Build Your Brand among the Industry’s Most Powerful Audience

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We’re experts at building custom sponsorship packages that launch products and build brands. Let us help you make the most of your investment at the show.

For more information, contact: Mike Bradley [email protected] or Steve Osborne [email protected] at (610) 647-8585.

Stand out from the crowd of 2,300+ exhibitors at PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO. Capture the attention of highly motivated professionals with these targeted sponsorships:


+ Digital Ads

Digital Ads

Video Wall & Shuttle Buses: $9,500
5 available – 10 seconds each

Deliver impact and create brand exposure with a 10-second company ad featured on a large-scale digital display in the busy Grand Concourse—a key attendee access point—as well as attendee shuttle buses running throughout the shows.

+ Attendee-Centric Vertical Lounges

Vertical Lounges

Baking-Snack Break Lounge: $3,500
Beverage Cooler Lounge: $3,500
Candy Bar Lounge: $3,500

3 available for each vertical lounge

These high-profile industry lounges provide a focal point for attendees to talk shop, network and exchange ideas with peers interested in key vertical markets.

Sponsorship includes: Company name, logo and booth number on promotional signage for the lounges, as well as mention in the Show Guide, Show Daily and in pre-show attendee promotions.

+ Print & Power Stations

Print and Power Stations

Exclusive: $15,000
Single Location: $6,500
3 available

Display your logo where attendees have convenient access to print and charging stations located in designated areas of the convention center.

Sponsorship Includes: Company name, logo and booth number on all promotional signage, as well as mention in the Show Guide, Show Daily and pre-show promotional materials referencing onsite Print & Power Stations.

+ Hotel Keycard

Hotel Keycard

Pricing Varies: Contact PMMI for details

Be the company attendees have in hand—and top of mind—when they return to their rooms each day. Feature your company logo on hotel keycards to make a lasting impression.


PACK Gives BackPACK Gives Back Seat Covers

Title Sponsorship: $35,000
3 available

Gold Sponsorship: $20,000
3 available

Sponsorship Includes: Company logo and booth number included in all PACK gives BACK™ promotions, including pre-show attendee mailings (electronic and print), the PACK gives BACK™ webpage and onsite promotional signage. Plus, full page PACK gives BACK™ ads featuring sponsor logo and booth number in the Show Guide and Show Daily. Your company’s support of the event will also be mentioned in show-related press releases. You will receive complimentary tickets to invite customers, prospects and colleagues to the event.

+ Shuttle Bus Towers

Shuttle BusShuttle Bust Tower

Shuttle Bus Towers: $12,000
3 available

This highly visible sponsorship highlights your brand to attendees waiting to board the well utilized attendee shuttle buses.

Sponsorship Includes: Company name, logo and booth number on all promotional signage, shuttle bus flyers and route location listings.


+ Twitter Board Branding

Exclusive:  $8,000

Twitter Board One location: $3,000 (3 available)

Twitter is the perfect social media channel to get your brand in front of a wide audience.

Sponsorship Includes: Company name, logo and booth number on up to three screens throughout the shows featuring PACK EXPO and Pharma EXPO tweets.

+ Attendee Show Bags

Show BagShow Bag Stand

Exclusive: $25,000

This is one of the highest profile sponsorships. Putting your company logo and booth number on these bags keeps your brand visible throughout the shows. Approximately 40,000 bags are distributed to attendees as they visit the registration area.

Sponsorship Includes: Your company name, logo and booth number featured on 40,000 attendee bags.


+ Escalator Branding

Escalator Branding

Grand Concourse (includes 2 escalators):
North Hall: $12,500
South to West Building: $12,500
South Lobby to South Hall: $12,500

Showcase your brand to a captive audience in a high-traffic location by sponsoring a runner in the middle of each escalator.

+ Stair Graphics

Stair Graphics

South Hall Entrance Stairs: $30,000
2 available

Sponsorship Includes: Your company logo and booth number featured on the stairs inside McCormick Place’s South Hall entrance. Co-branded with show logos.

+ Wi-Fi

Wireless Internet

Exclusive: $27,500

Be the first brand attendees see each day when they access the Internet from their mobile devices and computers inside the convention center and land on a splash page—and your company’s information.

