> United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo


JUNE 10 - 12 2019 | CHICAGO, IL
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Welcome to the Exhibitor planning destination for United Fresh 2019 Expo & Convention. Here you will be able to update your company description, register personnel for the trade show, book housingand access the Exhibitor Service Kit. Below you will also find important dates and deadlines to help with planning and logistics.

If you are looking for information that isn’t available here please reach out to Tressie Tillar, Director, Convention Services at 202-303-3414. For booth reservation information on how to maximize your presence contact John Toner, VP Convention & Industry Collaboration at 202-303-3424.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Exhibitor Service Center

Exhibitor Access

Registered exhibitors will have access to the exhibit floor during move-in and move-out hours. All registered exhibitors must wear their badge at all times. To gain to the show floor before registration hours exhibitors will be given a wrist band.


Exhibitor Targeted Move In Hours:

  • Friday, June 7 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 8 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 9 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Monday, June 10 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All booths must be fully set by 4:30 pm Monday, June 10th or they will be considered abandoned and furnished as lounges. All persons must obtain their badge by 1:00 pm June 10 to get on the show floor.


Exhibit Hall Open Hours

  • Tuesday, June 11 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 12 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Exhibitor Move - Out Hours

All exhibitors are expected to begin dismantling their displays at 4:01pm on Wednesday, June 12th. Any exhibitor who begins dismantling before this time will lose booth seniority for future United Fresh shows.

  • Wednesday 12 4:01 p.m. - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 13 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm

All carriers must be checked in by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for move-out that day. All displays must be dismantled and removed from the exhibit hall by 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 13th.

Important Exhibitor Deadlines

Below is a list of all deadlines/forms that are included in the Exhibitor Service Kit. Each form will need to be sent to either United Fresh, Freeman or a special vendor.

Contact Person
April 11, 2019 Early Bird Pricing Lead Retrieval Discount CompuSystems, Inc.
April 15, 2019 Certificate of Insurance United Fresh
April 15, 2019 Exhibitor and EAC Insurance Certificates due United Fresh
May 1, 2019 Notice of Intent to use EAC United Fresh
May 1, 2019 EAC Agreement Submission United Fresh
May 1, 2019 Ad Space Reservation Deadline for Show Directory United Fresh
May 1, 2019 Print Profile Online Submission Due United Fresh
May 10, 2019 Refrigerated/Frozen Storage Advance Orders Freeman
May 10, 2019 Group Rate Discount at Hotels Deadline OnPeak
May 10, 2019 Advanced Warehouse Shipment Freeman
May 17, 2019 Advance Order Discount Ends Freeman
May 17, 2019 Electrical and Plumbing Orders Due Freeman
May 17, 2019 Audio visual and computer rental advance rate deadline Freeman
May 21, 2019 Floral Advance Order Deadline Floral Exhibits
May 27, 2019 Refrigerated & freezer display orders Freeman
May 27, 2019 Booth Catering Services Form Due Savor Catering
May 30, 2019 Advance Warehouse Shipment Deadline Freeman
May 31, 2019 Advance Security Order United Security Services
June 7, 2019 Freeman will begin receiving shipment Freeman

Show Contacts & Vendors

The United Fresh Produce Association is the producer and show management for the United Fresh 2019 Expo. Below are the contact names and areas of responsibility for the United Fresh staff and vendors that will assist you during show planning and on-site activities.

United Fresh Staff

United Fresh Exhibitor Services & Registration
Tressie Tillar, Director, Convention Services
Phone: 202-303-3414

Convention Sponsorship & Advertising
John Toner, Vice President, Convention & Industry Collaboration
Phone: 202-303-3424

Press Coverage Opportunities
Mary Coppola, Vice President, Marketing & Communication
Phone: 202-303-3425

Miriam Wolk, CAE Vice President, Member Services
Phone: 202-303-3410

Meetings & Events
Stacy Schlags, Meetings Manager
Phone: 202-303-3417

Freeman Exhibitor Services

General Contractor
8201 West 47th Street, McCook, IL 60525
Phone: 773-473-7080
Fax: 469-621-5603
Email: FreemanChicagoES@freeman.com

Freeman Online Customer Support

Toll-Free: 1-888-508-5054

Audio/Visual & Computers

Lee Blundell
Email: lee.blundell@freeman.com
Phone: 708-255-7158 Fax: 469-5603

Utilities (Electrical, Plumbing, etc.)

Phone: 773-473-7080
Email: chicagoelectrical@freemanco.com

Exhibit Transportation

Local & International: 817-607-5100
Toll-Free: 1-800-995-3579
Fax: 469-621-5810

McCormick Place

McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-791-7000

Telephone & Internet Services
Phone: 312-791-6113
Fax: 312-791-6159
Email: technology@mccormickplace.com


SAVOR…Chicago at McCormick Place
Morgan Lamb
Phone: 312-791-7261
Fax: 312-791-7280
Email: mlamb@mccormickplace.com

Additional Services

350 North Clark Street, #200 Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 847-996-5878
Email: unitedfresh@onpeak.com

Lead Management Systems

P.O. Box 6271 Broadview, IL 60155
Main: 708-344-4444
Fax: 708-786-5565
Toll-Free: 1-866-600LEAD (5323)

Produce Supplier

Midwest Foods
Leslie Miller
3100 W. 36th Street Chicago, IL 60632
Email: lesliem@midwestfoods.com
Phone: 312-369-0642

Security Services

The Security Management Group of America (SGMA)
3622 S. Morgan St. Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: 773-254-1824
Fax: 773-254-1840

Floral/Plant Arrangements

Floral Exhibits, a Kehoe Designs Company
2555 S. Leavitt St. Chicago, IL 60608
Office: 773-277-1888
Fax: 773-277-1919
Email: info@floralexhibits.com

Professional Talent

Judy Venn & Associates
3753 Howard Hughes Parkway, #200 Las Vegas, NV 89169
Main: 702-259-4494
Toll-Free: 1-800-553-8855
Email: info@jvainc.com

Lowe Refrigeration, Inc.
7405 Graham Rd., Suite B Fairburn, GA 30213
Phone: 770-461-9001
Fax: 770-461-8020
Email: info@loweusa.com