First Time Exhibitor

Exhibiting at McCormick Place for the first time can be both exciting and overwhelming. It requires coordination among many teams and vendors to build a small city for each event.

Please, carefully read the information below to learn about the exhibiting process including what you expect before, during and after your event.

Our goal is to make exhibiting at McCormick Place smooth, easy and productive!

Display Rules & Regulations

This section provides rules, guidelines, and specify what an exhibitor can and cannot do with their booth space. These rules and guidelines are based on the physical characteristics of the exhibit hall, the intent to be equally fair to all exhibitors, and the safety of all concerned. Please review these rules and plan your display accordingly as variances will not be granted prior to the Show or on-site.


If displaying machinery: April 3, 2024

If planning a covered booth: April 3, 2024

If rigging: April 3, 2024

Shipping Quick Facts

Please refer to Freeman Quick Facts.

Shipping Label – Warehouse

Warehouse is not part of Material Handle Program.

Shipping Label – Onsite

Shipping Label - Hanging Sign