Important Dates and Deadlines

Deadline Checklist

Item to Accomplish Deadline
Boost your visibility by taking advantage of the available advertising and sponsorship opportunities.    Now
Conduct a telemarketing campaign to your top customers and prospects to confirm their show attendance and set up appointments. Now
Develop your complete event promotion plan, based on your company's measurable objectives.  Now
If planning a meeting or networking/hospitality function, submit your authorization requests. Now
Send information to local press and industry publications announcing what you plan to feature at the show. Start now! Now
Order the 2018 pre-registered attendee list Now
Drop off media kits with information about your company, products and latest programs in the press office at the show. Start working on them now! Now
Order your VIP Passes and event brochures for distribution to your customers and prospects. November 3, 2017
Submit your directory listing, along with product categories and your company logo for inclusion in the official Show Directory. December 8, 2017
Deadline for all sponsor materials that need to be pre-approved. December 15, 2017
Make sure you stand out over your competition by becoming a sponsor.  December 15, 2017
Early Bird Deadline for Lead Retrieval Jaunary 4, 2018
Deadline to order Turnkey Booth Package through IPC. Available now! January 5, 2018
Submit your new product or service for consideration in the New Products Corridor.  January 5, 2018
Submit insertion order for your official Show Directory advertisement. Available now! January 5, 2018
Shipping Questionnaire / Target Information Form Due January 23, 2018
Orders due for Outbound Shipping Labels January 25, 2018
Target Change Requests Due January 25, 2018
Advance Rate Deadline for Compressed Air & Plumbing Orders January 25, 2018
Advance Rate Deadline for Electrical Orders January 25, 2018
Advance Rate Deadline for services from Shepard Exposition Services January 25, 2018
Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) Notification and Certificate of Insurance due to IPC Show Management January 26, 2018
Deadline to order the 2018 pre-registered attendee list January 29, 2018
Advance Rate Deadline for Lead Retrieval February 1, 2018 
Advance Rate Deadline for Telecommunications & Internet Orders February 7, 2018
Last day exhibitor freight can be received at advance warehouse without surcharge February 20, 2018
Advance Rate Deadline for In-booth Security Orders February 20, 2018
Send media releases to all the major industry publications, reporting on your success at the show. March 6, 2018
Deadline to request the post-show verified attendee list. Let your trade show investment continue by reaching out to attendees that may not have had the chance to see you at the show.  March 27, 2018