Everything you need to know to get ready for the show!
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Exhibitor Update  |  October 3, 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



PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 is Fast Approaching

PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO is the year’s most comprehensive packaging event in the world, and it’s right around the corner. This premier event, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will bring together 2,500 exhibitors and 50,000 attendees (from more than 125 countries) to over 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space.

Click here to read all about the show highlights. We look forward to a successful show and thank you for exhibiting with us! If you need any assistance prior to leaving for Chicago, please contact the PMMI Show Department at 571.612.3200 or email expo@pmmi.org.

News Flash

It’s Not Too Late to 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 FOUR 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. Print-Ready PDF Invites to share in person.
  4. Social Media Tools for sharing your code on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more. 

The personalized comp code for your 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 Information 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! 


Plan My Booth


Download the Mobile App - Sponsored by ProMach

It's easy to get connected before, during and after your time at PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018. Use the Mobile App to help plan and navigate your way through the shows.


App users can easily create their own customized itinerary of booths to visit and sessions to attend. The app provides:

  • Show information and announcements
  • Exhibitor listings with company profiles
  • Education session schedules and descriptions
  • Social media, news feeds, photos and videos
  • Personal planner
  • Note-taking feature

The app is free to download and is available in the iTunes or Google Play store. Click here for more information. 


Order Your Lead Retrieval

Convention Data Services is the official lead retrieval provider for PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018. If you have any questions about the different product features and options, please contact at Amy Thrasher at 508-743-0186 or athrasher@cdsreg.com

Click here for more information.


Airport Shuttle Service Discount

Go Airport Express is the premier airport shuttle provider for Chicago's O'Hare and Midway Airports and Convention Centers. Click here to make your reservation to your downtown Chicago hotel at these remarkable savings: Receive a 15% discount when you apply or mention the discount code, “PE.” 

Register for PMMI U Workshops

Certified Trainer and Risk Assessment workshops are back at PACK EXPO International 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

Does Your Company Need a Culture Change?

Find out at 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 grow women’s presence in a male-dominated field, and how the industry as a whole can assist in building a more diversified workforce. Register here. This event is sponsored by Duravant, Morrison Container Handling Solutions, PlexPack and Septimatech Group, Inc


Promote My Booth

Hosting a Press Conference at the Show?

Please let us know if you are planning to host any media on-site so that we can be sure to promote this in the PMMI media center for you.

Contact Shana Marais at smarais@pmmi.org to get your briefing listed.

Directions for Exhibitors to Upload their Materials

Make the most of your exhibitor listing by uploading your company’s media kit to the PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018, 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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