E.J. Krause de México, owner of Plastimagen México, said it has sold three-quarters of the floor space for the Oct. 4-7 show in Mexico City.
“It's almost 80 percent full,” Arturo Morales de la Campa, Plastimagen México's marketing manager, said in a phone interview. The show will cover 290,625 square feet and feature a conference program as well.
The event, one of Latin America's largest, was to have been held in March 2012. E.J. Krause moved it forward six months after the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., scheduled NPE 2012 for April.
Plastimagen organizers expect 800 exhibitors from 21 countries, compared with 700 from 21 countries at the previous show.
They are hoping the number of visitors will increase by 2,000, to reach 30,000. As usual, they will be from 42 countries, most of them in Latin America.
There also will be 12 international pavilions, compared with 11 this year.
Morales said Mexico City-based E.J. Krause wants to attract more exhibitors and visitors from Central America, particularly Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador. Brazil and Colombia are also “very important,” he said.
A delegation including Eduardo Martínez Hernández, president of Mexico's plastics industry association, Anipac, will visit the region to promote the show in 2011.
Anipac stands for Asociación Nacional de Industries del Plástico AC.