Marketing Opportunities We have great marketing opportunities for your business at this year's Expo!
Floor Vinyls Stand out at the Expo by purchasing a floor vinyl with your business logo! You can purchase a 17"x17" vinyl for $140! Floor vinyl's are available for purchase when you book your exhibit space online or by calling Lacey Pierson at the ORA office!
Culinary Cook-Off / Cocktails Shakedown Partnership Support Oklahoma's talented bartenders and chefs at our annuals Cocktail Shakedown and Culinary Cook-Off! Take a look at these exclusive partnership opportunities for both competitions! For all Expo marketing opportunities, click here.
Why Exhibit Industry trade shows are still the most cost-effective selling tool. They give you the biggest return on your marketing dollar and allow you to meet high numbers of decision-makers face-to-face and close the deal on the spot. Your sales staff can meet more potential buyers during this two-day show than they could talk to in months of telephone or personal visits. Your customers can touch, taste, feel, and experience your products and services, which gives you a competitive edge. If you want exposure for your business - this is the place to exhibit!
Who Attends The ORA Expo provides you with a target audience of between 3,500-4,000 hospitality professionals at one of the state’s largest private-industry trade-shows. This show creates an atmosphere that promotes relationship building through networking and promotional opportunities. Because this is a private-industry tradeshow and it is restricted to those 18 and over, your audience is specifically decision-makers with buying power. Targeted attendees are invited from the following hospitality groups:
Oklahoma Restaurant Association operators
Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association operators
Non-member Foodservice and Hotel Operators licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health
Oklahoma Dietary Managers
Culinary Arts Professionals
Nursing Home Administrators
Hospital Foodservice Administrators
Health & Safety Measures Click here for a complete list of health and safety measures.
Expo Restrictions Strictly Enforced: • No one under the age of 18 will be admitted into the ORA Expo (including infants and toddlers in strollers). This rule is strictly enforced and applies to both attendees and exhibitors. • Anyone who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public places in the exhibit hall will be asked to return to their contracted booth. • The ORA Expo is a trade event and is NOT open to the public. You must be directly involved in the foodservice, hospitality, or tourism industry to attend. By attending the ORA Expo, you consent to the use of your image and/or name by the Oklahoma Restaurant Association on marketing materials and any registered publishing, broadcast, and cable or social media without charge or obligation. • Failure to comply with ORA Expo policies will result in expulsion from the ORA Expo and forfeiture of ORA Expo badge and monies paid.
Exhibitor Email Scam: Please be aware of scammers that try to sell you a list of our attendees for the Expo. We do not share that list with anyone outside of our Expo so they DO NOT have it even if they say they do. The ONLY authorized third-party service providers that might contact you are for lead retrieval units from American Tradeshow Services or rental items/services from our decorator, Superior Expo Services. Please contact Linda at 405-942-8181 if you have any questions.
Move-In and Move-Out
Exhibitors may begin moving into the Bennett Center on Monday August 15th (for display vehicles and large trucks) from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and continue on Tuesday, August 16th, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. There are two main unloading areas you may use. The semi dock is located on the northwest side of the Bennett Center. This area is equipped with two dock-high overhead doors, which can accommodate semi-trucks. The northeast side of the building will be used for street level unloading. A limited number of dollies are available for your use. All equipment and materials must be removed from the Bennett Center by 7 pm, Thursday, August 18th.