CPMA 2018 Exhibitor Bulletin #1
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Exhibitor Bulletins will be sent to you on a monthly basis to provide important information to help you plan and organize for CPMA 2018 so that you get the best results from your company’s participation in the Trade Show. We look forward to welcoming you in Vancouver!

Trade Show Schedule

Convention dates: Tuesday, April 24th – Thursday, April 26th

Trade Show days: Wednesday, April 25th – Thursday, April 26th

Exhibitor move in dates are Monday, April 23rd- Tuesday, April 24th by targeted move-in schedule. Please make sure to plan your schedules accordingly when making your travel and hotel reservations.

Book Your Hotel for Vancouver – November 13

CPMA has negotiated conference rates at area hotels within walking distance during the convention and trade show. These hotels will be announced and begin accepting your reservations for our 2018 event on Monday, November 13th at 1:00 pm EST.

Hotel information will be posted on the hotel page of our convention website.

Non-Refundable Hotel Deposit
A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be charged at the time of booking on the credit card used to make the reservation and upon check-in will be applied towards the guest’s bill. If a cancellation is received by the hotel before March 22, the deposit will be refunded. If a cancellation is received on or after March 22, all deposits will become non-refundable.

Exhibitor Warnings

Beware of Housing Scams
Only book through the CPMA website, and beware of companies contacting you to offer special rates. CPMA IS NOT affiliated with any housing bureaus. Click here to read more

International Fair Directory Warning
Should you receive an email or invoice from International Fairs Directory requesting companies verify their show listing and submit payment, please be aware this is a fraudulent message. This guide is an independent publication, has no affiliation with CPMA or its official exhibitor listings. The only official exhibitor listing and program for the show is produced through CPMA.

Official Full Service Provider/ Exhibitor Services Manual

CPMA is pleased to partner with GES Canada who have once again been appointed as the official full service provider for the event.

The Exhibitor Services Manual will be distributed to all exhibitors in early January. You will receive the link directly from GES as soon as the manual goes live. This manual will include the information you need to plan your show, such as GES services and booth decoration, shipping and material handling information, Targeted move-in schedule, convention centre services and utilities, order forms, and specialty contractors.

Exhibitor Confirmation Letter / a2z profile
An exhibitor confirmation letter with your company’s unique login password has been sent to each exhibitor’s main contact. If you have not received your exhibitor confirmation letter, please contact Nicole to receive your copy.

Your password will allow you to access your a2z online profile to update your company information listed on the floorplan and in the on-site printed directory, and register badges for your booth personnel. For full delegate badges, and individual tickets to other events, registration will open in January 2018.

New Product Showcase – Introducing Organics at CPMA 2018!

Highlight your product or service to a targeted audience of key industry professionals in CPMA’s 2018 New Product Showcase. New this year, we are expanding our showcase to include Organic Products.

The much anticipated Best New Product Award competition is back and will be judged based on four award categories – Best New Product, Freggie Approved, Packaging Innovation and the new Organic Products.

By submitting your New Product Showcase Form today, you will guarantee your company’s participation in this valuable promotional opportunity. Space is limited, so don’t delay.
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