Internet Access for Exhibitors ***CHANGE OF PLANS***

Despite our initial intentions, we've just learned from the management team at the Cross Arena that their wireless system will not fully support our event. They have mandated that we limit access to the WiFi system based solely on those that require it to operate their display and even then, it might be slow. We're told told that more than 20-25 users will begin to slow the system.

Here's how we need to proceed:

Most Reliable Option: Please consider using an alternate wireless connection such as your own private hotspot using your 3G/4G cellular service on your smartphone.

If You Must: If you require access to the arena wireless service for your booth, please select the "yes" optionbelow. We will communicate the limited WiFi log in credentials to you directly. This WiFi connection must not be used by booth staffers for connecting their smartphones for personal or professional use. It will slow access for everyone.

Plan B: Whether you make your own arrangements for WiFi or you must rely on the Cross Arena WiFi signal, it is in your best interest to plan for offline access to any web-based materials that are essential to your display in case of slow or interrupted internet service.

We're told by arena management that they continue to work toward a solution to upgrade their wireless internet system but unfortunately, it won't be done in time for this year's Expo. We deeply regret what we know is a terrific inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation in making a difficult situation as manageable as possible for all Expo participants. 

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    Show Logistics

    Show Date & Time:

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    10 am - 4 pm

    Exhibitor Set-Up:

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Assigned times: 10 am - 5 pm

    Show Venue:

    Cross Insurance Arena One Civic Center Square Portland, Maine What types of companies exhibit? Those that sell goods and/or services to Maine's hospitality-based businesses who know that the Expo represents the biggest bang-for-the buck marketing opportunity of the year.

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    About the Expo

    The Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo is the premier business-to-business trade show for Maine's premier industry - hospitality!

    More than 120 exhibiting companies engage with hundreds of restaurant and lodging professionals in the most efficient and effective marketing event of the year.

    Who may attend the Expo?

    Owners and employees of licensed food service and lodging establishments are invited to attend the Expo to find inspiration, education and resources for their every business need.

    Due to strict insurance regulations, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the show.

    What types of companies exhibit?

    Those that sell goods and/or services to hospitality-based business who know that the Expo represents the biggest bang-for-the-buck marketing opportunity of the year.