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Exhibitor Alert: Housing Pirates

We have been notified that multiple unauthorized housing companies, referred to as “Housing Pirates” have been cold calling and emailing our exhibitors offering discounted hotel room rates in Austin for the Potato Expo 2019. To be clear, these companies are not in any way affiliated with the Potato Expo and are not authorized to use our name or trademark.

Please do not make hotel arrangements or share any personal information through any means other than through the Official Potato Expo 2019 housing site. If you receive a call or email from anyone representing the Potato Council, please be warned that we do not reach out to you for hotel reservations.  This is a deceptive practice and is not in any way affiliated with the Potato Expo or National Potato Council.  You will not be contacted by the Official Potato Expo Housing bureau unless there is a question about your existing reservation or in response to an inquiry made by you.

All room reservations should be made directly through the official Potato Expo housing bureau by either visiting the website or by calling 877.205.2871. Room blocks have been set up at two hotels for the Potato Expo 2019 – the Hilton Austin and the Fairmont Austin.

 

Do you have a question show management can answer? If so, please email us at exhibit@potato-expo.com or call 202.682.9456.

 

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Hotel Reservations
Room blocks have been set up at two hotels for the Potato Expo 2019 – the Hilton Austin and the Fairmont Austin. Both hotels are connected to the convention center and are one block away from each other. All hotel reservations should be booked through the official Potato Expo housing bureau and cannot be made through the hotels directly.Two ways to make hotel reservations:

1) To make a reservation online, click here.
2) To make a reservation over the phone call 877-205-2871 between the hours of 8:30am-5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

Based on availability, the room blocks will be open until Monday, December 10, 2018.

The link and phone number above are the only legitimate ways to make hotel reservations under the official Potato Expo room blocks.

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 a question show management can answer? If so, please email us at exhibit@potato-expo.com or call 202.682.9456.

 

What Your Booth Includes at Potato Expo 2018

Each 10’x10’ booth space includes the following:

  • 1 complimentary All-Access Pass ($845 value)
  • 1 complimentary Trade Show Only pass ($415 value)
  • 10′ high gold and white back wall drape
  • 3′ high white side dividers
  • 7′ x 44′ one-line ID sign
  • 6′ x 30′ white skirted table
  • 2 standard chairs
  • 1 wastebasket

*The Gatlin Ballroom is carpeted; therefore, you are not required to carpet your booth.

*Exhibit Booth does not include Internet access or additional furniture. For information about ordering additional tables and furniture, compressed air, water, or Internet access for your booth, contact:

Laura Thompson at Teamwork Event Services by calling 407.438.7480 or emailing laura.thompson@teamwork.inc.

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.

Only Six Days Left to Save

We are less than a week away from the November 1 Early Bird Deadline to save on booth and attendee registration fees. If you haven’t already secured your booth space at Potato Expo 2018, register today to save. November 1 is also the early bird deadline save on any booth staff registrations, in addition to your complimentary passes, before the registration rates increase.

Don’t miss your opportunity to exhibit at this must-attend potato industry conference to showcase your new products, conduct business with customers and network with suppliers and distributors.

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.

What’s new at the Trade Show – Innovation Hub

Exciting changes are coming to the Trade Show at Potato Expo! New in 2018, the Potato Expo Innovation Hub, which will be located at the Expo Stage, will serve as the nerve center of the conference, offering panels and discussions on topics voted on by the potato community.

With 15 Innovation Hub sessions taking place throughout the entirety of Potato Expo, there will be an added level of excitement and energy in the Trade Show. To view a detailed schedule, click here, and be sure to check our website for program updates.

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.

Networking Opportunities at Potato Expo

In addition to the hours the trade show floor is open, Potato Expo also offers a variety of events to facilitate networking with attendees and industry leaders. With 46 networking hours during the Expo, plus pre-and-post-Expo events, developing connections and creating partnerships has never been easier.

Networking events include:

Wednesday, January 10

  • Kick-Off Reception in the Trade Show

Thursday, January 11

  • Networking Receptions to include receptions for Young Professionals, Potato Industry Leadership Institute Alumni, Women in the Industry, and new this year, a Researchers reception
  • Party Under the Stars
  • After Party Under the Stars

To view a full schedule, click 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.

Booth Staff Registration – Claim Your Comp Passes

Each 10×10 booth space at Potato Expo comes with two complimentary registration passes – one All-Access Pass and one Trade Show Only Pass. The All-Access pass includes access to the Trade Show, General Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and the Party Under the Stars event. The Trade Show Only pass includes access only to the Trade Show. Please note that complimentary Trade Show Only passes cannot be upgraded to an All-Access Pass.

You can register booth staff using your complimentary registrations by logging into the Exhibitor Service Center. Your username and password can be found on your exhibit booth confirmation email. After you have logged in, click on “Booth Staff Registration” in the left-hand toolbar and begin the registration process.

Bringing a guest? You can also register a spouse or child in the Exhibitor Service Center. If you have additional passes to purchase for staff you can also process those registrations through 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.

Stay Ahead of the deadlines for Potato Expo – Download the Exhibitor Checklist

To help keep yourself informed, download the exhibitor checklist, and mark the important deadlines for exhibiting at Potato Expo 2018 on your calendar. There are several items registered exhibitors should take action on right away:

  • Sign and return the Exhibitor Terms and Agreement. This form should be returned within 7 days of reserving a booth.
  • Update your company description for the online Floorplan, Printed Program and Mobile App. You can update your company description through the Exhibitor Service Center. Log in credentials can be found in your confirmation email or by emailing exhibit@potato-expo.com.
  • Make hotel reservations at the Rosen Shingle Creek online or by calling 866-996-6338 and mentioning the Potato Expo.

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.

Kick Off the New Year at Potato Expo 2018! It’s a Potato Industry Tradition

Be a part of Potato Expo 2018 as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary! Registration is now open for both exhibitors and attendees and there’s no better time to secure your exhibit booth space then today. Visit potato-expo.com for more information about the schedule, trade show, and exhibitor resources.

The room block at the Rosen Shingle Creek, the host hotel for Potato Expo, is open. Make reservations online or call 866-996-6338 and mention that you are attending the Potato Expo.

Important Note to Exhibitors: Do NOT book reservations through any other company or representative claiming to represent Potato Expo or offering hotel discounts. These companies are referred to as “housing pirates” and while they may offer lower rates, they will end up adding on fees, making you actually pay more for the hotel, or may leave you without a legitimate reservation. Report any such correspondences to questions@potato-expo.com with the company and representative’s name. Book rooms only through the above link and phone number provided.

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 Exhibitor Alert

Please be aware that a fraudulent company may try emailing you as a Potato Expo 2017 exhibitor trying to sell you the attendee list. This is a scam and is in no way associated with Potato Expo show management. It is our policy not to distribute our attendee list to anyone.

Please disregard this email. If you have any questions, please contact us at exhibit@potato-expo.com or (202) 682.9456.