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Event Overview:

New Name, New Location, New Partners
Formerly known as the “Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo,” the Path to Purchase Expo ( is the leading conference and exposition for brand manufacturers and retailers interested in marketing to shoppers, driving retail traffic and closing sales.

Expo’s educational program features half-day symposium workshops, 50 seminars and a tradeshow floor with more than 120 exhibitors. A wide scope of topics, technologies and trends will be explained, demo’d and debated, both in classroom and show-floor settings, including digital marketing, ROI measurement, insights, mobile, social media, merchandising, loyalty programs, displays, in-store media and e-commerce solutions.

Attendee Information:

Come Curious, Leave Inspired

Sounds great, but who's got the time? You're booked solid with projects and timelines, conference calls and meetings, so there's just no room for...opportunity.

Take a deep breath. Let us get your head straight here.

If you're involved in the marketing of consumer goods and services in any way, the Path to Purchase Expo is the one essential time and place in which you owe it to yourself (and your employer) to invest your time and energy.

This isn't your father's trade show. Expo is a highly concentrated, professionally curated, incredibly potent and quite possibly career-changing experience. You'll get more answers, more education, and more connections in two or three days than you will ever discover running in circles behind your desk.

At the Path to Purchase Expo, thousands of brand and retail marketing executives, agencies and solutions providers will gather to:

Attend the many symposiums, keynote addresses and seminars presented by leading industry experts to pick up critical knowledge and insights to better connect with shoppers.
Find business-driven, multidisciplinary solutions on the expansive show floor, encountering more than 120 exhibitors who offer intriguing and innovative solutions.
Visit the Design of the Times Gallery for inspiration from creative in-store activation tactics, displays and campaigns that have been chosed as finaist winners in this year's Design of the Times competition.
Network with industry peers at the Design of the Times Awards Reception & Ceremony or the Women of Excellence reception..

Exhibitor Information:

Reach Decision-Makers Who Control Marketing Dollars

Success along the path to purchase requires intelligent collaboration between consumer product marketers and retailers, along with constant monitoring of the ever-changing shopper.

As a result, those responsible for influencing shoppers along the path to purchase are looking for solutions.

Make sure you're in front of the largest audience of engaged brand marketers, retailer executives and agency professionals as they converge on the Path to Purchase Expo this fall.

See All the Right People
No other show brings together all the right industry players in one place. Only the Path to Purchase Expo delivers actionable strategies that are instrumental for engaging consumers in today's marketplace. Forward-thinking companies send large, cross-functional teams of decision makers to Expo to share and collaborate with world-class shopper marketing experts, researchers and practitioners.

Provide Solutions
Exhibitors on the show floor offer the most unique, cutting-edge collection of traditional and digital path-to-purchase solutions for things like...

    Mobile marketing & communications
    Digital solutions
    Shopper engagement
    Retail activation
    Shopper & retail insights
    Mobile & social communication

The exhibit hall is filling up quickly. Reserve your booth today!

About Path to Purchase Institute:

Since 2003, our global association has been serving the needs of brand manufacturers, retailers, agencies and all types of solution providers along the path to purchase. We foster best practices and a deeper understanding of all marketing efforts that lead to a purchase in-store or online.

There may be many networking opportunities at the Path to Purchase Expo 2016 (Formerly the Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo). Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/20/2016 - 09/22/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 09/21/2016 - 09/22/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed. 10am - 5pm; Thur. 10am - 4pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Marketing
Other Industries: Business, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - General, Market Research, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 4,000
Previous Attendance: 3,520
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Brand Manufacturer Teams from...
Brand Activation
Brand, Category & Product Development
Channel Marketing
Customer Teams
Integrated Marketing
Merchandising & Packaging
Shopper Experience
Shopper Insights
Shopper Marketing

Retailer Executives involved with...
Brand & Category Management
Consumer & Shopper Insights
Retail & Digital Marketing
Shopper Marketing

Agency Professionals including...
Account Teams
Art Directors
Brand Development
Creative Directors
Planning Directors
Promotional Strategy
Retail Design

