Carrier Information

Freight Planner & Custom Block Package

Submit your Freight Planner & Custom Block Package, located in your e-Kit, as soon as possible! This will ensure your exhibit experience is smooth, efficient, and cost effective.


Help for Drivers

Move-in/Move-out Target Dates

Target dates are now available. You can find your target dates in your e-Kit, or you can view overall target dates by hall in the PDFs below:

Target Date Information (PDF)

Exhibitor Show Hours
Building / Level Hours
East Building, Level 3 7:00am – 5:30pm
West Building, Level 3 7:00am – 5:30pm
North Building, Level 3 8:00am – 6:30pm
South Building, Level 3 8:00am – 6:30pm
Visitor Show Hours
Building / Level Hours
East Building, Level 3 9:00am – 5:00pm
West Building, Level 3 9:00am – 5:00pm
North Building, Level 3 10:00am – 6:00pm
South Building, Level 3 10:00am – 6:00pm

GES Advanced Warehouse

GES Advanced Warehouse
2300 S. Throop St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Shipments should arrive on or between Thursday, July 28, 2022 – Friday, August 26, 2022


McCormick Place Marshalling Yard Information

All vehicles delivering booth materials, freight and products to McCormick Place must first check in at the Marshalling Yard, located at 31st Street just west of Lake Shore Drive, approximately six (6) blocks south of McCormick Place. Please advise your carrier of the following Marshalling Yard information to better facilitate your direct shipment to McCormick Place.

For complete details, download the Delivery of Freight Information (PDF).

Directions to McCormick Place Marshalling Yard

Please visit the IL Department of Transportation — Studies & Projects – Cook County – I-55 at Lake Shore Drive for updates.

Phone 312.808.3161
Gate Fee $23.00 (as of August 1, 2015)
Scale Fee $11.00

North of Chicago to McCormick Place

Interstate 90 (Kennedy Expressway) to Interstate 55. Bear right just past 18th Street. Then bear left to go North on Interstate 55 to Lake Shore Drive South (41 South).* Lake Shore Drive South to 31st Street. At the 31st Street Exit bear right to Marshalling Yard. Signs for Marshalling Yard are posted at 31st Street Exit.

West of Chicago to McCormick Place

Interstate 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) to Interstate 94 (Dan Ryan Expressway). East on Interstate 94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) to Interstate 55 North. Bear right just past 18th Street. Then bear left to go North on Interstate 55 to Lake Shore Drive South (41 South).* Lake Shore Drive South to 31st Street. At the 31st Street Exit bear right to Marshaling Yard. Signs for Marshaling Yard are posted at 31st Street Exit.

Southwest of Chicago to McCormick Place

Interstate 55 North directly to Lake Shore Drive South (41 South).* Lake Shore Drive South to 31st Street. At the 31st Street Exit bear right to Marshaling Yard. Signs are posted at 31st Street Exit.

South of Chicago to McCormick Place

Interstate 94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) to Interstate 55 North. Interstate 55 to Lake Shore Drive South to 31st Street.* At the 31st Street Exit bear right to Marshaling Yard. Signs for Marshaling Yard are posted at 31st Street Exit.

*Trucks permitted on Lake Shore Drive southbound between Interstate 55 and 31st Street
The State of Illinois legal trailer restrictions are 102” in width and 13’6” in height. Questions may be directed to:

Illinois Department of Transportation, Permit Section
2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764
Phone: 217.782.6271

These directions are provided for convenience only and the driver remains responsible for determining the best route for his vehicle and load. GES makes no representations as to road conditions, hazards or clearance. Traffic routes to the McCormick Place Marshaling area are subject to change due to ongoing construction considerations.

Directions to McCormick Place Marshalling Area — (printable PDF)

Information for Exhibitors

Uncrating Warehouse Info (PDF)


GES IMTS 2022 Information Center

General Contact Information

We understand that planning for an event such as IMTS 2022 can be stressful, and sometimes confusing, process. The GES-IMTS 2022 Information Center is here to assist you in this process. Please feel free to contact us by any of the means listed below. We'll be happy to help!

Toll Free 1.866.280.7765
Direct 001.630.671.7960 (for International Exhibitors)
Fax 702.914.5043
E-mail IMTSservice@ges.com
Chat Located in the GES Ordering Site