Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions
How can I participate in the Texas Restaurant Show?
To exhibit, a company must offer a product or service directly related to the foodservice industry. For session pricing and sponsorship information, please check out our Book a Booth page on this website, email us or call 512-457-4196.
What are the dates, hours and location of the 2023 Texas Restaurant Show?
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX
- Friday, July 7 | 1:00pm-7:00pm | Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference
- Saturday, July 8 | 8:00am - 6:30pm | Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference
- Saturday, July 8 | 8:00am - 5:00pm | TRA Investment Bootcamp
- Sunday, July 9 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Texas Restaurant Show exhibit floor and education sessions
- Sunday, July 9 | 5:00pm - 11:00pm | Texas Restaurant Awards feat. Lone Star Bash | Location TBA
- Monday, July 10 | 9:30am - 4:00pm | Texas Restaurant Show exhibit floor and education sessions
What are our move-in and move-out dates?
Move-in: Friday, July 7 and Saturday, July 8 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Move-out: Monday, July 10 | 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday, July 11 | 8:00am - 10:00am
How do I register my booth staff?
Use the link in your exhibitor portal to register. For any questions, please contact us via email us or call 512-457-4196.
How do I make arrangements for booth furnishings, utilities, etc.?
Exhibitors can use the GES webpage (coming soon) to order furnishings and other services.
How do I get listed in the Texas Restaurant Show app?
Login to your Online Exhibitor Portal and upload your company description. Your company listing will be in the official show mobile app, and in the online floor plan of exhibitors on txrestaurantshow.com. Listings are FREE and available to all exhibitors.
Are children allowed to attend the Texas Restaurant Show?
No, children are not allowed to attend the Texas Restaurant Show, including infants and toddlers. No one under the age of 16 will be admitted. This rule is strictly enforced and applies to both attendees and exhibitors.
How can I promote my company's participation at the Texas Restaurant Show?
Show management provides marketing materials to help you promote your participation. Free materials will be posted online and consist of guest passes for your VIP customers, the Texas Restaurant Show logo to add to your webpage, Show Specials, mobile app promotion, and several other pre-show marketing suggestions. We want to help you be prepared for the best show experience!
Where do I mail my application and deposit or final payment?
For mailings through the United States Postal Service, please make check payable to Texas Restaurant Association and send to: Texas Restaurant Association, 512 East Riverside Dr., Suite 250, Austin, TX 78704.
Can I use a credit card to pay for my booth?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover). There is an area on the 2023 booth application/contract for you to provide your credit card information. You can also give your credit card number to our Exhibitor Account Services Director, Dave Heiges, over the phone by calling 512-457-4196
Which companies does the Texas Restaurant Show work with?
Please beware of housing, exhibitor services and/or audio-visual company poachers that may contact exhibitors regarding hotel rooms, exposition services or audio-visual equipment for your booth at the Texas Restaurant Show. We are NOT working with any companies that would contact you directly to provide housing, services or audio-visual rentals. Please ignore these pirating calls and/or emails even if they appear to be legitimate (by stealing and using the TRA/Texas Restaurant Show logo).
We do not sell or distribute exhibitor or member information! Exhibitor and exhibitor contact information is only displayed on our online floorplan and in show app. TRA staff will never contact you about our hotel block, booth rentals/services, or attendee lists.
Below are our ONLY authorized vendors:
- HelmsBriscoe - TRA Authorized Housing Vendor
- GES - TRA Authorized General Service Contractor
- Smart City Wireless
- Florabunda - Florals
- American Tradeshow Services
- Houston Inspired Catering
- Lowe Worldwide Rental Specialists
Please report any unauthorized solicitations to [email protected].
How can I get a scooter or wheelchair accommodation?
More information coming soon!
Who should I contact with any questions?
Please contact Alyssa Blackman, Event Services Coordinator.