Everything you need to exhibit at Innovations, all in one place.
From booth selection to show specials, we’ll ensure you have the resources and opportunities to make the most of our trade show. All exhibitor packages include the following:
    • 10x10 ft. standard booth
    • 8-ft.-high gray back drape 
    • 3-ft.-high gray side dividers
    • One 6-ft. gray skirted table
    • One 8-ft. gray skirted table
    • Two chairs
    • One wastebasket
    • 7x44 in. one-line identification sign
Review the deadlines, documents, and processes below to ensure everything goes smoothly for Innovations. 
Once your company has registered to exhibit here, every person from your company attending Innovations must fill out attendee registration. Each attendee can sign up here.
Grab attention for your booth before Innovations 2022 even begins! Through show specials, you can offer discounted prices to Innovations attendees. Submitting your show specials drives business and gets everyone excited to visit your booth. 
The deadline to submit show specials is March 9. Here are other dates you need to know:
Feb. 7: Start Submitting
March 9: Final Day to Submit
March 21: Go Live to Customers
April 29-May 9: Order Dates
May 30-June 24: Delivery Dates
Whether you’re offering show specials for the first time or selecting the same ones you submitted in previous years, we’ll show you how it works. Download any of the below how-to documents to get started. 
Submit New Specials
Re-Submit SOME of Your 2021 Specials
Re-Submit ALL of Your 2021 Specials
Your exhibitor package will determine when you get to pick your booth. Check out our trade show floor map, exhibitor names, and booth numbers here.

Booth Selection Dates

  • Feb. 2: Premium Package
  • Feb. 7: Natural & Specialty (Operator Booth Preview)
  • Feb. 10: Natural & Specialty (Basic Package)
  • Feb. 15: Basic Package
  • Feb. 17: Introductory Package (Chosen by Dot)

How to Select Booths

You will receive an email from DotFoodsInnovations@TravelHQ.com on the day your booth selection opens. Follow the instructions in the email to make your selection. Check your spam or junk folders if you don’t see your email. 
Contact us if you have any questions or issues with booth selection.
Internet will be provided at your booth through SmartCity Networks. All payments will be processed directly through SmartCity. The order deadline is April 10 for discounted rates.
You have two methods for submitting your order: 
Contact SmartCity at 888-446-6911 or csr@smartcity.com  if you have questions. 
For more details and access to the form, download the document. 
Edlen will provide the electricity for booths. They also offer plumbing, florals, and other services. All payments will be processed directly through Edlen. The order deadline is April 4.
You have two methods for submitting your order:
Visit Edlen.com  or call 314-342-5324 if you have questions. 
For more details and access to the order form, download the document.
Review important safety and exhibitor information from the America’s Center.
Fire Regulations
Exhibitor Rights
For this year’s show, we’ll be partnering with LeadCapture. LeadCapture is an app you can download to your phone and use to record new contacts and take notes during conversations at Innovations. Simply scan attendee badges using the app to record their name and contact information. Instructions are available here.
Each exhibitor package will receive two LeadCapture licenses. If you would like more people from your company to have the LeadCapture app, you can purchase additional licenses. 
On the day of your booth selection, you will receive an email from exhibitors@cvent.com  to create your LeadCapture account. If you don’t receive an email, contact kelsey.dunn@dotfoods.com
For more details on how to use LeadCapture, create your account, log back in to an existing account, or purchase more licenses, view the document.
Several exhibitor resources will be provided through Heritage Trade Show Services. You will receive an email from Heritage with login information to access their offering on 1 p.m. CST the day your booth selection opens. You will not be able to request show services prior to selecting your booth. 
Please call 1-800-360-4323 or email exhibitor.services@heritagesvs.com  if you don’t receive the email or have other questions. Once you’re at the show, you can visit Heritage at the Service Desk in Exhibit Hall 2.
Heritage provides the following services. To be eligible for discounted rates, submit your order by April 8

