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Tis the season for the KeHE Holiday Show!

Where:
McCormick Place, Lakeside Center
2301 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

When:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Thursday, June 14, 2018

Apply Here

Schedule of Events

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Monday, June 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up By Appointment Only, Email ALittleton@theexpogroup.com - Halls D1 & D2
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. KeHE Leadership Conference KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation - Grand Ballroom, Hilton Chicago
5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. John 13 Awards Dinner KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation - Stock Exchange Room – Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up Halls D1 & D2
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. KeHE Leadership Conference Grand Ballroom, Hilton Chicago
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Lecture E353B
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Workshop E353C
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. National Sales Meeting KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation
Wednesday, June 13
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Complimentary Luggage Storage E353A
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Employee Grab & Go Breakfast Hall D1 Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set Up Halls D1 & D2
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. KeHE All Employee Meeting E450 Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break Hall D Foyer
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. President’s Address E450 Ballroom
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Halls D1 & D2
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Halls D1 & D2
Thursday, June 14
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Complimentary Luggage Storage E353A
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Grab & Go Breakfast Hall D Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Address E450 Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Halls D1 & D2
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Tear Down Halls D1 & D2
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. After Show Party Museum of Science and Industry
Friday, June 15
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Women Empowered Breakfast KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation - Crown Hall, Venue SIX10

All events are at McCormick Place unless otherwise noted.

*Schedule is subject to change

Join us in Chicago in June to taste new, high quality products, meet with suppliers, improve your category sets and receive exclusive show discounts.

Hotel and Badge Registration will be available late March.

Registration Questions?

Contact us Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time by phone at 855.720.8054 (Toll-free) or 514.228.3152 (International) or by email via email at kehe@showcare.com.

Hotel

As a valued KeHE customer, KeHE will be paying for a total of three (3) nights for customers, between the dates of Tuesday, June 12 and Friday, June 15, 2018. Arrival and departure dates are entered during the registration process. Additional rooms or extended stays are at the retailer’s expense and are based on availability.

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you need to cancel your attendance, please notify KeHE at least 96 hours prior to arrival.

Parking

If you are staying overnight please park at your assigned hotel. If you intend to park at McCormick Place please park in Lot C. Detailed directions and a validation code will be emailed out two weeks prior to the show.

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you need to cancel your attendance, please notify KeHE at least 96 hours prior to arrival.

Questions?

Hotel Questions: kehe@showcare.com
Travel Questions? Silvia.Oxley@KeHE.com

Monday, June 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up By Appointment Only, Email ALittleton@theexpogroup.com – Halls D1 & D2
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. KeHE Leadership Conference KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation – Ballroom, Hilton Chicago
5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. John 13 Awards Dinner KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation – Stock Exchange Room – Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up Halls D1 & D2
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. KeHE Leadership Conference Grand Ballroom, Hilton Chicago
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Lecture E353B
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Workshop E353C
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. National Sales Meeting KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation
Wednesday, June 13
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Complimentary Luggage Storage E353A
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Employee Grab & Go Breakfast Hall D Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set Up Halls D1 & D2
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. KeHE All Employee Meeting E450 Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break Hall D Foyer
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. President’s Address E450 Ballroom
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Halls D1 & D2
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Halls D1 & D2
Thursday, June 14
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Grab & Go Breakfast Hall D Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Complimentary Luggage Storage E353A
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Address E450 Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Halls D1 & D2
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. After Show Party Museum of Science and Industry
Friday, June 15
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Women Empowered Breakfast KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation – Hall, Venue SIX10

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 13, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Halls D1 & D2
Mix, mingle and build valuable connections with industry leaders and product innovators through networking opportunities as you continue to shop throughout the floor.

President’s Address

Wednesday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | E450 Ballroom

Community Breakfast & Keynote Address

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | E450 Ballroom

KeHE After Show Party

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Museum of Science and Industry

We invite you to join us for an innovative evening at Chicago’s very own Museum of Science and Industry. MSI is one of the largest science museums in the world, and home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

Interact with a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world.   Dine on inventive local and seasonal cuisine.  Visit the World War II German submarine. Take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.  Stand inside a 40 ft. tornado.  You won’t want to miss this inspiring event!

Planning Your Company Meeting?

Our KeHE hotel contacts can assist with the planning of your pre- or post-show company meeting. Please contact us for more information by emailing Events@KeHE.com.

Things To Do

Dress Code
Suggested attire for all KeHE Holiday Show functions, including the Wednesday evening After Show Party is business casual.

Special Needs
If you have any special physical/dietary needs, please note at the time of registration. We will do our best to accommodate them.

We understand that Chicago is a great place to visit and while you are welcome to bring your family before or after the show, please be aware of the following regulations regarding the days of the show:

  • A guest is considered someone who is not part of the purchasing decision. The guest badge ($50 at the guest’s expense) will allow access to the show. All other travel expenses will be at the guest’s expense. If you wish to bring a guest to the show, we encourage you to book their registration and travel at the same time as yours.
  • No one under 16 years of age (including infants and toddlers) will be admitted into the Exhibit Hall regardless of affiliations or circumstances. Anyone between 16 and 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Exhibit Hall. KeHE Distributors reserves the right to request proof of age from anyone at any time.

Questions? Contact Us.

Not a current KeHE Retailer? Get started.

