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Event Overview:

Why Attend?
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CONNECT brings lodging, liquor and restaurant professionals together under one roof once again!

CONNECT Show will bring together thousands of owners and operators of restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars and more from across BC. Join us and experience the energy and inspiration of this annual two-day show as it promises to deliver informative educational sessions, dynamic keynote speakers, numerous social opportunities to mingle and make lasting connections that drive business profitability and shape the future of the food, drink and lodging industry.

If you’re a decision-maker in the hospitality industry who needs to stay on top of new trends and products, this show is for you! See and sample exciting new menu items; discover an array of innovative products and services; network with your industry colleagues – all under one roof.

Special Show Features:

Food & Beverage Samples
New Products and Equipment on Display
Culinary and Bartending Competitions
Culinary Trends Demo Kitchen
Industry Leading Educational Seminars and Workshops
Numerous Social Events such as: Opening Reception, Trends Breakfast
A Number of Excellent Networking Opportunities that Create Peer to Peer Interaction and Exchange of Ideas

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit?

The CONNECT Show is the place to exhibit your products and services in British Columbia.

As an exhibitor, you can build customer relationships with more than 4,200 buyers in the hospitality industry. Use your booth to sample new products, educate buyers and create the kind of face-to-face experience that results in leads and sales.

The CONNECT trade show floor presents tremendous opportunity to promote your products and services to leading industry professionals and buyers;

    Elevate your company profile and brands
    Form new strategic business alliances and partnerships
    Increase your brand awareness in a targeted market
    Meet "Face to Face" with qualified buyers
    Meet over 4,200 hospitality industry professionals
    Build relationships that could lead to future business opportunities
    Trade show booths provide a cost effective way to promote and sell your offerings
    Launch, introduce and demonstrate new products
    Network with existing clients

About BC Hotel Association:

The British Columbia Hotel Association is the advocate and spokesperson for the interests of the Hotel Industry throughout British Columbia.

The BCHA has over 600 hotel members and 200 associate members, representing an industry with revenue in excess of $3.2 billion, 80,000 rooms and more than 60,000 employees. We are a significant component of BC’s $13.8 billion tourism trade and have members in almost every community throughout BC.

About Restaurants Canada:

Restaurants Canada is a national, not-for-profit association representing Canada’s diverse and dynamic restaurant and foodservice industry. With more than one million employees; 80,000 locations; and 18 million customers a day, the restaurant industry is the number one source of first jobs for young people. We help build neighbourhoods, drive tourism, and fuel Canada’s agri-food production.

Restaurants Canada members comprise 30,000 businesses in every segment of the industry, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and their suppliers.  We work on their behalf with all levels of government in support of a strong restaurant industry that contributes jobs, investment, and a wide range of culinary choices to communities across the country.

About ABLE BC:

The Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE BC) is the professional industry advocate for issues affecting Liquor Primary and Licensee Retail Stores throughout British Columbia.

We strive to provide our members with the resources and tools required to operate and grow a successful business. We proudly promote a responsible beverage industry and deem that standard a membership requirement.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the 2015 CONNECT Food+ Drink + Lodging Trade Show? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/18/2015 - 10/19/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 10/18/2015 - 10/19/2015
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sun. 11am - 5pm; Mon. 10am - 5pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Food / Beverage, Hospitality, Restaurant Supply, Travel
Estimated Attendance: 4,200
Audience: Restaurant Owners and Operators
Hotel Owners and Staff
Resort Owners and Staff
Chefs and General Managers
Pubs and Bars
Cafes and Coffee Houses
Institutional Facilities
Educational Institutions
Liquor Retail Stores
Industry Associations
Industry Suppliers
Local Media
Renowned Speakers
And more...
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Venue Phone: (604) 689-8232
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:300+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:BCHA / Restaurants Canada / ABLE BC
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: CONNECT offers a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $1,795 + 5% GST   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $195 + 5% GST   Water: n/a
10' x 10' Turn-Key Additional $250 + 5% GST   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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