Summer Expo

Wednesday, August 16th 
Disney's Coronado Springs
1000 W Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Register as a Vendor

Register on the 2017 Marketing Program or click the "Register as a Vendor" title above. If you have completed the marketing program and signed up for the Summer Expo, you will received show instructions in June 2017. Complete all applicable information in order to register to participate in the August 16th 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). Deadline to register is July 7th.

Sample Registration Form 

Complete the sample request form to inform us how your product will be arriving to the show. Sample form must be completed by July 21stForm should be completed even if you are bringing your own samples to the show. Samples being shipped to GFI Lakeland must arrive by August 4th. 

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 7th. Show deals will be shipped to GFI between 8/21 and 10/20 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.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  Chris Drogos  by August 5th for further instructions regarding electrical. 

Show Schedule/Exhibitor Set Up

Set up: Tuesday August 15th Noon to 5pm & Wednesday August 16th , 8am to 11am.
GFI Lakeland Food & Wine Experience: Wednesday August 16th 1:00PM to 6pm.
Exhibitor Break Down: August 16th 6pm to 8pm.  All exhibitor materials must be removed from the exhibit facility by 8 pm on Wednesday August 16th.
GFI Vendor Reception: Tuesday, August 15th 8-10:00PM Fiesta 5,1000 W Buena Vista Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 

Hotel Location & Reservation Information

Special Room Rate $155/night
Disney's Coronado Springs (HOTEL IS FULL)
1000 W Buena Vista Dr  Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Port Orleans French Quarter
2201 Orleans Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Hotel is 15-20 minutes from Disney's Coronado Springs hotel where Food Show will take place.

To Book: Reservations Phone Team (407) 939-4686 or Online booking website: www.Mydisneygroup.com/gfi2017
Special Rate expires July 17th.

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