Everything you need to know to get ready for the show!
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Exhibitor Update  |  September 26, 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



Exhibitor Badges - Mailing Deadline Approaching

Each exhibiting company receives one free exhibitor badge for each 75 square feet of contracted exhibit space, rounded up (e.g. 10 x 10 = 100 sq. ft. booth receives two badges). There will be a $5.00 fee per badge over allotment. After Sept. 29, the rate will go up to $15 per badge over the allotment. The deadline to order badges and have them mailed to you is Sept. 28, 2018. Any badges ordered after this date will need to be picked up on-site.


Click here to begin registering your booth personnel today.


If you have any questions or require assistance registering, contact the PACK EXPO Show Department at expo@pmmi.org or 571.612.3200.


News Flash

Join Us for an Evening of Great Comedy at PACK EXPO's Biggest Networking Event - Featuring Sebastian Maniscalco!

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 the wildly successful network specials such as “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That?,” “What’s Wrong With People?,” and “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” He recently sold out three shows at Madison Square Garden and had to add a fourth date. See him first in Chicago at PACK gives BACK!

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the PACK EXPO Scholarship. 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.

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


Plan My Booth


Special Discounts and Complimentary Item from Chicago Concierge

Chicago Concierge has partnered with local businesses to offer discounts and complimentary items to PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees and exhibitors.

To take advantage of these offers, present your badge to your host, server or salesperson upon arrival or mention “Chicago Concierge” when making a reservation.


O'Hare & Midway Airport Promotions

Traveling as a PACK EXPO participant comes with a few extra perks at O’Hare and Midway airports in Chicago! Simply show your show badge (or mention PACK EXPO) at participating locations within the airports and receive a 10% discount off any purchase! 

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


!Invite Your Buyers to Attend the Show for FREE

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! 


Convention Data Services Adds New Tools for a Successful Show

Successful exhibiting has come a long way from the days of showing up and collecting some business cards. Exhibitors use social media, invitations, sponsorships, networking, and matchmaking initiatives to drive success in their booth. Onsite beacons, socialization, and contests also help drive booth traffic. These opportunities all require additional upfront and onsite preparation by exhibiting companies.


Lead retrieval is no exception to this rule of expanding features. In the past year alone, CDS has added Literature Fulfillment, Sales Text Alerts, and VIP Alerts to our lead retrieval product offerings. CDS has taken a big step in simplifying the process for exhibitors using our XPress Connect Lead Retrieval by centralizing their XPress Leads activities and interactions into a new, powerful, online portal—the XPress Exhibitor Portal. Learn more.


For more information, please contact Amy Thrasher, Senior Exhibitor Services Account Manager at 508.743.0186 or by email to AThrasher@cdsreg.com


Download Show Logos for Free

Download PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO show logos for free. Use these images in your ads and emails to let your customers know you’ll be at the show.

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. To upload your media materials:

  1. Use the credentials at the top of this Exhibitor Update to log in to your Exhibitor Dashboard.
  2. Select Upload Additional Content
  3. Select Upload Product/Press Releases 

These releases are searchable on the website. Be sure to include keywords in the title of the release that you'd like to be found under in searches!


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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