Everything you need to know to get ready for the show!
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Exhibitor Update  |  July 18, 2018

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

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PACK EXPO’S Biggest Networking Event is Back!

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 PM 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 the comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco.

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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 PM. The performance follows at 5:30.

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

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


News Flash


Exhibitors Beware of Unofficial Vendors and Scams

Year after year, PACK EXPO exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with 

PMMI, PACK EXPO, and Healthcare Packaging EXPO. We urge all exhibitors to be especially diligent when assessing the claims of any vendor who is not an official contractor of PACK EXPO or Healthcare Packaging EXPO. In some cases, these outside groups are making misleading and sometimes fraudulent claims about their product or service. Recently, a company by the name of Events Carpet and Flooring sent out an email to exhibitors claiming that they can offer special, discounted carpet pricing. This company is not an official contractor of PACK EXPO.

If you receive a solicitation and are unsure of the vendor’s affiliation with PMMI, PACK EXPO or Healthcare Packaging EXPO, please contact the PMMI Show Department at 571.612.3200 or expo@pmmi.org.


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PACK EXPO Services Team Leaders -- Your Main Contact for the Next Two Weeks

Contact your PACK EXPO Services Team Leader if you have any questions about ordering booth services or logistics. They are at their desks and ready to help service exhibitors. The Team Leaders will be the main point of contact for the next five weeks. Customer Account Managers will be assigned on August 2, 2018.


West Hall – John Leroy – 972.751.9427 – jleroy@packexposervices.com

South Hall – Robert Richardson – 972.751.9437 – rrichardson@packexposervices.com

North Hall – Staci Davidson – 972.751.9407 – sdavidson@packexposervices.com

Lakeside Hall – Courtney Rowe – 972.751.9451 – crowe@packexposervices.com


The PACK EXPO Service Center phone number is 972.751.9400.


2018 Lead Retrieval Partnership

The official vendor for PACK EXPO International/Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 is Convention Data Services (CDS), supplier of XPress Connect lead retrieval solutions. All industry data supports the notion that lead retrieval is key to exhibiting success, and we want to ensure we’re offering the most innovative and reliable lead retrieval solutions in the industry. Lead Retrieval is a simple and efficient way to make sure you get big returns from your exhibiting efforts. It is also the most reliable tool that allows leads to be captured and qualified electronically.

CDS offers three primary lead retrieval solutions:

  1. XPress Connect App – a lead retrieval app for your smartphone or tablet
  2. XPress Connect Plus – a wireless handheld device that runs off a battery and comes with a charger for overnight charging.
  3. XPress Connect Elite – a lead retrieval software solution for your PC or MAC, comes with a USB scanner that you plug into a USB port on your laptop/computer.

Click here to learn more, view product videos, and to access online ordering.

Lead Retrieval Customer Service: 800-746-9734 Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST


Affiliated Company Listing -- Deadline Approaching

Affiliated companies are defined as two or more companies that are legally related entities, e.g. a parent and a subsidiary, subsidiaries of the same parent, or a corporation and a division. Booth occupants will be listed as separate entities in the same booth location. Each company receives their own listing on the show website and the cost is $750.00 for each additional affiliate company listing. Affiliated companies do not receive priority points for participating in the show.


Click here to access the Affiliated Company Listing Order Form.


The deadline to submit an Affiliated Company Listing Form is August 10, 2018.


Hanging Signs -- Follow These Steps for an Efficient Installation

All exhibitors must have approval from PACK EXPO Services to install a hanging sign in their booth. Fill out and submit forms 14d-f to PACK EXPO Services for approval. Requests must be submitted for approval by August 27, 2018. All hanging signs must be shipped to the Advanced Warehouse prior to September 28, 2018. Please call PACK EXPO Services with any questions at 972.751.9400.


Click here for more information.


Free Transportation in the City

Want to hop on the complimentary shuttle to-and-from McCormick Place? Only the hotels in the official room block provide free transportation to-and-from the event! Choose from 80+ Chicago properties at the guaranteed lowest rates.

Contact our housing provider, Expovision, for questions or support on your hotel reservation:


Support Industry Education by Participating in the 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

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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


Does Your Company Sponsor a Robotics Team?

This year, PMMI will match up to $2,000 for any member company supporting a high school robotics team to send them to PACK EXPO International to show off their robots! There are only a few spots left, so don’t wait!


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Closing in 3 Weeks! Be Sure You're Represented in the SHOWCASE.

Maximize your exhibit investment by advertising in Packaging World’s PACK EXPO International SHOWCASE, the official pre-show planner, mailed to 25,000 packaging professionals including show pre-registrants. The SHOWCASE includes essential show information, industry news and your company profile, and will be distributed on the show floor. The SHOWCASE digital edition will be sent via email and posted on Packworld.com, for year-round branding. 

Directions for Exhibitors to Upload Your Media Kit

Make the most of your exhibitor listing by uploading your company’s media kit to the PACK EXPO International/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


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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