Path to Purchase Expo

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

Exhibitor FAQs

When and where is the 2016 Path to Purchase Expo?

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

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

How do I reserve a booth?

Please contact Quan Tran, sales manager, at [email protected] or at (773) 992-4464.

What is included with my booth?

  • Company listing in the official Path to Purchase Expo Show Directory (if submitted by print deadline of Aug. 15)
  • 8' high back drape & 3' high side drape (for inline booths only)
  • 7"x44" booth identification sign (inline booths only)

What if I need to cancel my booth?

Please contact Quan Tran, sales manager, at [email protected] or at (773) 992-4464.

When will exhibitor 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.

Who needs to register for an exhibitor badge?

All personnel that need access to the show floor are required to have an exhibitor badge. This includes, but is not limited to, representatives from the exhibiting company, outside sales representatives and models.

How many exhibitor badges do I get with my booth?

There is no limit for exhibitor badges for company personnel.

What are the hours of exhibitor registration?

  • Monday, September 19, 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 22, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

When can I access the show floor to set up my booth?

(Note: An exhibitor badge is required to access the show floor on set up days.)

  • Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.

When is the Expo exhibit show floor open to attendees?

(Note: Exhibitors are allowed to access the show floor as early as 7:00 a.m. with an exhibitor badge.)

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

What are the hours of exhibitor tear down?

  • Thursday, September 22, 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 23 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

What are the rules regarding booth height?

Please refer to the booth guidelines in the exhibitor kit or contact Quan Tran at (773) 992-4464 or [email protected].

Who is the exhibitor service contractor?

RES (Rosemont Exhibition Services) is the contractor for the 2016 Expo. You can reach RES at (847) 698-2208 or via email at [email protected].

How do I order carpet, drayage, electricity and labor?

An exhibitor services kit will be provided to you with all the information you need to secure products and services for your booth at a date closer to the start of the Expo. RES (Rosemont Exhibition Services) is the contractor for the 2016 Expo. You can reach RES at (847) 698-2208 or via email at [email protected].

Do I need insurance?

Yes. All exhibitors are required to provide proof of insurance to show coverage for property loss or damage and liability for personal injury.

I registered for Expo but now cannot attend. Can I send a colleague in my place?

Yes, before September 9, please email [email protected] 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. All changes must be received in writing by September 9, 2016. 

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, we cannot re-issue the badge to a different person.

How do I reserve hotel rooms?

Click here for specially discounted hotel room rates and reservation deadlines.

Is there food available at Expo?

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

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Peggy Milbrandt, Events Manager, at [email protected] or by calling (773) 992-4412.