​Exhibitor FAQs

How can I exhibit at TRA Marketplace?

To exhibit, a company must offer a product or service directly related to the foodservice industry. For booth pricing, floor plan and sponsorship information, please check out our "Book a Booth" page on this website, email us or call 512.457.4194.

How do I register my booth staff?

The person we have listed as your Exhibit contact from your booth contract received a link and instructions on how to register exhibit staff in the booth confirmation email. For any questions, please contact us via email us or call 512.457.4194.

Each exhibitor receives five (5) complimentary badges for each 10 x10 booth space purchased. Exhibitor badges will not be mailed. All Exhibitors must pick up their badges onsite at the Exhibitor Registration counter.

How do I make arrangements for booth furnishings, utilities, etc.?

The 2020 GES Exhibitor Service Manual is now available. You may use the search bar in the service manual website to find exactly what you are looking for.

How do I get listed in the TRA Marketplace Program & Directory?

You will be e-mailed a link to your Online Exhibitor Portal once you contract a booth with instructions on how to upload your company description. Your company listing will not only appear in the printed directory, but will also be in the official show mobile app, and in the online list of exhibitors on tramarketplace.com. Listings are FREE and available to all exhibitors.

What are the dates, hours and location of the 2020 TRA Marketplace?

Show Dates: Sunday, August 16 & Monday, August 17

Show Hours:

Sunday, August 16 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, August 17 - 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Exhibitor Move-in:

Friday, August 14 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 15 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-out:

Monday, August 17 - 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Empty containters will be returned starting at 5:00 pm

Tuesday, August 18 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carriers MUST be checked in by 9:00 am
All exhibitor materials must be removed by 12:00 pm

How can I promote my company's participation at the TRA Marketplace?

Show management provides marketing materials to help you promote your participation. Free materials will be posted online and consist of email signature, guest passes for your VIP customers, TRA Marketplace 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 P.O. Box 1429 Austin, TX 78767-1429.

Can I use a credit card to pay for my booth space?

Yes, we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover). There is an area on the 2020 booth application/contract for you to provide your credit card information. You can also give your credit card number to our Marketplace Administrator over the phone by calling 512-497-4198.

How do I make hotel arrangements?

Please book in our hotel block through OnPeak. There are scam companies that target trade show exhibitors and attendees, claiming to be TRA Staff, and attempt to sell them hotel rooms. Don't be fooled by these individuals! TRA Staff will never contact you about hotel rooms. OnPeak is the only authorized housing provider of TRA Marketplace. Book your hotels here