Path to Purchase Expo

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October 2-4, 2018 | Minneapolis Convention Center | Minneapolis, MN

Attendee FAQs

When and where is the 2017 Path to Purchase Expo (P2PX)?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - Thursday, September 28, 2017

(Exposition/Exhibit Hall: Wednesday, September 27 - Thursday, September 28, 2017)

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018

www.rosemont.com/desconvention

What are the hours of the P2PX?

Education:

•Tuesday, September 26, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (E-Commerce Symposium and Multicultural Retail 360 co-located events only)

• Tuesday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (P2PX symposium only)

• Wednesday, September 27, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 28, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Show Floor Hours:

• Wednesday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Design of the Times Gallery Hours:

• Wednesday, September 27, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Thursday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The full P2PX schedule is available here. 

NEW THIS YEAR - You are no longer required to select your seminar choices in advance of the event. Once you're onsite at P2PX, simply go to the seminar of your choice, scan your badge and enjoy! As a result of this badge scanning, your seminar package purchase cannot be shared with another attendee. Every attendee will need to purchase his/her own seminar tickets. Badge reprint fees will be applied. Remember, seating in the seminar rooms will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who should attend P2PX?

Anyone responsible for influencing shopper behavior and decision making along the path to purchase including:

  • Consumer product marketers and manufacturers
  • Retail executives
  • Advertising/marketing agency professionals
  • Designers/manufacturers of in-store displays, signs and fixtures.

When will 2017 registration open?

Click here to register online or download a registration form.

Can I use my credit card to register?

Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

My company requires me to pay by check. How do I register?

You will be able to download a copy of the registration form. Then send a completed registration form with your payment to:

Path to Purchase Expo

c/o ATS

217 General Patton Avenue

Mandeville, LA 70471

Fax: (985) 809-0300

Your registration will be processed and a receipt will be emailed to the email address on your registration form. Please allow for adequate mailing and processing time.

Can I register over the phone?

Yes, simply call customer service at (985) 801-0678.

Who needs to register for a badge?

Everyone needs a badge to have access to the show floor, keynote addresses, symposiums and seminars.

How much does it cost to register for P2PX?

Click here to view 2017 pricing. Path to Purchase Institute members receive a discounted registration rate.

What are the costs for seminars and symposiums?

Click here to view 2017 pricing. Path to Purchase Institute members receive a discounted rate.

Are group discounts available?

Please contact Peggy Milbrandt, events manager, at peggy@p2pi.org, or by calling (773) 992-4412 to inquire about group discounts.

What does the P2PX show registration fee include?

The basic Registration Fee includes admittance to both 9:00 AM keynote addresses on Wednesday and Thursday, the entire trade show floor and the Design of the Times Gallery. Employees of Brand Manufacturers and Retailers receive complimentary entry.

Do I have to be a member of the Path to Purchase Institute to attend?

No, everyone in the industry is welcome to attend. But remember, Institute members receive discounted rates, so becoming a member might be worthwhile. Learn more about P2PI membership or contact Patrick Hare at PHare@EnsembleIQ.com.

Can I make copies of the registration form?

Yes, you can duplicate as needed, but please submit one form per person. Download the registration form.

How will I know that my registration form and payment were received?

If you register online, you can expect a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you mail or fax in your registration and payment, please allow for appropriate processing time. A confirmation email and receipt will be sent to the address provided on the registration form.

How do I get a copy of my receipt?

Log back into the registration site with your email address and password that you set when you registered. You'll be able to retrieve a receipt from there.

I've already registered but would like to add seminars or event tickets. What do I need to do?

Log back into the registration site with your email address and password that you set when you registered. You can add additional seminar or event tickets from there.

NEW THIS YEAR - You are no longer required to select your seminar choices in advance of the event. Once you're onsite at P2PX, simply go to the seminar of your choice, scan your badge and enjoy! As a result of this badge scanning, your seminar package purchase cannot be shared with another attendee. Every attendee will need to purchase his/her own seminar tickets. Badge reprint fees will be applied. Remember, seating in the seminar rooms will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

I need to cancel my seminars. Are there any refunds?

You will receive a refund of fees paid, minus a $50 processing fee if your written request is received prior to the cancellation deadline of September 15, 2017. Cancellations must be emailed to the events manager at peggy@p2pi.org. Refund requests received after the cancellation deadline will not be honored.

I registered for P2PX but can no longer attend. Can I send a colleague in my place?

Yes, prior to September 15, 2017, you may email peggy@p2pi.org with the details of the change, including the replacement's, name, title and email address. Once the change is completed your replacement will receive an email confirmation.

I just found out I can only stay for part of P2PX. Can I transfer my issued badge once I'm at the event?

No, once a badge has been issued to you onsite, we cannot re-issue the badge to a different person. 

Will I receive my badge in the mail prior to P2PX?

No, we do not mail attendee badges. You'll need to bring your email confirmation to the registration area in order to pick up your credentials once you arrive at show site.

Is there food available at the show?

Yes, a variety of food options are available for purchase in the café located on the exhibit floor.

How long does it take to walk the show floor?

Allow at least four hours per day to adequately cover the entire show.  

How many exhibitors will be at P2PX?

We expect over 120 exhibiting companies. See the current list of exhibitors

Who do I contact regarding exhibitor questions?

Please contact Albert Guffanti at AGuffanti@EnsembleIQ.com or 973-459-2824.

What is the Design of the Times all about?

The Design of the Times Awards Competition celebrates the most effective in-store activation tactics, displays and campaigns and recognizes their key role in the overarching discipline of shopper marketing. The Design of the Times Gallery showcases the actual displays and activations for all finalist entries. Most entries are fully merchandised and set up to mimic a true in-store setting. The Gallery is free to all P2PX attendees. Tickets to the Design of the Times Awards Reception & Ceremony, however, must be purchased when you register for P2PX.

Do I have to register to access the Design of the Times Gallery?

Yes, you must be a registered attendee of P2PX and have your show badge to access the Gallery. The Gallery is free for all P2PX attendees.

Do I need to pay to attend the Design of the Times Awards Reception & Ceremony?

Yes, tickets for the Design of the Times Awards Ceremony & Reception are available for purchase as a part of your P2PX registration. Tickets are also available on-site at P2PX. See pricing.

Do I need to pay to attend P2PI's Women of Excellence Awards Reception?

Yes, tickets for the P2PI's Women of Excellence Awards Reception are available for purchase as a part of your P2PX registration. Tickets are also available on-site at P2PX. See pricing.

Are there any available P2PX sponsorships?

Please contact Albert Guffanti, managing director and publisher of Shopper Marketing at 973-607-1301 or AGuffanti@EnsembleIQ.com.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Peggy Milbrandt, events manager, at peggy@p2pi.org, or by calling (773) 992-4412.

How do I reserve a hotel room?

Specially discounted hotel room rates are available.

What's the best way to meet people at P2PX?

Walk the trade show floor and engage with exhibitors and use the Online Networking Community app to view an attendee list. Also make sure you attend P2PX's networking events.