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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why should I attend Innovations?

Innovations is not just a trade show; it’s a fun experience designed to grow your business connections. From the wide range of attendees to after-hours entertainment, there is something for everyone at Innovations. Hear what attendees from our 2019 show had to say.

What are the dates and location of Innovations 2022?

Innovations will be held April 27-29 at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Who can attend Innovations?

Innovations is an invite-only event. Only Dot Foods customers, national account operators, and supplier partners who signed up to attend or exhibit can be at our show.

Are there any changes from the 2021 program?

Our new features for this year include the non-foods product showcase and social media post. See all features here.

Our new sponsorships for this year include the floor map sponsor, mobile app sponsor, and pocket agenda sponsor. We have lowered the prices of our Industry Update sponsor and entertainment sponsor by $20,000 and $15,000 respectively. See all sponsorships here

This year, we’re giving you the opportunity to take advantage of our email and telemarketing services to reach out to attendees before and after the show. Visit Product Marketing to learn more.

What is your cancellation policy?

If Dot cancels the show:

We will do everything we can to put on the show safely and in person. However, if we are required to cancel Innovations, the total cost of your exhibitor package and any additional booths, badges, and sponsorships will be rolled over to Innovations 2023 or refunded in full. 

If you cancel your exhibition: 

If you cancel your Innovations package for any reason, the following provisions will apply: 

  • If Dot Foods receives your cancellation prior to February 28, 2022, the total cost of your exhibitor package and any additional booths, badges, and sponsorships will be rolled over to Innovations 2023 or refunded in full.
  • If Dot Foods receives your cancellation on or after February 28, 2022, you will pay a cancellation fee equal to the full cost of your exhibitor package and any additional booths, badges, and sponsorships. 
What are the logo and creative requirements for features and sponsorships?

Our marketing team will work with you to execute your features and sponsorships closer to the show. We’ll reach out to you with more details.

How many people from my company can attend?

Each package comes with a specified number of badges. Details about our exhibitor badges can be found here. Additional badges can be purchased for $250. 

Some of our features require a culinary or national account contact to be present. Requirements for each feature can be found here.  

Everybody attending from your company must sign up here.

What are the other supplier marketing opportunities available at Dot?

Innovations is just one component of our Dot Marketing program. Through Product Marketing, you generate leads and build customer relationships for the entire year. Use our campaigns to get your products in front of hard-to-reach distributors and national account operators. LEARN MORE

By participating in Innovations and Product Marketing, you work towards becoming eligible for our Incentive Program. Through our program, customers who buy any of your products for the first time earn points to go on our Dot Trip, an all-inclusive vacation. Your company can also earn an invitation to our trip. Find out more about the Incentive Program on our website. VISIT SITE 

Will the prices on any of the packages and other offerings change?

All prices will stay the same except for the cost of our exhibitor packages. On January 1, the price of each package will increase by $1,000. That means the Introductory Package will be $9K, the Basic Package will be $16K, and the Premium Package will be $31 after the price change.

How do I make arrangements for my booth, features, sponsorships, show specials, and/or samples?

You can find information, deadlines, order forms, and everything else you need to exhibit at Innovations and provide show specials here.

Booth selection is determined by which package you choose. View packages here.

Where can I access the Innovations agenda, hotel information, attendee list, and other details?

You can find these details at DotFoods.com/Innovations

I don’t see my question listed here.

Contact your business development manager or email our Trade Show Manager Charlsie Pinkerton at charlsie.pinkerton@dotfoods.com with any of your questions.