MATCH! Appointment Setting

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show MATCH! Appointment Setting Exhibitor

What is the MATCH! program?

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show MATCH! Program is an efficient and effective way to connect with the Buyers most relevant to your business objectives. The appointment program delivers measurable ROI in the form of prescheduled appointments with qualified buyers who have purchasing authority and spend.

what are the benefits of match! for an exhibitor?

  • Best of both worlds… prescheduled appointments alongside the activity and buzz of a traditional tradeshow! 
  • Buyers are decision makers representing restaurant groups, multi-units with 6+ locations, hotels and attractions
  • Buyers are prequalified to ensure that their sourcing needs align with your business objectives
  • Program limited to 30 exhibitors
  • Schedule arranged through matching software  
  • By knowing which meetings are scheduled in advance, suppliers are able to prepare, and improve the success ratio  ​
  • All MATCH! appointments begin before the Show opens providing you with the opportunity for uninterrupted conversation
  • Concierge experience facilitated by a dedicated MATCH! Buyer Manager to assist with appointment setting, registration and more
  • Guarantee that buyers will keep appointments with suppliers    
  • Meetings take place in a private meeting room just off the show floor
  • Education & networking opportunities for staff and teams attending​
  • For additional questions please email Karen Gillis at

what is the cost for match?

  • $1,500 guarantees you 5 prescheduled appointments
  • Access to all conference activities including, keynotes, panels, breakout tracks.
  • Access to all networking events and receptions.
  • For additional questions please email Karen Gillis at

Qualified restauranteurs with decision-making authority are screened by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show to ensure they are actively evaluating and making purchasing decisions for their organizations. The goal and result of the program is to bring buyers and sellers together to expedite and create efficiency for the process of doing business.


"MATCH! connects you with individuals who are serious about buying." - Owner, Francella Foods

"We received some really good leads through the MATCH! appointments. We would definitely do it again." - Vice President, Ivar's Seafood

how does match! work?

A few weeks before the show, MATCH! Buyers will begin making appointment requests with exhibitors. Exhibitors can then accept, decline or reschedule those requests. During that time, exhibitors can view the MATCH! Buyers and “interest” those they would most like to see. 

  • Your online access to the system will allow you to manage your appointments and update your profile
  • Meetings can start being requested approximately 3 weeks from the event.

MATCH! Exhibitor Profile

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