Category Archives: Tips for Exhibitors

Shipping and Material Handling Made Easy

Save time, money, and frustration!  Use our step-by-step instructions for shipping and material handling to ensure your booth materials and perishable product arrive and are handled safely and economically.  Remember – you’ll find all this info and more in the full exhibitor service kit. Important dates/info to consider: June 23, 2017 – July 24, 2017:  Booth materials (no perishable product!) […]
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Reserve your Foodservice Conference hotel rooms before they sell out!

Hotel rooms in Monterey always go quickly.  Don’t wait too long to book your rooms, or you may miss out on the discounted rates offered to Foodservice exhibitors and attendees. Remember, hotel reservations are managed by Expovision, our OFFICIAL housing vendor.  If you book your hotel rooms through any other source, PMA cannot guarantee the legitimacy […]
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Directory Deadline – This Week – June 9

You have until this Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5 p.m. EDT to update your listing for the printed edition of the Foodservice directory, distributed to more than 1,800 attendees on-site in Monterey. Be sure to update your products and company profile. Updates made after June 9 will be shown in the online directory only. Check out these 8 ways […]
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Want your badges mailed in advance?

Register your badges by June 23 if you wish to have badges mailed in advance (badges will be mailed out on July 6 to exhibitors in the continental U.S only). Each booth comes with: (3) Booth worker badges– these badges provide access to the show floor before, during and after shows hours. (1) Full conference pass– this […]
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Deadline Alert

May 31, 2017 – Foodservice Booth Cancellation Deadline We hope you won’t need this, but just in case, we wanted to remind you that May 31 marks the deadline to cancel Foodservice booth space and still receive a refund. Read more on our Booth Assignments & Cancellations web page.  Contact Jamie Romano Hillegas with any questions or […]
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Product Sampling and Catering in Your Booth

If your company plans on serving samples from your booth, be sure to review the Product Sampling section of the service kit for more information about: Who can assist with food sampling preparation Estimates on quantities of samples needed for this show Guidelines for safe on-site food sampling and handling How to request alcohol service in your […]
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Get your target audience to the show!

Check out the latest attendee list, and tell PMA what other companies and people you’d like to see at the Foodservice Expo. We’ll actively work to get them to the show – they may even qualify to come as part of our Operator/Distributor program where we’ll host their participation. Send your list of prospects, including the company name, […]
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8 Ways to get the most from your directory listing

The deadline to submit a company description and product categories for your Foodservice Conference Printed Directory Listing is June 9. You have just a few seconds to capture the attention of prospective customers — make your directory listing “count” in 500 characters or less. Prepare– Before writing a word, meet with your expo team to brainstorm one or two […]
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Important Dates for Foodservice Conference Exhibitors

Mark your calendars with these important Foodservice Conference Dates! The service kit with all of the forms required to place orders will be available by the beginning of May Last day to receive a refund for booth cancellations is Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Last day to update your printed directory listing is June 9, 2017. Last […]
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Beware of Housing Scams!

Exhibitor and attendee housing for Foodservice Conference will open on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Hotel reservations will once again be managed by Expovision, our OFFICIAL housing vendor.  If you book your hotel rooms through any other source, PMA cannot guarantee the legitimacy of their claims. How do housing scams work? Room poachers research online event lists, typically […]
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