Innovations 2022 FAQ
Why should I attend Innovations?
It’s not just a trade show; it’s an experience meant to grow your business. We create an intimate environment that allows you to make meaningful connections with professionals across the food industry. Unlike most food trade shows, all the products you see and sample are available at one place—Dot Foods. We also provide exclusive entertainment and insightful seminars.
When and where will Innovations 2022 be held?
This year’s show takes place from April 27-29 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
How do I register?
Suppliers can register to exhibit here. Once suppliers sign up to exhibit, those attending from their company must each register here. These are two separate registration forms. Please note that only Dot Foods suppliers can exhibit at our show.


Each customer and national account operator attendee must register here. Please note that only Dot Foods customers and operators can attend our show.
Who attends Innovations?
Innovations is an invite-only event. Only Dot Foods customers, national account operators, and supplier partners who signed up to attend or exhibit can be at our show. View our list of registered exhibitors and attendees here.
Am I considered a customer or national account operator?
For Innovations, distributors, dealers, and wholesalers are considered customers. National account operators are a separate category of attendees. We divide our attendees into two groups, so we can provide opportunities and events relevant to their unique needs. Innovations 2022 begins April 27 for national account operators and exhibitors; customers arrive a day later.
Customers can find out more about their show experience here; operators can learn more here. If you are still unsure whether you are considered a customer or operator, please contact your Dot customer service representative.
Will there be any health and safety protocols?
Safety will be our top priority at Innovations. You can review our safety mesures here.
What will happen if somebody who attends Innovations tests positive for COVID-19?
In the event an attendee tests positive, we will communicate with all impacted attendees.
How many people from my company can attend?
For customers and national account operators, Dot covers one attendee through the Hotel & Travel Voucher. However, companies can invite as many attendees as they would like. 
Each exhibitor package comes with a specified number of badges. Details about our exhibitor badges can be found here. Additional badges can be purchased for $250. 
Some of our exhibitor features require a culinary or national account contact to be present. Requirements for each feature can be found here
Can my spouse come to the nightly events?
National account operator and customer attendees may register their spouses to attend all Innovations events.
How much does it cost to register?
Registration is free.
Will name tags/badges be mailed in advance of the show?
No. You can pick up your show badge on site at America’s Center. The Innovations badge provides access to the Innovations trade show floor only during official trade show hours. Please wear your trade show badge to gain entrance into all Innovations-related activities, including events and lunches.
What are the on-site registration hours?
Once you arrive at the America’s Center, check in at the following times:
  • Wednesday, April 27, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 29, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
How do I download the mobile app?
The Innovations mobile app is the easiest way to keep track of our schedule and view the floop map and list of exhibitors. Once the app is available, follow the instructions here to download.