect that FANUC
spectacular. The majority of attendees Robotics will continue participating in the
We have exhibited at WestPack for four were customers sincerely looking to ATX West show in the coming years.
years. Each year, we have come away with purchase new stretch film machinery, FANUC Robotics America, Inc.,
new customers who have placed orders and the sales made in the first two Rush LaSelle, General Manager
that have more than paid for our trade weeks following the show exceeded
show costs. This is the perfect show for the our expectations fivefold. There wasn’t As a first-time exhibitor at Green
packaging business. See you in 2010! a dull moment for the entire show; we Manufacturing Expo West, I was quite
ROYAL SUMMIT, INC., Bret de St. Jeor, were busy with prospective customers pleased with the quality and quantity of
President from start to finish. I would recommend attendees that visited our booth. This was
this show to anyone in the business of definitely the right type of show for us
WestPack 2009 was a surprisingly well- selling packaging equipment. to promote our paper-based packaging
attended show considering the current West Coast Supplies, Bill Wright, material because many of the attendees
economic conditions and the fact that National Sales Manager were searching for a “green” alternative to
most trade shows in numerous industries their resin-based packaging options.
are experiencing significantly reduced While attendance and overall lead count Ranpak Corp., Sheila Metcalf,
attendance at their events. The quality of were down slightly from 2008 event, the Marketing Communications Specialist
attendees was just as strong as in past quality of attendees was improved. We
years. Our investment in WestPack was found that given the current economic We’re a very young, very small company
again a wise decision. concerns, those attending were the that was largely unknown. Because of
Tegrant Corporation, Alloyd Brands, contacts with genuine interests and our booth at the WestPack show, we
Robert J. van Gilse, Director of Marketing upcoming needs. We were able to were able to capture over 50 sales
and Business Development reconnect with current and past leads, two of which have already become
customers, as well as meet and educate new customers.
We were happy with the quality and new ones. We feel positive about the M&J Plastics, Jack McGreevey, President
quantity of the attendees at WestPack this results we will see from this event!
year, and we will definitely have a booth FlexLink Systems, Inc., Cindy Jobes,
next year! Marketing Team Leader
Imperial Printing & Paper Box Mfg. Co.,
Gloria Setareh, CEO
Attendee Marketing Campaign
Our extensive, multi-faceted marketing program utilizes magazine promotion, direct mail,
telemarketing, electronic outreach, and Web-based initiatives to target more than 30,000
manufacturers on the West Coast. This integrated campaign reaches a universe of 200,000
qualified packaging and manufacturing professionals with more than two million total impressions.
WestPack is supported by:
Delivering California’s Packaging Marketplace
Meet thousands of manufacturers
producing and packaging in your target markets.
Check out just some of the companies that will be in attendance…
3M · 3M Drug Delivery Systems · 3M ESPE · 3M Pharmaceuticals · 3M Unitek · 99 Cents Only Stores · A.G. Scientific · Abbott Diabetes
Care · Abbott Medical Optics · Abbott Point of Care · Abbott Vascular · ACCO Brands · Air Force Research Laboratory · Alacer · Allergan ·
Allergy Research Group · Alterna Professional Haircare · Amazon.com · Ambit Biosciences · American Red Cross · Amgen · AminoGenesis Skin Care ·
Amphastar Pharmaceutical · Amy’s Kitchen · Anchen Pharmaceuticals · Anheuser-Busch · Anti-Body · Apple Computer · Applied Biosystems · Applied Medical
· Apriori Beauty · Aqua Lung · Arbonne · Archipelago Botanicals · Arena Pharmaceuticals · Armstrong World Industries · Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water · Avery
Dennison · Baja Fresh · Baxter Bioscience · Baxter Healthcare · BCBG Max Azria · BD Biosciences · Beckman Coulter · Behr Process · Belkin · Best Brands · BI Nutraceuticals
· Biosense Webster · Biosite Diagnostics · Black & Decker · Blizzard Entertainment · Blue Cross Laboratories · Boboli International · Boeing · Bolthouse Farms · Bose · Boston
Scientific · Bristol Farms · Bumble Bee Foods · Callaway Golf · Cantare Foods · Cardinal Health · Caterpillar · Cheesecake Factory · Chiquita Brands International · Cinema Secrets
· Cisco Systems · Classified Cosmetics · CLIFBAR · Con Agra Foods · Contessa Premium Foods · Continental Airlines · Converse · Corvette · Costco · Covidien · Crane · Cyvex
Nutrition · Dairy Farmers of America · Day-Lee Foods · Dean Foods · Del Monte Foods · Del Monte Pet Products · Dermalogica · Discovery Foods · Disney · Disney ABC Networks
Group · Disney Consumer Products · Disneyland Resort · DMK Danne Montague-King · Dole Packaged Foods · Don Miguel Mexican Foods · Dr. Fresh · Dunn-Edwards · DuPont
· Earth Friendly Products · Earthbound Farm · Eastman Kodak · Ecolab · Edwards Lifesciences · El Pollo Loco · Emerson · Emmaus Medical · EOS Estate Winery · Evenflo · F.
