We are delighted to welcome you to your first Expo Comida Latina. You have made a good decision to participate in the industry's leading event.
As a new exhibitor, we would like to extend to you a warm welcome and do our best to help you with all of your needs heading into the event. We want to ensure that you have the best experience possible, so we have put together the following information on important deadlines, free marketing and PR opportunities and general tips to have a great show. Be sure to join our LinkedIn Exhibitor Forum Group to ask questions, network with other exhibitors and get important show updates, www.internationalrestaurantny.com/ExhibitorForum
- New Exhibitor Ambassador
Chris Kowalczik is your New Exhibitor Ambassador and you should feel free to call him with any questions at any time leading up to the Show. His contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-840-5524. In addition to Chris, you have a team of people who are here to help. Visit the Contact Us page for more information.
- Exhibitions Made Easy
- Online Exhibitor Manual (eManual)
- Each year, we prepare the Online Exhibitor Manual in order to make your participation in the show go smoothly. The eManual includes all the information and services available to you at the event. The manual will be available late spring 2013.
- 2012 Booth Availability Floor Plan
- Exhibitor Toolkit
The Exhibitor dashboard in your tool to update your company listing that will appear online as well as the printed show directory. This is how customers will identify you pre-show, onsite and post-show. You can also connect with leads and submit Show Specials. Use the step by step guide (link to the pdf attached in the email called Map Your Show – Expo Comida Latina) to help you update your listing.
- FREE Exhibitor Customer Pass Program
Electronic Invitation Program is a free and easy way to offer complimentary registration to you best customers and prospects! The program allows you to create your own link for complimentary registration and send it to your customers and/or prospects (saving them up to $65).
- Hotel and Travel information.
Key Buyer Program
What is a Key Buyer?
- A buyer with high volume purchasing responsibility in retail, foodservice, and distribution.
- An ingredient buyer or research/development director from a major food manufacturer.
- A buyer with purchasing responsibility for smaller retail or foodservice chains catering specifically to hispanic and specialty/gourmet consumers.
Key Buyer efforts include audience development specific to high volume buyers. The program is managed by staff dedicated to contacting buyers personally, inviting them to the event and providing a concierge level of service to make their attendance easier and more productive. For more information on this program, or to provide your own target top buyer list, contact Ed Gallo at email@example.com.
Learn How to Have the Best On-Site Experience with these Workshops and Guides
BEWARE of the Fair Guide
Reed Exhibitions and the Expo Comida Latina do NOT support the Fair Guide -- it is NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or ECL. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Fair Guide from Construct Data, its publisher, which use the name of the Expo Comida Latina – do not be fooled. Construct Data currently operates out of Slovakia (it has previously operated out of Austria and Germany).
BEWARE of the Expo-Guide
Reed Exhibitions and the Expo Comida Latina also do NOT support the Expo-Guide -- it is NOT affiliated with Reed Exhibitions or ECL. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Expo-Guide from Commercial Online Manuals, its publisher, which use the name of the Expo Comida Latina – again, do not be fooled. The Expo-Guide currently operates out of Mexico.
For further warnings on the Fair Guide and the Expo-Guide, please check out www.stopecg.org (the website was set up originally to deal with the European City Guides, but it now addresses the Fair Guide and Expo-Guide as well as several other similar matters).
And please remember – the only directories and guides affiliated with Reed Exhibitions are those published by Reed Exhibitions, including the official show directories. If you have any doubts about a directory/guide solicitation using the ECL name (for example, if the solicitation requires payment made to an address in a foreign country), please contact an ECL salesperson ASAP.