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The PACK EXPO

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) is a 500 member strong trade company that hosts multiple trade shows a year in a variety of countries. These trade shows are known as PACK EXPOs and the PACK EXPO and PACK EXPO International are held in the United States (Chicago and Las Vegas respectively). The PACK EXPOs also run concurrently with Pharma Expo. All of these expos and events cover businesses, manufacturers, and retailers in the packaging and processing industry.

These conferences draw huge numbers of industry professionals and the Pharma EXPO includes professionals from the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical device manufacturing industry. Together, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO bring over 30,000 attendees, 5,000 international buyers from over 50 different countries and 1,800 exhibiting companies. In the United States, PACK EXPO International is held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois and PACK EXPO Las Vegas is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Metro Exhibits has been a proud supplier of a wide range of services for exhibitors and companies who participate in the PACK EXPO and PACK EXPO International.

Trade Show Displays and Exhibit Services – The PACK EXPO

Metro Exhibits provides white-glove, concierge level trade show services for businesses and organizations who are involved with the PACK EXPO Convention and other trade shows, expos and conventions. If you are an event organizer or business, Metro Exhibits provides a wide range of services that will meet any need including trade show display design, rental, sales, logistics, installation and printing. We have 20,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing and storage capabilities throughout the country including in New York City, New York and Las Vegas, Nevada. We make sure that you never have to worry about a single aspect of your trade show experience.

At the PACK EXPO, our trade show services include, but are not limited to:

Pre-Show Trade Show Services at the PACK EXPO

  • Exhibit design
  • Exhibit manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Floorplan and manual procurement
  • Tradeshow logistics
  • Venue & labor coordination
  • Manage audio visual, electrical, F&B
  • Paperwork and contract management

On-Site Trade Show Display Services at the PACK EXPO

  • Shipping
  • Installation/Dismantle
  • On-Site Supervision
  • Show Services Coordination
  • Material Handling/Dryage

Post-show Trade Show Services at the PACK EXPO

  • Shipping
  • Storage
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Cost Reconciliation

About Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas, Nevada is uniquely prepared to offer the world’s greatest conference, trade show and exhibition opportunities and it is a perfect place for PACK EXPO Las Vegas. Las Vegas, as a city, boasts over 10,000,000 sq.ft of convention space. Metro Exhibits is extremely familiar with Las Vegas and we are proud to offer our exhibition and trade show services anywhere in the city.

Some of the most well-known Las Vegas expos, trade shows and conventions include the Consumer Electronics Show, Surfaces, Shot Show, the World of Concrete, International Builders Show, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, the ConExpo-Con/AGG Construction Trade Show, the International Wireless Communications Expo and the International Pizza Expo.

The Las Vegas Convention Center is the largest convention center in the world and it supports over 3,200,000 sq.ft. of convention and exhibition space and with room for events with up to 200,000 participants.

Where to Stay for the PACK EXPO

The LVCC is adjacent to the LVC – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Las Vegas Convention Center is also accessible from the Las Vegas Monorail and is right next to the famous Las Vegas Strip. However, the Las Vegas strip, and all of the famous hotels that are on it, is only seconds away.

Other hotels include:

  • The Venetian
  • Trump International Hotel
  • Bellagio
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • The Delano Las Vegas
  • Excalibur
  • Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • The Mirage
  • The Monte Carlo
  • New York New York
  • Treasure Island

About Chicago’s McCormick Place

Many argue that McCormick Place is THE center of the convention and tradeshow industry in the United States. It’s hard to disagree. McCormick Place is the largest convention and exposition center in North America and it is located only 2.5 miles south of Downtown Chicago, IL. This huge convention and exhibition center offers four interconnected buildings that offer significant floor, trade show, exhibition and meeting space. McCormick Place’s four buildings (North, South, West and Lakeside Center) are all state of the art facilities.

McCormick Place offers 2.6 million sq.ft. of exhibit halls, 170 meetings rooms, 6 ballrooms, an assembly hall capable of sitting 18,000 people and 3 individual theaters. There are a number of restaurants, retail shops and cafes available on-site.

McCormick Place statistics and information:

  • 6 million sq. ft. of exhibit halls
  • 3 million sq.ft. on the same level
  • 170 meeting rooms with 600,000 sq.ft. of meeting room space
  • 6 ballrooms
  • Assembly seating for 18,000 people
  • 4,249 seat theater
  • 3, 300 seat theaters
  • 50 foot ceilings
  • 5,800 parking spaces

Where to Stay

McCormick Place is located near the shores of Lake Michigan and is only 2.5 miles from downtown Chicago. The entire campus is connected by a number of skywalks and promenades and is directly connected to the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel which has 800 rooms and additional meeting and banquet space.

Other nearby hotels to McCormick Place include:

  • The Wheeler Mansion
  • Corporate Suites Network
  • Chicago South Loop Hotel
  • Chinatown Hotel
  • Best Western Grant Park
  • Hilton Chicago
  • Chicago’s Essex Inn
  • Congress Plaza Hotel
  • Hotel Blake

Contact Metro today to learn more about trade show exhibit rentals, custom exhibits and other trade show support services in Chicago, Illinois.

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