Sponsorship Includes: Company logo, and booth number on splash screen, all promotional signage for Wi-Fi, as well as mention in Show Guide, Show Daily and pre-show promotional materials where complimentary Wi-Fi is promoted.

+ Lanyards

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Exclusive: $29,000
Two co-sponsors: $15,000 each

These lanyards are a show essential used by all attendees to hold and display badges. As the sponsor, your company name and logo will be seen everywhere—on the show floors, in session rooms, at networking events, on shuttle bus lines and more.

Sponsorship Includes: Company logo and booth number on attendee lanyards mailed before the show and distributed onsite.

+ Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee picMorning Coffee Ad

$11,000 per day
4 days available

Welcome attendees at the start of each day in the convention center with a cup of coffee, compliments of your company.

Sponsorship Includes: Company logo and booth number on coffee cups and all promotional signage, as well as mention in the Show Guide, Show Daily and pre-show promotional materials where complimentary coffee is promoted.


+ Charging Stations

$3,500 each
6 available

Attendees will appreciate the opportunity to “charge up” their mobile devices at charging stations that feature your brand.

Sponsorship Includes: Company logo and booth number on each charging station.

+ Amazing Packaging Race

Amazing Packaging Race

Participating Exhibitor:  $500

Engage with students, attract attention to your booth and get recognized for supporting industry education. Your logo will be featured on signage, the back of student t-shirts and promoted via the show websites pre- and post-event. Plus, receive recognition in pre- and post-show press releases and in a Packaging World wrap-up article.

Your $500 donation to the PMMI Foundation helps provide scholarships and other educational assistance to students at PMMI’s Partner schools in North America. By supporting these students and the vision and new solutions they bring to the table, you are supporting the industry’s future. Your company will be mentioned in a press release and pre- and post-show communications about the race. Your logo will be included on race signage displayed around PACK EXPO as well as on the back of the colored t-shirts the students will be wearing throughout the race.

Questions? Contact Jill Davis at 571-287-6810 or [email protected].

Sign up your company to participate!  

+ Innovation Stage Presentations

Innovation Stage

Presenting a 30-minute seminar in this much-attended and highly visible space puts you in the spotlight before, during and after the shows. You’ll gain exposure with a schedule listing in the onsite show guide and Show Daily, through the show website, in daily emails on show days and with a personalized booth placard directing attendees to the Innovation Stage. Learn More


+ Registration Confirmation Logo

Attendee Confirmation: $1,500
4 available

Exhibitor Confirmation: $1,500
4 available

Display your brand on the confirmation page attendees receive upon registration. These are often printed and kept for reference leading up to the shows, assuring your ad will have a lengthy shelf life.

+ Mobile App

Mobile App

Exclusive: $21,750

With an ever-growing increase in mobile device and app usage, your ad in the PACK EXPO International/Pharma EXPO mobile app displays each time an attendee accesses the schedule, program, exhibitor lists, maps and more.

+ Mobile App Notifications

$2,500 each
6 available

Notifications are pushed out to app users based on a scheduled date and time. 2 Mobile App Notifications are available each day of the shows.

+ Online Upgrades

The PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2016 websites house the official online exhibitor directory, floor plans and My Show Planner tool used by attendees looking for exhibitors, new products and services. The information is updated in real time before, during and after the shows.
Direct attendees to your expanded online exhibitor listing with Enhanced Online Packages and advertisements in the online exhibitor directory. Features include moving your company to the top of search results, highlighting your booth on the floor plans and strategically placing content for maximum visibility.

Gold Package:
Sponsorship Includes: Company logo, access to online leads and display of social media links.

Platinum Package:
Sponsorship Includes: Gold Package, plus 4 product image/text panels, inclusion in the featured exhibitor search and 50 attendee email invites.

Diamond Package:
Sponsorship Includes: Platinum Package, plus 4 video panels (for a total of 8 display panels), online booth  highlighted with a corner peel, priority placement at the top of all online searches and 100 attendee email invites.

Homepage Ads:
3 available
Sponsorship Includes:
Rotating ad on the homepage of the high traffic PACK EXPO International website.


+ Printed Show Guide

Show Guide

Put your company’s brand in attendees’ hands onsite with ad space in the shows’ only printed Show Guide. Approximately 50,000 copies printed.

