Exhibiting at ProFood Tech

Beware of Unofficial Vendors

Unofficial Vendor Warnings

Beware of Unofficial Vendors

Show exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with ProFood Tech—specifically regarding hotel reservations and attendee list sales.


Attendee Email List Scams

We would like to remind all exhibitors that the attendee mailing list for ProFood Tech is available for rent through PMMI only. Any solicitation claiming to have the email list of ProFood Tech attendees is fraudulent, as PMMI does not sell or rent the attendee email list.


Hotel Reservation Scams

PMMI received reports from exhibitors who booked hotel rooms through various third parties only to subsequently learn that no reservations were in place and deposits, along with full prepayment, were not returned.

Additionally, numerous convention bureaus are reporting hundreds of complaints from trade show managers who are receiving similar reports from exhibiting companies who booked rooms through a “third party room broker” and ended up at sold out hotels with no reservations and no recourse for the payment of rooms. These brokers falsely imply they are affiliated with show management and secure deposits and/or full prepayment from exhibiting companies.

The Official Hotel Reservation Office for ProFood Tech and all PACK EXPO shows is Expovision. PMMI has no affiliation with any other room brokers. Expovision is the only company that is officially sanctioned and certified by PMMI to book hotel rooms on behalf of its exhibitors and attendees. Expovision can be reached by phone at 866-523-0877 or you can book your room online.

Please contact Expovision directly with any concerns.


Exhibitors Beware

We urge all exhibitors to be especially diligent when engaging with any vendor who is not an official contractor of ProFood Tech. PMMI, Koelnmesse, IDFA and our official ProFood Tech vendors will never send emails from a non-business account such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.

If you receive a solicitation and are unsure of the vendor’s affiliation with PMMI, Koelnmesse, IDFA or ProFood Tech, please contact the PMMI Show Department at 571-612-3200 or [email protected].