​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 email us or call 800.395.2872.

How do I register my booth staff?

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 2017 Exhibitor Service Manual will be made available through the GES Expresso site around mid-January. Everything you need for your booth can be ordered through this link.

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

Use the online Exhibitor Information Management program to create and update your listing for the Program and Directory. 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 2017 TRA Marketplace?

Show Dates: Sunday, July 9 & Monday, July 10
Show Hours: Sunday - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - 9:30am – 4 pm
Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

Exhibitor Move-in: Friday, July 7 (8am – 5pm) & Saturday, July 8 (8am – 5pm)

Exhibitor Move-out: Monday, July 10 (4pm – 12am) & Tuesday, July 11 (8am – 12pm)

Will there be an area to unload/reload my personal vehicle at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center?

Yes, the official service contractor, GES, will direct your Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) to the appropriate dock area of the convention center to unload/reload during the published move-in/move-out hours. A POV is considered to be any vehicle that is primarily designed to transport passengers, not cargo or freight, i.e. pick-up trucks, passenger vans, SUVs, etc. any of the aforementioned vehicles with a trailer attached is no longer considered POV.

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 beginning mid-January, 2017 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 2017 booth application/contract for you to provide your credit card information.

How do I make hotel arrangements?

All hotel arrangements must be made through the TRA Housing Bureau. Housing will open mid-January.