2016 Summer Expo

Wednesday, August 17th

Disney's Coronado Springs

1000 W Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830



Register as A Vendor

Please complete all applicable information in order to register to participate in the August 17th Summer Expo.  Our annual GFI Summer Expo enjoys an outstanding reputation for success by delivering qualified buyers & attendees from the retail, food service, catering & natural food industries in the Florida, Caribbean, & South American markets. The atmosphere will be tropical causal, yet elegant. Repeating the past, our show is by INVITATION ONLY assuring you the opportunity of the most productive sales potential. We cordially invite you to display all authorized items (any item with an active GFI code number).

Register Now

Register on the 2016 Marketing Program. Please select all the food shows you wish to particpate in. If you have completed the marketing program and signed up for the Summer Expo, you will received show instructions in June 2016. 

Sample Registration Form

Complete Sample Form

Please complete the sample request form to inform us how your product will be arriving to the show. Sample form must be completed by July 22ndForm should be completed even if you are bringing your own samples to the show. 

Show Deal Information

You will also need to complete a show deal request form. Deal request forms will be sent out by your GFI Buyer. GFI will print a show deal booklet to pass out the day of the show. We will need you to submit show deals no later than July 10th. Show deals will be shipped to GFI between 8/31/2016 and 10/31/2016 at customers request. GFI will bill-back vendors for show deals monthly.

Booth Equipment

1- 8ft Draped Table There are a limited number of booths on outside walls that lend themselves to large backdrops. 

Vendors who have selected half booths will share 50% of a table. Please be considerate of your vendor table partner and work together to create an attractive booth which provides equal space for both vendors.

ELECTRICAL DISCLAIMER- No cooking or frying is allowed in the convention center. You can only re-heat food. All cooking, extreme heat sources must take place in the kitchen. Please contact  Jim Galluzo by August 5th for further instructions regarding electrical. 

Show Schedule Exhibitor Set Up:

Tuesday August 16th Noon to 5pm
Wednesday August 17th , 8am to 11am.

GFI Vendor Reception 

Tuesday, August 16th 7:45PM-10:00PM
Disney Coronado @ The Monterrey Room

GFI Lakeland Food & Wine Experience:

Wednesday August 17th 1:00PM to 6pm.

Exhibitor Break Down: August 17th 6pm to 8pm.

All exhibitor materials must be removed from the exhibit facility by 8 pm on Wednesday August 17th.

Hotel Location & Reservation Information

Special Room Rate $145/night. Room Rate only good if booked before July 18th. When making hotel reservations, notify reception you are booking under "GFI Food & Wine Show" rate. 

Disney's Coronado Springs
1000 W Buena Vista Dr  Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

 We look forward to a very exciting show! 


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