Everything you need to know to get ready for the show!
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Exhibitor Update  |  September 19, 2018

Everything you need to know to get ready for the show!

EXHIBITOR DASHBOARD LOGIN  ID: Customer ID • Password: Password • Booth #: Booth Number • Comp Code: Comp Code



Invite Your Buyers to Attend the Show for Free!

This year is the 62nd anniversary of PACK EXPO, which continues to grow and maintain its position as one of the largest trade shows across all industries in North America and one of the largest packaging shows in the world. We want our exhibitors to be successful and encourage you to take advantage of a complimentary program that PMMI offers to our valued exhibitors.


The Customer Invite Program (CIP) is an effective and convenient resource that allows exhibitors to offer customers and prospects complimentary registration, track who registers using your comp code and drive traffic to your booth.


Our official vendor, VIP Guest Invites, provides easy-to-use tools to share your unique comp code. Each exhibitor has been issued a unique VIP Guest Invites Dashboard link which can be accessed directly through your Exhibitor Portal using the Customer Invite Program tile.


Here are FIVE easy ways to share your Comp Code through the Customer Invite Program:

  1. Banner Graphics offering one click registration for your email signatures and website.
  2. Email Invite using an HTML format which you can broadcast or have VIP Guest Invites sent on your behalf.
  3. Landing Page Invite is a link that allows you to send customers to your email invite with just one click.
  4. Print-Ready PDF Invites to share in person.
  5. Social Media Tools for sharing your code on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more.

The personalized comp code for company is listed at the top of this Exhibitor Update.

Add the Customer Invite Program to your marketing plan to make the most of your trade show investment!

For more information or questions, visit packexpointernational.com/CIP or hcpechicago.com/CIP, or contact the PMMI Show Department at 571.612.3200.




For the final three weeks leading up to the show, we will be holding a Customer Invite Program Flash Contest! Each week, the company who receives the most registrations from the Customer Invite Program will be awarded a $50 American Express gift card, which can be picked up at the PMMI Booth at the show. There will be one winner per week and registration counts will reset each week. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details! 


News Flash

PACK EXPO Services Floor Plan Deadline Approaching

The floor plan deadline is approaching on Monday, Sept. 24 for electrical, plumbing and telecommunications. Floor plans that are submitted after Sept. 24 will be assessed a $500 late floor plan fee.


For more information, please contact your assigned PACK EXPO Services Customer Account Manager or call PACK EXPO Services at 972.751.9400.


Updated Advance Warehouse Address

Starting on Monday, September 17 the new advance warehouse address will be updated to J&J Motor Service, 3333 South Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608.


If you have already shipped your freight to the previous advance warehouse location, it will still be accepted. If you have not yet shipped your freight, please inform your carrier to deliver to J&J Motor Service, 3333 South Iron Street, Chicago, IL 60608. Click here for a map and directions to the new location.

Please feel free to contact PACK EXPO Services at 972.751.9400 if you have any questions about your floor plans or warehouse address.


Plan My Booth


PMMI Member and Exhibitor Lounges - Sponsored by Lenze

Lenze Americas

PMMI will host two Member lounges during PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018. The Member Lounges will be in rooms N-227b and S-402 and will be open from Sunday, Oct. 14 – Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Two Member Lounge cards are being mailed to PMMI Member exhibitors and will entitle the holder to bring two guests to the lounge. These special lounges are a convenient place to discuss private business or just relax. There will be complimentary coffee service in the mornings and sodas and light snacks in the afternoons.

There are small meeting rooms that can accommodate 4-8 people in these lounges. Scheduling can be done with the concierge in the Member Lounges, onsite.

Exhibitor booth personnel are welcome to visit the designated exhibitor lounges located in rooms S-405a, N-229, W-470a and E251. There will be daily complimentary coffee service until 10:00 a.m. There are four meeting rooms in the Exhibitor Lounges. To schedule a meeting within the lounge, please see the concierge in the lounge, onsite. The lounges will be open from Saturday, Oct. 13 – Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding the Member or Exhibitor Lounges prior to the show, please contact Krista DeBrosse at 571.612.3200 or kdebrosse@pmmi.org.

