Date & Location

What are the dates and opening hours of the 2019 event?

DayRegistration HoursShow HoursConference Hours
Monday, April 292:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Tuesday, April 307:30 AM - 6:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday, May 18:00 AM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday, May 28:00 AM - 3:00 PM10:00 AM - 3:00 PM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Pro Tip! Don't Forget to book your flight for after 3 PM on Thursday so you can be sure to check out the closing keynote, attend the final happy hour and take advantage of last minute networking!

 

What is the address of the venue?

The Lakeside Center is located at 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60616-1490. The entrances to the show can be found on 13th Street and Arch Street. For more information about traveling to the Lakeside Center click here.

Event Registration

How do I register to visit the show?

To register to attend the expo or the conference, go here.

Where can I see the overview of exhibitors and floorplans?

A layout of the floor plan, as well as the exhibitors, can be found here.

Do you have an overview of what is happening before and during the exhibition?

Schedule coming soon.

Where/how can I collect my pre-ordered badge?

Badges will not be mailed out in advance of the event but can be collected on-site with proper photo ID. Please bring a copy of your receipt as verification of your registration.

 

Travel & Stay

How can I get to the venue?

Shuttle Buses will be provided at each of the Official Hotels with the exception of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Marriott Marquis. Shuttle Buses will drop off at the Lakeside Center, Gate 31. You can also elect to take a Taxi which will drop off at Gate 30; or Uber/Lyft which will drop off at Gate 38. 

Which entrance should I use?

Shuttle Buses will be provided at each of the Official Hotels with the exception of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Marriott Marquis. Shuttle Buses will drop off at the Lakeside Center, Gate 31. You can also elect to take a Taxi which will drop off at Gate 30; or Uber/Lyft which will drop off at Gate 38.

Where should I book my hotel?

CPhI North America has designated Convention Housing Partners (CHP) as the official hotel provider for 2019 to help you secure exclusive hotel room rates (some with savings up to 50%) at some of the best hotels and properties in the area, many within walking distance to the convention center. Be sure to book your hotel reservations through CHP to receive quality service at the lowest rates available. Booking available in September. 

Can CPhI North America help me arrange my visa?

You can request a letter of invitation as you register.

General

What is the limited age attending the event?

As CPhI North America is a trade event, no one under 18 years old will be allowed to enter the exhibition.

Will there be wireless internet access?

Yes, there is limited wireless internet access during the show in specific areas.

Who is exhibiting?

A layout of the floorplan, as well as a list of exhibitors, can be found here.

Are there free seminars to attend?

CPhI North America offers a full lineup of educational opportunities on the show floor, free to attend for all visitors! Be sure sure check back for more information about scheduling and lineups.

How can I pre-arrange meetings prior to the show?

All visitors registrations include access to the Bond Meeting Service, an exclusive matchmaking software that allows buyers and sellers to connect before they even step on the show floor! Registrants will be able to start pre-arranging meetings in February 2019. Click here to learn more about our Bond Meeting Service!