Who will I meet at the ARN 2018 Revenue Conference & Exhibition?
ARN provides a multitude of networking opportunities to connect with a highly coveted audience comprised of hard-to-reach airport decision-makers and food and retail executives.
What type of clothing should I wear to the conference?
ARN encourages attendees to wear business casual attire during the day and cocktail attire for evening events such as the Opening Night Reception and the ARN Awards.
How long is the exhibit hall open?
The ARN Revenue Conferece & Exhibition Hall opens Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. during our Opening Night Reception. After this event the hall is continuously open from 7:30 am – 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
What should I expect from the Opening Night Reception?
The ARN Revenue Conference & Exhibition Opening Night Reception is the must-attend, high-energy kickoff of conference. It is a premier networking opportunity and a chance to experience the offerings of exhibitors.
Are meals provided at the conference?
The ARN Revenue Conference offers a continental breakfast all three days of the show. While lunch is not offered on the Day 1 of the show (Tuesday), lunch is offered on Day 2 and Day 3. Dinners are not included but provide a great opportunity for you to network on your own.
Do I have to purchase a ticket for the Awards Dinner?
The 2018 ARN Awards Banquet tickets are available at arnconference.com for $150.
How do I sign up for the Airport Tour?
Because space is extremely limited, registration for the ARN Airport Tour is conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and only registered attendees are eligible to participate. If you have not already registered, you will not receive information about the tour.
How do I participate in the Schmooze Sessions?
The ARN Schmooze Sessions are brief, speed dating-like meetings where attendees have a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with participating airport representatives, developers, and food and retail operators. To qualify to participate in the schmooze sessions, you must be a registered ARN conference attendee. You will then receive an email invitation to participate in the Schmooze with the date and time when the selection process will go live.
How do I get from the airport to the conference?
While ARN does not provide transportation from the airport, Orlando International is 10 miles from the Rosen Shingle Creek and is taxi and ridesharing service friendly.
How do I order items for my exhibit space, such as carpet, tables, chairs, electricity, etc.?
As a registered exhibitor you should have received an exhibitor kit from Paul Angelino at US Tradeshows. This manual contains all of the information you need to order these items directly from US Tradeshows, as well as need-to-know information on the conference & exhibition. To contact Paul Angelino directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is move-in/move-out for the ARN Conference & Exhibition?
How long will it take me to set up my booth?
While it varies based on the complexity of your booth/exhibit-space layout, ARN recommends that you allow yourself ample time to set up your space. ALL booths must be ready for the show by 5 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Any booths not yet set up will incur forced labor costs by ARN and US Tradeshows, in order to finish the installation.
How long is the exhibit hall open?
The ARN Revenue Conferece & Exhibition Hall opens Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. during our Opening Night Reception. After this event, the hall is open from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday. After 2 p.m. on Thursday, tear-down will begin. The exhibit hall is open during these periods because ARN believes in allowing exhibitors every opportunity to meet and conduct business with current and prospective clients.
Do I need to be at my booth the entire time the exhibit hall is open?
While ARN encourages all exhibitors to continuously have their booths manned, there are peak hours during which we suggest your booths be appropriately staffed and there will be optimal periods to sample. If you are sampling or serving food and/or drink: Tuesday evening, during the Opening Night Reception; Wednesday during breakfast, lunch, breaks, and the hall happy hour (4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.); Thursday during breakfast, lunch, and breaks.
When is booth tear-down?
Booth tear-down begins on Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. Due to the continuous flow of attendees and business being conducted on the show floor, early teardowns are strictly prohibited and subject to fines.
What are some suggestions for having a productive conference?
Engage, engage, engage. Speak to as many airports and operators as you come across, regardless of whether you feel they are someone you would be interested in partnering with. The airport food and retail industry is a very close-knit community, and you never know when or where an introduction will be made or an opportunity will be revealed.
Sample or raffle. If you are a food concept, sample your product. Collect business cards to do a prize drawing and work with ARN to announce winners.
I loved the ARN Conference and would like to sign up early for the 2019 show – how do I sign up?
ARN offers an exclusive early-bird exhibitor rate to those that sign up for the conference & exhibition early and pay the 50 percent deposit by April 16, 2018. To secure your booth space, please stop by the 2018 show office during office hours and secure your participation with our business development team.