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Exhibiting at ProFood Tech
Unofficial Vendor Warnings


ProFood Tech exhibitors have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with the show or its producers, specifically regarding hotel reservations, attendee list sales, and advertising in Packaging Industry News, which is published by the Source Group.

Misleading Solicitations for Show Daily

PMMI is in receipt of reports from exhibitors stating that representatives from the Source Group were walking the aisles at our events attempting to sell advertising slots for Packaging Industry News and were misleading exhibitors to believe this was the official Show Daily. Please note that PMMI has NO affiliation with the Source Group and their publications are strictly prohibited from being handed out on the premises of our show or in hotels within our housing block. PMMI does not publish a Show Daily at ProFood Tech and anyone claiming to be selling advertising in a Show Daily is NOT approved by PMMI.

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. Any solicitation claiming to have the email list of ProFood Tech attendees or attendee lists from any PACK EXPO show is fraudulent, as PMMI does not sell or rent the attendee email list.

Hotel Reservation Scams

PMMI is in receipt of reports from exhibitors who have booked hotel rooms through various third parties only to subsequently learn that no reservations are in place and their deposits along with full prepayment are not being 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 all PACK EXPO shows, including ProFood Tech, is Expovision. PMMI reminds its exhibitors that we have no affiliation with any of these other room brokers. The only company that is officially sanctioned and certified by PMMI to book hotel rooms on behalf of its exhibitors and attendees as the ProFood Tech Hotel Reservation Office is Expovision, which can be contacted by phone at 866-523-0877 or 703-205-0480 or by email at [email protected].

Please immediately contact Expovision with any solicitations or questions.

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 and our official 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 or ProFood Tech, please contact the PMMI Show Department at 571-612-3200 or [email protected].