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Innovate. Inform. Inspire.

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo attracts more than 4,000 experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains, and is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike.

Show Hours

Sunday, January 28, 2018:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Monday, January 29, 2018:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Show Location

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Hall B
400 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215

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Updates

01/09/2018

Download the Expo event app!

Personalize your seminar schedule, map out exhibits, play cool games and connect with other attendees...all from the palm of your hand.

01/06/2018

Show Specials at the Expo

Expo exhibitors are offering great discounts and deals at the 2018 MAREXPO! Visit the following exhibitors at the show to take advantage of the savings.

01/03/2018

NEW for '18: Expo Burger Battle

Bring your Best Burger on Jan. 29 and be one of 14 contestants vying for Best Burger in the Midwest honors and the chance to win $1,000!

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Expand Network

Attendance will be more than 4,000 high-profile, independent and mid-sized regional restaurant operators. 75% are decision-makers looking to buy new products. Don't miss your chance to participate.

Gain Exposure

The Expo is the premier restaurant industry event in the Midwest connecting exhibitors and buyers in a progressive and dynamic environment centered on innovation, technology and trends. Attendees will experience the best the industry has to offer. 

Build Relationships

The Expo is a high-energy tradeshow featuring multiple live demonstration stages, culinary competitions and food and beverage tastings all held in its expansive exhibit hall showcasing over 300 exhibitor booths. 

Engage 
Leads

2018 markes the 26th consecutive tradeshow hosted by the Ohio Restaurant Association. Last year's Expo exceeded all expectations to become our most exciting show ever! 

INVESTMENT

  • The Expo is competitively priced at $18.95 per square foot.
  • Value-added services include: Free ice, free refrigeration and freezer storage, plus a free listing and product description in the show’s program, on the Expo website and on the event app.
  • Each exhibitor receives 10 free guest passes for each 10x10 space reserved.
  • Held at a right-to-work facility, exhibitors save time and money doing their own move-in, set-up and tear down.

IT’S A BUYERS’ MARKET AND YOUR COMPETITORS WILL BE AT THE EXPO. RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY! 

For exhibit application and show information,
contact trade show manager,
DEBRA SEIPLE at (877) 265-7469
or dseiple@ohiorestaurant.org