Inside Front Cover: $10,900

Front Cover Violator/Corner Peel: $7,200

Inside Back Cover: $9,900

Back Cover : $15,900

Single Page:  $4,900
1 per company – maximum 5 available

Two-Page Spread: $8,500

Show Guide Divider Banner 1/3 page: $3,500
4 available – placement is on front of divider

Show Guide Divider Full Page:  $5,900
4 available – placement is on back of divider

Divider Options:

  • Alphabetical Exhibitor Listing
  • Pharma EXPO Alphabetical Exhibitor Listing
  • Education Sessions
  • Floor Plans
+ Printed Show Guide Floor Plan Logos

Floor Plan

Place your company logo and booth number on the Show Guide’s floor plans in the hall where your booth is located.

South Hall:  $1,500 each
3 available

North Upper Hall: $1,500 each
3 available

Lakeside Upper Hall:  $1,500 each
3 available

Lakeside Lower Hall:  $1,500 each
3 available

West Hall: $1,500 each
3 available

Limit: Only 3 logos with booth number per printed floor plan

+ Show Daily

Show DailyMonday Show Daily

Maximize your visibility onsite with the Show Daily, distributed onsite throughout the exhibit halls each day of the shows. It serves as the go-to source for timely show news and information. Display ads, inserts and special customized ad promotions are available

Tabloid Page: $7,986
Two-Thirds Page:  $6,996
Standard/Half Page:   $6,275
Third Page: $4,452
Quarter Page: $3,311
Sixth Page: $1,991

Examples of last year's Show Daily:

September 28, 2015
September 29, 2015
September 30, 2015



Increase brand recognition, generate leads and promote your presence at PACK EXPO International/Pharma EXPO 2016 by advertising in PMMI Media Group's leading print publications and digital products.

Maximize your exhibit investment before, during and after the shows with the greatest reach into the processing and packaging community through PMMI Media Group’s advertising opportunities. Connect with pre-registered attendees via the Showcase and reach attendees after the shows with Second Look. During the event, the show issues will be prominently displayed throughout McCormick Place, delivering unmatched exposure! Take advantage of these and other branding opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.


+ PMMI Media Group

Packaging WorldShowcase Cover


Packaging World Show Issues

  • Packaging World’s PACK EXPO International 2016 SHOWCASE (closing 8/26/16)
  • September 2016 issue pre-show coverage and features (closing 8/8/16)
  • October PACK EXPO International 2016 Preview Issue (closing 9/2/16)

More info »


Game Plan


Game Plan is a personalized booth itinerary for PACK EXPO attendees, delivered before the show opens, and customized based on the product categories attendees are investigating at the show. As an exhibitor who advertises in Game Plan, your booth and products will be included in the individual itineraries we create for attendees who have indicated a specific interest in your product category or categories.
(closing 9/19/16)

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Second Look


Second Look, printed post-show guide connects your company with prospective buyers after PACK EXPO International closes. Proprietary software mines the "big data" from the show to create a targeted audience of attendees who are interested in your specific product category.
(closing 10/7/16)

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Healthcare Packaging


Healthcare Packaging Sept/Oct 2016 Issue
Advertisers receive a free, full-page profile in the Pharma EXPO 2016 event preview.
(closing 9/12/16)

More info »



Pharma EXPO HCP Booth


Healthcare Packaging’s Video Wall at Pharma EXPO
Prominently broadcast your videos or subject matter expert interview during the show.

More info »



Contract Packaging


Contract Packaging July/Aug 2016 Issue
The official publication of the Contract Packaging Association
(closing 6/24/16)

More info »





Packaging + Processing OEM Fall 2016 Issue
Reach machine builders who buy controls and components.
(closing 7/29/16)

More info »



Automation World


Automation World October Issue
Connect with buyers of automation technologies for all types of manufacturing
(closing 9/9/16)

More info »



Lead Generation

Digital Ad Product Offerings:

  • PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO Newsletters – pre- and post-event
  • Web Ads and Interstitials
  • E-Blast Advertising Options  including the Innovation Stage Encore Package – to leverage your Innovation Stage video or lead generation after the shows close

More info »


For details and to reserve space, visit or call 800-355-5595.