I'm an EAC, what are the steps to registering my staff?

  1. Your IMTS exhibitor must submit a request for you to become an EAC through the e-Kit.
  2. Once your company is approved by McCormick Place and IMTS, the main contact will receive an email with a link for registration.

How does my company become approved to be an EAC at IMTS?

EAC companies need to meet qualification and safety requirements from McCormick Place and IMTS Show Management. For the security and safety of all parties, the EAC approval process is stringent. The IMTS exhibitor must submit a request for you to become an EAC through their e-Kit.

What are the requirements needed to become an approved EAC?

For McCormick Place approval, the requirements are as follows:

  • Registration and Right of Entry Agreement (2 copies)
  • Certificate of Insurance (For McCormick Place Only)
  • Licensee Information Statement
  • Current Substance Abuse Screening & Prevention Policy
  • Rules and Regulations Addendum

Please visit the McCormick Place Contractors/EC login page for detailed requirements and to begin the EAC approval process.

For IMTS approval, you must provide:

  • Certificate of Insurance (For IMTS Only)

View the full limits and coverage requirements for the IMTS Certificate of Insurance (PDF).

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.


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: 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.