Are booths still available for the 2019 expo?
When is the conference and expo?
The 2019 event days have shifted. The conference and expo will now take place on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27. Take a look at the new conference schedule.
Please keep in mind that this shift will impact when your shipment should arrive, when your staff and booth labor will set up and work, and when your outbound shipment should be picked up. Review the exhibitor set up schedule.
Where will the conference take place?
The 2019 Foodservice Conference & Expo will take place in downtown Monterey. Venues include:
How is the expo floor laid out?
All order forms are available on the list of approved vendors. PMA cannot guarantee service if you use other vendors. Be sure to place your orders by July 9th in order to take advantage of discounted prices.
What deadlines do I need to be aware of?
Monterey is in a "union jurisdiction" state, which means union labor will be required for certain aspects of you exhibit. You may set up your own exhibit display as long as only one person can accomplish the task in less than one-half hour without the use of tools. For more information review the exhibitor set up information.
Yes, food and beverage sampling is encouraged. On average, exhibitors hand out 200-300 samples per day. If you need assistance preparing samples, contact the official catering company for your booth (based on your booth location). They can work with you to provide samples or you can prepare them in your booth. Review the product sampling section for more information about serving samples in your booth.
You are allowed to make deliveries in a personally owned vehicle or with a shipping company. Please give this map to your driver so he knows where to deliver your shipment. Please review the shipping section for more information on material handling prices before you pack your shipment. Please note: you may move materials that can be carried by hand, by one person in one trip, with out the use of dollies, hand trucks or mechanical equipment - otherwise Tricord will need to move your materials from the dock to your booth.
We sure do! All primary and secondary contacts for exhibiting companies can download an attendee list. Current registrants can also download an attendee list. As we get closer to the show, you'll see more and more attendees appear on the list. Everyone wants to minimize the amount of email they receive these days, so please be courteous and only send emails out to people in your target market or key prospects.
How can I interact with the media?
You can email our PR coordinator, Cassidy, for an up-to-date media list or for more information on how to reach out to the media. Don't forget to interact on social media using the new event hashtag #PMAFoodservice