2018 Shopper Marketing Summit, March 12 - 14, 2018

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Summit FAQs

1. When and where is the 2018 Shopper Marketing Summit?

2. What are the hours of Summit?

3. Who should attend Summit?

4. How much does it cost to attend & when does registration open?

5. Are group discounts available?

6. How do I get the lower Member Rate pricing?

7. Can I use my credit card to register for Summit?

8. My company requires me to use a check. How do I register for Summit?

9. Can I register over the phone?

10. How do I know if my registration form and payment were received?

11. How can I get a copy of my receipt?

12. Do I have to be a member of the Path to Purchase Institute to attend Summit?

13. How do I book my hotel room at the venue – the Grand Hyatt New York?

14. How do I get to the venue – the Grand Hyatt New York?

15. Will I receive my badge prior to Summit?

16. What is the Solutions Gallery?

17. What is the Shopper Marketing Celebration?

18. I need to cancel my registration. Are there any refunds?

19. I registered for Summit, but can no longer attend. Can a colleague attend in my place?

20. Is there food available at Summit?

21. What is the dress code?

22. Are there any sponsorship opportunities available at Summit?

23. Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

1. When and where is the 2018 Shopper Marketing Summit?

Monday, March 12 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N Thoreau Dr 
Schaumburg, IL 60173

2. What are the hours of Summit?

Monday, March 12

  • 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13

  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (optional evening event)

Wednesday, March 14

  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

3. Who should attend Summit?

Senior level executives and others who are responsible for creating go-to-market strategy across the entire path to purchase. Attendees include:

  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers and marketers of consumer products and services
  • Shopper marketing, advertising and promotion agency executives
  • Industry solution providers encompassing digital and mobile technology, P-O-P, retail design, retail execution and shopper insights

4. How much does it cost to attend?

Click here to see the 2017 pricing.

5. Are group discounts available?

Yes, group rates are available for 3 or more people attending from the same company. Learn more and register here. Contact Peggy Milbrandt, events manager, at [email protected], or (773) 992-4412 with questions. 

6. How do I get the lower Member Rate pricing?

Current members of the Path to Purchase Institute may purchase tickets to the Shopper Marketing Summit at the reduced member rates. Contact us for more information about becoming a member of the Institute. 

7. Can I use my credit card to register for Summit?

Yes, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

8. My company requires me to use a check. How do I register for Summit?

Click here to download a PDF of the registration form. Mail your completed form with payment information to:

Path to Purchase Institute
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Ste. 200
Chicago, IL 60631

Your registration will be processed and a receipt will be emailed to the email address on your registration form. Please allow for adequate mailing and processing time.

9. Can I register over the phone?

Yes, call Customer Service at 985-801-0678.

10. How do I know if my registration form and payment were received?

If you register online, you can expect a confirmation email immediately. If you mail or fax your registration, please allow for appropriate processing time. A confirmation email and receipt will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form.

11. How can I get a copy of my receipt?

Log back into the registration site with your email address and password that you created when you registered. You’ll be able to retrieve a receipt from there.

12. Do I have to be a member of the Path to Purchase Institute to attend Summit?

No, everyone in the industry is welcome to attend. Members qualify to attend at a discounted rate which can save you a bundle at Summit. Click here to learn more about the many benefits of becoming a member of the Path to Purchase Institute.

13. How do I book my hotel room at the venue?

Click on the venue and accommodations page to get more information on how to book your room.

14. How do I get to the venue?

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N Thoreau Dr 
Schaumburg, IL 60173

15. Will I receive my badge prior to Summit?

No, we do not mail badges. Please bring your email confirmation to the Ballroom level at the Grand Hyatt to pick up your credentials.

16. What is the Solutions Gallery?

The Solutions Gallery is a designated area where leading industry solution providers display their products and services and offer their expertise to Summit attendees.

17. What is the Shopper Marketing Celebration?

Included in your Summit registration is a complimentary ticket to this black-tie optional reception and dinner which honors the 2018 Shopper Marketing Hall of Fame inductees and the 2018 Shopper Marketing Effie award winners. The Shopper Marketing Celebration takes places Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

18. I need to cancel my registration. Are there any refunds?

You will receive a refund of fees paid, minus a $50 processing fee if your written request is received prior to the cancellation date. Refund requests after the cancellation date will not be honored.

19. I registered for Summit, but can no longer attend. Can a colleague attend in my place?

Yes, prior to Summit, please email [email protected] with the details of the change, including the replacement’s name, title and email address. Once the change is completed, your replacement will receive an email confirmation.

20. Is there food available at Summit?

Yes, breakfast, lunch and dinner (at the Shopper Marketing Celebration) are provided on Tuesday and breakfast will be offered on Wednesday. There is also a café, restaurant and bar onsite in the hotel.

21. What is the dress code?

Dress attire for the Summit is business casual. If you are attending the Shopper Marketing Celebration on Tuesday evening, this event is black-tie optional.

22. Are there any sponsorship opportunities available at Summit?

A limited number of sponsorships exist. Please contact Albert Guffanti, managing director and publisher, at 973-459-2824 or [email protected] for more information.

23. Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Peggy Milbrandt, events manager, at [email protected] or (773) 992-4412.

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