PACK EXPO East exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with PMMI or PACK EXPO – specifically regarding hotel reservations, attendee list sales, stand design/build-out, and advertising in Packaging Industry News, which is published by the Source Group.
The official General Service Contractor for PACK EXPO East 2022 is PACK EXPO Services. In the event you should choose to work with a contractor other than PACK EXPO Services, keep in mind they will need to be registered as an Exhibitor Approved Contractor (EAC) in order to gain access to the show floor during move-in and move-out. As with the case of any vendor that is not affiliated with PMMI or PACK EXPO, we advise you to use caution when contracting services for your booth space.
Attendee Email List Scams
We would like to remind all exhibitors that the attendee mailing list for PACK EXPO East is available for rent through PMMI only. Any solicitation claiming to have the email list of PACK EXPO East attendees or attendee lists from any of our shows is fraudulent, as PMMI does not sell or rent the attendee email list.
Hotel Reservation Scams
PMMI is in receipt of reports from exhibitors who have booked hotel rooms through various third parties only to subsequently learn that no reservations are in place and their deposits along with full prepayment are not being returned.
The official Hotel Reservation Office for all PACK EXPO shows is Expovision. PMMI reminds its exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these other room brokers. The only company that is officially sanctioned and certified by PMMI to book hotel rooms on behalf of its exhibitors and attendees as the PACK EXPO East Hotel Reservation Office is Expovision, which can be contacted by phone at 866-523-0877 or 703-205-0480.
We urge all exhibitors to be especially diligent when engaging with any vendor who is not an official contractor of PACK EXPO. PMMI and our official PACK EXPO vendors will never send emails from a non-business account such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.
If you receive a solicitation and are unsure of the vendor’s affiliation with PMMI, PACK EXPO, please contact the PMMI Show Department at 571-612-3200 or email@example.com.