FAQs - 2019 Airport Experience® Conference - February 24-27 - Las Vegas, NV

Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate your interest in the 2019 Airport Experience® Conference. Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions. Don't see the answer you need? Please reach out to us - we're happy to help!

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!



What's Included with my registration?

Your registration experience includes the following items:

  • Breakfast: Monday - Wednesday
  • Lunch: Tuesday - Wednesday
  • Monday Opening Night Reception
  • Tuesday Experience Hall Happy Hour
  • Airport Tour (optional) - Please opt-in in order to attend this event when you submit your registration. Attendance for this event is limited
  • Awards Dinner - Awards Dinner is included with Early Bird registration only. If you register after November 16th, there will be an additional $150 charge per attendee. If you are planning to attend this event, please opt-in at the time of registration, attendance for this event is limited
Who will I meet at the Airport Experience® Conference?

The Airport Experience® Conference provides a multitude of networking opportunities to connect with a highly-coveted audience, comprised of hard-to-reach airport decision-makers and food and retail executives.

What type of clothing should I wear to the conference?

We encourage attendees to wear business-casual attire during the day and cocktail attire for evening events, such as the Opening Night Reception and the AXN Awards Gala.

How long is the Experience Hall open?
  • Monday: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 2:30PM
What should I expect from the Opening Night Reception?

The Opening Night Reception is the must-attend, high-energy kickoff of the conference. It is a premier networking opportunity and a chance to experience the offerings of exhibitors and sponsors.

How do I participate in the Schmooze Sessions?

The Schmooze Sessions are brief, speed dating-like meetings where attendees have a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with participating airport representatives, developers, and food and retail operators. To qualify to participate in the Schmooze Sessions, you must already be a registered conference attendee.

Those who have registered will receive an email invitation to participate in the Schmooze Sessions with the date and time when the selection process will go live.

How do I get from the airport to the conference?

While we do not provide transportation from the airport, McCarran International Airport is 3 miles from Caesars Palace and is taxi and ridesharing service friendly.


How do I order items for my exhibit space such as carpet, tables, chairs, electricity, etc.?

As a registered exhibitor you should have received an exhibitor kit from Paul Angelino at US Tradeshows. This manual contains all of the information you need to order these items directly from US Tradeshows, as well as need-to-know information on the conference & exhibition. To contact Paul Angelino directly, please email pangelino@ustshows.com.

When is move-in/move-out for the Airport Experience® Conference?

Details coming soon.

How long will it take me to set up my booth?

While it varies based on the complexity of your booth/exhibit-space layout, we recommend that you allow yourself ample time to set up your space. ALL booths must be ready for the show by 5:00PM on Monday evening. Any booths not yet set up will incur forced labor costs by AXN and US Tradeshows, in order to finish the installation.

How long is the Experience Hall open?
  • Monday: 6:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM - 2:30PM
Do I need to be at my booth the entire time the Experience Hall is open?

While we encourage all exhibitors to continuously have their booths manned, there are peak hours during which we suggest your booths be appropriately staffed and there will be optimal periods to sample. If you are sampling or serving food and/or drink:

  • Monday: During the Opening Night Reception
  • Tuesday: During breakfast, lunch, breaks, and the Experience Hall Happy Hour
  • Wednesday: During breakfast, lunch, and breaks
When is booth tear-down?

Booth tear-down begins on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30PM. Due to the continuous flow of attendees and business being conducted on the show floor, early teardowns are strictly prohibited and subject to fines.

What are some suggestions for having a productive conference?

Engage, engage, engage. Speak to as many airports and operators as you come across, regardless of whether you feel they are someone you would be interested in partnering with. The airport food and retail industry is a very close-knit community. You never know when or where an introduction will be made or an opportunity will be revealed.

As an exhibitor, sample or raffle. If you are a food concept, sample your product or showcase its preparation. Collect business cards to do a prize drawing and work with us to announce winners in the Experience Hall.

I loved the conference, how do I sign up early for the 2020 show?

We offer an exclusive early-bird exhibitor rate to those that sign up for the conference early and pay the 50% deposit by April 16, 2019. To secure your booth space, please stop by the 2019 show office during office hours and secure your participation with our business development team.