Beware of Unofficial Vendors and Scams

Unofficial Vendor Warnings

Beware of Unofficial Vendors and Scams

PACK EXPO East exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with PMMI or PACK EXPO, specifically regarding attendee list sales, hotel room bookings and advertising in Packaging Industry News, which is published by the Source Group.


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. Any solicitation claiming to have the email list of PACK EXPO East attendees or attendee lists from any PACK EXPO show is fraudulent, as PMMI does not sell or rent the attendee email list.


Hotel Reservation Scams
PMMI received reports from exhibitors who have booked hotel rooms through various third parties only to subsequently learn that no reservations are in place and deposits and prepayments are not being returned.

Additionally, numerous convention bureaus are reporting hundreds of complaints from trade show managers who are receiving similar reports from exhibiting companies who booked rooms through a “third party room broker” and ended up at sold-out hotels with no reservations and no recourse for the payment of rooms. These brokers falsely imply they are affiliated with show management and secure deposits and/or full prepayment from exhibiting companies. PMMI reminds its exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these other room brokers.

The Official Hotel Reservation Office for all PACK EXPO shows is Expovision. Expovision is the only company that is officially sanctioned and certified by PMMI to book hotel rooms on behalf of its exhibitors and attendees. Expovision can be reached by phone at 866-523-0877, or you can book your room online.


Exhibitors Beware
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 protected].