Everything you need to know to get ready for the show!
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Exhibitor Update  |  August 29, 2018

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

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Join Us for an Event of Great Comedy at PACK EXPO's Biggest Networking Event!

Join your industry peers for an evening of great comedy at the PACK gives BACK™ charity and networking event on Monday, Oct. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the South Building of McCormick Place. The event, open to PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO registrants, will feature a live performance by comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco. The Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised comedian is behind wildly successful network specials such as, “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?”

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Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship program. Tickets are $75 and include beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres at the reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. The performance follows at 5:30 p.m.


Purchase tickets while registering your booth personnel or by logging back into your registration record.


News Flash


PACK EXPO Services Floor Plan Deadline Approaching

The floor plan deadline is approaching on Monday, September 24 for electrical, plumbing and telecommunications. Floor plans that are submitted after September 24 will be accessed 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.


**NEW Customer Account Manager for South Hall**

Larissa Clark will be the new Customer Account Manager for South Hall, booths 3000-3999. Her direct line is 972.751.9147 and her email is lclark@packexposervices.com


Connect with Emerging Leaders at the Show

Work hard AND play hard at PACK EXPO International! Join the next generation of packaging leaders at a free networking reception (Monday Oct. 15; 7:30 p.m.) hosted by PMMI's Emerging Leaders Network. Reconnect with old friends and make new connections at The Game Room Chicago while you enjoy an open bar and try your hand at billiards, foosball, shuffleboard and more.


A Conversation with Manufacturing Executives at PACK EXPO

Registration is now open for the Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network (PPWLN) networking breakfast and conversation with manufacturing executives (Tuesday, Oct. 16; 7:30-9:00 a.m.; room E-450), including Hugh Roddy, vice president, Global Engineering & Project Management, Chobani, Carol O’Neill, group president, packaging, Barry-Wehmiller and moderated by Jane Chase, executive director, Institute of Packaging Professionals. This event is sponsored by Duravant, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, PlexPack and Septimatech Group, Inc. 


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Pre-Game Production Webinar

On Wednesday, August 15, PMMI hosted a free webinar designed to prepare you for the show. The webinar featured, Phillip Ramirez, PACK EXPO Services Team Leader and Jesse Pittman of PACK EXPO Services, who talked about:

  • Making the most of the Exhibitor Services Manual
  • Hitting the discount deadline dates
  • Freight procedures - target dates and times
  • Customer Account Managers and Onsite Service Teams
  • Suspended Signs
  • Booth packages and custom design
  • Registration and housing

If you missed participating in the webinar, click here to view it online:


Register Your Booth Personnel Today!

PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO move-in is just over 6 weeks away. Make sure your booth personnel are registered!


Each exhibiting company receives one free badge per 75 square feet of contracted space, and additional badges are $5 per badge. The rate goes up to $15 per badge over the allotment after September 28.


Click here and follow the prompts to register your booth personnel today.


To receive your badge in the mail prior to the show, register by September 7 for international attendees and September 28 for U.S. attendees. If you register after these deadlines, you will need to pick up your badge at the show in Chicago.

For questions regarding exhibitor registration, please call 508.743.8555 or email packexpo@xpressreg.net.


Shipping to the Show

Preparation and planning are keys to a successful trade show experience, and you know a big part of that process deals with shipping.


If you wish to ship your freight to Chicago prior to the show, there are many benefits of advance warehouse shipping. Advance shipments should not arrive before August 27, 2018. Click here for more information.


Direct shipments will be accepted at show site according to the Target DatesPlease refer to the Inbound Target Floor Plan to find your target date.


Early shipments cannot be accepted. You may also incur additional charges from your carrier for wait time at the marshalling yard.


Feel free to contact your assigned Customer Account Manager (CAM) at PACK EXPO Services if you have any questions regarding shipping to PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018.


Introducing CareerLink @ PACK EXPO

This is an all-new networking event where PMMI members can sign up for time slots and interview qualified students at the show – for free! Company registration ends Friday, Aug. 31. For PMMI Members and their customers only.


Contact Kate Fiorianti, senior education manager, PMMI, for details and your member-exclusive comp code at kate@pmmi.org.


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

NEW Intro to 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!


Free Promotional Opportunity: Let Us Know What's New in Your Business!

To promote the suppliers and innovation featured at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PMMI will work with the media to develop and place customized technology previews leading up to PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 in October.


We want to highlight new solutions that offer significant benefits to end users that will entice them to come and see it in person!


We encourage you to take advantage of this free promotional opportunity and submit your company's latest solution for consideration. To do so, please email the following information:

  • A brief description of a new product(s) your company will exhibit at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare packaging EXPO 2018. The description must include:
    1. An articulation of the end user challenge resolved by your technology,
    2. A brief explanation of the component, material and/or function that differentiates the solutions from others on the market,
    3. Any quantitative proof of results in process efficiency, food safety, flexibility, sustainability, OEE, TCO, cost efficiency, etc.
  • A high-resolution photo of your product
    • Images sent via e-mail should be at least 300 DPI, no larger than 2 MB in size

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 7th.
Only 30 products will be accepted, so we recommend submitting as soon as possible.


Please send information to bailey.mullins@finnpartners.com.


Get More Booth Leads with Game Plan

Game Plan is a personalized walking guide for PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees, customized by recipient. As an advertiser in Game Plan, your booth and products will be included in the individual itineraries we create for attendees who have a specific interest in your product category as indicated at registration. 2017 Game Plan participants received almost double the booth leads of non-advertisers! Don’t miss out!


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


Official PACK EXPO Vendors

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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