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While the rest of the world is on vacation come summertime, the natural & organic, specialty, and fresh foods industry gets to work.

Prepare for your best May through July season yet at the KeHE Summer Selling Show, an exclusive event where you’ll have the chance to gauge the latest trends, taste the trendiest foods, and even place orders on the spot.

You’ll spend two immersive days with 3,000 industry professionals and more than 700 exhibitors—all with the same goal to sell summer’s hottest foods.

Where:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

When:
February 7 – February 8, 2017

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 6
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Halls B & C
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up Halls B & C
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Lecture Room 208
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Workshop Room 209
Tuesday, February 7
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Luggage Storage Hall B Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open Hall B & C
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set-up Halls B & C
11:00 a.m. All Exhibitors Must be Show Ready Halls B & C
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibits Open Halls B & C
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Halls B & C
Wednesday, February 8
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Luggage Storage Hall B Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Halls B & C
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffets Great Hall A Foyer
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. President’s Address Great Hall A
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open Halls B & C
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Booth Tear-down Halls B & C
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. After Show Party Mardi Gras World

*This schedule is subject to change. Not a current KeHE Retailer? Get started.

You’ve made it your mission to be on top of what consumers crave: The Instagram-worthy ingredients, and the snacks that never make it to social media because they’re just that good.

It’s our bread and butter, too—so we’ve put everything we’ve learned in one convenient, immersive place for you: our KeHE selling shows.

We bring together the most influential and innovative vendors in the organic, natural and specialty foods industry all in one interactive space. And they’re all vying for your attention.

You’ll have the chance to witness hands-on displays and demos from exhibitor chefs, listen to leaders discuss the state of the industry, and most importantly, taste and sip your customers’ next favorite snack.

So come hungry, and come often. We can’t wait to show you what’s next.

Register Now!

 

Due to record breaking attendance, retailer registration has sold out. Please fill out this form to place yourself on the waitlist for the KeHE Summer Selling Show. Someone from our team will contact you by Thursday, December 22 with registration information in the case that space becomes available.

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 two (2) nights room and tax between the dates of Monday, February 6, 2017 and Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 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
Coming soon!

Shuttles
Book your complimentary shuttle from the airport to your hotel Now! 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, February 6
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Halls B & C
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up Halls B & C
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Lecture Room 208
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Workshop Room 209
Tuesday, February 7
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Luggage Storage Hall B Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open Hall B & C
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set-up Halls B & C
11:00 a.m. All Exhibitors Must be Show Ready Halls B & C
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibits Open Halls B & C
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Halls B & C
Wednesday, February 8
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Luggage Storage Hall B Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Halls B & C
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffets Great Hall A Foyer
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. President’s Address Great Hall A
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open Halls B & C
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Booth Tear-down Halls B & C
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. After Show Party Mardi Gras World

*This schedule is subject to change.

KeHE OnTrend Pavilion

New! You asked, we listened: Introducing the KeHE OnTrend Pavilion! Stop by to learn more about exciting industry trends and new products being showcased at the event. This new hub will feature 10 – 20 minute live presentations focusing on the hottest new products from KeHE exhibitors and forefront industry trends from KeHE thought leaders…

Current Schedule:

Tuesday, February 7
12:50pm – 1:00pm Gaea North America: Healthy Snacking
1:10pm – 1:20pm Buzz+Bloom Honey: Bringing innovation and insights to the Honey category
1:30pm – 1:50pm KeHE Trend: Trendspotting on the Show Floor
2:00pm – 2:10pm The Good Bean: Bean Protein Innovation
2:20pm – 2:30pm Catallia Mexican Foods: Premium Tortillas Delivering Homemade Taste
2:40pm – 3:00pm KeHE Trend: Better Bevs Tania Ortega
3:10pm – 4:00pm Maddiebrit Products (Grab Green): Grab Green’s Stoneworks Laundry Collection
3:30pm – 3:40pm Sunshine Nut Company: Providing Hope Never Tasted SO Good
3:50pm – 4:00pm Oregon Ice Cream: Opportunities to grow the Premium Ice Cream Category
4:10pm – 4:20pm Women’s Bean Project: Win/Win/Win
Wednesday, February 8
9:50am – 10:00am Women’s Bean Project: Win/Win/Win
10:10am – 10:20am Oregeon Ice Cream: Opportunities to grow the Premium Ice Cream Category
10:30am – 10:50am KeHE Trend: Trend Spotting on the Show Floor
11:00am – 11:10am Grower’s Alliance
11:20am – 11:30am The Good Bean: Bean Protein Innovation
11:40am – 12:00pm KeHE Trend: Snacking Our Way Throughout the Day- Only In a Smarter Way!
12:10pm – 12:20pm Buzz+Bloom Honey: Bringing innovation and insights to the Honey category
12:30pm – 12:40pm Catallia Mexican Foods: Premium Tortillas Delivering Homemade Taste
12:50pm – 1:20pm KeHE Trend: Fundamental Changes in Fresh
1:30pm – 1:40pm Maddiebrit Products (Grab Green): Grab Green’s Stoneworks Laundry Collection
1:50pm – 2:00pm Sunshine Nut Company: Providing Hope Never Tasted SO Good
2:10pm – 2:20pm Gaea North America: Healthy Snacking

