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Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Deadline July 1, 2022

General Contractor – Freeman

MCCormick Place

Vendor Forms and Deadlines

Click the appropriate links under the "Contractor Type" to be redirected to the forms and/or contractor website for more information.  Double-check the dates for these services by going to the forms in this manual. Show Management will not be held accountable for any misprints to any of the dates that are listed below. The responsibility lies with the exhibitor.

Note the DEADLINE DATES - completing these early can save you up to 30%

Freeman  is the Official General Contractor of the C2E2 and will maintain an Exhibitor Service Center during set-p, show days and dismantling.  All other official show contractors will also be set up in this area as well.  All inquiries regarding booth services and orders should be made at the Exhibitor Service Center, including booth furnishings, labor, freight, utilities, and special show services.

Notice To Exhibitors Regarding Non-Official Contractors

The companies listed below have been appointed as the only Official Contractors providing the stated services for this event.  Show Management carefully considers the selection of Official Contractors based on quality of service, variety of products, price, and reputation. Since these contractors frequently work on more than one show with us, they value the business of our customers and provide quality products and services.

Some companies may misrepresent themselves as being an official contractor so PLEASE be sure to check the list in the exhibitor manual or give us a call.   

Things to watch for if you are considering the services of a non-official contractor are hidden charges for material handling, labor, and shipping that you might not pay otherwise (for example on carpet rental), control over delivery time, availability during move-in and leverage if something goes wrong.   

Also be advised that non-official contractors will need to abide by the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor procedures, provide insurance certificates, etc. in order to gain access to the Show Floor.

General questions? Contact (800) 354-4003 or email inquiry@c2e2.com.  

Audio Visual

Official Contractor:
Freeman AV

Discount Date:
July 13, 2022

Cable TV

Official Contractor:
McCormick Place

Discount Date:
July 19, 2022

Catering

Official Contractor:
Savor…Chicago

Discount Date:
July 22, 2022

Computers/Office Equipment

Official Contractor:
Freeman AV

Discount Date:
July 13, 2022

Customs / International Freight

Official Contractor:
PIBL, Inc.

Discount Date:
Refer to Form

Electrical

Official Contractor:
Freeman

Discount Date:
July 13, 2022

Exhibitor Insurance

Official Contractor:
John Buttine, Inc.

Discount Date:
N/A

Floral

Official Contractor:
Spring Valley Floral

Discount Date:
N/A

Internet/Technology Services

Official Contractor:
McCormick Place

Discount Date:
July 19, 2022

Printing Services

Official Contractor:
FedEx

Discount Date:
N/A

Security - Cages

Official Contractor:
A.M.K. System Rentals

Discount Date:
July 25, 2022

Security - Guards

Official Contractor:
Armageddon Services

Discount Date:
July 25, 2022

Telephone Lines

Official Contractor:
McCormick Place

Discount Date:
July 19, 2022

Wi-Fi/Wireless Access

Official Contractor:
McCormick Place

Discount Date:
July 19, 2022

Freeman Services

Discount Date – July 13, 2022

  • Booth Cleaning/Porter Service
  • Carpet
  • Display Cases
  • Domestic Shipping
  • Electric – General & 24 Hour
  • Furnishings – Chairs/Tables
  • General Contractor
  • Hanging Signs/Rigging
  • Installation/Dismantling
  • Labor
  • Material Handling
  • Plumbing
  • Rental Exhibits
  • Show Site Storage
  • Signs & Accessories

Notice to Exhibitors Regarding Non-Official Contractors

The companies listed above have been appointed as the only Official Contractors providing the stated services for C2E2.  Show Management carefully considers the selection of Official Contractors based on quality of service, variety of products, price and reputation. Since these contractors frequently work on more than one show with us, they value the business of our customers and provide quality products and services. Some companies may misrepresent themselves as being an Official Contractor so PLEASE be sure to check the list in the exhibitor manual or give us a call.

If you are considering the services of a non-official contractor, watch out for the following: hidden charges for material handling, labor and shipping that you might not pay otherwise (for example on carpet rental), control over delivery time, availability during move-in and leverage if something goes wrong.

Also be advised that non-official contractors will need to abide by the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor procedures, provide insurance certificates, etc. in order to gain access to the Show Floor.

Exhibitor Alerts!!

BEWARE of the Fair Guide

Reed Exhibitions and Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo do NOT support the Fair Guide — it is NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Fair Guide from Construct Data, its publisher, which use the name of Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – do not be fooled. Construct Data currently operates out of Slovakia (it has previously operated out of Austria and Germany).

BEWARE of the Expo-Guide

 Reed Exhibitions and C2E2 Con also do NOT support the Expo-Guide — it is NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or C2E2. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Expo-Guide from Commercial Online Manuals, its publisher, which use the name of C2E2 – again, do not be fooled. The Expo-Guide currently operates out of Mexico.

For further warnings on the Fair Guide and the Expo-Guide, please check out www.stopecg.org (the website was set up originally to deal with the European City Guides, but it now addresses the Fair Guide and Expo-Guide as well as several other similar matters).

 And please remember – the only directories and guides affiliated with Reed Exhibitions are those published by Reed Exhibitions, including the official show directories. If you have any doubts about a directory/guide solicitation using the C2E2 name (for example, if the solicitation requires payment made to an address in a foreign country), please contact a C2E2 salesperson ASAP.