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Vendor FAQs

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

Who attends the event?

The Coastal Virginia Hospitality Expo is attended by industry professionals including; hotel management, human resource managers, purchasing managers, as we as local business owners and managers.

When can we set up?

Set up for the event will be open on February 14th from 3pm - 6pm as well as on the day of the event from 12pm - 1pm. All booths must be ready by 1pm (one hour prior to the start of the event).

How many people do you anticipate to attend?

As we continue to grow the event, we are anticipating around 900 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 12pm - 3pm. 

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

You can sign up to participate in the 2023 Coastal Virginia Hospitality Expo by clicking on the Registration Tab, filling out the form, and emailing to  Payment can be made by check to the VBHA Address (see below) or through Paypal.  Contact Billie to pay by Paypal.

Are there any additional opportunities to showcase my business?

We have many new options available to further highlight your business by becoming a sponsor.  See sponsorship opportunities or email Teri Wiley

Can I invite customers?

Yes! They will need to register to attend.  See registration tab.

How do I make a hotel reservation?

The event is being held at the Wynham Oceanfront Virginia Beach.  To take advantage of the group rate please contact Rebecca Gallardo 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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