Solution Providers involved with...
Digital & Mobile Strategy
Display Design
Field Execution
Integrated Shopper Marketing
Research & Insights
Retail Media
Technology Innovation
Notes: Attendees:
40% Brand Manufacturers
20% Solution Providers
28% Shopper Marketing & Advertising Agencies
12% Retailers
Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Venue Phone: (847) 692-2220
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:120+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Path to Purchase Institute
Show Manager:Path to Purchase Institute
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: As a sponsor of the Shopper Marketing Conference & Expo, your company will be aligned with the premier annual event attracting the most industry professionals who develop shopper marketing strategy along the path to purchase. Expo is the perfect platform to enhance your company's visibility in the industry, to introduce your company's services to a new audience or to nourish relationships with existing customers.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $3,750 Member; $4,250 Standard   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 20' $7,500 Member; $8,500 Standard   Water: n/a
10' x 30' $11,250 Member; $12,750 Standard   Generator: n/a
Corner Additional $150   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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2016 Exhibitor List:

643 |
623 | 3 Tier Logic
820 | 3M
753 | Abbott-Action Inc.
547 | Ad-Tech LLC
738 | Adams Magnetic Products
709 | Advantage Retail Media
209 | Anagram International Inc.
525 | Bedford Industries
113 | Bennett Packaging
724 | Blue Calypso
539 | BrandShare
545 | BrandSpark
515 | Breaktime Media
531 | Catalina
720 | CCG Marketing Solutions
218 | Cellotape Smart Products
619 | Channel IQ
722 | ChannelAdvisor
838 | Chefs Best
741 | Chetu
636 | Cierant Corp.
745 | ciValue
344R | Colgate-Palmolive Company
842 | Continental Identification Products
615 | Conversant
836 | Copernicus
620 | CounterPoint
834 | Coursa Retail
123 | Creative Magazine
323 | Crisp Mobile
634 | Custom Intercept Solutions
642 | Data Display Systems
422 | Digimarc Corp.
523 | Displays by Martin Paul
815 | Do-It Corp.
443R | E&J Gallo Winery
340R | Edgewell Personal Care
101 | Excel Displays & Packaging
119 | eyeQ
537 | Eyeview
737 | Fandango Rewards
638 | Fluent Inc.
652 | Freeosk
647 | FrontLine Marketing
645 | FunMobility, Inc.
535 | GMG Transportation
301 | Great Northern Instore
215 | Green Bay Packaging In Store Innovations Group
725 | ibotta
125 | Impact Innovations, Inc.
201 | InContext Solutions
522 | Influenster
423 | Inmar
521 | Interstate Graphics Inc.
644 | Invisipon
241R | Jack Link's
601 | Kantar Retail
519 | Louisville Lamp Co.
844 | Macaroni Kid
640 | MarketReach
317 | MaxPoint
719 | McIntyre Metals
401 | Menasha Packaging Co. LLC
350R | MillerCoors LLC
311 | MyWebGrocer
308 | Natural Insight
624 | Northstar Balloons
721 | NutriSavings
735 | Offercraft
630 | OwnerIQ Inc.
716 | Philips Lighting Co
807 | Pinpoint Data, LLC
646 | Pitcher AG
825 | Prime Package & Label
811 | Promoflex International Inc.
718 | Promoworks
746 | Publishers Clearing House
609 | Quotient
744 | Register Tape Unlimited
639 | Retail Solutions Inc. (RSI)
616 | Retailigence
219 | RevTrax
822 | Sato America Inc
655 | SavingStar & Plenti
543 | Scentisphere
222 | SellCheck, LLC
CA | Shelfbucks
641 | Shopkick
224 | Snipp Interactive, Inc.
622 | Solutran - Healthy Savings
823 | SP Technology
517 | Sureway Tool & Engineering
242R | Symphony EYC
511 | Take 5 Media Group
501 | Tempt In-Store Productions
631 | The Coca-Cola Co.
437R | The Coca-Cola Co.
742 | Thinfilm Electronics
625 | TPG Rewards
818 | Tracer Imaging
411 | Triad Retail Media
541 | Trumari
824 | Valassis
736 | Verifone Media
553 | VSBLTY
743 | Webcollage
837A | WestRock
614 | WS Packaging
635 | Yieldbot

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