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FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICIES



The Convention Center has contracted with a single caterer for all food and beverage services in and on the premises. The exclusive agreement prohibits certain activities by exhibitors or other event participants that involve the sale or distribution of food or beverages. The following is a summary of the policies regarding the distribution and/or sale of food or beverages by exhibitors.

Exhibitors at trade shows or consumer exhibitions are normally prohibited from distributing or selling any food or beverage product in conjunction with any activity. Exceptions to this policy are listed below.

• APPLIANCE MARKETING: An exhibitor in a trade show or consumer exhibition may distribute one (1) sample product from a food service appliance when the exhibitor is customarily engaged in the marketing of the food service appliance. The exhibitor must submit a description of the product and the proposed sample size to the Convention Center in advance of the event. An acceptable sample is considered to be a two ounce (2 oz.) portion of food or a four ounce (4 oz.) serving of non-alcoholic beverage.

• COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS OR COOKBOOK SALES: An exhibitor in a trade show or consumer exhibition may offer samples of products prepared as a part of a cooking demonstration or in support of a cookbook sale provided that the exhibitor is customarily engaged in promoting cooking demonstrations or in the sale of cookbooks. The exhibitor must submit a description of the products and the proposed sample sizes to the Convention Center in advance of the event. An acceptable sample shall consist of a two ounce (2 oz.) portion of food or a four ounce (4 oz.) serving of non- alcoholic beverage.

• FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY TRADE SHOWS: Trade shows or consumer exhibitions of the food service industry are exempt from this policy (except regarding alcoholic beverages). Food service industry trade shows are defined as exhibitions involving wholesalers of products which are sponsored by a food distribution enterprise.

• GIFT PACKAGED FOOD PRODUCTS: An exhibitor in a trade show or consumer exhibition may distribute samples of products ordinarily packaged as gift items. The exhibitor must submit a description of the products and the proposed sample sizes to the Convention Center staff ten (10) days in advance of the event. An acceptable sample is considered to be a two ounce (2 oz.) portion of food or a four ounce (4 oz.) serving of non-alcoholic beverage. The exhibitor may also sell packages of the gift wrapped products provided that said products are not packaged in such a manner as to permit or encourage on-premises consumption.

• PREPARED FOOD SERVICES: Exhibitors in a trade show or consumer exhibition may wish to entertain clients with prepared food or beverage items served at their booths. Each exhibitor is required to contact the Convention Center staff ten (10) days in advance of arrival to arrange catering services. Otherwise, the exhibitor is confined to presenting static displays of his products prepared in a non-edible fashion and identified as such. The exhibitor should also review the show rules to determine if any restrictions regarding food services are dictated by the exhibit manager.

• VENDING SERVICES: Exhibitors customarily engaged in vending machine services may distribute samples of the snacks and beverages normally offered by their vending services. Each exhibitor must submit a description of the product and the proposed sample size to the Convention Center in advance of the event. Acceptable sample sizes are considered a two ounce (2 oz.) portion of food or a four ounce (4 oz.) serving of non-alcoholic beverage.
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