June 6-9, 2017
McCormick Place West, Chicago

Exhibitor FAQs

10×20 Booth- Combine any two available 10×10 booths vertically. You’re unable to combine booths horizontally to create end-caps as it creates a line of sight issue.

10×30 Booth – Combine any three available 10×10 booths vertically.

20×20 Booth – We define an Island booth as a booth with aisles on all four sides. An Island Booth is a minimum 20×20 in size. We do not pre-plot island booths. Exhibitors are able to create their 20×20 booth by combining any 4 available 10×10 booths and we will remove the extra booths to create an island. We do not allow endcap or peninsula booths.

We do not hold booths. Our booth availability is first come, first serve based on the order of contract submission. Since the floor plan is live and we’re continuously plotting booths, there may be a small picking queue by the time a contract is submitted. The 2017 floor plan will be updates shortly. To request a booth, please contact for more information.

Click here to view the floor plan FAQ: Floor Plan FAQ

The number of passes included with a booth depends on the size of the booth, as follows:

Note: The main conference pass does NOT include workshops.

Booth Size  Sq. Feet Number of Passes
10×10 100 3 Exhibit Hall Only & 1 Main Conference
10×20 200 4 Exhibit Hall Only & 2 Main Conference
10×30 300 5 Exhibit Hall Only & 2 Main Conference
20×20 400 6 Exhibit Hall Only & 2 Main Conference
20×30 600 8 Exhibit Hall Only & 2 Main Conference
20×40 800 10 Exhibit Hall Only & 2 Main Conference

Please contact for more information.

Hours from 2016 are listed below as a reference only. Information will be updated for 2017 in the fall. 

Tuesday, June 7: 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 9: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please visit the Why Exhibit page.

Speaking opportunities at our conferences are provided strictly by invitation from IRCE. The agenda development team chooses speakers based on their qualifications and not on any relationship that the speaker or the speaker’s company may have with any part of IRCE or Internet Retailer magazine. There is no relationship between exhibiting or being a sponsor at an IRCE conference and securing a speaking slot on the conference agenda.

However, we encourage exhibitors to submit proposals for consideration. Even if the proposal is not chosen initially, there is always a chance it could be selected as a backup presentation in the event a speaker dropout creates an opening on the agenda. There is also the possibility the topic may be considered for coverage by the editors of Internet Retailer magazine. A proposal has the best chance of being accepted if it addresses an issue of broad concern to all kinds of Internet retailers, doesn’t focus on a particular product or service, and if the company proposing the session can recruit a retailer client to provide the on-the-ground perspective.

Proposals for the 2017 IRCE conference should be sent to during the review period beginning June 11, 2016, and ending July 15, 2016.

IRCE currently does not provide the list of its conference attendees due to privacy concerns raised by conference attendees. We will post the list of attending companies within the Exhibitor Portal that can be found on the conference website.

If you have further questions, please contact

We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities ranging in price points. You must be a contracted exhibitor to purchase sponsorships. To see our 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities, click here – Sponsorship Opportunities. Sponsorship items are designed to provide brand awareness, give you additional exposure and drive more traffic to your booth during the show.

Internet and Electricity (including outlets) are NOT included with your booth purchase. All electrical must be ordered through Freeman. Electrical is programmed for the amount of power you ordered. Internet can be purchased separately if needed though the 3rd party internet provider, McCormick Place.

Wireless is available within the exhibit hall but it is intended for light use (checking e-mail, etc.)  If you need the internet for anything mission critical or video streaming, we recommend purchasing a wired connection from the 3rd party internet provider, McCormick Place.  Wireless cards are permitted but depending on the venue, the signal strength and connection speeds can vary.   Wi-Fi will always be available in the common areas outside of the Exhibit Hall as well as within the Session rooms during the show.

The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place starts selling out on popular dates very early. Limited rooms may become available once guest name and deposits are required to be submitted and any held rooms are released. We recommend booking a hotel within the IRCE block as early as possible, then checking back in early May when TBD rooms are released back into the block.

Use the following link to book your hotel for IRCE. Please ensure you book directly with onPeak, our official hotel partner, to take advantage of the discounted hotel rates.: Travel Information.

Hotels begin selling out as early as February and are booked on a first come, first serve basis. We do not keep a wait list. The Hyatt McCormick is extremely popular and sells out quickly. If your selected nights are not available, please choose another hotel. If rooms at the Hyatt McCormick become available due to cancellations, we will notify all holders of reserved rooms within the IRCE block first.

Complimentary scheduled shuttle transportation is provided by IRCE between McCormick Place West and the following hotels during peak times: Hyatt Regency, Palmer House Hilton and Hilton Chicago. Shuttle routes and information can be found at: Shuttle Schedule

If you have already contracted – please review the terms and conditions in its entirety.

Cancellation of this Agreement by Exhibitor or requests for a reduction of booth space must be in writing, and approved in writing by IRCE Management. If a notice of cancellation of the exhibit space by Exhibitor is received by IRCE Management on or before September 30, 2016, Exhibitor shall pay 25% of the full Exhibit Booth Fees as a service fee. If a notice of cancellation of the exhibit space by Exhibitor is received by IRCE Management between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, Exhibitor shall pay 50% of the full Exhibit Booth Fees as a service fee. The full Exhibit Booth Fees are due and payable by Exhibitor and non-refundable for any notice of cancellation by Exhibitor received by IRCE Management after January 1, 2017. Exhibitor shall pay a service fee of $3,100 to reduce the size of any 10×30 or larger booth as requested by Exhibitor regardless of when the request is made, and (if space is still available) Exhibitor’s new booth space will be moved to a new location on the exhibit floor. The reduction of booth space resulting to a 10×10 booth is not allowed after March 1, 2017. Booth downgrade requests received after April 14, 2017 will not be accepted.

All information for 2017 IRCE exhibitors is housed in the exhibitor portal, which will be released in the fall of 2016. At that time, you can access via the link below.

Access the portal here.