Who Attends Potato Expo?

Potato Expo is the must-attend potato industry conference and largest trade show held in North America. With over 2,000 attendees expected to attend, the Potato Expo has continued to see growth, attracting new attendees and exhibitors each year, while also maintaining a strong attendee repeat base. Start your year off by creating connections and sharing business solutions with growers from across the globe.

Attendees at the Potato Expo represent all roles in the farming operation as well as across the supply chain. With over 50% of attendee’s either growers, packers or shippers, and more than half presidents, CEOs or managers at their farming operation, its clear Potato Expo is the place to be to turn attendees into customers.

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Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Welcome to the Potato Expo 2017 Exhibitor Blog

Welcome to the Exhibitor Blog for the Potato Expo 2017 held in San Francisco, January 4-6. We’re looking forward to another great show.

Registration is now open for both exhibit booths and attendees/booth staff. If you have not already reserved your exhibit booth, register for one here. If you have already reserved a booth, you can register booth staff in the Exhibitor Service Center to claim your complimentary passes. Each 10×10 booth space includes one complimentary All-Access pass and one complimentary Trade Show Only pass.

The room block at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is also open. Make your hotel reservations today online or over the phone by calling 1-877-622-3056 and refer to the group code ‘Potato Expo’. Don’t wait to make your reservations.

Note:   Do NOT book reservations through any other company or representative claiming to represent Potato Expo or offering discounts. While these companies may offer lower rates, they will end up adding on fees and you will ultimately pay more, or end up without a legitimate reservation. Report any such correspondences to questions@potato-expo.com. Book room reservations only through the link and toll-free number provided above.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Potato Expo 2016 – Just Days Away!

The Potato Expo 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada is nearly upon us. Below are a few final reminders to get you ready for the largest industry trade show held in North America. We look forward to seeing everyone next week in Las Vegas!

Exhibitor Registration:
Monday, January 11, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Exhibitor Move-In:
Monday, January 11, 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Exhibitor Move-Out:
Thursday, January 14, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Trade Show Hours:
Tuesday, January 12, 1:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 13, 8:00 AM-12:15 PM, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Thursday, January 14, 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Are you holding a raffle at your exhibit booth? If you have not done so already, send an e-mail to exhibit@potato-expo.com to sign up for a time to announce the winner on the Expo Stage. Announcements will be scheduled on Thursday, January 14 between 9:50 am and 11:00 am. Please let us know by 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 12 if you would like to be added to the schedule.

Follow Potato Expo on Social Media: Follow Potato Expo on our various social media channels and to create buzz to let your customers know you’re at the show. Use the hashtag #PotatoExpo and you could see your tweet featured on the big screen in the Promenade.

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Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Exhibitor Deadline Alert!

With Potato Expo 2016 just weeks away, there are several important deadlines you won’t want to miss.

Wednesday, December 23: Last day to order Ancillary Services, such as water, audio visual, electrical, internet and compressed air through The Mirage Hotel. Visit the Mirage Exhibitor Services to arrange these services at your booth.

This is also your last day to submit Happy Hour Beverage orders for the Kick-off Reception.

Thursday, December 31: Last day to register staff for complimentary All-Access and Trade Show Only passes that come with your booth. Please note that registering booth staff is a separate process from registering your booth. After December 31, and on-site, the regular registration rates will apply.

To register booth staff using a complimentary pass, log into the Exhibitor Service Center and click on “Booth Staff Registration.” In order to log into the Exhibitor Service Center you will need your username and password, which you can find in your exhibit booth confirmation, or have it e-mailed to you by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 6: Last day to receive vendor discounts on furniture, carpeting, and labor for your booth. Use the Teamwork Exhibitor Service Kit to complete order forms.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Claim Your Complimentary Booth Passes

Don’t let the holiday rush keep you from claiming your booth’s complimentary passes for Potato Expo 2016. Each 10×10 exhibit booth receives one free All-Access Pass and one free Trade Show Only Pass. All complimentary passes must be registered by Thursday, December 31. After December 31, and on-site, the regular registration rates will apply.