*schedule subject to change The OnTrend Pavilion will be located at the front of the Exhibit Hall, flanked by the highly attended New Product Showcase. In addition to industry leading presentations, the OnTrend Pavilion will offer power outlets to charge and chances to win gift cards for being present. Stop by!

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 7, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Halls B & C 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, February 8, 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. | Great Hall A Join

KeHE President and CEO Brandon Barnholt
for his state-of-the-industry address, where he’ll discuss the industry’s latest priorities and challenges and share ways KeHE has adapted along the way.

After Show Party
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Mardi Gras World Let the good times roll beyond the show floor at the After Show Party. Celebrate in the style of Mardi Gras as we send show-goers off with authentic floats, live jazz music, Cajun food and classic Louisiana cocktails. We’ll provide shuttles from the hotel to the big event—just bring your New Orleans spirit and an appetite for fun.

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
Click here to download exclusive deals at the Riverwalk New Orleans featuring over 75 retailers and restaurants. Click here for information on things to do, restaurants to enjoy and getting around New Orleans.

Dress Code
Suggested attire for all KeHE Summer Selling & Product Innovation Show functions, including the Wednesday Evening Celebration Event 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.

Shuttles
Click here to book an airport shuttle at a discount rate, provided by KeHE.

We understand that New Orleans is a great vacation spot 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 Exhibit Hall. Additional charges will apply if the guest wishes to attend the After Show Party. 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 on 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.

The natural, organic and specialty foods industry is heating up—and retailers are hungrier than ever for the latest trend.

That’s why we’ve transformed our KeHE selling shows to be bigger and better—with more selling power—than ever.

Our new shows are more immersive, more interactive and include more compelling ways to sell onsite in addition to more hands-on displays and demos.

You’ll have the chance to build relationships with industry leaders, form valuable partnerships with new customers, and get a taste for what consumers are craving in this innovative industry.

The opportunity is yours. We can’t wait to see you soon.

The 2017 Summer Selling & Product Innovation show is sold out! Please click here to submit an a request to be placed on the waitlist. Should a space become available, you will be contacted and given the option to participate at that time.

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 November 7, 2016. All Booth Confirmations will be sent out the week of November 14, 2016.
Application and payment date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Promotion deadline: Friday November 4, 2016
New item deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016Promotions should be entered via KeHE’s online portal, KeHE Connect.

We have all new opportunities for you to build your brand’s impression on the industry. The natural & organic, specialty and fresh foods industry is growing faster than ever before.

Our sponsorship opportunities give you the power to harness the excitement and put your brand at its very center at the KeHE Summer Selling Show.

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 sponsorship opportunities available at the show.

It’s invaluable exposure that can not only enhance your marketing plan—it could help expand your business.

Want to promote a new product less than six months old? Visit the KeHE Connect Dashboard to learn more.

Sponsorship Questions? Email us at Showsponsorships@kehe.com

Monday, February 6
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Halls B & C
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up Halls B & C
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Training Lecture Room 208
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Connect:Show Workshop Room 209
Tuesday, February 7
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Luggage Storage Hall B Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Open Hall B & C
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Set-up Halls B & C
11:00 a.m. All Exhibitors Must be Show Ready Halls B & C
12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibits Open Halls B & C
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Happy Hour Halls B & C
Wednesday, February 8
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Luggage Storage Hall B Foyer
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open Halls B & C
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffets Great Hall A Foyer
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. President’s Address Great Hall A
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open Halls B & C
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Booth Tear-down Halls B & C
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. After Show Party Mardi Gras World

*This schedule is subject to change.

Badge registration will be available after booth selection occurs the week of November .

Badge Registration:
Badge registration information will be emailed to all confirmed exhibitors the week of November 14, 2016

Book Your Hotel Stay!
Exhibitor & Broker housing is now available for the 2017 KeHE Summer Selling Show!

Click here to make your hotel reservations now!

Booth Application must be submitted and ESN number is required to book housing.

Exhibitors and brokers have the option to stay at the below properties at a special, discounted rate. Negotiated rate will be available until Thursday, December 22, or until all of the rooms at this rate are selected. Make sure to book your room(s) as soon as possible!

Hotels:

  • Hilton New Orleans Riverside (HQ Hotel) – $235/ night
  • Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center – $189/ night
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown – $139/ night
  • SpringHill Suites New Orleans Downtown – $199/ night

Questions? Contact Us.

