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Chicago Seafood & Specialty Food Show Facts & Questions

Where should I stay while in Chicago?
There are plenty of great place to stay while in Chicago.  Fortune Fish & Gourmet has a block of discounted rooms at The W Lakeshore.  Please click here before September 9, 2018 to reserve your hotel room.  
 
What are the booth demensions?   8’ deep x10’ wide 
 
Are there any height restrictions to my booth?
The back wall drape is 8' high.  We suggest not using display materials that far exceed the back wall drape.
  
What is included with each booth?
  • 8 foot high back wall drape
  • 3 foot high side wall drape
  • 1-6 foot skirted table 24” wide x 30” high
  • 1 wastebasket
  • 1-7”x 44” identification sign
  • 5 amps of electricity,  Click here to arrange for additional electricity/power supply
Is there Electricity available at each booth?
Fortune Fish & Gourmet will be providing each booth with 5 amps of electricity. This should be enough power to plug in a laptop and charge a cell phone.  If you need more electricity, please download the order form here. You must submit your request to Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services
 
What if I need a power strip or extension cord?
Extension cords and power strips will be available to use courtesy of Edlen Electric on the day of the show.  Their booth will be located to the side of the stage.
 
Is it OK for Vendors to exhibit/sample products not currently being sold by Fortune Fish & Gourmet?
NO. Please only exhibit/sample products that are currently being sold by Fortune.  Please go through the appropriate channels to add items to Fortune's portfolio by contacting the Product Development Team.  
 
When should I ship samples for the show?
Please plan for fresh samples to arrive Thursday 10/4 or Friday 10/5. Please plan for frozen samples, dry product or equipment to arrive as soon as possible. See below on how to ship samples.
 
How should samples be shipped?
Do not send anything directly to Navy Pier.  If you do, you will never see it again, ever.  Fortune will deliver your samples to Navy Pier, if you follow the directions below.
  • If you need to ship equipment and/or samples domestically to Fortune Fish & Gourmet, please fill out this form and send an email to showsamples@fortunefishco.net to notify us of the delivery and mark your boxes like below. 
  • If you need to ship your product and/or supplies internationally to Fortune Fish & Gourmet, please contact Maria Bueno Oliver for how to proceed.
Chicago Seafood and Specialty Food Show
Your Company Name
Instructions: (ex. KEEP IN FREEZER, REFRIGERATOR or STORE IN DRY PLACE)
 
If shipping samples to Fortune Fish & Gourmet, please use this address:
1050 W South Thorndale
Bensenville, IL 60106
 
Can I ship booth materials (banners, sales materials, cooking equipment) directly to the show?
Do not send anything directly to Navy Pier.  If you do, you will never see it again, ever.  If you would like to ship booth materials to Fortune Fish & Gourmet, we will deliver it to the show for you, if you follow the directions below. 
Please fill out this form and send an email to showsamples@fortunefishco.net to notify us of the delivery and mark your boxes like below. 
 
Chicago Seafood and Specialty Food Show
Your Company Name
Instructions: (ex. STORE IN DRY PLACE, BOOTH MATERIALS)
 
What is my booth number?
We will email a floor plan of the event with your booth number and location a week prior to the event.
 
Will there be WiFi available at the show?
Navy Pier has made WiFi available for $14.95 + tax should you need to access the internet while at your booth.  You will be able to order WiFi onsite through your device. 
 
Where should vendors park at Navy Pier?
Park in the eastern most available lot.  There will be signs to guide you.  Complimentary Valet will begin at 6:30am but may be quite busy with all the vendors arriving at once. If you need to self-park we will have parking validation tickets at the registration table.
 
Where is the Navy Pier Ballroom?
The Navy Pier Ballroom or Aon Grand Ballroom is located at the eastern most end of Navy Pier.  Link to Visitor Map of Navy Pier
 
Who should I contact with questions about shipping samples to the show?
Domestic samples - Taylor Johannsen at showsamples@fortunefishco.net 630.860.7100
International samples - Maria Bueno Oliver at maria@fortunefishco.net 630.860.7100
 
May I still sign up to have a booth at the Chicago Seafood & Specialty Food Show?
To inquire about booth availability and pricing information click here
 
I would like to sponsor a contest or event at the Chicago Seafood & Specialty Food Show. How should I proceed?
To inquire about contest or event information click here