Packaging Digest and Other Publications Join Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News under Canon Communications

Canon Communications, the B-to-B leader exclusively serving the advanced manufacturing sector, is pleased to announce the acquisition of four key media brands worldwide assets from Reed Business Information including Packaging Digest, Electronic Design News (EDN), Design News, and Test & Measurement World.

This acquisition reinforces Canon’s strong position in the packaging sector within the exhibitions, publications, and digital media spaces in the United States, Asia, and Europe. This action leverages the synergies between Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (PMPN) and Canon’s industry leading packaging tradeshows: WestPack, EastPack, MidPak, SouthPack, Pharmapack, and PACKEX. Packaging Digest has robust digital and print offerings and holds a leading position in the packaging marketplace. It has been committed to the packaging industry for over 47 years.

Both Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News and Packaging Digest provide respected editorial content to key decision-makers in the packaging market worldwide. “We’re excited to expand our product line and capabilities in the packaging market and look forward to the new growth opportunities this acquisition brings,” said Patricia Spinner, Senior Group Publisher of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News.

Canon helps support the flow of information, commerce, and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. Canon’s comprehensive support to the advanced manufacturing sector is delivered through a highly coordinated suite of trade shows, conferences, publications, websites, e-newsletters, databases, and other emedia. Canon’s media products play leading, crucial roles in the markets they cover.

For more information, contact Patricia Spinner at (973) 808-1250 or

About Packaging Digest:
Packaging Digest provides the highest level of information to its at-work, decision-making audience with superior print and emedia products, and offers suppliers the most effective access to this vast packaging marketplace.

About Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (PMPN) or PMP News:
Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News is the most respected publication in the healthcare product packaging industry for its in-depth targeted editorial and solid coverage of new trends and industry news. The BPA Audited circulation reaches 20,040 packaging professionals in the pharmaceutical and medical packaging industries.

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