March 1 - 5, 2020
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois, USA


Booth assignments will begin August 5. View our TIMELINE for more important dates and deadlines.


10′ x 10′ Booth Cost
What’s included with booth space

Now Accepting DemoZone and Lab Gauntlet Submissions
Don’t miss your chance to be in front of thousands of attendees

Engage Attendees in the DemoZone

Exhibitors are invited to submit a 25-30 minute live demo presentation of a product or service.

Increase Leads and Exposure by Running the Gauntlet

A series of short, fun, one-minute challenges where attendees compete for prizes (i.e. pipette challenge, puzzle).

Who Attends?

Anyone who develops, buys, or sells laboratory equipment, performs physical or chemical analyses, develops analysis methods, or manages scientists.

    ► 72% are involved in the purchasing process
    ► 48% plan to make a purchase within 6 months
    ► 44% are looking for products for multiple departments
    ► 44% state the expo as the main reason to attend
    ► 55% are first time attendees
View Demographics

Makreting Tools and Resources
Universal trade show statistics prove that pre-show, in-show, and post-show marketing is an integral and expanding aspect of a complete trade show promotional suite.

Pittcon offers a variety of resources designed to assist exhibitors with their promotional strategies, and to help them stand out in a competitive scientific
market. The tools in this kit are available so that your company will be able to get the most out of your Pittcon 2020 attendance:

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Come explore famed restaurants, world-class museums, a jaw-dropping waterfront, groundbreaking music, award-winning theaters, iconic architecture, and discover a blend of big-city culture, urban adventure and Midwestern hospitality. All 77 vibrant neighborhoods are the heart and soul of Chicago – and the perfect home for Pittcon 2020!


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (9a – 5p)
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 (9a – 5p)
Thursday, March 5, 2020 (9a – 5p)

McCormick Place – West Hall
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generate Quality Leads

50% of our attendees plan on making a purchase within 6 months of Pittcon.

Pittcon is the ideal venue for showcasing the latest products, services and supplies used in laboratories and field applications. It attracts leading analytical instrumentation companies from more than 30 countries around the globe.

Marketing Tools & Resources
Sponsorship Opportunities
Pittcon Demographics
Purchase Attendee Lists
Exhibitor Guest Program
Expo Meeting Space

Important Dates & Deadlines (click image for all dates and deadlines)

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Book Your Hotel

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onPeak ( is the only official housing company associated with Pittcon. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.

We have received reports that other companies are posing as official travel vendors for Pittcon 2019. Pittcon participants have encountered situations with travel vendors that were either unlicensed or went out of business after taking reservations and deposits, leaving individuals stranded without hotel rooms and transportation, and resulting in lost deposits. Pittcon only guarantees hotel room rates or availability made through onPeak (

Convention Center Information

    McCormick Place – West Building

    2301 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60616

Expo Dates & Times
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
9 am – 5 pm

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9 am – 5 pm

Thursday, March 5, 2020
9 am – 5 pm

Chicago Visitor’s Guide


Booth Assignment Process

Companies with combined booth and seminar room space of 800 sq. ft. or more will be assigned first in seniority order starting at 70 years and working back. Companies under 800 sq. ft. will be assigned next in seniority order starting at 70 years and working back.

Booth Packages
Package Option 1
10 feet x 10 feet, without electric: $3,900 ($39.00 per square foot)

  • 10’ x 10’ standard carpet
  • One (1) 6’ draped table
  • Two (2) contour side chairs
  • One (1) 11”x17” standard ID sign
  • One (1) wastebasket
  • (10 feet x 20 feet would be $7,800 and would include double the items)

    Package Option 2
    10 feet x 10 feet, with electric: $4,045 ($40.45 per square foot)

  • 10’ x 10’ standard carpet
  • One (1) 6’ draped table
  • Two (2) contour side chairs
  • One (1) 11”x17” standard ID sign
  • One (1) wastebasket
  • 5 amp electric
  • (10 feet x 20 feet would be $8,090 and would include double the items)

    What’s Included with a Booth Space Rental
    • 8’ Back Drape in exposition color (panel sequence: black, grey, white, grey, black)
    • Two 3’ Side Rails Draped in black
    • Booth number on floor & company name on draping
    • Aisle Carpet – Pepper (black with white flecks)
    • 4 Booth personnel registrations for every 10’ x 10’ purchased
    • 4 Corporate Guest registrations for every 10’ x 10’ purchased
    • 24 hour Exhibit Floor Perimeter Security
    • Company description posted online and on Mobile App
    • Complimentary press conference rooms and publicity office to distribute press kits
    • Marketing & Publicity Resources
    Stay connected to Pittcon throughout the year.

