Everything you need to know to get ready for the show!
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Exhibitor Update  |  June 20, 2018

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

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Customer Invite Program is Live

The Customer Invite Program is now live for PACK EXPO International & Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018! This complimentary service makes it easy to invite all your customers and prospects to visit your booth, as your guest, with a free registration. 


VIP Guest Invites is the official vendor providing this service and they are available to assist you with your pre-show marketing efforts.


An email was sent to exhibitors on June 7 containing your customized pre-show marketing dashboard. If you didn’t receive this email feel free to contact them at 800.211.6570 or support@vipguestinvites.com. Exhibitors can also retrieve their link from exhibitor registration.


The program has some exciting new features for 2018:  

  • Get your unique Comp Code and Invite Registration Link.
  • Preview your customized HTML Email Invite. You may then choose to download the code to broadcast yourself, via your own broadcast service, such as Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc., or upload your email list and have us send it on your behalf.
  • Preview and download customized Banner Graphics to place in your email signatures, website(s), eNewsletters Preview and download customized Banner Graphics to place in your email signatures, website(s), eNewsletters and anywhere else your customers and prospects may be looking between now and October.
  • Preview and download your customized print-ready PDF Post Card invite. 
  • Use the LinkedIn tools to see connections that are also attending, invite those who are not yet registered and share an invite post to everybody. You can also post, quickly and easily, to Facebook and Twitter

  • Invite your Colleagues into your dashboard to take advantage of all these powerful pre-show marketing resources themselves.

Please note that all your invite materials have already been customized with your logo, booth number and Comp Code. If you need to use a different logo, you can simply upload a new one, right in your dashboard, and all your invite materials will be updated within 2 business days. You will be notified as soon as it's done. 


News Flash


PACK EXPO Services Team Leaders -- Your Main Contact for the next Five Weeks

PACK EXPO Team Leaders start on June 26, 2018. Contact your 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.


PACK EXPO Services -- Early Bird Custom Carpet Special

PACK EXPO Services sent an email to show contacts about the early bird carpet sale that’s going on now until June 29. Don’t miss out on these deep discounts. This is a limited time offer and all orders for carpet must be completed with payment by Friday, June 29 to qualify for these special rates. As with all services, you can order online by visiting the Online Service Center.



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PACK EXPO Services' Exhibiting Packages

If your booth is 225 square feet or less, PACK EXPO Services' exhibiting packages may be right for you. Selecting an exhibiting package can simplify your ordering and set up for PACK EXPO International/Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018.


PACK EXPO Services' Turnkey Packages add hardwall booths to the Basic Furniture Packages to further enhance and customize your booth space. You can order the hardwall package that best fits your company's image, either with or without custom graphics. And don't forget, you still get all the furniture and materials included in the Basic Furniture Packages 

Click here to learn more about the Basic Furniture Package, or visit the Online Service Center to place your order. Click here to learn more about the Turnkey Package.


All booth packages will be set by 5:00 pm on your company's inbound target date. Don't forget to finalize your order with payment by Monday, August 27 to take advantage of the advance pricing!


Please contact Phillip Ramirez, Service Team Manager, PACK EXPO Services if you have any questions or need assistance with your booth services order. He can be reached at 972.751.9400 or by email to pramirez@packexposervices.com


Exhibitor Quick Facts

Exhibitors should review the show’s Quick Facts in the Exhibitor Services Manual for information on carpet/drape, booth setup, the discount deadline date, the show schedule, advance warehouse and show site shipments. Click here for the Quick Facts.


Customer Account Managers will be assigned on August 2. If you have any questions before then, please email the floor manager assigned to your hall. 

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

Intro to Field Services

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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The Show Daily

The PACK EXPO Show Daily is now accepting editorial: news releases, case histories and other announcements related to the show.


The Daily is published and distributed each day of the show and includes up to date information on new products, activities, and changes taking place at the show. Here’s a look at one of the editions from last year.


Exhibitors at the last PACK EXPO International averaged 170 leads; exhibitors that advertised in the Show Daily averaged 331 leads! 


Advertising in the Daily creates awareness at the show and drives attendees to your booth; one set price includes your ad in all 4 editions of the Daily.


Call Mike Bradley (mbradley@pmmi.org) or Patrick Bradley (pbradley@pmmi.org) at 610.647.8585 for more details.

!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.


Directions for Exhibitor 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 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 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 Publicity Opportunity!

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 mallory.schindler@finnpartners.com by June 29.

First Round Reviews are Under Way for the Innovation Stage! There is Still Time to Participate

The first round of submitted abstracts are currently being reviewed for approval. Approval notifications for accepted abstracts will go out late next week. If you haven’t already, submit a 150-word abstract explaining how your innovative solution(s) would benefit PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO attendees. Please also include a presentation title, 50-word marketing description, speaker information, target market, and invoice details. The submission deadline for the second review period is July 6, 2018. Cost for accepted presentations is $3,395.

Are You an Award Winner? Your New Product May Be, but ACT FAST!


The Technology Excellence Awards recognize exhibitors’ innovation in a variety of categories. All registered exhibitors of PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2018 are encouraged to submit an application on an innovative technology they have developed that has not yet been shown at a previous PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO.


For more details on how to submit an application, log in to your exhibitor dashboard and click on the Technology Excellence Awards box.


Time is running out. Submissions will only be accepted through June 29, 2018

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.
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