Gaviña & Sons · Facelogic · Farmer Brothers Coffee · FedEx · Field Fresh Foods · Fiji Water · Fiore Di Pasta · Fortune Food Service · Foster’s Group · Fresh & Easy Neighborhood
Market · Fresh Express · Fresh Start Bakeries · FrieslandCampina · Frito-Lay · Fujifilm USA · GameStop · General Electric · General Mills · General Motors · Gen-Probe · Genzyme
Diagnostics · Gerawan Farming · Geri G. Cosmetics · Ghirardelli Chocolate · Giant Bicycle · Gilead Sciences · Goglanian Bakeries · GOJO Industries · Goldilocks · Goodrich ·
Gourmet India Food · Goya Foods · Graco · Green Dot · Grifols · Grifols Biologicals · Gulfstream Aerospace · Guthy-Renker · Hamilton Sundstrand · Heinz North America · Helene
Curtis · Herbalife · Hewlett-Packard · Hill’s Pet Nutrition · Honda · Honeywell · Houdini/Wine Country Gift Basket · Howard Leight · HR Textron · Huxtable’s Kitchen · HYCOR
· Hyland’s Homeopathy · IBIS Biosciences · Illumina · Imperial Toy · Ingersoll Rand · Intel · Intelligent Beauty · International Food Group · Interstate Brands · Inverness Medical
Innovations · J&J Snack Foods · Jakks Pacific · Jalisco Foods · Jarrow Formulas · Jennie-O-Turkey · John Paul Mitchell Systems · Johnson & Johnson · Kate Somerville Skin Care
· Kerr · Kimberly-Clark · King’s Hawaiian Bakery · Kingston Technology · Kittrich · Kohler · Kraft Foods · Kroger · Kyocera Wireless · Lakeshore Learning Materials · Leatherman
Tool Group · Lee Kum Kee Foods · LG Electronics · Life Technologies · LifeTime/Nutritional Specialties · Lockheed Martin · Lorac Cosmetics · L’Oreal USA · Mag Instrument ·
Magellan · Markwins International · Marquez Brothers International · Mars · Mary Kay · Mattel · Maverick Brands · Maxell · McGuff · Merle Norman Cosmetics · Metagenics · MGA
Entertainment · Mission Foods · Monster Cable Products · Monterey Gourmet Foods · Morningstar Foods · Motorola · Murad · Nature’s Way · Nestlé Dreyer’s · Nestlé Purina ·
Nestlé USA · Neutrogena · Newell Rubbermaid · Nissin Foods · Northrop Grumman · Nutrilite · Oakley · Obagi Medical Products · Odwalla · OPI Products · Orly International ·
Osram Sylvania · Otis Spunkmeyer · Pacific Coast Producers · Pacifica Foods · Panasonic · Panda Restaurant Group · Paramount Farms · Paramount Home Entertainment ·
Pearson Global · Pentel · PepsiCo · PerkinElmer · Person & Covey · Petco · Peter Pepper Products · Pharmavite · Phenomenex · Physicians Formula · Pinkberry · Pitney Bowes ·
POM Wonderful · Pratt & Whitney · Prescription Solutions · Procter & Gamble · Quest Diagnostics · Quidel · Ralphs Grocery · Randall International · Raytheon · Ready Pac Foods
· Revelations Perfume & Cosmetics · Rite Aid · Roche Diagnostics · Rockwell Collins · Rolf Lohse · Safeway · Sara Lee · Schwarzkopf & Henkel · See’s Candies · Sephora · Sexy
Hair Concepts · Shaklee · Shell Oil Products · Siemens · simplehuman · SIRCUIT Cosmeceuticals · Skin Nutrition · Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals · Smart & Final · Smashbox
Cosmetics · Snak King · Sony · Spilo Worldwide · St. Jude Medical · Stila Cosmetics · Straus Family Creamery · Stremicks Heritage Foods · Sugar Foods · Sunkist Growers ·
Sunny Delight Beverages · Sunshine Makers · Super Glue · Sutter Home Winery · Sweet Ovations · Taco Bell · Tampico Spice · Tapatio Hot Sauce · Tecate Brewery · Technicolor
· Teva Pharmaceuticals · Thane International · The Scotts Company · Toshiba · Toyota · Toys R Us · Trinchero Family Estates · U.S. Marine Corps · U.S. Mint · U.S. Navy · Unified
Grocers · Unilever · United Parcel Service · Valeant Pharmaceuticals · Valencia Sport Group · Valspar · Vans · Ventura Foods · Victory Pharma · Vie de France · Vital Diagnostics ·
Vitaminerals · Wakunaga of America · Walt Disney Imagineering · Water Pik · Watson Pharmaceuticals · WD-40 · Wei-Chuan USA · WhiteWave Foods · Windsor Foods · Wine of
the Month Club · Wing Hing Foods · Yamaha · Yoshinoya America · Young’s Market · Z Gallerie · Ziba Beauty · Zimmer Dental · Zircon ...and many more!
Direct Access to New Leads and New Business:
Packaging Trade Shows
Founded in 1978, Canon CommuniCations llC is the leading trade show producer, publisher,
and digital media company for the manufacturing industry. Canon shows annually connect
thousands of exhibitors with tens of thousands of OEM buyers worldwide.
Canon’s industry-leading publications for the advanced manufacturing market sponsor
and promote the Canon family of trade shows. Canon publications are read by more than
300,000 design and manufacturing professionals worldwide.
Canon trade shows serving the packaging industry are WestPack in Anaheim, CA;
EastPack in New York, NY; SouthPack in Charlotte, NC; and MidPak in Minneapolis, MN.
Canon’s extensive manufacturing portfolio also includes shows for medical design
and manufacturing, process technology, design engineering, assembly
technology, plastics processing, quality assurance, and electronics
for a wide array of industries. Canon’s signature strategic
co-location of these events has resulted
in the largest design and manufacturing
events in the United States.
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11444 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1549