Update Your Exhibitor Guide Listing by Oct. 1

Penselvania Convention Center

NEW LOCATION! We are looking forward to a brand-new exhibitor experience in downtown Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Located in America’s most historic square mile!

The Philadelphia Section IFT invites you to participate in our largest event of the year. Attendees and exhibitors will have the opportunity to engage and network with others, all in one room.

This year's theme is 5 Senses and Sustainability

Venue & Accomodations

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Hall B
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hotels / Lodging | Driving Directions - Page 5 | Exhibitor Rules | Dining


Discounted Parking
Parkway 150 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA $24.00 instead of $30.00. 1/2 mile from convention center.

There are many other parking options, including garages and surface lots, which are conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

View Map - Page 7 Click here for more information.

Unloading Your Vehicle

Drop-Off Area Main Entrance
You can park your vehicle to unload at the pick-up / drop-off area off the main entrance on Arch Street.

You CANNOT leave your vehicle unattended.

Drive In Ramp - Loading Zone B / Exhibit Hall B - 200 Level

You can also use the Drive In Ramp behind Hall B to park your vehicle in order to unload. You can carry your items or use 2 wheeled carts. 4 wheeled carts are NOT ALLOWED.

Click here or on map to view floor plans and here (page 62) for loading/unloading information.

Exhibitor Kit

The Exhibitor Kit contains important information. Please review to find:

  • Shipping Information:
  • Order Black Carpet: deadline October 14 at 5 PM
  • Exhibitor Rule
  • Order other booth furnishings

Please mark all packages clearly with the following information

  • Company Name/Booth Number
  • Philadelphia IFT Expo
  • October 23, 2019
Food / Beverage

Light refreshments will be served in then center of the Exhibit Hall and available to exhibitors as well as attendees.

A cash bar will also be available.

You can also take advantage of the many restaurants within walking distance of the show.

Come Early for the Symposium!

5 Senses & Sustainability
1:00-1:05 – Welcome
1:10-1:50 – Common Misconceptions When Promoting Sustainability to Consumers – Amir Golmohamadi
1:55-2:35 – Bridging the snapshot and temporal space in Sensory Consumer Science - Layo Jegede
2:40-3:15 - Opportunities for Innovation in Food Product Development – Terry Wagener

Learn More

Top 5 Reasons to Exhibit at the Philly Expo:

  1. Showcase your products and services to a very large food manufacturing community – one that serves customers locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. All in one room!
  2. Choose your booth location online. Edit your company information until 30 days before the show. An opportunity to market your company immediately after registering.
  3. Attendees can search for companies by product or service category and download the complete list – your information is at their fingertips!
  4. Market your attendance before the show by linking your company listing to your email signature. http://philadelphiaift.org/SuppliersDay2019/index.php?viewBooth=xx (replace xx's with your booth number)
  5. NEW! Private interview/meeting space for only $25.00 for 30 minutes or $40.00 for an hour!
Hotel Scam

Our offices received a call today from a so-called hotel services asking us to reserve a hotel for the expo. This is a scam and the number used is not any hotel in the Philadelphia area. Do NOT purchase hotel rooms from a phone call. We will be recommending hotels in mid-May. Watch for this information on our website and also via email.

Exhibitor Badge Registration

Register for your Badge Here


  • 12:00-2:25PM – Exhibitor Check-in & Set Up
  • 1:00-3:15PM – Symposium
  • 3:00-5:30PM – Voting on Suppliers’ Booths
  • 3:00-6:30PM – Suppliers’ Expo
  • 5:30-6:30PM – Social hour/networking
  • 6:30-7:30PM – Exhibitor Booth Teardown
Symposium Information
Event Rules and Regulations

See Page 3 of the Exhibitor Kit for the rules and regulations.

You may carry your booth materials into the convention center however you can only use 2 wheeled carts – 4 wheeled carts not allowed.

Shipping Information

Being a union facility there are rules we must be in compliance with. Please see Exhibitor Kit for more information.

