​Exhibitor FAQs

How can I exhibit at TRA Marketplace?

To exhibit, a company must offer a product or service directly related to the foodservice industry. For booth pricing, floor plan and sponsorship information, plesae check out our "Book a Booth" page on this website, email us or call 800.395.2872.

How do I register my booth staff?

The person we have listed as your Exhibit contact from your booth contract received a link and instructions on how to register exhibit staff in the booth confirmation email. The main contact is the only one allowed to register staff unless he/she shares the password created. For any questions, please contact us via email us or call 800.395.2872

Each exhibitor receives five (5) complimentary badges for each 10 x10 booth space purchased. Exhibitor badges will not be mailed. All Exhibitors must pick up their badges onsite at the Exhibitor Registration counter.

How do I make arrangements for booth furnishings, utilities, etc.?

The 2019 Exhibitor Service Manual is now online! Please use the search bar in the service manual website to find exactly what you are looking for.

How do I get listed in the TRA Marketplace Program & Directory?

You will be e-mailed a link to your Online Exhibitor Portal in April 2019 with instructions on how to upload your company description. Your company listing will not only appear in the printed directory, but will also be in the official show mobile app, and in the online list of exhibitors on tramarketplace.com. Listings are FREE and available to all exhibitors.

What are the dates, hours and location of the 2019 TRA Marketplace?

Show Dates: Sunday, July 14 & Monday, July 15

Show Hours:

Sunday, July 14 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, July 15 - 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: George R. Brown Convention Center

Exhibitor Move-in:

Friday, July 12 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, July 13 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-out:

Monday, July 15 - 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Empty containters will be returned starting at 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 16 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carriers MUST be checked in by 9:00 am
All exhibitor materials must be removed by 12:00 pm

How can I promote my company's participation at the TRA Marketplace?

Show management provides marketing materials to help you promote your participation. Free materials will be posted online and consist of email signature, guest passes for your VIP customers, TRA Marketplace logo to add to your webpage, Show Specials, Mobile app promotion, and several other pre-show marketing suggestions. We want to help you be prepared for the best show experience!

Where do I mail my application and deposit or final payment?

For mailings through the United States Postal Service, please make check payable to Texas Restaurant Association and send to: Texas Restaurant Association P.O. Box 1429 Austin, TX 78767-1429.

Can I use a credit card to pay for my booth space?

Yes, we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover). There is an area on the 2019 booth application/contract for you to provide your credit card information. You can also give your credit card number to our Marketplace Administrator over the phone by calling 512-497-4198.

How do I make hotel arrangements?

Housing is NOW OPEN! Please book your hotel online through our official housing provider¸OnPeak, and don’t miss out on our headquarters hotel, the Marriott Marquis Houston.