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Exhibitor Update  |  May 23, 2018

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

EXHIBITOR DASHBOARD LOGIN  ID:  • Password: • Booth #:



Exhibitor Services Manual Now Available!

The Exhibitor Services Manual for PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 is now available online.  


PACK EXPO Services (PES) sent an email to exhibitors on May 9 with passwords to access this manual. Your password is listed in the header at the top of this Exhibitor Update.


PACK EXPO Services is proud to offer exhibitors the convenience of ordering services online. The online ordering system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s your one stop shop for all the services you will need to set up your booth. Order services such as:


When your order is completed with payments made before Monday, August 27, you will receive up to a 30% discount off the published prices on most services.


Additional information including shipping and advanced warehouse instructions, target dates, lead retrieval services and other required forms can also be found in the Exhibitor Services Manual.



New for 2018!


PACK EXPO Services is excited to announce that we have developed an electrical bundle for PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018. The purpose of the bundle is to streamline the billing process, making it easier for exhibitors to budget and avoid surprises. Following is a recap of the program:

  • Cables, tape, cords and power strips will now be included in the outlet price which has been adjusted to bundle these into one rate. Custom material items like quad boxes, disconnects, transformers, or breaker panels etc. are not included in the bundle.
  • Exhibitors who order an outlet and incur labor charges will receive a 1 hour credit on inbound and ½ hour credit on outbound as part of the bundle. Regardless of total quantity of outlets ordered, the maximum credit per booth will be 1 hour on inbound and ½ on outbound.
  • To adhere to MPEA regulations, the labor bundle adjustment will show as a credit on your final invoice for exhibitors who order an outlet and labor.
  • The labor credit will only be applied if additional booth work or floor work electrical labor is incurred as part of your electrical service. Examples include custom placement of an outlet, hanging of booth lights or equipment hookup.
  • The labor credit will not be applied to electrical labor charges incurred for Audio / Visual installation.

We are also excited to announce that the guaranteed Straight Time rate will be applied rather than the standard rate for Hanging Sign labor provided the following conditions are met:

  • All required Hanging Sign paperwork is submitted to PES (forms 14d-f) by 8/27/18 and sign has been approved by show management.
  • Hanging sign must be received at the Advanced Warehouse by 9/28/2018 and will be hung by PACK EXPO Services at the most convenient time.
  • Hanging sign must be separated and clearly labeled as a hanging sign to ensure it is added to the pre-show installation schedule.
  • For exhibitors wishing to be present to supervise the installation of your handing sign, standard rates apply.

News Flash


PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 Final Payment Date

Invoices for the final balance due were emailed last week to exhibitor show contacts. The final payment deadline is June 15, 2018.


There are several ways to make a payment: 

  1. Pay by Credit Card Online: If you would like to pay this invoice online with a credit card, please visit If you do not have an account or are unsure about your account information, please contact Dorine Cole at
  2. Pay by Check: Mail checks to the remittance address below:
    P.O. Box 791042
    Baltimore, MD 21279-1042
  3. Fax a Credit Card Payment:
    Please complete credit card details at the bottom of the invoice and fax to our secure line, 571.222.1163.
  4. Pay by electronic (ACH credit) funds transfer: Bank Routing (ABA) Routing # 021052053, Account # 31957992

    For more information, contact Dorine Cole at 571.612.3189 or

Plan My Booth


New Hotels Added to Official Room Block

Your favorite Chicago hotels are back with their unbeatable savings. We're also excited to announce some new additions to the official room block, including the Marriott Marquis at McCormick Place with an event rate of over 50% off! Book today or call Expovision at (866) 523-0877.



Technology Excellence Awards

Are your products new and innovative? Showcase your best of the best in:

  • Baking & Snack
  • Beverage
  • Prepared Foods
  • Pharma / Medical Device
  • Meat / Poultry / Seafood
  • Dairy
  • Personal Care / Cosmetics
  • General Packaging / Other / Not Specified

Enter your product(s) in the new Technology Excellence Awards. Applications can be submitted through your Exhibitor Dashboard and will require a $100 submission fee. Deadline to enter is June 29. Three finalists in each category will be announced and promoted before the show and winners will be chosen by show attendees. Review the rules and regulations and submit today!

Don't Miss these PMMI U Workshops at PACK EXPO International

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


Increase your Visibility and Footprint on

The PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO website houses the official online exhibitor directory, floor plans and show planner used by the attendees looking for new products and services while planning their visit to the show. 


Create a competitive advantage by moving your company to the top of search results when attendees search for keywords and product categories relevant to your booth. In addition, you can highlight your booth on the floor plan and strategically locate content for maximum visibility. Exhibitors can also view the leads of interested attendees who’ve who added an exhibitor’s page to their show plan. 


Upload your company logo, product images, descriptions, press releases and videos to the event website, mobile app and kiosks. Three out of four attendees have already decided which exhibitors they want to see before the show, so this is your opportunity to showcase your products and services to ensure your booth is on their list.


Direct attendees to your expanded exhibitor listing with Enhanced Online Packages and advertisements in the online exhibitor directory.  Further details are available here in the sponsorship brochure.


For more information, contact Mike Bradley ( or Patrick Bradley ( at 610.647.8585.

Innovation Stages -- Deadline Approaching

The submission deadline for the Innovation Stage first review period is June 1, 2018 and abstracts are coming in! Considering submitting an abstract for review? ACT NOW if you want to present your innovative solution front and center on stage at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018. Online abstract submission details can be found here.  


Amazing Packaging Race

You’re invited to participate in this year’s Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International! This is an opportunity to engage with students, promote your booth and support industry education. To thank you for your participation, PMMI will mention your company in the event press release along with promotions about the race leading up to and following the show. Your logo will even be included on race signage and Amazing Packaging Race t-shirts!


Cost: $500 Donation to the PMMI Foundation

For more information, contact Jill Davis at 571-287-6810 or


!Get in front of your best customers with our video wall

No matter where your booth is located, your message on Healthcare Packaging’s video wall offers exceptional visibility at an affordable price. Promote your booth to the thousands of industry professionals at Healthcare Packaging EXPO by being part of our 7 x 10 foot video wall. Learn more here.


Upload your Media Kit

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 makes it easy for members of the press to 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


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!


Help Your Customers Find You at the Show

As an exhibitor at PACK EXPO International (October 14-17, 2018; McCormick Place, Chicago) and the co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO, we would like to offer you the exclusive chance to participate in a free publicity opportunity. ABI (Now FINN Partners), the public relations partner of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is already preparing publicity materials to generate excitement and build attendance at the shows.


We want to promote your success stories!

  • If your company generated any sales as a result of a recent PACK EXPO show and the customer is willing to share how the purchase helped them better serve their customers (i.e., faster turnaround, higher quality, lower costs), please let us know.
  • We welcome you to share your story in a testimonial article, through which you can communicate your successes to potential customers and reinforce your company's position as an industry thought leader.

By participating, you have the chance to boost attention around your show presence and gain valuable industry exposure.


We are sensitive to confidential information and have a strict approval process in place to ensure both you and your customer are satisfied with article content prior to its publication. Upon final approval by all parties, articles are placed in strategic trade publications around the world, giving you early exposure as an exhibitor at the upcoming show.


Submit testimonials to by May 31st.


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:


Customer Invite Program

VIP Guest Invites 

Phone: (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.
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