How to Submit Order Forms

Use one of the following methods to submit your order to Heritage. All payments will be processed directly through Heritage. Orders and payment must be submitted April 8 to receive a discount. 
  • Online Form: Use your personalized link from Heritage to submit orders through their Easy Order system. You should receive an email with your link at 1 p.m. CST on the day your booth selection opens.  
  • Hard Copy Form: Fax, mail, or email forms to Heritage.
View details on all services provided by Heritage and fill out your hard copy form by downloading the document. 
Vacuuming, mopping, and porter service is provided by Edlen. 
The order deadline is April 4.
You have two methods for submitting your order:
Visit Edlen.com  or call 314-342-5324 if you have questions. 
For more details and access to the order form, download the document.
To order your samples from Dot Foods, you must fill out our sample order form by April 20. If possible, please produce all samples within your booth. If you are unable to produce your samples within your booth and need catering assistance, contact Kelsey Dunn at kelsey.dunn@dotfoods.com.


Ice will be available for purchase from Levy Catering. Visit the show services desk, pantry, and mobile ice units on Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to the end of the show to purchase ice.

Sample Order Form

To order your samples from Dot Foods, submit the order form by Wednesday, April 20, 11 a.m. CST.
  • You will be invoiced for the net cost of the product plus a shipping and processing fee. 
  • Do NOT order samples through the Dot Expressway. 
  • Make sure to work with Heritage to provide your credit card information to cover handling and other services. 
Get more details on our sample order process for Innovations and submit your order.
Dry goods and booth display items must be received at the advance warehouse by April 20. Frozen and refrigerated items must be shipped directly to the show site no earlier than April 25

Shipping Labels

Every piece of freight you send must have one of the following labels, as well as any other labels from your chosen carrier. 
  • Use red labels for product that needs to be sent to Levy Catering to prepare for samples. Circle Dry, Frozen, or Refrigerated on each label.
  • Use the Heritage Trade Show Services labels for product that will not be prepared by Levy catering. If these items need to be stored in refrigerated or frozen trailers on site, use one of the colored labels:
    • White: Dry
    • Blue: Frozen
    • Orange: Refrigerated
These samples will be accessible at the Service Desk during show hours.
Download labels for your samples and products.  
Encore is our vendor for audio visual services. All payments will be processed directly through Encore.
To submit your order, download the order form and email your completed form to Ryan.Gunn@encoreglobal.com
Contact Ryan Gunn from Encore at Ryan.Gunn@encoreglobal.com if you have questions. If you experience technical difficulties on site, contact Encore at 314-775-3433. 
For more details and access to the order form, download the document.
A public safety officer can be available to provide booth security through the Public Safety Department. All payments will be processed directly through the Public Safety Department. The rate is $25.75/hour. 
To submit your order, download the order form and email your completed form to jmorgan@explorestlouis.com
Contact Jourdan Morgan from Public Safety at 314-342-5163 or jmorgan@explorestlouis.com  if you have questions.

For more details and access to the form, download the document.
If you selected Scavenger Hunt Participant, National Account Welcome Kit, and/or Snack, Beverage, or Supplies Sponsor as your features, provide details through our form. Your completed form should be submitted by March 1
If you will be frying food at your booth, please adhere to the following requirements:
  • Each exhibitor is allowed no more than one fryer per booth.
  • Each exhibitor shall provide two ten-pound B.C. extinguishers, positioned on both sides of the fryer.
  • Use the necessary ventilating hood and surface protection requirements, unless the fryer doesn't exceed 15 pounds of oil.
  • Oil disposable will be available to you all day Thursday and Friday. The container is located near the ticket lobby in halls two and three behind the draped wall on the north side. See our map here.
This year, we're excited to offer equipment purchases for the first time at Innovations! 
We have a limited list of equipment and supplies available for purchase through your sample order. See the attached list and pricing sheet.
In addition to the listed items, you can also purchase a concession stand washing pass on site at the Levy Catering booth within exhibitor services.
Please place these items on your sample order using the Dot number. They will be delivered to your booth along with your samples. Contact Kelsey Dunn at kelsey.dunn@dotfoods.com if you have any questions.

On-Site Pantry

A limited number of supplies will be available to order from our on-site pantry. See items, quantity, and pricing below. 
All exhibitors must be moved out of the exhibit halls by Friday at 6 p.m. Please coordinate freight pickups and shipping to accommodate this deadline. Anything left in the exhibit hall after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29 will be discarded.
See more details and procedures from Heritage.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us if you have any questions about what you need to exhibit at Innovations 2022. 

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