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Exhibitor FAQs

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

Basic Show Information

What are the dates and location of the 2019 Show?

The New England Food Show will be held March 3-5, 2019, in Hall C at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

What are the show hours?

New England Food Show Hours:
Sunday, March 3: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Show policy & age requirements

No one under 18 years of age, including infants and toddlers, will be permitted on the show floor at any time regardless of affiliation or circumstances. The National Restaurant Association reserves the right to request proof of age. No children, infants, no strollers, no backpack carriers are allowed. No exceptions. This rule applies to exhibitors and attendees.

Booth Information

What is included with my booth?

  • 8 ft high back draping plus 3 ft high side divider drapes (except islands and peninsulas which receive 8 ft high drape in the middle 10 ft of their backwall and 3 ft high drape on the sides)
  • ID sign with company name and booth number
  • General overhead lighting
  • Sanitary dishwashing and handwashing facilities
  • Company listing in NEFS Show Guide and the NEFS website
  • Unlimited customer invitations for FREE registration

Visit Booth 101 for:

  • Show Color Scheme
  • Utility Port Access

Design Regulations

Design Regulations

There are no exceptions to any of the NEFS Exhibit Design Regulations. This is to protect the integrity of the Show and create a fair environment for all exhibitors.

View the regulations

Island & Peninsula floorplans are due for Show Management approval by January  11th, 2019 and can be submitted by filling out our form.

Payment Information

How do I pay for my booth?

Current exhibitors may view/print the most up-to-date invoices and pay their deposit/balance via credit card by going to “My Account” in Exhibitor Services. You will need your company password which can be found on your confirmation agreeement and invoice.  If you can’t find it, please contact your sales representative or call (312) 853-2525.

NOTE: The balance due reflects booth space only and does not include outstanding balances with any other contractors.
If you are paying by credit card we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card).

If you are sending a check please send to one of the addresses below:

United States Postal Service:
National Restaurant Association
Convention Department
24281 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1242

FedEx, UPS, or Overnight Carrier:
National Restaurant Association
Attn: Lydia Warco
223 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60606-6383
 

Exhibitor Services

Exhibitor Services

To update your company profile log into Exhibitor Services by using your company password. If you need help, please contact your sales representative or call (312) 853-2525.

  • Edit Company Information
  • My Account
  • Individual Product Information
  • Press Release
  • Show Special

Check back in October for links to these services:
  • Exhibitor Service Kit
  • Registration Services
  • Lead Retrieval & Attendee List Rental
  • Hotel Rooms
  • Exhibitor Marketing & Training

Building Wi-Fi

Building Wi-Fi

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout meeting rooms, lobbies, and expo halls. If you are relying on the internet to showcase your product or services, we strongly recommend ordering wired connection.

Exhibitor Service Kit

Exhibitor Service Kit

Looking for complete show information? The Exhibitor Service Kit will be available in October and covers a range of topics including shipping, food & beverage sampling, rules & regulations, links to order products & services for your booth, and much more.

Registration

Registration

Each exhibitor receives five (5) complimentary exhibitor badges per 10’x10’ booth. For example, a 10’x20’ booth will receive up to ten (10) free badges. Additional badges are available for purchase.
 

Registration will be available in Exhibitor Services in October.

Housing

Housing

Registration will be available in Exhibitor Services in October.