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Abbott Health and Fitness Expo

2021 Abbott Health & Fitness Expo exhibitor information

Below is all the information you need to prepare for your exhibit at the 2021 Abbott Health & Fitness Expo. As a registered vendor, you will need this information to coordinate your booth set-up with McCormick Place and Freeman Decorating, including carpeting, phone services, internet lines, signage and electrical, among other on-site necessities.

View exhibitor webinar information (.pdf)

McCormick Place security and first aid: 312.791.6060
Expo director: Paul Brackey
Email: paul.brackey@cemevent.com
Discounted parking at the Health & Fitness Expo
Discounted parking is available to all Abbott Health & Fitness Expo attendees parking in Lot A only on October 8 and 9 (Friday to Saturday).
To view the McCormick Map and get driving directions to the
parking lots: mccormickplace.com/attendees/getting-here.php
Expo hours – Open to the public
Friday, October 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Exhibitor move-in hours – Loading dock
Thursday, October 7, from 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 vendor and partner guidelines

To address the continuing risk of COVID-19 transmission in a large event environment, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has implemented a COVID-19 mitigation program involving the verification of vaccine status or a negative test result of all participants who are participating in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Abbott Chicago 5K and all individuals (including non-participants) attending the Abbott Health and Fitness Expo at McCormick Place. In addition to face covering requirements, as well as distancing and density considerations, this verification is part of a multi-layered COVID-19 mitigation program to reduce risk of transmission at the event and related activities.

Download the Testing Guidance PDF from the Chicago Public Health Department for nearby testing locations or visit the City of Chicago’s COVID Testing webpage to identify more Chicago area providers.

COVID-19 vendor and partner guidelines (.pdf)

New Exhibitor Credentials Registration

Please follow the below steps to receive exhibitor credentials:

  1. Please register for exhibitor credentials by clicking the button below.
  2. The email address used when registering must be unique to each entry or it will be ignored by the system. You cannot register multiple people under the same email address.
  3. Bring confirmation email and photo ID to exhibitor check-in at the entrance of the Expo Hall (West Building, F2 Hall) to receive a credential.
  4. Ensure that ALL staff members working at exhibiting booths are registered. Those who are not registered will not receive a credential that gives access to the expo hall.
  5. Please add the following email address to your address book to ensure receipt of confirmation email:  “2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon – Exhibitor Confirmation” emos@cemevent.com.
Exhibitor credential registration

Expo Credential Distribution dates and times:

  • Wednesday, October 6th: (only booths 20×20 and larger) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Expo Show office
  • Thursday, October 7th: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the main Expo entrance
  • Friday, October 8th: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the main Expo entrance
  • Saturday, October 9th: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the main Expo entrance

*Note: Only exhibitors accessing the Expo Hall outside of hall hours must register for a credential. When picking up your credential you will be required to show a photo ID. There will be no access to the exhibitor hall without one. Exhibitors who are only working during hall hours are not required to have a credential as the Expo is open to the public during that time.

2021 Live Expo Floor plan


Administrative forms

Bank of America Chicago Marathon W-9 (.pdf)

Certificate of Insurance Requirements
All Exhibitors are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance via email to insurance@cemevent.net by Friday, September 24, 2021. Please review our requirements in the following link: chicagomarathon.com/coi

Exhibitors that need to purchase race weekend coverage to meet our requirements can do so through our insurance broker, Associated Agencies, via the following link: chicagomarathon.com/insurance.

Automobile and Small Utility Vehicle Program (ASUV)

McCormick Place allows exhibitors to unload and load small privately-owned vehicles without hiring labor at designated areas in the building. Show management will determine the hours of operation for each event. We encourage exhibitors to participate in the ASUV program using one of the options listed on our website. Please visit mccormickplace.com/exhibitors/asuv for complete details.

Wednesday, October 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Move out
Saturday, October 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sustainability guidelines

View the event and McCormick Place sustainability initiatives and guidelines to see how you can help make the Health & Fitness Expo more sustainable.

Sustainability tips for exhibitors (.pdf)

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