Officials have added a regional packaging show for the Northeast. The recently added Pack Expo East will be held in Philadelphia, Feb. 2-4, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

PMMI, which owns and produces the Pack Expos, consulted with a research firm to evaluate the market needs for an Expo on the East Coast, according to a news release.

“Philadelphia is within easy driving distance of 40% of the U.S. population, and that area includes large consumer goods companies, industrial manufacturers and a huge life sciences community,” Rick Fox Jr., president of Fox IV Technologies, who chairs PMMI’s Board of Directors, said in the release. “Pack Expo East is positioned well to help brand owners find the solutions they need, a bit closer to home.”