I’m an Exhibitor

Basic Information:

The McCormick Place Convention Center – West Building 
2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616

Exhibits will be in Hall F1/F2.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Sunday, November 4Monday, November 5Tuesday, November 6
6-7:30 p.m.8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Move-In

Friday, November 2Saturday, November 3Sunday, November 4
8 a.m.-5 p.m.8 a.m.-5 p.m.8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Move-Out

Tuesday, November 6Wedenesday, November 7
5:30-11:59 p.m.8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Exhibitor Guidelines

Click here to view full guidelines.

*Exhibitors are not allowed to host event during these hours:
Sun, November 4, 2018 (7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.)
Mon, November 5, 2018 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) - Events may start at 6:15 p.m.
Tue, November 6, 2018 (8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) - Events may start at 5:45 p.m.
Wed, November 7, 2018 (8:30 a.m.-11 a.m.)

Housing

Exhibitor housing will open on February 9th (based on priority points). Further details and instructions will be emailed to exhibitor contacts.

What to Expect

  • Exhibitor Newsletters (First newsletter will be emailed to exhibitor contacts in March.)
  • Exhibitor Registration (May)
  • Exhibitor Service Kit (June)
  • Exhibitor Webinar (July)
  • Pre-Attendee List (October)

Marketing

Use the custom AFP 2018 image below to enhance in your email signature. 

AN18-Email_Sig_Exhibitor

Twitter Hashtag: AFP2018

Preferred Vendors

AFP Housing 
Convention Management Resources, Inc. (CMR) 
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Eastern Time)
800.618.4242 (Toll Free U.S. & Canada)
415.979.2269 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
Link to Email 

Catering/Concessions 
SAVOR . . .Chicago (McCormick Place Convention Center) 
Brendan J.P Cahill l Exhibitor Sales Manager 
o: 312.791.7135 l m: 312.218.1101
bcahill@mccormickplace.com 

Custom Booths
Freeman 
Wendy Gray l Sr. Business Development Manager
t: +1.773.473.7447 | m: +1.773.908.2073 
Wendy.Gray@freemanco.com 

Event Planning 
360 Destination Group, Chicago
Michelle Castady Orlando,  DMCP | General Manager
O 312.809.0603 | C 312.434.5739                                                 
Michelle.Castady@360dg.com | www.360dg.com 

Internet Services
McCormick Place
312.791.6113 (Call Center)
technology@mccormickplace.com

Security 
United Security Services, Inc. 
Caitlyn Canavan l Account Executive – Business Development
P: 773.254.1824
ccanavan@unitedhq.com 
www.unitedhq.com

Temp Staffing 
Action Figures Convention Staffing 
Danny Oplinger l Partner  
www.afstaffing.com
info@afstaffing.com

Transportation
Kushner & Associates
Kirsten Young
k.young@kushnershuttles.com
www.kushnershuttles.com