Seminars and Workshops

Expo workshops are free to any ticketed attendee of the trade show. We do not require or take
reservations for the workshop sessions. Simply stop by the workshop venue (located at the far
end of the concourse - of the session you'd like to attend.

 Register to Attend!

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.   MASTERING MAINE’S WAGE LAWS: LIMIT YOUR LIABILITY.
STAY INFORMED


Learn the fundamentals of calculating overtime for tipped employees. Who on your staff can accept tips and who cannot? What’s a tip pool, and should you jump in? Learn to navigate service charges like a pro in this hands-on workshop lead by state and federal officials. Leave with actionable, timely information to put into play at your restaurant or hotel immediately.

Presented by Scott Cotnoir, Director of the Wage & Hour Division for the Maine Department of Labor and Divya Sood, investigator for the Northern New England District Office of the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

 

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. GOOGLE IMPACTS TRAVEL
Google’s aggressive advance into the hospitality space is upending search and visibility for restaurants and lodging. As Google pushes further into travel, how will this impact your bottom line? Learn about the history of the Google My Business Listing, what the March 2019 Core Update adjusted and how these changes are anticipated to impact your visibility in search.

Presented by Allyson Cavaretta, owner of Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, who testified before the US House Committee on Small Business, and Matt Carrier, Vice President of Innovation Policy & Research at the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

 

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  CBD AND HOSPITALITY

What are the rules and regulations of cannabidiol in Maine? How can restaurateurs and hoteliers enhance their offerings with this chemical from the Cannabis sativa plant? Learn to feature CBD-infused products responsibly in food, drink and wellness services to attract today’s guest.

Presented by Ronda Stone, consumer protection inspector of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry breaks down the current state of affairs. Holly Ayoob, co-owner of Maine Coast Roast in Biddeford, discusses the paths she took to creating a CBD-infused coffee and saw her business double.




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Who may attend the Expo?

Owners and employees of licensed food service and lodging establishments are invited to attend the Expo to find inspiration, education and resources for their every business need.

Due to strict insurance regulations, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the show.

Industry Suppliers

If you are considered an “Exhibitor,” (someone who sells and services the industry), you will not be allowed to attend without purchasing an exhibit booth ~ sorry ~ we must protect those who purchase booths!, click here for exhibitor information.

 

  



Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo is co-hosted by:

            


Show Logistics

Show Date & Time:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
10 am - 4 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Assigned times: 10 am - 5 pm

Show Venue:

Cross Insurance Arena One Civic Center Square Portland, Maine What types of companies exhibit? Those that sell goods and/or services to Maine's hospitality-based businesses who know that the Expo represents the biggest bang-for-the buck marketing opportunity of the year.


Contact Us

events@hospitalitymaine.com
207-623-2178


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About the Expo

The Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo is the premier business-to-business trade show for Maine's premier industry - hospitality!

More than 120 exhibiting companies engage with hundreds of restaurant and lodging professionals in the most efficient and effective marketing event of the year.

Who may attend the Expo?

Owners and employees of licensed food service and lodging establishments are invited to attend the Expo to find inspiration, education and resources for their every business need.

Due to strict insurance regulations, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the show.

What types of companies exhibit?

Those that sell goods and/or services to hospitality-based business who know that the Expo represents the biggest bang-for-the-buck marketing opportunity of the year.