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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become an exhibitor at PACK EXPO Southeast 2025?

To become an exhibitor, you must submit an exhibit space application online and pay a non-refundable deposit. After February 7, 2024, booths will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more and start the process, go to  Reserve My Booth.

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 16, 2024. Final payment is due November 18, 2024.  If you have any questions about payment for your booth space, you can contact Gisella Zapata at [email protected] or 571.612.3200.

What is the cancellation policy?

Your 25% deposit on exhibit space is nonrefundable and nontransferable. For cancellations received after August 16, 2024, and by November 18, 2024, 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 18, 2024, the exhibitor is obligated to pay the total cost of space assigned.

For details, see the Rules & Regulations.

How many complimentary booth personnel badges do we receive?

Exhibitors can register as many booth personnel as they want, for free, up until the early bird registration deadline (about one month before the show). After that, you will be charged $15 per badge. All badges must be picked up on-site. Registration will open in November 2024.

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. Drayage is included in the price of your booth space—a benefit that other packaging and processing trade shows do not offer.

What is the price of exhibit space?

PMMI member space rates vary, but the standard rate is $33.25 per square foot and includes drayage/material handling. If you are a PMMI Member and would like to know your space rate, please call us at 571.612.3200 or email [email protected].

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

Where will PACK EXPO Southeast 2025 take place?

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

What are the show dates and exhibit hours?

Monday, March 10, 2025: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 11, 2025: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, March 12, 2025: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

When will registration open and how much does it cost?

Registration will open in October 2024. Early-bird registration is only $30 (through February 14, 2025); the regular rate is $130. Registration includes the Opening Reception and free educational opportunities on the show floor.

Are there special hotel discounts for show participants?

Yes! If you book with the PACK EXPO Southeast Hotel Reservation Office (Expovision) via the Travel & Hotel page of this website, you will get the best available room rates for the dates of the show.

The hotel reservation system will open in February 2024.  

Please beware of third-party hotel broker scams that may demand pre-payment and then oversell rooms. Expovision will require a credit card or signed check to hold your booking but will NOT charge a deposit.  

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

There is no need for shuttle services as all official PACK EXPO Southeast hotels are conveniently located within a few minutes’ walk of the Georgia World Congress Center.

Are there restrictions on who may attend?

There is an age restriction. No one under the age of 14 is allowed on the show floor either before, during or after the show. Neither strollers nor carried infants are allowed on the show floor.