Exhibitors should always be on guard against attempts by individuals to lure them into undesirable agreements, to sell services that are not wanted or needed, or to fraudulently redirect funds from the intended recipient. Below are alerts that the Restaurant Show has put together to help exhibitors avoid situations which can cause financial harm or loss of time and resources in fighting unlawful situations. All communications from Restaurant Show service providers will include the blue Official Service Provider seal pictured below.
Beware of communications from fraudulent vendors who do NOT have a 2024 Official Service Provider Seal in any communications you receive. We do not sell our database information; any company not listed here should be considered as possibly fraudulent.
Should you choose to engage in a business relationship with a company that is NOT an Official National Restaurant Association Service Provider, the National Restaurant Association Show and Winsight cannot vouch for their legitimacy, nor endorse their services.
Show Alert Information
The National Restaurant Association Show is partnered with Maritz, the sole distributor of the attendee list. Please know that only Maritz is authorized to sell our attendee list. If in doubt, always look for the Official Service Provider seal in any communication where you may purchase services.
The Restaurant Show, like many other tradeshows, is increasingly battling fraudulent companies attempting to prey on exhibitors by “selling” exhibitor contact information and/or attendee lists. Please be extremely cautious of any email claiming to sell exhibitors services regarding attendee communication, exhibitor contact information, and hotel rates. We are actively working to have these companies cease and desist their practices.
onPeak is the only official hotel provider for the Show.
onPeak offers convenient hotel options with flexible change and cancellation policies and their book now, pay later policy allows exhibitors to secure a reservation with no money paid upfront. Book Here.
Please be aware of the following companies claiming to sell housing for the Show:
- Elites Housing
- Elegant Housing
Freeman is the official contractor for the Restaurant Show. Exhibitors can find a list of other recommended Show service providers in the Service Kit here.
Exercise caution when dealing with or responding to solicitations from unofficial contractors offering services for the Show. Unofficial contractors may attempt to solicit orders for services (i.e., carpet, advertising, shipping, etc.). Some of these solicitations may list the Show name and logo with the intent of confusing or misleading exhibitors into thinking that the contractors sending them are associated with the Restaurant Show.
Exhibitors are not required to use Official Service Providers, but please be aware that outside contractors must be approved by the Show and may require exhibitors to pay additional costs. Exhibitors may also incur other financial obligations in the event their designated contractors fail to perform. Exhibitors can nominate their Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) in the service kit.
Reach out to your Exhibitor Services Team! We do our best to respond to all inquiries within one business day.