​Exhibitor FAQs

How can I participate in TRA Marketplace?

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 512.457.4194.

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 512.457.4194.

How do I get started on our planning for the Virtual Conference?

See the complete Exhibitor to-do list here.

What is the schedule of events?

While the schedule is not yet finalized, the current public schedule can be viewed here.

I missed the Virtual Conference Announcement. Can I still watch it?

Watch the TRA Marketplace Virtual Announcement with President & CEO, Emily Knight, COO, Joe Monastero and CRO, Anna Tauzin here using the password 8g$n+.5s

Is there a Virtual Conference Press Release?

Yes! You can view the Press Release here. Additional press kit information

What is a Brand Experience Session? How do I make an Exhibitor Brand Experience Session Demo video?

Here is more information on the Brand Experience Sessions. Watch the Demo Video Tutorial to get some ideas!

How do exhibitors "track" leads and recieve follow-up information on attendees?

A list of attendees that viewed your session will be sent to the your organization primary contact after the session concludes.

Can we rollover our booth funds to 2021 and still buy in to a Virtual Marketplace package for 2020?

Yes! Please contact your Account Executive for details. Chris Cobb, ccobb@txrestaurant.org or Dave Heiges, dheiges@txrestaurant.org/

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

The 2020 TRA Marketplace show is live and online, so you won't need any booth furnishings for 2020.

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

Login to your Online Exhibitor Portal and 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. Deadline for your listing to be printed was 7/13/2020.

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

Show Dates: Sunday, August 16 - Friday, August 21, 2020.

Show Hours & Location: Online! Times coming soon.

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 brand experience session?

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 512-497-4197.

How do I make hotel arrangements?

Hotel arrangements are not required for the 2020 Virtual TRA Marketplace show.