March 21—23, 2022
Philadelphia, PA USA

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MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION (Updated January 2022):

Per the City of Philadelphia Department of Health, all participants of PACK EXPO East must provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to receive a badge to access the show floor. The decision to mandate proof of vaccination at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is based on Philadelphia health department requirements and PMMI must implement these policies to host PACK EXPO East in this venue. For details on full vaccination requirements, approved vaccines, and exemptions click here.

The indoor mask mandate issued in August 2021 in the City of Philadelphia remains in place and accordingly, all show participants will be required to wear a face covering while at PACK EXPO East 2022.

Show Management will continue to monitor any updates from all state and local directives as well as our partners at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and update show participants accordingly.

PACK Ready is our health and safety commitment to you. Information and guidelines are ever-changing and PMMI is committed to updating our approach based on current government regulations and industry standards.

Current protocols include:

  • All attendees, exhibitors, vendors and staff are asked to complete a self-screening daily prior to entering the venue. You can find the self-screening questions here.
  • Designated first aid area available on-site for any immediate needs or medical issues
  • Increased cleaning in all show management areas 
  • Hand sanitizer stations located throughout the exhibit halls
*Current local regulations require all show participants to show proof of vaccination and face coverings are required for all individuals indoors regardless of vaccination status.  

The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery—recognized as the gold standard. The PCC is one of the largest venues in the northeast to receive the GBAC STAR™ accreditation.

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Philadelphia hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops, and businesses, along with the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia International Airport, are preparing for your visit by taking the PHL Hospitality Health Pledge, committing to implementing standards recommended by national, state, and city guidelines.

* Proof of vaccination is required to dine in a restaurant in the City of Philadelphia. Each restaurant has their own policy on to-go food or outdoor dining.
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Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Process and FAQs

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination (Updated January 2022) – The City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) has instituted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all venues serving food and beverages. Therefore, all participants of PACK EXPO East must provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to receive a show badge and access the show floor. Please note, masks are required indoors in the City of Philadelphia regardless of vaccination status.

What defines proof of vaccination?
Where do I submit my proof of vaccination?
Can I provide a negative COVID-19 test if I am not vaccinated?
Are there any exceptions to Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy?
Will convention center staff, labor, and Exhibitor Appointed Contractors be vaccinated?
Are vaccinations required to enter the Reading Terminal Market?
Do Philadelphia restaurants require proof of vaccination to dine-in?
If this is a fully vaccinated event, are face coverings required?

COVID Testing Sites

If you are in need of a COVID-19 test while in Philadelphia or for your return trip home, please click here to identify the most convenient location near downtown Philadelphia. For the most current information from the CDC regarding international travelers entering the United States, please visit the CDC FAQ site.

Please contact the PMMI Show Department at or 571.612.3200 should you have any questions or concerns.

PMMI will keep all of exhibitors, attendees, staff and vendors apprised of any new developments to ensure a coordinated effort and a successful show for all.