PMMI Statement on COVID-19


PMMI Statement on COVID-19

PMMI continues to plan for a successful PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2020 (November 8-11, Chicago).

The health and safety of everyone who attends a PMMI event is our top priority, and we have a dedicated internal team monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation daily. We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidance and providing regular updates to all stakeholders as the situation evolves.   

Please contact the PMMI Show Department at [email protected] or 571-612-3200 should you have any questions or concerns. For more information on how PMMI is addressing COVID-19, click here. PMMI is here with you and for you. We are in unprecedented times, but we are confident in the resilience of our industry.


Update on McCormick Place’s Role in COVID-19

McCormick Place, like other convention centers around the country, are doing their part to assist in this COVID-19 crisis by converting several exhibit halls into what they are referring to as an "alternate care facility". This is another great example of organizations doing their part to assist with the hospital bed shortage in certain parts of the country, and PMMI is grateful to have a partner that is willing and able to assist with these efforts.  

McCormick Place is scheduled to begin taking patients by April 20 and has been in regular communication with PMMI regarding their plans. We will share additional information as it becomes available from the building, including what they are doing to prepare the building and processes that will be in place to properly sanitize and clean the facility once the building returns to “business as usual”.  McCormick Place intends to be back open for business in July, well in advance of PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO this November. 

Please read this update from McCormick Place as well visit their coronavirus page on their website.


What to Expect in the Coming Weeks

We are continuing to plan for a successful show and are fully committed to opening as scheduled on November 8, 2020. Here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks. Read More


COVID-19 Resources – Navigating Business in Challenging Times

PMMI is here to provide support and resources that will be updated regularly, for our membership, as well as the industry-at-large. Read More