Here you will find important details, deadlines, specifications and opportunities in regards to your exhibit at Automate.

Hotel & Travel Information

Headquarters Hotel for Automate 2019

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611 USA

For more information on reservations and to view our other hotel partners, please visit .

Important Dates
As soon as possible Hotel/Travel Reservations for Booth Staff
As soon as possible Download the Automate Logo - Use for Website, Email, Social Media and Print
As soon as possible Download the Automate Digital Ads - Use on Your Website
As soon as possible Liability Insurance Certificate to Show Management (Required)
As soon as possible
(Limited availability)
Order Show Event Tickets (Networking Party & Engelberger Award Dinner)
As soon as possible
(First come, first served)
Order Show Sponsorship & Marketing Elements
December 1, 2018 Final Exhibit Space Payment Due (Required)
Move In/Out Schedule


Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, April 5, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(pre-ordered services only)





***Important: Exhibitors may not dismantle displays prior to the show closing at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2019***

Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Included in Exhibit Space

Each linear booth will consist of 8’ high panels of back drape and 3’ high side drape. Each exhibiting company will be provided a 7”x44” one line black on white identification sign.

Shipping Information

Advance Shipping:

4108 W 52nd Place
Chicago, IL 60632 USA

Shipment should arrive on or between Monday, February 26th, 2019 – Monday, March 25th, 2019.

Direct Shipping:

McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616-1490 USA

Shipment Should Arrive on or Between:
Thursday, April 4, 2019 after 8:00am - Sunday, April 7, 2019 by 4:00pm

Automate Vendors

It has been brought to our attention that third party housing groups, mail houses, and other service companies have been contacting our exhibitors trying to sell their services for the show.

We are working exclusively with GES as our appointed contractor and Expo Logic for our registration/lead retrieval needs. All housing is done through OnPeak, and we do NOT sell our attendee or exhibitor information to mail houses or conference networks.

A full list of Automate vendors will be distributed soon. If you are contacted by any company that is not on this list, please disregard their services. Some exhibitors have reported that callers have threatened to cancel their booth space if they do not comply. Please be sure that your booth space is safely being held unless you are contacted directly by a staff member of A3.

If you have a question regarding the validity of a vendor, please feel free to contact the Automate Show Headquarters at +1 (734) 994-6088 or

Show Contacts

For Billing and Exhibitor Information
Mandy Pawczuk
Administrator, Event Services

For Exhibit and Sponsorship Information
Jim Hamilton
Director, Sales 

For Registration Information
Leah Firsch

Show Marketing Collateral
  • Exhibitor Widget
    A complimentary, customizable widget for your website to help drive traffic to your booth.
  • Exhibitor Email Signature
    A complimentary, customizable image file to use in your email messages to help drive traffic to your booth
  • Automate Logo - PNG file
  • Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities - COMING SOON
    Position your company as a leader at the Automate 2019 Show!
  • Six Tips to Promote Your Brand - COMING SOON
    Complimentary tips to help you stand out!
Exhibitor Portal/Registration - Coming Soon Exhibitor Manual - Coming Soon