Comp Passes

As an exhibitor, it's likely that you'll want to invite some of your best customers to the Expo as your guest. We have two methods by which you may attain comp passes as follows: 

Comp Passes for All Exhibitors

For the first time in many years, all exhibitors will receive ten comp passes to distribute* to restaurant &/or lodging customers. They'll be mailed to you in late February for distribution to hospitality professionals.

More Comp Passes for Advertisers

Exhibitors who advertise in our show program have the added benefit of receiving additional comp passes to distribute* to restaurant &/or lodging customers. These passes will be mailed to you in late-February for distribution to hospitality professionals.

Comp passes are allocated as follows:

  • Full Page Advertisers = 50 Comp Passes (per booth)
  • Half Page Advertisers = 25 Comp Passes (per booth)
  • Quarter Page Advertisers = 10 Comp Passes (per booth)
  • Eighth Page Advertisers = 5 Comp Passes (per booth)

Want Even More Comp Passes?

If you'd like to purchase even more comp passes at a discounted rate, click here for more details.

*Comp Passes Distribution

Comp passes may be distributed to customers of your business who are legitimate buyers from food service or lodging establishments. Please do not distribute them to: vendor-type business people, friends, family or other non-hospitality related associates. To protect your investment and that of your fellow exhibitors, we only allow professionals who own, operate or are employed by licensed food service or lodging businesses to attend the show.

Additionally, please do not distribute these passes to those who will be staffing your booth. We provide exhibitors with staff badges at no charge. Click here to tell us who'll be staffing your booth.

Exhibitor Kit

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Show Logistics

Show Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
10 am - 4 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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.