What is an EAC?

An EAC is a third party company that an exhibitor contracts with to work within their booth on the show floor. EAC companies are not official IMTS vendors.

How do I register my EAC for IMTS 2018?

IMTS exhibitors can register their EAC Company through the IMTS e-Kit. Once logged into the e-Kit, search for EAC Registration within the e-Kit checklist.

Once your EAC has become IMTS and McCormick approved, the EAC will be sent a link where they can register staff.

How does my EAC become approved for IMTS 2018?

An EAC needs to be approved by both McCormick Place and IMTS. For safety and security reasons, the EAC approval process is stringent. Find out more about the EAC approval process.

EAC Authorization & Registration

Important Additional Information Regarding the EAC Authorization and Registration Process:

  • Badge Pick-up: EAC badge requests received prior to August 17 can pick up their badges at the Move-in meeting on August 28 in Room E350 at McCormick Place. The meeting will begin at 8:00am. Badge requests received after August 17 can pick up their badges at any Exhibitor Registration area in McCormick Place during posted Exhibitor registration hours.
  • Separate badges will be needed for move-in, move-out and show days.
  • All EAC badges will be printed and distributed on-site – no EAC badges will be mailed before the show.
  • EAC badge pick-up will be available in all EAC/Exhibitor Registration areas at McCormick Place.
  • A picture ID will be required for badge pick-up.

Contact

If you have questions or need assistance with the EAC registration process please contact Matt Lutz from IMTS at mlutz@amtonline.org or call Matt at 703-827-5215.

On-Site EAC Meeting

All EAC’s are urged to attend the following meetings on-site at McCormick Place:

  • Move-In Meeting: Tuesday, August 28th at 8:00 a.m. in room E350
  • Move-Out Meeting: Thursday, September 13th at 8:00 a.m. in room E350

EAC/Exhibitor Show Floor Access:

  • Move-In Dates & Hours (Aug. 29 - Sept. 9, 2018 — Halls Closed Sept. 2 & 3)

    • Move-In Days: Wednesday Aug. 29 - Saturday, Sept. 1
      Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Sunday, Sept. 9
    • Dark Days (Exhibit Halls Closed): Sunday, Sept. 2 - Monday, Sept. 3
    • Move-In Hours: Aug. 29-Sept. 8 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sept. 9 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Show Hours (Sept. 10 - 15, 2018)

    • East & West Buildings — Exhibitor/Distributor: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    • North & South Buildings — Exhibitor/Distributor: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Move-Out Dates & Hours

    • Move-Out Days (North, South, East & West): Sunday Sept. 16 - Saturday, Sept.22
    • Move-Out Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

EAC Badge Pick-up

Badge Pick-up / Registration Locations:

Building Location
North N231
East Level 2
South 101B
West Level 1, Gate 40

Badge Pick-up / Registration Hours:

Dates Building Times
Wednesday, Aug. 29 All Buildings 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 30 - Friday, Aug. 31 All Buildings 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1 All Buildings 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept, 2 - Monday, Sept. 3 All Buildings Dark Days - Buildings Closed
Tuesday, Sept. 4 - Saturday, Sept. 8 All Buildings 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9 All Buildings 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 10 - Saturday, Sept. 15 East, West 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 10 - Saturday, Sept. 15 North, South 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16 North, South 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16 East, West 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.