Vendor FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions from our Vendors. If your question is left unanswered, please contact Diana Burke.

Who attends the event?

The Coastal Virginia Hospitality Expo is attended by industry professionals including; hotel management, human resource managers, purchasing managers, etc. 

When can we set up?

Set up for the event will be open on February 4th from 3pm - 6pm as well as on the day of the event from 12pm - 2pm. All booths must be ready by 2pm (one hour prior to the start of the event).

How many people do you anticipate to 


As we continue to grow the event, we are anticipating around 750 attendees. We will be monitoring the registration numbers and give a more accurate number the week prior to the event. 

Will there be food available for vendors?

A vendor cafe will be set up during the event. Vendors will have the opportunity to break away from the floor and have a bite to eat in a private area. The vendor cafe will be open from 2pm - 7pm. 

How do I sign up to be a vendor at the expo?

You can sign up to participate in the 2020 Coastal Virginia Hospitality Expo by clicking here. Contact Billie Blattel for payment options.

Are there any additional opportunities to showcase my business?

We have many new options available to further highlight your business. Click here for more information. 

Can I invite customers?

Yes! Please contact Diana Burke for more information.

How do I make a hotel reservation?

The event is being held at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach/Norfolk. To take advantage of the group rate please contact Mary Elizabeth for more information and reservations.

Will I be able to make transactions/sales at the expo?

Yes! We encourage vendors to offer specials or discounts to the attendees. Unfortunately, alcohol is not permitted to be sold or carried from the venue. A later delivery date may be arranged.

Is there enough parking available?

There is plenty of parking at the hotel, but please be mindful that the hotel parking lot may fill up quickly. Carpooling is recommended. 

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