Typical Month: March
Typical Location: Philadelphia, PA
Estimated Number of Booths: 400
Conference Hashtag: #PACKEXPO
PACK EXPO East 2020 will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from March 3 - 5. This premier event features a convenient location and expert-led presentations to educate attendees on the most cutting-edge packaging solutions available.
With 100,000 square feet, 7,000 anticipated attendees, and 400 exhibitors, this trade show provides a fantastic opportunity for companies to learn more about production and packaging. Most importantly, attendees can learn ways to improve their production, get inspiration for strengthening their brands, and gain a better understanding of the latest packaging technologies and applications.
PACK EXPO East 2020 will be hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The show coordinators have made it easy for attendees and exhibitors to find local accommodations, as they have secured exclusive rates at several hotels that are all within walking distance of the convention center. Following are a few hotels you may want to consider for your stay.
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (0.4 mi) – This hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, so this is the perfect spot to stay if you like to enjoy the local history of the places where you travel. Plus, the hotel also features luxurious rooms, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center (0.5 mi) – Located just across the street from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, staying at this Hampton Inn hotel will make it convenient for you to travel to and from the trade show. Additionally, this hotel is just a 10-minute drive from Philadelphia International Airport.
The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia (0.6 mi) – If you want to treat yourself to a truly luxurious experience during your stay in Philadelphia, this is the place to be. With striking interiors, modern comforts, and just steps away from historical landmarks, the Ritz-Carlton is the perfect place to unwind and regroup after a long day at the trade show.
While you are surrounded by business prospects and some of the top minds of the industry at PACK EXPO East, it only makes sense to host an event of your own as well. Following are a few of the best spots in Philadelphia that you may want to consider for your dinner or party.
Aquimero – Located within the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Aquimero serves impeccable seafood, steaks, ribs, and poultry, all infused with Latin-American flavors. The restaurant also features several different dining spaces that can accommodate both large and small groups, from 20 to 175 guests.
The Capital Grille – What better way to treat your colleagues for all their hard work or impress your business prospects than with a delicious steak dinner and a nice glass of wine? The Capital Grille has private dining available, which makes it the perfect spot for a business dinner.
Hard Rock Cafe – If you want to opt for a more casual evening, unwinding at the Hard Rock Cafe is a fantastic option. With a private event room that can accommodate up to 200 guests, the restaurant makes it easy to host any type of event.
If you are traveling to Philadelphia in the month of February, make sure you pack all your warmest winter apparel. With an average high around 47 degrees and average low falling to 27 degrees, it will be chilly all day long.
Philadelphia is continuously rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. However, you will probably want to limit your walking to just a few minutes during the winter weather. If you are interested in seeing some of the area’s attractions, hopping on a PHLASH bus is a convenient option. Or you always have the options to hail a cab or get an Uber.
With all of its history and attractions, Philadelphia is a city that everyone should visit at least once. To make the most out of your trip to PACK EXPO East, following are a few things you should do during your stay.
Independence Hall – Independence Hall is the building where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and signed. Visits to this landmark are available by tour only, so you will want to carve some time into your schedule to check out this historical spot.
Liberty Bell Center – With its message of liberty and iconic crack, the Liberty Bell is one of those historic symbols that you need to see for yourself while in Philadelphia. The Liberty Bell Center is open daily from 9am-5pm, and admission is free.
Reading Terminal Market – This historic public market is popular among both locals and tourists. Just a few of the things you can find here include locally-grown produce, handmade baked goods, cookbooks, table linens, fresh cut flowers, and more.
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