Join us for three exciting networking opportunities this year! Start your day at the Expo Cafe with complimentary coffee and pastry. Join us mid-day on the show floor for local music and a re-charge at the Networking Lounge. Make new contacts in a festive environment during our Sunday evening Welcome Reception hosted by Howl at the Moon! Meet your colleagues or join some of the most connected industry influencers to CONNECT with those that are making waves and setting trends in the restaurant & foodservice industry.

Expo Cafe

Get an early start to the day. A complimentary Contiental spread for those of you looking to hit the show floor as soon as we open. This is a great place to meet colleagues, clients, and prospects as you get ready for the day ahead.
Located outside of Hall D. 

Sunday, September 25 | 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Monday, September 26 | 8:30 a.m. -  10 a.m. 


Networking Lounge 

sponsored by BMI Music Licensing
Take a break from the show floor and enjoy the musical stylings of some of Columbus' best musicians. Comfortable seating, charging stations, and great tunes make this an ideal area to catch up on emails, or just relax and restore. 


Welcome Reception

sponsored by Metis Construction Services and Ecolab

Located a block from the Convention Center, The Expo is very excited to host our first ever welcome reception for exhibitors and attendees of the show! The cost to attend is $49, and a ticket to the reception includes two drinks, lots of appetizers, great live music from Howl at the Moon's house band, and swag bag with some special gifts to take-home. Add on a ticket when you register for the show, or in the Attendee Service Center at any time.

Sunday, September 25 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Howl at The Moon 
504 Park St. 
Columbus, OH | 43215
$49.00 to attend





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