First Time Exhibitor

We are delighted to welcome you to your first Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. You have made a good decision to participate in the industry's leading event.

As a new exhibitor, we would like to extend to you a warm welcome and do our best to help you with all of your needs heading into the event. We want to ensure that you have the best experience possible, so we have put together the following information on important deadlines, free marketing and PR opportunities and general tips to have a great show.

Michele Soda, our dedicated Exhibitor Service Specialist, is your personal resource available to help with all of your show and booth questions and needs leading up to the show. Whether it be maneuvering your way through the exhibitor manual or assisting you with log-ins and passwords, Michele is here to help.

Her contact information is msoda@urbanexpo.com or 203-484-8054. In addition to Michele, you have a team of people who are here to help. Visit the Contact Us page for more information.

Step One - Sign Up to Exhibit

Step Two - Plan Your Show

  • View the New Exhibitor package sheet for a full overview of your benefits.
  • Exhibitor Registration (check back in summer of 2015)
  • Online Exhibitor Manual (check back in summer of 2015)

Step Three - Value Added Exhibitor Programs

Additional programs at no extra cost to increase your return on investment.

  • Exhibitor PR Opportunities

  • Marketing

    • Customer Invitation Program

      FREE Exhibitor Customer Pass Program - Electronic Invitation Program is a free and easy way to offer complimentary registration to you best customers and prospects! The program allows you to create your own link for complimentary registration and send it to your customers and/or prospects.  Order your buttons and registration links here!

      NEW! We've put together an informational webinar on how to use the Customer Invitation Program. Click here to download and view the webinar to make sure you're getting the most you can out of this program.  Questions?  Contact Segmark Solutions Customer Service ... available 7:00am - 11:00pm Eastern Time, daily.  Email questions to CustService@UrbanExpoInvitations.com or Call 203-563-9212. 

    • Online, Printed, And Mobile Show Guide Listings For Attendee Sourcing

      Exhibitor portal information will be available shortly.

    • Social Media Outreach

      Buzz for your company via the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. social media announcements on Facebook. Be sure to like our page here.


       

Exhibitor Alerts!!

BEWARE of the Restaurant Daily News and Oser Communications 
Urban Expositions and the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo do NOT support the Restaurant Daily News produced by Oser Communications -- it is NOT affiliated with Urban Expositions or WFHE.  Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Restaurant Daily News from Oser Communications, its publisher, which may use the name of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, and may tell you that they are authorized to distribute their magazine at the event -- do not be fooled.  The only official event publications are produced by Urban Expositions and the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo.  For high impact advertising, and guaranteed access to the show attendees, please contact gcelentano@urban-expo.com

BEWARE of Third Party Lead Retrieval Systems
Exhibitors, beware of third party lead retrieval companies soliciting devices with the assumption they work at all or most shows.  The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo official registration providers design their systems to work in accordance with conditions that protect information, ensure data integrity and are NOT aligned with outside providers systems.  Any challenges with the use of these systems should be directed to the seller of these systems. 

Beware of Travel Scams
The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, in partnership with Connections Housing, are committed to providing you with the best travel deals around. Connections Housing is the official travel provider for the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo.  Don't be fooled by offers from other parties using the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo name - they are NOT affiliated with Urban Expositions or the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. Remember, if the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. At the very least, prior to booking with a party other than Connections Housing, please check the prospective vendor's rating at www.bbb.org

BEWARE of the Fair Guide
Urban Expositions and the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo do NOT support the Fair Guide -- it is NOT affiliated with Urban Expositions or WFHE. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Fair Guide from Construct Data, its publisher, which use the name of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo - do not be fooled. Construct Data currently operates out of Slovakia (it has previously operated out of Austria and Germany).

BEWARE of the Expo-Guide
Urban Expositions and the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo also do NOT support the Expo-Guide -- it is NOT affiliated with Urban Expositions or WFHE. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Expo-Guide from Commercial Online Manuals, its publisher, which use the name of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo - again, do not be fooled. The Expo-Guide currently operates out of Mexico.
For further warnings on the Fair Guide and the Expo-Guide, please check out www.stopecg.org (the website was set up originally to deal with the European City Guides, but it now addresses the Fair Guide and Expo-Guide as well as several other similar matters).

And please remember - the only directories and guides affiliated with Urban Expositions are those published by Urban Expositions, including the official show directories. If you have any doubts about a directory/guide solicitation using the WFHE name (for example, if the solicitation requires payment made to an address in a foreign country), please contact an WFHE salesperson ASAP.