    Product Profiles of Pittcon Exhibitors
    • Instrumentation Laboratory Equipment
    • Lab Automation
    • Life Science Techniques & Applications
    • Reagents and Consumables
    • Environmental Techniques & Applications
    • Laboratory Design & Furnishings
    • Cannabis Techniques and Analysis
    • Electroanalytical Techniques & Applications
    • Specialized Analytical Testing Services
    • Nanotechnology Techniques & Applications
    • Laboratory Personnel Services
    • Biopharma/Research and Clinical Diagnostics
    • Laboratory Information Management Systems
    • Food Analysis Techniques & Applications

    Pittcon 2020 Dates

    Pittcon 2020 Location

    McCormick Place – West Hall

    2301 South Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60616


    Future Dates
    2021 New Orleans, LA
    March 7-11
    2022 Atlanta, GA
    March 6-10
    2023 Philadelphia, PA
    March 19-23
    2024 San Diego, CA
    February 25-29
    2025 Boston, MA
    2026 Philadelphia, PA
    2027 San Diego, CA

    Exhibitor Timeline
    Download Dates & Deadlines

    Important Dates & Deadlines

    May 21 2019

    Exhibitor Webinar: Getting Started

    This webinar facilitates the sharing of information to help everyone prepare for a successful 2020 exhibition. The webinar aired on Tuesday, March 21. Watch now On-Demand.

    June 3 2019

    Reserve Your Booth

    Booth space reservations for 2020 begins on Monday, June 3.

    August 5 2019

    Booth Assignments Begin

    Booth assignments for companies 800 sq. ft. or more, begin in seniority order on Monday, August 5.

    August 12 2019

    Booth Assignments Begin

    Booth assignments for companies less than 800 sq. ft. begin in seniority order on Monday, August 12.

    September 3 2019

    Lab Gauntlet / Demo Zone

    Sign-ups for both the Lab Gauntlet and Demo Zone begin on Tuesday, September 3.

    October 31 2019

    Booth Assignments Announced

    Booth assignments will be emailed to exhibitors on Thursday, October 31.

    November 1 2019

    Exhibitor Service Manual

    The Exhibitor Service Manual will be available online on Friday, November 1.

    November 4 2019

    Registration Opens

    Registration for booth staff opens on Monday, November 4

    November 5 2019

    Exhibitor Webinar: Now What?

    Exhibitor’s Webinar: I got my booth number…now what? This webinar will focus on how to make the most of Pittcon 2020.

      WHEN: Tuesday, November 5
      TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
    November 11 2019

    Booth Payment Due

    Any remaining balance of booth space payments are due by Monday, November 11.

    January 6 2020

    Exhibitor Deadlines: January

    The following exhibitor forms are due on Monday, January 6:

    • Lab Gauntlet and Demo Zone reservation deadlines
    • Exhibitor Appointed Contractor form
    • Hanging banner, specialized lighting and exhibit drawings
    • Certificate of Insurance or signed Waiver & Release
    February 6 2020

    Exhibitor Deadlines: February

    The following exhibitor forms are due on Thursday, February 6:

    • GES advance discount pricing deadline for carpet, furniture electric, etc.
    • Last day for on-line advanced discount rate on Air & Water Services
    • Last day for on-line advanced discount rate on Internet & Telephone Services
    February 20 2020

    Advance Warehouse Deadline

    The last day that items can be received at the GES Advance Warehouse is Thursday, February 20.

    February 26 2020

    GES Pricing Deadline

    The last day for GES standard pricing deadline is Wednesday, February 26.

    February 27 2020

    Exhibitor Move-in Begins

    The first day items can be received at McCormick Place – West is Thursday, February 27. Please note: GES on-site pricing begins.

    February 29 2020

    Badge Pickup Begins

    Exhibitors can start picking up their badges at registration on Saturday, February 29. Pittcon Short Courses begin.

    March 1 2020

    Technical Program Opens

    The Pittcon Technical Program begins on Sunday, March 1.

    March 3 2020

    Expo Opens

    The Pittcon Exhibition begins Tuesday, March 3, at 9:00 AM.

    March 5 2020

    Exhibitor Meeting / Expo Closes

    The Exhibitor’s Meeting will take place from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 5. The expo closes at 5:00 PM, and exhibitor move-out begins.

    Exposition closes – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Move Out starts at the Break of Show)
    (Your outbound material handling forms must be turned in and your outside carrier checked into the Marshalling Yard before 8:00 PM.)

    March 6 2020

    Move Out Ends

    Move Out continues – 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Carriers MUST be checked in by 12:00 PM. All exhibitor materials must be removed by 2:00 PM

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