Take Advantage of All the Resources Available to You

Attending PACK EXPO International for the first time can be eye-opening, exciting, fun and extremely informative! The key is to come prepared.

Prepare to Be Amazed

You’ll see robots in motion and full-scale machinery up and running on the show floor. Be ready to cover a lot of ground.

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Explore Pavilions

Seven pavilion areas bring together suppliers with solutions for particular needs, making the show easier to navigate.

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Hear from Experts

You can drop by educational presentations happening throughout the day in venues on the show floor, no separate registration required.

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You’re Invited to the First Timers Lounge

Your “First-Time Attendee” badge will be your pass to the First Timers Lounge. Enjoy free refreshments, comfortable seating, exclusive sessions and help from knowledgeable staff.

South Building, Room S-102 (near shuttle bus drop-off).

Opens at 8:00 am daily.

EXCLUSIVE SESSIONS FOR FIRST-TIMERS ONLY

No reservation required and plenty of Q&A opportunities with show staff and industry experts.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

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8:30 a.m. PACK EXPO 101: Navigate the Show Like a Pro
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1:30 p.m. Automation and Robots for Beginners

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

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8:30 a.m. PACK EXPO 101: Navigate the Show Like a Pro
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1:30 p.m. How to make your product’s packaging environmentally friendly

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

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8:30 a.m. PACK EXPO 101: Navigate the Show Like a Pro
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1:30 p.m. Automation and Robots for Beginners

6 Tips for First-Timers

  1. Book your hotel early through the PACK EXPO International Hotel Reservation Office (Expovision) for the best rates and availability. Hotels do fill up.
  2. Come with a plan. Use My Show Planner and the mobile app to create an agenda of exhibitors/products and educational sessions you want to see. Consider covering one hall per day.
  3. Download the mobile app (available in September) to keep your planner and show information handy.
  4. Make time for educational sessions in your itinerary and plan your route at the show accordingly.
  5. Pick up a Show Guide when you arrive at McCormick Place for comprehensive show information such as exhibitor listings, session schedules and sponsored offerings.
  6. Remember to pack your badge, comfortable shoes, and a refillable bottle (refills available at McCormick Place).

It’s Easy to Justify Your Trip

If you need approval for your trip, use our “justification letter” as a template to communicate the benefits of attending and your objectives.