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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 13, 2019:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Monday, January 14, 2019:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Show Location

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

2018 EXPO HIGHLIGHTS

 

 2017 EXPO HIGHLIGHTS

Updates

02/09/2018

Expo 2018 Huge Success!

The second annual Mid-America Restaurant Expo shone as the Midwest’s premier restaurant and foodservice industry show

02/05/2018

Cleveland chef claims Burger Battle title at 2018 Mid-America Restaurant Expo

‘Hangover cure’ hamburger nets $1,000 prize for Metropolitan at the 9 chef

02/05/2018

Panino’s Pizzeria’s Lenny Rago grabs “Best of the Midwest” title with Hog Heaven pizza

Rago won the event with his Hog Heaven pizza.

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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

2019 markes the 27th 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