To target and attract emerging brands to the Emerging Brands Summit and PACK EXPO, we are going way beyond our database and our usual marketing tactics. We’re working with many of the communities and organizations in the emerging brands space to create partnerships to draw in their members.
Don’t miss the opportunity to get in front of an audience of high-growth brands looking for the knowledge, resources, and partners to accelerate their manufacturing operation from startup to scaleup.
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Showcase your solutions with a tabletop exhibit at the Emerging Brands Marketplace where attendees will explore processing equipment, packaging machinery, packaging materials, and contract manufacturing and packaging services.
Add to your Emerging Brands Marketplace exhibit with a premier sponsorship including options to sponsor lunch, networking sessions, and the Marketplace itself.
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.
Tabletops should be staffed during the Emerging Brands Marketplace from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM and exhibitors are encouraged to staff their booth during the morning opening and scheduled breaks. Registered exhibitors can also participate in the event program throughout the day.
Yes. Standard electric is included with each tabletop exhibit and monitors or other aids up to 36” are permitted.
No. Event guide ads can be purchased up until the close date of September 9.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Registration will open on June 17.
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.