KeHE has partnered with The Expo Group as the General Services Contractor for the 2017 KeHE Summer Selling 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 is available here for your convenience. Please refer to your manual for show information, such as shipping, booth furnishings, food preparation and electricity.

Exhibitor Webinar
To listen to the recording of the webinar, please click here.

New Orleans Pavilion

NEW! Enjoy all the flavors from the bayou from KeHE’s featured sponsors in the New Orleans Pavilion. In this designated Exhibit Hall area, try southern and New Orleans-based products during Exhibit Hall hours. You can’t miss it- just look for the hanging sign above the space, streetlamps and iron rod fencing. Oh, and a few times a day you’ll hear our Jazz duo playing too! All products featured in the NOLA Pavilion are also available for purchase on KeHE Connect at the show!

KeHE OnTrend Pavilion

New! You asked, we listened: Introducing the KeHE OnTrend Pavilion!

Stop by to learn more about exciting industry trends and new products being showcased at the event. This new hub will feature 10 – 20 minute live presentations focusing on the hottest new products from KeHE exhibitors and forefront industry trends from KeHE thought leaders…

Current Schedule:

Tuesday, February 7
12:50pm – 1:00pm Gaea North America: Healthy Snacking
1:10pm – 1:20pm Buzz+Bloom Honey: Bringing innovation and insights to the Honey category
1:30pm – 1:50pm KeHE Trend: Trendspotting on the Show Floor
2:00pm – 2:10pm The Good Bean: Bean Protein Innovation
2:20pm – 2:30pm Catallia Mexican Foods: Premium Tortillas Delivering Homemade Taste
2:40pm – 3:00pm KeHE Trend: Better Bevs Tania Ortega
3:10pm – 4:00pm Maddiebrit Products (Grab Green): Grab Green’s Stoneworks Laundry Collection
3:30pm – 3:40pm Sunshine Nut Company: Providing Hope Never Tasted SO Good
3:50pm – 4:00pm Oregon Ice Cream: Opportunities to grow the Premium Ice Cream Category
4:10pm – 4:20pm Women’s Bean Project: Win/Win/Win
Wednesday, February 8
9:50am – 10:00am Women’s Bean Project: Win/Win/Win
10:10am – 10:20am Oregeon Ice Cream: Opportunities to grow the Premium Ice Cream Category
10:30am – 10:50am KeHE Trend: Trend Spotting on the Show Floor
11:20am – 11:30am The Good Bean: Bean Protein Innovation
11:40am – 12:00pm KeHE Trend: Snacking Our Way Throughout the Day- Only In a Smarter Way!
12:10pm – 12:20pm Buzz+Bloom Honey: Bringing innovation and insights to the Honey category
12:30pm – 12:40pm Catallia Mexican Foods: Premium Tortillas Delivering Homemade Taste
12:50pm – 1:20pm KeHE Trend: Fundamental Changes in Fresh
1:30pm – 1:40pm Maddiebrit Products (Grab Green): Grab Green’s Stoneworks Laundry Collection
1:50pm – 2:00pm Sunshine Nut Company: Providing Hope Never Tasted SO Good
2:10pm – 2:20pm Gaea North America: Healthy Snacking

*schedule subject to change

The OnTrend Pavilion will be located at the front of the Exhibit Hall, flanked by the highly attended New Product Showcase. In addition to industry leading presentations, the OnTrend Pavilion will offer power outlets to charge and chances to win gift cards for being present. Stop by!

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 7, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Halls B & C

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, February 8, 8:15 a.m. – 9 a.m. | Great Hall A

Join KeHE President and CEO Brandon Barnholt for his state-of-the-industry address, where he’ll discuss the industry’s latest priorities and challenges and share ways KeHE has adapted along the way.

After Show Party
Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Mardi Gras World

Let the good times roll beyond the show floor at the After Show Party. Celebrate in the style of Mardi Gras as we send show-goers off with authentic floats, live jazz music, Cajun food and classic Louisiana cocktails. We’ll provide shuttles from the hotel to the big event—just bring your New Orleans spirit and an appetite for fun.

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
Click here to download exclusive deals at the Riverwalk New Orleans featuring over 75 retailers and restaurants.
Click here for information on things to do, restaurants to enjoy and getting around New Orleans.

Dress Code
Suggested attire for all KeHE Summer Selling & Product Innovation Show functions, including the Wednesday Evening Celebration Event 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.

Shuttles
Click here to book an airport shuttle at a discount rate, provided by KeHE.

We understand that New Orleans is a great vacation spot 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 Exhibit Hall. Additional charges will apply if the guest wishes to attend the After Show Party. 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 on the Exhibit Hall. KeHE Distributors reserves the right to request proof of age from anyone at any time.

Questions? Contact Us.