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Ocean City Spring Trade Expo 2020

Roland E Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland
Mar 07 - Mar 08, 2020


Event Overview:

The Ocean City Spring Trade Expo brings together the hospitality industry buyers and sellers to facilitate business. Produced by the non-profit Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, this popular Expo draws close to 5,000 attendees and features 406 exhibit booths. Year after year, both exhibitors and attendees look forward to coming out of winter hibernation and gathering to network, solidify relationships, and learn from one another. In addition to finding the most innovative products on the market, attendees can see actual production demonstrations and learn the latest trends. As an added bonus, free educational sessions and culinary demonstrations take place throughout the Expo. In order to attend the Expo and walk the exhibit floor, you must be 21 years old and be a buyer, or a guest of a buyer, in the hospitality industry. Make plans to attend today!

Attendee Information:

Why Attend

  • Interactive educational sessions provide insights and inspiration
  • One-stop shopping to check out the latest and most innovative goods and services on the market.
  • Negotiate great deals on the spot.
  • Vendors offer Show Specials to get you started on their product at a great savings to you.
  • Don't know what it is, how it is used or what it tastes like? Here you can see actual product demonstrations and receive samples.
  • Buyers can find everything they need for their business from top-quality suppliers under one roof.
  • Valuable business relationships are always a plus and they are easy to establish one-on-one in the casual atmosphere of the trade show.
  • Enjoy off-season rates at area accommodations.
  • Restaurants feature specials and some introduce their new ideas for the upcoming season.

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit

Let’s face it, we are in the people business ~ Hospitality is all about people ~ so, make plans to come out of winter hibernation and meet face-to-face with your current and prospective customers.  Our Expo is where buyers and sellers meet.   

  • Build your business in the Mid-Atlantic area including the resorts of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
  • Introduce your company to thousands of buyers in just two days.
  • Solidify relationships with current customers.
  • Strengthen your bottom line by taking advantage of one of the most affordable shows around.
  • Experience cooking demos by some of the top chefs in the region.

SHOW a glance


5000+ attendees

300+ companies exhibiting, 400+ booth spaces

84,560 square feet of exhibit space



  • B & B/ Campgrounds/Condo/Hotel/Motel/Cleaning Company
  • Restaurant
  • School/Cafeteria/Catering
  • Hospital/Nursing Home
  • Bar/ Liquor Store
  • Convenience Store/Coffee Store/Ice Cream Store
  • Golf Course/ Casino


  • General Manager/ Assistant Manager
  • Owner
  • Chef/ Pastry Chef/Sous Chef
  • Operations/Mainenance
  • Reservation Agent/ Front Desk/ Housekeeping/ Human
  • Resources
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Server/ Line Cook/ Bartender

Exhibit With Us ~ Spring Trade Expo is Where Hospitality Buyers and Sellers Meet!

Bringing the industry together since the ‘70s…..we do everything we can to make sure the right customers attend our Expo!

  • Direct Mail – close to 10,000 pieces direct mailed to our extensive list of industry businesses
  • Relationships – leveraging our tourism relationships to hit regional businesses with direct invitations from their tourism leaders
  • E-Marketing – a series of e-blasts and social media posts showcasing the planned events and reasons to attend
  • Advertising – trade publications, local print and live radio interviews with excellent coverage
  • Public Relations – numerous interviews with trade and local media to highlight Expo

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