Questions? Contact Us.

Not a current KeHE Retailer? Get started.

Meet us in KeHE’s Sweet Home Chicago for two action-packed days with fellow foodies to get you in the spirit for a successful holiday season. The KeHE Holiday Show is where retailers from across the country come to find the products they need to make their 4th quarter the biggest hit of all time.

Submit an application for the 2018 KeHE Holiday Show on June 13 – 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Apply Here

Only original contracts received from exhibitors participating in the KeHE Marketing Program with full payment will be processed & considered for space assignment. If you have any questions about this program, please contact your KeHE vendor manager.

Booth Selection will occur the week of April 9, 2018. All Booth Confirmations will be sent out the week of April 16, 2018.
New item deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018
Application & Payment deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018
Promotion deadline:  Friday, March 23, 2018.  Promotions should be entered via KeHE’s online portal, KeHE Connect.

Grab retailers’ attention when they’re already engaged, prepared to form new partnerships and purchase for the upcoming season. There are plenty of ways to think beyond the booth, including additional Partnership opportunities available at the show.

For more information, please email Events@KeHE.com.

Monday, June 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up By Appointment Only, Email ALittleton@theexpogroup.com – Halls D1 & D2
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. KeHE Leadership Conference KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation – Ballroom, Hilton Chicago
5:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. John 13 Awards Dinner KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation – Stock Exchange Room – Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up Halls D1 & D2
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. KeHE Leadership Conference Grand Ballroom, Hilton Chicago
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Lecture E353B
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Workshop E353C
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. National Sales Meeting KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation
Wednesday, June 13
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Complimentary Luggage Storage E353A
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Employee Grab & Go Breakfast Hall D1 Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set Up Halls D1 & D2
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. KeHE All Employee Meeting E450 Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Coffee Break Hall D Foyer
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. President’s Address E450 Ballroom
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Halls D1 & D2
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Halls D1 & D2
Thursday, June 14
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Hall D1 Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Grab & Go Breakfast Hall D Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Complimentary Luggage Storage E353A
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Address E450 Ballroom
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open Halls D1 & D2
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Tear Down
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. After Show Party Museum of Science and Industry
Friday, June 15
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Women Empowered Breakfast KeHE Employees Only, By Invitation – Crown Hall, Venue SIX10

Badge registration information will be available after booth selection occurs and will be emailed to all confirmed exhibitors the week of April 16, 2018.

Booth Applications must be submitted and ESN number is required to book housing. Within a week of applying you will receive the housing link via email to reserve hotel rooms within the KeHE Block.

Exhibitors and brokers will be able to select their hotel during the registration process at a discounted rate. Negotiated rate will be available until Friday, May 11 or until all of the rooms at this rate are booked. Make sure to book your room(s) as soon as possible!

KeHE has partnered with  The Expo Group as the General Services Contractor for the 2018 KeHE Holiday Show. The Expo Group is the ONLY Single Source® general services contractor in the industry and is a one-stop shop for all of your exhibitor service needs. Exhibitors can order all services through a personal Expo Group account manager and will have one contact, one password, and one invoice.

The Exhibitor Services Manual will be included in booth confirmations. Please refer to the manual for show information, such as shipping, booth furnishings, food preparation and electricity. The Expo Group is available to assist you with all your needs prior to the show. Please email alittleton@theexpogroup.com if you need assistance accessing the online ordering portal.

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 13, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Halls D1 & D2
Mix, mingle and build valuable connections with industry leaders and product innovators through networking opportunities without leaving the Exhibit Hall.

President’s Address

Wednesday, June 13, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | E450 Ballroom

Community Breakfast & Keynote Address

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | E450 Ballroom

KeHE After Show Party

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Museum of Science and Industry

We invite you to join us for an innovative evening at Chicago’s very own Museum of Science and Industry. MSI is one of the largest science museums in the world, and home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.  Just steps from Lake Michigan, the museum features thousands of exhibits and artifacts.

Interact with a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world.   Dine on inventive local and seasonal cuisine.  Visit the World War II German submarine. Descend a mineshaft, taking a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.  Stand inside a 40 ft. tornado.  You won’t want to miss this inspiring event!

Planning Your Company Meeting?

Our KeHE hotel contacts can assist with the planning of your pre- or post-show company meeting. Please contact us for more information by emailing Events@KeHE.com.

Things To Do

Dress Code
Suggested attire for all KeHE Holiday Show functions, including the Wednesday evening After Show Party is business casual.

Special Needs
If you have any special physical/dietary needs, please note at the time of registration. We will do our best to accommodate them.

We understand that Chicago is a great place to visit and while you are welcome to bring your family before or after the show, please be aware of the following regulations regarding the days of the show:

  • A guest is considered someone who is not part of the purchasing decision. The guest badge ($50 at the guest’s expense) will allow access to the show. All other travel expenses will be at the guest’s expense. If you wish to bring a guest to the show, we encourage you to book their registration and travel at the same time as yours.
  • No one under 16 years of age (including infants and toddlers) will be admitted into the Exhibit Hall regardless of affiliations or circumstances. Anyone between 16 and 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Exhibit Hall. KeHE Distributors reserves the right to request proof of age from anyone at any time.

 

Questions? Email us at Events@KeHE.com

Not a current KeHE Exhibitor? Get started here.

Questions? Contact Us.

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