Photo by Susan Reidy.
There were 8,018 international visitors, a third new record, from 129 countries represented at the expo. The largest group from a single country outside the United States was Canada with 1,383 visitors. The largest region represented was the Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico and South America with 3,226 visitors. IPPE had more than 48 exhibitors from the Latin American region and provided educational programs entirely in Spanish.
“We are very excited about this year’s record-breaking exhibit space floor and attendance numbers,” the three organizations said. “The turnout for the 2017 IPPE was exceptional, and the feedback from attendees has been extremely positive regarding time spent on the trade show floor and in education sessions. We expect next year will be even more valuable for attendees and exhibitors alike.”
A week-long schedule of education programs, which updated industry professionals on the latest issues and complemented the exhibit floor, helped drive attendance. This year’s educational line-up featured 25 programs, ranging from a conference on
Next year’s event will be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. For more information about next year’s show, click here.