The Emerging Brands Summit room, S-100, will be open and available for you to set up your tabletop on Saturday, October 22 from 8:00am – 4:00pm.
If you are an Exhibitor at PACK EXPO International, you should ship any materials for Emerging Brands to your PACK EXPO booth along with your other materials, and can walk Emerging Brands collateral to S-100 during the hours mentioned above.
If you are not exhibiting at PACK EXPO International and need to ship collateral for the Emerging Brands Summit, please reach out to our exhibitor services team at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the best method for shipment.
Please note that pop-up banners are not permitted, and any signage placed on top of your tabletop should not exceed 36” in height. A 18” x 12” booth sign, black tablecloth, two chairs, and power are included with your 6' tabletop.
Exhibitors will have access to room S-100 for final setup on Sunday, October 23 at 7:00 AM.
All tabletops should be staffed and ready to go by 7:45 AM. Doors will open at 8:00 AM.
We encourage exhibitors to be present for the duration of the event and participate in the event programming throughout the day.
Official Marketplace Networking Times:
- 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
- 9:50 AM – 10:20 AM
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
- 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
- 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Your display will need to be packed up and moved out immediately following the Emerging Brands Summit on Sunday, October 23. The room will be open until 7pm for you to pack up your materials. PACK EXPO exhibitors can move their materials back to their booth after the event, and exhibitors that need to ship items back can do so in the FedEx Business Centers or through their hotel.
- One 6'Lx 24"D x30 H draped tabletop with two chairs, AC power, and ID sign
- One directory listing and profile in the event guide
- Two conference registrations
- Attendee list (name, title, company, location)
- Listed as an Emerging Brands Marketplace exhibitor on event website, select print & digital promotions, and select onsite event signage
*Please note that pop-up banners are not permitted, and any signage placed on top of your tabletop should not exceed 36” in height.
Yes. Standard electric is included with each tabletop exhibit and monitors or other aids up to 36” are permitted.
Should you wish to purchase a table drape, this can be done through the PACK EXPO International Exhibitor Services Manual. An exhibitor update with all pertinent information will be emailed to you in advance of the event. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
Badge registration can be accessed through your Exhibitor Dashboard by selecting the “Exhibitor Services” tile and then “Register Personnel”. Once logged into registration, you can indicate which staff members will be participating in the Emerging Brands Summit so that their badge will grant them access to both PACK EXPO International and Emerging Brands.
If you already registered your staff for PACK EXPO International, but did not add the Emerging Brands Summit, this will need to be updated manually. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of your staff that will also be working the Summit.
You may purchase additional badges. The cost is $195 until September 30 and $295 after.
If you are at PACK EXPO Exhibitor and purchasing lead retrieval for your booth space, you can add on a license to be used at your Emerging Brands table. If you are not exhibiting at PACK EXPO International, lead retrieval can still be purchased through the PACK EXPO International Exhibitor Registration area. Select the Lead Retrieval tab in Exhibitor Registration.
Yes. A comp code is issued to each exhibiting company for you to share with your customers and prospects. Comp Codes will give $50 off Emerging Brands Summit registration and complimentary PACK EXPO International registration.
To receive discount room rates for show participants, make your reservations through the Travel + Hotel section of the Pack Expo website. The button on the Book Hotel page connects you to the reservations system for Expovision, the official Hotel Reservation Office for PACK EXPO International. Please be aware of unofficial housing vendors and scams. If you have any questions or need immediate assistance, please contact the PACK EXPO Hotel Reservation Office at 866-523-0877 or email@example.com.
We are extensively targeting the exhibitor base of New Hope’s Natural Products Expo East and West exhibitors, and The Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food exhibitors, as a foundational piece of the marketing effort. We’ve also struck partnerships and alliances with organizations like Startup CPG, FoodBevy, and Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network, which count emerging brands as their members.
The Association for Contract Packagers & Manufacturers is promoting the Emerging Brands Summit to its list of emerging brands that have filled out its RFQ tool on its website. Finally, we are establishing partnerships with emerging brand incubator programs such as Breedlove and The Hatchery, among others. We continue to add partners to this list.
But that’s not all. PMMI has created a brand-new umbrella organization called the Emerging Brands Alliance, which is a year-round initiative to support the event and build our database through the aforementioned partnership effort. We are creating an innovative grant program under the auspices of the Emerging Brands Alliance consisting of three $20,000 grants, designed to organically draw in and attract emerging brands. Wide promotion of this grant program through our partner organizations and social media platforms will also draw attendees to the event.
This unique outreach program is targeting a wide audience of growing brand entrepreneurs who want to scale their operations and learn about packaging and processing technologies from suppliers who can help them adopt critical technologies designed to grow their brand.
The Emerging Brands Summit takes place on the first day of PACK EXPO International, Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM. The location is the South Building of McCormick Place, Room S100.
Yes, all Emerging Brands Summit attendees will also be registered for PACK EXPO International and can attend all days of the trade show (October 23 -26).
Targeted attendees are leaders of growing CPG companies with annual revenue up to $20 million. The audience is likely to draw heavily from the food and beverage industry across growing categories such as cannabis, craft brew, hard seltzer, pet food, and plant-based foods. While the PACK EXPO shows attract a number of emerging brand attendees, the Emerging Brands Summit event also seeks to solicit a new, untapped audience through partnerships with startup communities and other outreach.
- More than 27% of PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021 attendees indicated their company was an “Emerging Consumer Brand”
- Nearly 17% of current registered PACK EXPO International attendees indicated their company was a “Startup”
Yes. Whether contracting or self-manufacturing, attendees will have a need to buy materials to produce and package their products.
Yes. While some attendees will still be working out of commercial kitchens or with contract manufacturers and packagers, others will be currently or looking to expand into self-manufacturing.
Yes. There will be attendees looking to expand beyond commercial kitchens as well as those seeking new contract manufacturing and packaging vendors.
Content for the Emerging Brands Summit has been finalized and does not include paid speaking opportunities.
Yes. All attendees and exhibitors of the Emerging Brands Summit gain access to PACK EXPO International for the entirety of the show.
No. Event guide ads can be purchased up until the close date of September 9.