Please mark all packages clearly with the following information

  • Company Name/Booth Number
  • Philadelphia IFT Expo
  • October 23rd, 2019

Using Pinnacle’s Shipping Services - See Exhibitor Kit for pricing

Use their advanced warehouse services and you can arrange to have your materials arrive up to 7 business days prior to the show and stored in their warehouse. Pinnacle will ensure your materials are delivered to the convention center and deliver them to your booth(s). Their material handling (use of union labor to deliver the materials) are discounted if you use their warehouse.

Advance Shipments - Must arrive between October 14th and 21st
Philadelphia Section IFT Suppliers Expo 2019
Pinnacle Exposition Services
(Company Name and Booth Number)
C/O Libery CFS NV
2627 State Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

Day of Show Shipments - Must arrive on October 23rd between 9-11 AM
Philadelphia Section IFT Suppliers Expo 2019
Pinnacle Exposition Services
(Company Name and Booth Number)
c/o Penn Conv Center
13th and Vine Street Ramp
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Booth Pricing
  • Table Space: The cost of reserving your booth space is $525.00 for each each 10x10 foot space comes with one 6 foot draped table, 2 chairs, WIFI, electricity, and an ID sign. Pipe and drape is blue/silver. The floor is concrete. - $525.00
  • Carpet: Black carpet can be purchased for $200.00
  • Extra Tables: Extra 6 Foot Skirted Tables can be purchased for $150.00 Each
  • Other Furnishings can be Ordered through Pinnacle Exposition Services
  • Door prize announcement for your booth: $15.00 - bring the attendees to your booth to give away your door prize
  • NEW! Private interview/meeting space for only $25.00 for 30 minutes or $40.00 for an hour!
  • Sponsor the Expo - The Fairmount and Ben Franklin Levels include a booth space in the cost – Click Here to learn more.
  • Any additional exhibitor set up beyond setting up pipe, drape and tables will be at the expense of the exhibitor.
  • Thanks for supporting Philadelphia Section IFT's Suppliers' Expo!
Online Registration Directions

  1. View the map by clicking on the registration link: > Suppliers' Expo 2019 Registration
  2. Booths that are "green" are available. Booths that are "red" are already sold. Booths that are "yellow" are in process of being reserved.
  3. Booths can be held for 15 minutes and will be released if registration is not completed at the end of 15 minutes.
  4. If you want to reserve one booth you can either click on "Begin Booth Registration" or click on the green pin of the booth you'd like to reserve and "Click Here to Reserve" hyperlink.
  5. Choose the number of booths you want to reserve (1, 2, 3, or more)
  6. Insert the booth number.
  7. You will need to read and accept the payment terms to continue registration.
  8. If you accidentally exit the registration page you can continue registration by clicking on the booth icon on the map and supply the two words on the registration screen.
  9. You will need to provide the following information:
    1. # of booths
    2. Booth number(s)
    3. Company name, address, phone, and url
    4. Company contact name, title, and email (to be listed in the exhibitor guide)
    5. Exhibitor contact information (who we should contact with Suppliers' Expo 2019 info.)
    6. 50 word company description
    7. Product or service category (choose from list)

Registrations received after October 1, 2019 will not be included in the exhibitor guide - but will be included in the supplement.

Already registered and just need to pay? Click here.

Terms & Conditions

Click here to view the Terms & Conditions that are required to be accepted before registering a booth.

Refund Policy

$275.00 refundable prior to May 31, 2019
$175.00 refundable prior to July 25, 2019
No refunds after July 25, 2019
There is a limit of one company per booth

To view the Suppliers' Expo Floorplan. > click here

Update Your Booth Information Before October 1, 2019

The last day to modify your booth information as it will be printed in the exhibitor guide is October 1. The link to edit your information can be found in your booth registration confirmation email. If you have questions, contact businessoffice@iami411.org or call 630-268-0656.


Ben Franklin Sponsor

Liberty Bell Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities
Click here to see available sponsorships.