For International Attendees, PACK EXPO Is Worth the Trip

Attendees come to PACK EXPO International from around the world to explore the very latest packaging and processing solutions. In 2022, PACK EXPO International will be the world’s largest industry trade show of the year, showcasing the most advanced packaging and processing solutions for nearly all vertical markets—not only from U.S.-based original equipment manufacturers but from the best suppliers globally.

Let Us Welcome You to Our International Business Center

  • Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and refreshments.
  • Relax in comfortable chairs or chat with colleagues around tables.
  • Charge your electronic devices, connect to Wi-Fi and get work done.
  • Get help finding suppliers that meet your needs.
  • Use of the services of interpreters who are fluent in several languages.

Ready to welcome back the industry

As policies continue to evolve, the producer of PACK EXPO International, PMMI’s primary focus is to ensure that everyone attending the show can do so in an environment that provides an opportunity for business to be conducted and connections to be formed. Please consult our PACK Ready page for the most up-to-date information.

Registration Information

International attendees are advised to register as early as possible.

  • Allow up to three months for a travel visa to be processed.
  • Register by September 30 to receive your badge by mail.
  • Book your hotel as soon as you register, as hotel rooms often sell out.
  • As soon as you register, set up a My Show Planner account to contact exhibitors and make appointments with them.

The price of registration is US$30 through September 30, US$130 after.

Registration includes:

  • Access to PACK EXPO International for all three days of the show
  • Free educational sessions at Innovation Stages, The Forum and Reusable Packaging Learning Center
  • PACK to the Future special exhibit, featuring historical equipment and an exploration of how packaging technology is evolving
  • Exclusive interviews, access to the exhibitor directory and select educational sessions available as on-demand content post-show

Travel Authorization for PACK EXPO International

Due to changing policies for visiting the United States, we strongly recommend that you consult the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website at cbp.gov/travel and the State Department website at travel.state.gov for the most up-to-date information on:

In addition, please be aware of vaccination or testing requirements needed prior to travel. For details, visit the Center for Disease Controls’ FAQ page.

Best Practices for Getting a Visa to Attend PACK EXPO International

  • First, check to see If you are a citizen from one of the 38 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, you may travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a U.S. visa.
  • Check the visa appointment wait time for your U.S. Embassy/Consulate on travel.state.gov.
  • Register for the show as soon as possible and request a Letter of Invitation.
  • Within a few days of processing your registration payment, PACK EXPO International will send you an email with a PDF of your Letter of Invitation. Print this letter to bring to your visa interview.
  • Reserve your hotel room through the show’s official Hotel Reservation Office (ExpoVision) and include your hotel confirmation in the papers you bring to your interview.
  • Set up a My Show Planner account to research exhibitors and make a plan showing the specific suppliers you intend to see at the show. Print out this agenda to present at your visa interview.
  • Compile additional evidence that demonstrates your purpose in attending PACK EXPO International and your intent to return home after the show. This includes:
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of family ties, home ownership and other financial interests
  • Records of previous international travel

Reserving Your Hotel

For the best prices and service, reserve your room through the official PACK EXPO Hotel Reservation Office (Expovision).

If you have any questions about hotel reservations, send an email to packexpohotels@expovision.com or call toll free +1-866-523-0877.

Please note: Beware of third-party hotel broker scams, demanding pre-payment. No deposits are charged at the time of booking, but all reservations for PACK EXPO International require a credit card guarantee or a check deposit.

Questions?

For questions about registration, send an email to Convention Data Services at packexpo@expressreg.net or call +1-508-743-8503.

For inquiries regarding the International Business Center or McCormick Place, send an email to PMMI at expo@pmmi.org.

“PACK EXPO International has the best companies showcasing the best technologies. Every year I have attended, I have seen the show offering greater diversity and becoming more global with more countries from around the world represented on the show floor.”
ULISES ROMERO, PLANT MANAGER, MARS INC.