Southeast IFT Food Industry Expo
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 • Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA
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Before you register take a moment to read this important information...

If YOU are not the person attending please avoid confusion on the day of the show by making sure they have read this!


Still not sure how it works? Contact us!

General Regulations...please take a look here!
This is a tabletop show...Large display rules

Large 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 to view.
...please plan accordingly.

Exhibitors standing in front of their table will be asked to move.

How big is my space?

Each 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. Other than pre-registered banner stands, this means no floor displays of any kind!

What about Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi is NOT available at this venue. (Well, actually it IS but not on an individual basis and we'd have to pay thousands of dollars to make it available in the room) We suggest using your phone's capabilities if needed.

What about my big table-top display?

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 can they both best be represented?

Split 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 you!

I'm a broker/distributor and want my name in the show material!

No problem. Brokers and Distributors may place materials from more than one principal on the tables but all signage, directory listings and name badges will be under the registered name only.
Many exhibitors combine a main table with split tables in the same area; we're happy to help you do this.

This is my one chance each year to chat with my golfing buddy. Can you put our tables together?

Sure. 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!) Simply put their name in the 'with' box at the bottom of the registration form. If they match, you're good! Companies that are registered for different types of displays will be placed as close together as possible.

Why do I have to pay for sign lettering again?

Matching signs are required for all exhibitors by National IFT regulations.
Here's how the program works...
a) First time exhibitors and those who did not exhibit in the past year are required to order table sign lettering.
b) The signs are designed 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 again.)
c) Changed your company name? New sign lettering must also be ordered by you since it has to be ordered and replaced by us!

I know the show hours are from 2:30 PM to 6 PM...but how long do I REALLY have to be there?

.ALL 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 Cobb Galleria?

Displays and other show materials can be shipped to arrive at the Cobb Galleria but there is a charge! To avoid fees for small packages we suggest you ship to your hotel.

The Cobb Galleria Centre provides shipping and receiving within 72 hours of events that are not affiliated with service contractors for a fee.

  • On-site, full-service shipping and receiving
  • UPS, FedEx and major national freight carriers
  • Overnight shipping
  • Professional packaging
  • Package pick-up available

    Online Form for shipping

Now...what do I wear?

This is a "business casual" need for a tie.


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