General Questions

 

HOW DO I REGISTER TO ATTEND THE WESTERN FOODSERVICE & HOSPITALITY EXPO?

Registration for the 2023 event will be coming in early Summer 2023.

Your registration includes admission to the exhibition, special events and the 40+ educational sessions. 


WHEN & WHERE IS THE EVENT HELD?

Sunday, August 6, 2023                       11am - 5pm 

Monday, August 7, 2023                      11am - 5pm 

Tuesday, August 8, 2023                      11am - 4pm 

Anaheim Convention Center

800 W Katella Ave

Anaheim, CA 92802


WHAT ARE THE ON-SITE REGISTRATION AND BADGE PICK-UP HOURS FOR THE 2023 WESTERN FOODSERVICE & HOSPITALITY EXPO?

Sunday, August 6: 7am - 5pm

Monday, August 7: 7am - 5pm

Tuesday, August 8: 7am - 4pm


WHAT DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?

More details to come when registration opens.

 


WHAT PAYMENT TYPES ARE ACCEPTED ON-SITE?

All major credit cards, cash, and check are accepted on-site.

 

Attendee Questions

WHAT TYPES OF PRODUCTS ARE BEING SHOWN?

Our vendors will have food & beverage products, equipment, services, distributors, technology and more.


WHAT SPECIAL EVENTS / FEATURES TAKE PLACE DURING THE SHOW?

There are many Special Events and features taking place at the show, including over 40 education sessions; the Torch Award and Beacon Award Presentations; culinary demonstrations at Center Stage; and several Specialty Pavilions, including Coffee Fest, the Food Trends Pavilion, the Healthy Food Pavilion, the Gourmet Way Pavilion, and the Bar Innovation Pavilion.


HOW CAN I BOOK MY HOTEL?  

Connections Housing, the official housing partner, provides reduced hotel rates and travel discounts for your trip to Anaheim. 2023 hotel booking coming soon.

Please note: Connections Housing is the ONLY official housing company associated with the 2023 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.


IS THERE PARKING AT THE EVENT AND HOW MUCH IS IT?

Parking is available at the Convention Center. Parking prices vary depending on the surrounding events. More information coming soon.


WHAT IS THE BEST AIRPORT TO FLY INTO?

The surrounding airports include John Wayne Airport and Long Beach Airport.


AM I ABLE TO RENT A WHEELCHAIR OR ELECTRICAL SCOOTER FOR THE EVENT?

Wheelchairs and electric scooters are NOT available to rent at the Convention Center.


 

WHAT ATTRACTION OR RESTAURANT DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE TO SHOW VISITORS?

Disneyland Park is a short 15 minute drive away. Click here for more information.


WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO ATTEND?

This is an industry trade event open to all restaurant & foodservice professionals; it is not open to the general public. Please provide information about your position within the industry when registering.


WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY ATTENDEE BADGE?

Your Exhibits Plus Pass includes entrance to the Exhibit Hall, along with access to Coffee Fest and to ALL educational sessions, demonstrations and special events.


ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

Children are not allowed on the show floor at any time; including infants. Attendees must be 18 years of age or over to attend.


WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

No refunds will be given for any canceled or no-show registrations; there are no exceptions to this policy.


WHAT IS THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

More information to come.


WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND?

The regular registration rate is $75.


WHAT IS THE STUDENT ADMISSION POLICY?

The Show Student Admission Policy is as follows, and will be strictly enforced: No more than 10 students may attend per educational institution, with each five students requiring one adult/educator chaperone accompanying them throughout the Show. Groups must follow a one-chaperone to five-student ratio while in the Exhibit Hall. Groups of more than 6 will be asked by Show Management to split into smaller groups.  No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the Show at any time, and there will be no exceptions. All student registrations must be submitted at the same time, as an Excel spreadsheet with the following information:  student or chaperone name, title (for chaperones only), school name, mailing address, and email address for each registrant for confirmation letters. The Student Admission rate is $20 per person, and a valid student ID is required at the time of badge pick-up. Student/chaperone registration lists and payment information may be submitted to Andrea Tenzca at andrea.tenzca@clarionevents.com. Please note: if our maximum student allotment is exceeded, student registration will be closed. 


IS THERE A GROUP DISCOUNT POLICY?

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 30% discount off the current rate. Contact Andrea Tenzca at andrea.tenzca@clarionevents.com.


DO YOU MAIL THE BADGES?

No, you will receive an email confirmation after registering that you can print and bring to the show. At the show, scanning the barcode on that email will print your badge.


I PRE-REGISTERED, BUT DID NOT RECEIVE MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL?

To resend your confirmation email, please contact us.


I NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE TO MY REGISTRATION; HOW CAN I DO SO?

Please contact us.


WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR FUTURE EVENTS?

The dates for the 2024 Western Food & Hospitality Expo will be announced Fall 2023.