2018 Pre-Show Attendee Mailing List

The PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 attendee mailing list is available to purchase through October 7, 2018. Only exhibitors can order the attendee mailing list. The list includes all records available at the time of order. Click here for more information and to access the online ordering pages.

Be Part of the Culture Shift

There’s officially less than a month left to register for the next Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network networking breakfast at PACK EXPO International (Tuesday, Oct. 16; 7:30-9:00 a.m.; McCormick Place, Room E-450), where manufacturing executives will weigh in on the company culture change required to make this a sustainable movement – and how the industry as a whole can assist in building a more diversified workforce.


Featuring Hugh Roddy, vice president, Global Engineering & Project Management, Chobani, Carol O’Neill, group president, Packaging, Barry-Wehmiller, AJ Jorgenson, AVP, Strategic Engagement, The Manufacturing Institute and moderated by Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals.


Register here. This event is sponsored by Duravant, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, PlexPack and Septimatech Group, Inc.

Connect with the Industry's Emerging Leaders

When was the last time you connected with rising industry leaders while playing a round of pool? You can do just that - and more - at PMMI's Emerging Leaders Network networking reception at PACK EXPO International! On Monday, Oct. 15 at The Game Room Chicago, you'll have the opportunity to strengthen your connections with over 150 rising OEM and CPG leaders.


Find Solutions to Your Challenges at The Forum

Participate in free, unique, interactive presentations during all four days of PACK EXPO International. The Forum - An Industry Knowledge Exchange - will feature 45-minute open sessions in North Hall, Booth N-4580 on the latest industry trends by the OpX Leadership Network, World Packaging Organization, Institute of Packaging Professionals, Contract Packagers Association, PMMI U, Robotic Industries Association and PMMI Business Intelligence, including small group discussions, hands-on learning and Q&A. Schedule at a Glance.

PMMI U Workshops are Filling Up Fast!

Certified Trainer and Risk Assessment workshops are back at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO this year, along with a NEW course only for PMMI Members! For full course details and to register, click here.

Risk Assessment

October 12–13

Certified Trainer

October 14–15

October 16–17

NEW Fundamentals of Field Service

(PMMI Members Only)

October 14–15


Promote My Booth

Directions for Exhibitors to Upload their Press Materials

Make the most of your exhibitor listing by uploading your company’s media kit to the PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 digital media center, which allows the press to easily access news about your company's innovations and new technologies. For directions, click here.


If you need any further assistance, feel free to contact Shana Marais at smarais@pmmi.org.


PLEASE NOTE: PMMI will not be accepting exhibitor press materials in their media center on-site.


Uploading your company’s media kit to the digital media center will help you make the most of your exhibitor listing!

Official PACK EXPO Vendors

PMMI Sponsorships & Advertising
Phone: 610.647.8585




Booth Services
PACK EXPO Services
Phone: 972.751.9400

Registration Services
Convention Data Services (CDS)
Phone: 800.915.9803


Hotel Reservation Office
Phone: 703.205.0480


In addition, the following official vendors may reach out to you for Customer Invite Programs, Case Studies, or PACK EXPO Promotional Materials:


VIP Guest Invites 
Customer Invite Program

Phone: 1.800.211.6570



ABI - Case Studies,
PACK EXPO Promotions
Christina Wilcox,

Phone: 212.529.4811


We encourage you to visit your Exhibitor Dashboard regularly to obtain pertinent show and exhibiting information. Feel free, however, to contact the PMMI Show Department via email or call 571.612.3200 for further assistance.

PMMI | 11911 Freedom Drive, Suite 600, Reston, VA 20190 | Phone: 571.612.3200

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