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Exhibits, Sponsorships & Activations

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Restaurant owners, chefs, and operators are coming to shop the show floor - by the THOUSANDS. Leverage face-to-face interactions with the right buyers, in the right place.

Exhibits Booth Space Cost Details:

Space Only booth participation includes:

  • Company listing (with short profile description) on the online floorplan
  • 6 exhibitor badges per 100 sq. ft.
  • 3ft. side drapes (except adjacent to the aisle), 8 ft. high back wall drape (inline spaces only)
  • Raw sq. ft. exhibit space must be decorated. Exhibitors are responsible for décor, furnishings, and utilities, provided through our decorator, Shepard.


Raw Exhibit Space Rate: $38.75 per sq. ft. + $350 per corner.

Booth Upgrade Packages: Stand Out from the Crowd!

The Cocktail

Your company name, booth number listed on our our "Featured Exhibitors" signage at the show!

Cost: $250 (in addition to booth space cost0

The Appetizer

Your company name, booth number, and large logo displayed on the official show website landing page as a "Featured Exhibitor" and listed on our "Featured Exhibitor" signage at the show!

Cost: $395 (in addition to booth space cost)

The Main Course

Your company name and booth # listed on "Featured Exhibitors" signage at the show, as well as displayed on the official show website landing page on our scrolling "featured exhibitors" section, a social media shout-out on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn during the two months pre-show, and one post to Instagram stories.

*Exhibitors are responsible for providing high-resolution logos and/or product image files appropriate for the 1:1 social media post ration requirements as well as a .eps or .ai file. Files should be submitted in a timely manner.

Cost: $595 (in addition to booth space cost)

List of Available Sponsorships (Please contact our sales team for more product details and to confirm the availability):

*NEW* Culinary Innovation Theater Market-Segment Sponsorships

Have your product be ACTUALLY UTILIZED in the Culinary Innovation Theater programming. 

Contact the Sales Team below to discuss your products specific use-case and how we can integrate this into our programming. 

Contact Sales

Additional Opportunities

Thought Leadership

  • Branding at Content Sessions taking place at our Education Alley Theaters - $4,500

    • 1-2 minute introduction 

    • Branded holding slides (produced by exhibitor)

    • Option to have soundless video loop on downtime between sessions (produced by exhibitor .mp4 file type)

    • Session listing will have logo placement on the website & mobile app

    • Opportunity to have handouts on seats

    • Leads from badge scans (these are completed by temp staff during session to the best of their ability, and without interrupting the course of the educational programming)

  • Produce your own session within curated content tracks – MUST be approved by the content director and be an attendee draw – this means, NO sales pitches​ - $6,500

Big-Impact & Wow Factor Signage​:

  • Steps & Escalator Signage​ - $15,000

  • Lanyards - $7,500 (sponsor must produce)

  • SOLD - Branded Badges - $7,500 (sponsor must produce)

  • SOLD - Show Bags​ - $5,000 (sponsor must produce)

  • SOLD - Registration Desk Sponsor​ - $7,500

  • SOLD - Aisle Signs​ (1 sign per aisle) - $10,000

  • Uniform Sponsor​ - $7,500

Cost-Effective Brand Awareness​

  • Window Cling in venue entrance ​- $2,500

  • Floor Decals (2ft x 2 ft)​ - $1,500 (per decal​)

  • Freestanding meter boards​ - $2,500

  • Bag Insert or Registration Area Handout - $2,500

  • Logo on Daily Special Handout​ - $1,750

  • It’s 5 O’clock somewhere – bring the bar to your booth!​ - $3,500 for one day or $5,500 for 2 days

    • Includes a Mobile App Push Notification 10 minutes before the happy hour starts, driving people to your booth

Mobile Application Sponsorships​

  • Splash Page - $3,500​

  • Rotating Banner - $2,500​

  • Featured Company - $1,500​

  • Top of Group Listing - $5000​

  • Static Floorplan Banner Ad - $2,000​

Video Promotion

  • In-booth video interview with digital promotion sent to exhibitor post-show. Leave the show with your own 1.5-minute commercial.​ - $2,000

Digital Opportunities

  • Post-Event Email Blast to pre-registered attendees - $2,500​ (Limited to 4)

  • Pre-Event Email Blast to currently registered attendees - $3,000​ (Limited to 4)

  • Pre-Event Email Blast to the Western Foodservice database - $3,000​ (Limited to 2)

Email Blast Specs:

  • Copy and images submitted in Word document including subject line, preheader text, main copy and URL links.
  • Submit materials to your show contact.
  • File to be provided ONE WEEK prior to deployment. Deployment date to be determined by marketing team.

Website Branding ​

  • Countdown Clock Sponsor - $5,000​

  • Online Registration Sponsor - $7,500​

  • Lower Middle Homepage Ad - $2,500

*Ad Placements - run from the time of purchase through 30 days post-event

Social Media Campaign

Basic Package: $750

Boosted Package: $1,000 (includes $250 boosted post about your exhibit space at the show)​

Includes one post on these platforms:

  • Instagram​

  • Facebook ​

  • LinkedIn​

To book your exhibit space at the 2024 California Restaurant Show, please email the sales team below with your desired booth space.









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