Path to Purchase Expo

September 26-28, 2017 | Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont (Chicago) IL

Attendee FAQs

When and where is the 2016 Path to Purchase Expo?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - Thursday, September 22, 2016
(Exposition: Wednesday, September 21 - Thursday, September 22, 2016)

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
www.rosemont.com/desconvention

What are the hours of the 2016 Path to Purchase Expo?

Education:

•Tuesday, September 20, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (E-Commerce Symposium only)
• Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, September 21, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 22, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Show Floor Hours:

• Wednesday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Design of the Times Gallery Hours:

• Wednesday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Thursday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To view the full Expo schedule including seminar times and speakers, click here.

Who should attend the Expo?

  • Consumer product marketers and manufacturers
  • Retail executives
  • Advertising/marketing agency professionals
  • Designers/manufacturers of in-store displays, signs and fixtures
  • Anyone responsible for influencing shopper behavior and decision making along the path to purchase.

When will registration open for the 2016 Path to Purchase Expo?

Registration is now open! Click here to begin your online registration. Also, click here for hotel information. It is a good idea to reserve your room now as room blocks sell out quickly.

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?

Download a PDF 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) 809-0700

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 the Expo?

Click here to view 2016 pricing. Path to Purchase Institute members will receive a discounted rate.

What are the costs for seminars and symposiums?

Click here to view 2016 pricing. Path to Purchase Institute members will 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 Expo show registration fee include?

Admittance to both 9:00 AM keynote addresses on Wednesday and Thursday, the trade show floor and the Design of the Times Gallery.

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 or contact Quan Tran by calling (773) 992-4464 or emailing qtran@p2pi.org.

Can I make copies of the registration form?

Yes, you can duplicate as needed, but please submit one form per person. Download a PDF of the registration form and get started. 

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.

I need to cancel my seminars at the Expo. 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 9, 2016. 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 Expo but can no longer attend. Can I send a colleague in my place?

Yes, prior to September 9, 2016, 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 the Expo. 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 the Expo?

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 Expo?

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 two days to adequately cover the entire show. When you register for Expo, you may sign up to take a docent-led tour for an efficient overview of what the show floor has to offer. These tours, hosted by Arc Worldwide, are an excellent way to quickly learn a little about a lot of service providers. 

How many exhibitors will be at the Expo?

We expect over 120 exhibiting companies. Here's a list of current exhibitors. 

Who do I contact regarding exhibitor questions?

Please contact Quan Tran, sales manager, for the Expo at qtran@p2pi.org or (773) 992-4464.

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 attendees of the Expo. Tickets to the Design of the Times Awards Reception & Ceremony, however, must be purchased when you register for Expo.

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

Yes, you must be a registered attendee of the Expo and have your show badge to access the Gallery. The Gallery is free for all Expo 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 Expo registration. Tickets are also available on-site at the Expo.

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 Expo registration. Tickets are also available on-site at the Expo.

Are there any available Expo 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?

Click here for specially discounted hotel room rates that are available.

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

Walk the trade show floor and engage with exhibitors and use the Expo Online Networking Community app to view an attendee list.