September 15-16 2019  |  Orange County Convention Center

Already Exhibiting

Already Exhibiting

Thank you for participating in the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show! Now it’s time to start planning for the show. Please bookmark this page - helpful guides to ensure you have a successful show are coming shortly.

Wayne Kakos, our dedicated Show Manager, is your personal resource available to help with all of your show and booth questions and needs leading up to the show. Whether it be maneuvering your way through the exhibitor manual or assisting you with log-ins and passwords, Wayne is here to help.

Here is his contact info:
Wayne Kakos, 203-242-8121,


In addition to the Show Manager, you have a team of people who are here to help. Visit the Contact Us page for more information.

IMPORTANT Exhibitors Please Consider using Freeman Transportation Instead of FedEx Freight

Shipping with FedEx Freight may cause you to incur unexpected charges.
It has been brought to our attention that the Orlando Terminal Manager for FedEx Freight has decided not to deliver to Freeman’s advance warehouse or show site because the potential driver wait time for delivery does not fit into Fed Ex Freight’s model for over road freight. FedEx Freight is accepting shipments for the Orlando Freeman warehouse and Orlando show site addresses without telling their clients about this new policy. The freight that is addressed to the Freeman warehouse or to show site is being held by FedEx Freight at their terminal and the shipper is then required to make arrangements for the final leg of the shipment, either to the Freeman warehouse or to show site. Freeman has a service through Freeman Exhibit Transportation to pick up the freight from the FedEx
Freight Terminal, if the clients want to use Freeman to coordinate this final leg of their shipment. The customer will need to alert FedEx Freight that an alternate carrier is coming to pick up their freight. Also note that Freeman Transportation Services is willing and able to assist with shipping at either the origination or at the local FedEx terminal. This pertains to FedEx Freight and not FedEx Express or Ground. 

If you have any questions, please contact Zan Marshall via

Exhibitor Alerts!!

BEWARE of the Restaurant Daily News and Oser Communications 
Clarion UX and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show do NOT support the Restaurant Daily News produced by Oser Communications -- it is NOT affiliated with Urban Expositions or FRLS.  Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Restaurant Daily News from Oser Communications, its publisher, which may use the name of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, and may tell you that they are authorized to distribute their magazine at the event -- do not be fooled. The only official event publications are produced by Clarion UX and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. For high impact advertising, and guaranteed access to the show attendees, please contact

BEWARE of Third Party Lead Retrieval Systems
Exhibitors, beware of third party lead retrieval companies soliciting devices with the assumption they work at all or most shows. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show official registration providers design their systems to work in accordance with conditions that protect information, ensure data integrity, and are NOT aligned with outside providers systems. Any challenges with use of these systems should be directed to the seller of these systems. 


Beware of Travel Scams
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, in partnership with Connections Housing, are committed to providing you with the best travel deals around. Connections Housing is the official travel provider for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Don't be fooled by offers from other parties using the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show name - they are NOT affiliated with Clarion UX or the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Remember, if the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. At the very least, prior to booking with a party other than Connections Housing, please check the prospective vendor's rating at

BEWARE of the Fair Guide
Clarion UX and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show do NOT support the Fair Guide -- it is NOT affiliated with Clarion UX or the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Fair Guide from Construct Data, its publisher, which use the name of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show– do not be fooled. Construct Data currently operates out of Slovakia (it has previously operated out of Austria and Germany).

BEWARE of the Expo-Guide
Clarion UX and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show also do NOT support the Expo-Guide -- it is NOT affiliated with Clarion UX or the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Please be aware that you may receive solicitations for the Expo-Guide from Commercial Online Manuals, its publisher, which use the name of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show– again, do not be fooled. The Expo-Guide currently operates out of Mexico.

For further warnings on the Fair Guide and the Expo-Guide, please check out (the website was set up originally to deal with the European City Guides, but it now addresses the Fair Guide and Expo-Guide as well as several other similar matters).

And please remember – the only directories and guides affiliated with Clarion UX are those published by Clarion UX, including the official show directories. If you have any doubts about a directory/guide solicitation using the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show name (for example, if the solicitation requires payment made to an address in a foreign country), please contact a Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show salesperson ASAP.

Update Your Company's Online & Printed Show Directory Listing

Be sure to update your company's listing in the Online Directory and the printed Show Directory. This is what attendees use to plan their time at the show. You will also be able to add press releases, product information and much more to your online listing. Click here to update your online exhibitor profile.

Order Furnishings & Services, Review Forms and Permit Information in the Online Exhibitor Manual

To make your participation in the 2018 show go smoothly, we've prepared an Online Exhibitor Manual which includes all the information and services available to you at the event. 

Register for Exhibitor Badges for Booth Staff

Each individual from your company attending the show is required to have an Exhibitor Badge to access the exhibit floor. Each exhibiting company will receive an allotment of badges based on booth size. You will be able to register for badges in the same location where you update your listing information. Click here to login to your exhibitor profile and register your booth staff with the link on the right hand side of the page.

Invite your Customers and Prospects to Attend the Show as Your Guest - coming soon!

Our Customer Invitation Program is an easy way to offer $10 registration to your best customers and prospects! This program allows you to create your own link for $10 registration and send it to your customers and/or prospects. You can choose from web buttons, email signatures, social media graphics and evites (email invitations) -- all providing your customers and prospects with discounted registration ... and provided at no cost to all exhibitors. 

NEW! We've put together an INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR on how to use the Customer Invitation Program. View the webinar here to make sure you're getting the most you can out of this program.

Improve Your ROI with Sponsorship Programs and Free Marketing Opportunities

Value Added Exhibitor Programs - Additional programs at no extra cost to increase your return on investment.

Sponsorship Opportunities - Drive traffic to your booth and get noticed at the show with a variety of high exposure and high impact marketing vehicles to help you achieve your show goals. With a wide range of price points there's a sponsorship opportunity for everyone. Review the Marketing & Sponsorship options here and then contact a Show Manager to secure your selection.

FREE Press & Media Opportunities for Exhibitors - Use our Exhibitor Media Services to maximize your exposure before, during and after the show. Request a list of pre-registered media, download the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show logo, issue and post your press releases, and find information about holding a press conference or a booth briefing onsite. Contact for more information.

Five Star Club VIP Buyer Program - This program was designed to deliver the key buyers (or industry professionals with a strong buying power) that our exhibiting customers have told us would directly impact their show satisfaction and return on investment. This program drives qualified attendees that you want to see. We are continuing to enhance our VIP Program with a special focus on key executives and decision makers. For more information on this program, or to provide your own target top buyer list, contact Karen Gillis at

Social Media Outreach - Build buzz for your company via the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show social media announcements on Facebook. Be sure to like our page here.

Book Your Hotel and Review Travel Information

Through our official housing partner, Connections Housing, we provide reduced hotel rates and travel discounts for your trip to Orlando.

Book through the simple-to-use reservation website or with helpful and friendly booking agents

Please note: Connections Housing is the only official housing company associated with Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show and entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.

Have questions?

Our dedicated Sales Managers, are your personal resource available to help with all of your show and booth questions and needs leading up to the show. Whether it be maneuvering your way through the exhibitor manual or assisting you with log-ins and passwords, they are here to help. You can find all of our team's contact information here.