Please note that registering booth staff is a separate process from registering for a booth.

To register booth staff using a complimentary pass, log into the Exhibitor Service Center and click on “Booth Staff Registration.” In order to log into the Exhibitor Service Center you will need your username and password, which you can find in your exhibit booth confirmation, or have it e-mailed to you by clicking here.

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Exhibitor Deadline Alert

Friday, December 18 – Last day to make a hotel reservation at The Mirage Hotel & Casino at the group block rate (based on availability). Make reservations by using our Potato Expo Reservation link or by calling their toll-free number: 1-800-627-6667 and mentioning the group code (NPC16M).

Friday, December 18 – Last day to submit Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Form for Teamwork Event Specialists.

Wednesday, December 23 – Mirage Exhibitor Services orders are due. This is the last day to order services such as water, A/V, electrical internet, compressed air, and water through The Mirage Hotel. This is also your last day to submit Happy Hour Beverage orders for the Kick-Off Reception. All services can be ordered through the Mirage Exhibitor Services website.

 

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Exhibitor Buzz Kit

Potato Expo 2016 is just weeks away and we need YOU to help us create buzz about the industry’s largest conference and trade show.  Does your company use social media? Take a look at our Exhibitor Buzz Kit for suggestions on ways to reach out to your followers on Twitter and Facebook to let them know about your participation in the show.

Don’t forget to follow Potato Expo on social media, including our new Instagram and Periscope profiles, for updates, photos and more.

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Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

 

Exhibitors Schedule at Potato Expo 2016

Potato Expo 2016 is expected to be the biggest, and most highly attended yet, with over 160 exhibitors, 2,000 attendees and 90,000 square feet of exhibit space.  To help you know where to be and when to be there, below is the schedule for exhibitors and the trade show. To view a detailed schedule of everything happening at Potato Expo, visit our website.

Exhibitor Registration:
Monday, January 11 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 12 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Exhibitor Move-In:
Monday, January 11 2:00 PM -6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 12 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Trade Show Hours:
Tuesday, January 12 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 13 8:00 AM – 12:15 PM, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Thursday, January 14 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Exhibitor Move Out:
Thursday, January 14 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Happy Hour Kick-Off Reception

From beginning to end, Potato Expo is full of networking opportunities and ways for exhibitors to connect with current and new customers. Start things off right at the Potato Expo Kick-Off Reception held in the Trade Show on Tuesday, January 12 from 5:30-7:00pm.  Give attendees one more reason to stop by and check out your products and services by providing refreshments right at your booth. All Exhibitors have the option to provide beer, wine, frozen cocktails, martinis and other refreshments at their booth during the Kick-Off Reception. Providing refreshments is a great way to invite attendees to visit and initiate conversations that you can continue throughout Potato Expo.

Just like at other Potato Expos, each attendee will receive two drink tickets to use during this reception in the Trade Show, and passed hors d’oeuvres will be served, so booth refreshments will supplement this. Please note that exhibitor provided refreshments must be served within your booth and not in the aisles.

A menu and ordering information can be found through the Mirage Exhibitor Services website.

 

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website.

Deadline Alert

Please review these important upcoming deadlines. Also, don’t forget to download and refer to the Exhibitor Checklist to see the full list of deadlines and add them to your calendar.

Monday, November 16 – Advanced shipments will be accepted November 16-January 7. View our Exhibitor Quick Reference Guide for details. (Please note, the advanced warehouse will be closed on December 24-25, 2015 and January 1, 2016 for the holidays.)

Friday, November 20 – Last day to submit or update company description for on-site program and mobile app. Changes made after this date will only appear online. (Company descriptions can be submitted and changed by logging into the Exhibitor Service Center.)

 

Do you have any questions that Show Management can answer? Contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com . Also, check out the exhibitor section of our FAQs on the Potato Expo website