Your East Coast Connection
for Packaging and Processing
March 18-20, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Convention Center

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How should I book my hotel room?

To receive discount room rates for show participants, make your reservations through the Travel + Hotel section of this website. The button on the Book Hotel page connects you to the reservations system for Expovision, the official Hotel Reservation Office for PACK EXPO East. Please beware of unofficial housing vendors and scams.

Where is PACK EXPO East being held?

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Halls A & B
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA USA 19107
Telephone: 800.428.9000

Will there be shuttle bus service between hotels and the convention center?

No, all PACK EXPO East hotels in our room block are located within a few minutes’ walk of the convention center, so no shuttle services will be provided.

What are the show dates and hours?

Monday, March 18, 2024: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2024: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2024: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Who is the official service contractor for PACK EXPO East?

Our official move-in/move-out and freight services contractor is PACK EXPO Services. Contact for details.

Move In/Move out, Freight Services – PACK EXPO Services
Larry Gibas Jr.

Whom can I contact with questions regarding the show?

For general questions, contact:


12930 Worldgate Drive, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20170
Phone: 571.612.3200

For exhibit sales questions and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Patrick Bradley
National Accounts Manager
Phone: 571.266.4413

Daniel Smith
Exhibit Sales Manager
Phone: 312.205.7935

For show-related advertising opportunities in Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Manufacturing + Packaging, ProFood World, CPGNext or OEM, visit  or call 800.355.5595.

How do I populate my company information for inclusion in the online directory?

Go to the Exhibitor Dashboard (available late September 2023). The online Exhibitor Search is the directory for the show. As an exhibitor, you are automatically included in the online directory (Exhibitor Search) and the printed Show Guide. The PACK EXPO East Show Guide lists only exhibiting company names and booth numbers. All other information you wish to convey to attendees about your company should be in your online company profile.

Login information will be sent to the Exhibitor (Show) Contact. Once you have received the ID & Password, you can log in to the Exhibitor Dashboard and begin populating your company description, vertical markets, product categories and more.

If you have any questions about your Exhibitor Dashboard contact the PMMI Show Department at or 571.612.3200.

What is the payment schedule for booth space?

A nonrefundable 25% deposit should accompany your Exhibit Space Application. An additional 50% payment is due by August 25, 2023. Final payment is due November 17, 2023.  If you have any questions about payment for your booth space, you can contact Gisella Zapata at or 571.612.3200.

How can I become an Exhibitor at PACK EXPO East?

Submit the exhibit space application to reserve your booth. Booth space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once PMMI receives your application, we will contact you to assign your space. To start your application, go to Reserve My Booth.

How can I improve my priority point standing?

Each exhibitor is assigned a priority point for space selection. PACK EXPO East, PACK EXPO International and PACK EXPO Las Vegas hold separate priority standings. By exhibiting continuously, and those ahead of you in priority not exhibiting, an exhibitor begins to move up the priority point system. Choosing not to exhibit at PACK EXPO Las Vegas or PACK EXPO International does not affect your PACK EXPO East priority.

How many complimentary booth personnel badges do we receive?

Exhibitors can register as many booth personnel as they would like, for free in advance. All badge registrations after the advanced deadline will incur a $15 fee per badge. All badges must be picked up on-site. Registration will open September 2023.

What is the cancellation policy?

Your 25% deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For cancellations received after August 25, 2023 and by November 17, 2023, the exhibitor will forfeit any monies paid to date up to 75% of the total booth cost, with a maximum forfeiture of $10,000*. For cancellations received after November 17, 2023, exhibitor is obligated to pay the total cost of space assigned.

*Payments made above the $10,000 forfeiture fee will be reserved as a credit towards a future show within 24 months. In the event that the exhibitor does not participate in a PACK EXPO/PMMI show within 24 months, the credit will be forfeited.

For details, see the Rules & Regulations.

What is my Exhibitor Dashboard login ID?

The Exhibitor (Show) Contact for your company has been provided the ID and a password to log in to the Exhibitor Dashboard. If you are having trouble logging in, please have the show contact call the PMMI Show Department at 571-612-3200 or email Passwords can only be given out to the Show Contact on file.

What are the height regulations?

Booths that are 599 sq. ft. and under have a maximum 12’ height restriction (no hanging signs permitted), booths 600-1499 sq. ft. have a maximum 14’ height restriction and booths 1500 sq. ft. and over have a maximum 18’ height restriction. Setback and line-of-sight rules apply. For more information, please consult the complete Rules & Regulations.

What is drayage?

Drayage is the moving of the exhibitor’s machinery, etc., off the exhibitor’s truck at the dock to the exhibitor’s booth and back to the dock to be loaded back onto the truck. This is included in the price of the exhibitor’s booth space.

What is the cost per square foot to exhibit?

The base rate is $32.25 per square foot. PMMI member space rates vary. If you are a PMMI Member and would like to know your space rate, please call 571.612.3200.

Drayage/material handling is included in your space rate provided your shipment/truck checks in at the Pennsylvania Convention Center by 2:00 pm on your assigned target move-in date. See the PACK EXPO East Rules & Regulations for additional information and special assessment pricing.