Exhibitor Services


Important – Please Read: 

Viper Tradeshow Services is our General Contractor for the event and will be managing the loading dock onsite, receiving advanced non-perishable freight, onsite deliveries, and getting your materials to your booth, including refrigerated and frozen product.

Please review this message carefully and complete the forms required for your exhibitor service needs no later than March 29 to avoid surcharges.  Orders received after this deadline will be subject to availability.

Click here for the Exhibitor Services Kit. 

Important Information:

  • Show hours are 10 AM to 5 PM; any exhibitors who tear down before 5 PM will be fined $500.
  • All exhibitor services must be ordered and paid in advance.
    • Material Handling – Ordered through and pre-paid to Viper Tradeshow Services
    • Electrical – Ordered and paid on the electrical order form and sent to PSAV 
    • Food Prep & Equipment – Ordered and charges paid to the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Please complete and return with the Marriott Credit Card Authorization form and send to Special Events.
  • Please note the most cost-effective way to manage your shipments:
    • Ship all items together (or bundle as much together as possible); separate shipments incur separate handling charges
    • Ship to advanced warehouse if possible


All exhibitor services must be ordered and paid in advance.  The packet attached includes the following order and payment forms:

  • Material Handling Order Form – required if you ship anything to the conference
  • Electrical Service Order Form – required if you need any electrical service in your booth
  • Food Equipment Order Form (chafers, heat lamps, etc.)
  • Food Preparation Order Form (for samples that require kitchen prep)
  • Marriott Credit Card Authorization Form – required with any Food Prep and Food Equipment Forms submitted.
  • Shipping Instructions and Handling Labels – it is imperative that you follow the processes outlined to ensure proper receiving and handling of your materials and/or samples. 

ALL ANTICIPATED EXHIBITOR SERVICES INCLUDING MATERIAL HANDLING MUST BE PREPAID with credit card information provided VIA VIPER TRADESHOW SERVICES through the kit and via Viper’s online ordering system only.


It is important to note, that your freight will not be delivered to your booth until credit card payment is arranged and payment in full is received by Viper.

Exhibitor Services – Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I order electrical service, food prep or foodservice equipment for my booth?
Simply fill out the Exhibitor Services Packet (link is posted above).

What if I miss the Exhibitor Services Deadline?
You may still submit your completed packet after the deadline; however, you will not be eligible for the advance discounted rates.

Where do I ship my booth materials and samples?  
Please see the Exhibitor Services Packet for instructions and labels for handling and storage of items shipped to the show; the packet will be emailed to all supplier attendees.  It is imperative that you follow the instructions carefully to allow for proper receiving and handling of your show materials.

What does my booth include?

Standard Booth Packages include: 8’ T-Table Booth (8 ft table in the back of booth with 6 ft intersecting it to create a t-shape), four chairs, an exhibitor ID sign, wireless internet access, and a small trash can.

Sponsor Booth Packages include: 10×8 Booth with table-height pipe-and-drape, four chairs, a prominent sponsor sign, exhibitor ID sign, wireless internet access, and a small trash can.

The entire show floor is carpeted.

When can I set up/refresh my booth?    
A representative will be onsite during these set up hours to assist in locating any booth materials and/or samples shipped in to the show.

Session One:

Tuesday, April 23 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and
Wednesday, April 24 7:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Breakfast is 7:15 – 8:00 a.m.)

Session Two:

Thursday, April 25 7:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. (Breakfast is 7:15 – 8:00 a.m.)

Are there any booth restrictions? 

Nothing may be hung from the walls, including exhibitor banners or other signage.

Oversized displays must be pre-approved by Golbon Special Events. If you require perimeter space please notify Golbon Special Events prior to the conference registration deadline. No onsite modifications will be permitted.

Do I need insurance?

Suppliers are responsible for their own properties.  It is expected they have, or will purchase, adequate insurance to protect against perils.  It is highly recommended that an exhibitor obtain adequate insurance coverage, at their own expense, for property loss or damage and liability for personal injury.