YOU are not the person attending please avoid confusion on the day of the
show by making sure they have read this!
not sure how it works? Contact
displays are anything
on your table, regardless of size, that makes it necessary for the exhibitor
to stand in front of the table These types of displays are welcome...but
MUST be noted on your registration form! Because a 'science fair type' display
and/or someone standing in front of the table blocks the view of other exhibitors
these set-ups will be placed around the edges of the room to make it easier
ANYONE BRINGING A LARGE DISPLAY WITHOUT PRE-REGISTERING IT
BE ALLOWED TO USE IT! ...please plan accordingly.
Exhibitors standing in front of their table will be asked to move.
How big is my space?
exhibiting company receives a 6 foot by 2 1/2 foot table, covered with a white table cover. There is no area behind the
table other than for seating.
I have lots
of stuff to bring...where can I put it besides on the table?
Nowhere. Per National
IFT regulations all materials must be on top of the table provided. This
means no floor displays of any kind!
What about my big table-top
We're happy to have
it...but you MUST indicate that you
are bringing it on your registration form! We put large displays (see definition
above) along the edges of the room in order to maximize the visibility.
This way everyone can see if a special customer is heading their way!
I handle two companies...how
can they both best be represented?
tables are available for brokers and affiliated companies that need a smaller
physical space. Each exhibitor
receives half a table, 8 category listings, directory
listing and all the publicity given to other exhibitors under
their own name!
a. No more than 2 companies can split a table.
b. You must order both halves of the table...we can't sell half tables for
a broker/distributor and want my name
in the show material!
Brokers may order tables and place materials from more than one principal
on the tables but all signage and directory listings
will be under the brokerage name only.
Many exhibitors combine a main table with split tables in the same area.
This is my one
chance each year to chat with my golfing buddy. Can you put our tables together?
Every effort will be made to place affiliated companies and friends together.
However, BOTH companies must request
this (in case they're not as anxious to see you as you are to see them!)
Why do I have to
pay for a sign again?
signs are required for all exhibitors by National IFT regulations.
Here's how the program works...
First time exhibitors and those who did not exhibit in the past year are required to order table sign lettering.
b) The signs are to be left at the show for future use. We'll store them and bring them back the next year. (That
way we won't need to charge you for new lettering and replacement of the plastic sign.)
c) Changed your company name? New lettering must also be ordered by you since
new lettering has to be ordered by us!
|Why are some table signs blue and some red?
||General exhibitors have a blue sign with white lettering. CorporateSponsors of the Northeast section will have RED signs with white lettering to acknowledge their help and contributions to the Student Scholarship Endowment Fund.
I know the
show hours are from 1 PM to 5 PM...but how long do I REALLY have to be there?
EXHIBITORS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN PLACE DURING SHOW HOURS! Some
attendees are only able to arrive later in the afternoon; some can only
stay for the first hour. Arriving late (or packing up early) sends them
the message that you aren't interested in seeing them...and you could possibly
miss an important contact!
How do I get my
stuff to (and from) the DCU Center?
Supplies you'll need for the show can be sent directly TO the DCU Center but can arrive no earlier than the day before the show.
If you need to send items earlier, we suggest you have them directed to your hotel and
held for your arrival.
Please mark all packages clearly as follows:
Your Company Name and Address
NEIFT Food Industry Expo
May 16, 2018
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608-1398
Packages can be shipped back FROM the DCU Center after the show if you have an account with the carrier. Please be sure to bring your shipping documentation...and packing tape!
Please follow this procedure:
1. Following the close of the show at 6 PM Exhibitors may bring their sealed packages with completed shipping documents to the DCU Security office.
2. Call your carrier and order a pickup. (required by venue)
The DCU address is
50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608
3. Please do not pre-request that any carrier pick-up prior to 5:15 PM...you will not have access to the Security office until the show is over and all exhibitors are expected to be set up until the show closes at 6PM.
Now...what do I wear?
This is a "business casual"
show...no need for a tie.
the IFT rules here.
Read the rules?