Exhibitors, Complete the Following

  1. Prepare for Phase Three of the Appointment Process 
    Phase three opens on Feb. 8. This is the third and final phase in Heartland Connections where you can view your appointments and make direct requests to the operators that are not already on your appointment list. You request an open time slot with them, and they must accept or decline your request before it can be a scheduled appointment. Once your appointment schedule is created, be sure to print out and bring this to the showcase.
  2. Make Reservations for the Dine-Around Here
    Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Buffalo's best! Receive discounts at select restaurants, attractions and more. This is an additional opportunity to network and forge strong connections with colleagues. Be sure to invite a tour operator out to dinner to maximize your showcase experience. Make your reservations by calling, and be sure to bring your coupons and name badge with you when onsite. Coupons will be available at the information desk of the convention center during Heartland. 
  3. You’re Invited to the Opening Night Ice Breaker Reception Here
    On Friday night, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, enjoy classic Buffalo food, craft beer, live music and entertainment rooted in the Queen City’s rich history and promising future when you attend the Opening Night Ice Breaker Reception at Lafayette Brewing Company and Hotel Lafayette. Visit Buffalo Niagara will be introducing attendees to all New York State has to offer! All delegates are encouraged to wear red. 
  4. Early Arrivals (Feb. 15) Sign Up for the Fashion Outlets Shopping Shuttle Here
    For those Heartland attendees arriving early (Feb. 15), let Fashion Outlets treat you to a one-of-a-kind indoor outlet shopping experience. Shop 200-plus designer brands! Sign up by Feb. 7 for the Fashion Outlets Shopping Shuttle and receive an exclusive VIP swag bag (valued at $30) filled with special coupons, promotional items and exclusive retailer offers. The shuttle departs Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 15, and you will be shopping for approximately 2.5 hours. The returning shuttle will depart from the Fashion Outlets at 8:30 pm and will arrive at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel at 9 pm.
  5. Read: Making the Most of Heartland Travel Showcase Here
  6. Sign the 2018 Heartland Travel Showcase Code of Professional Conduct
    All exhibitors are required to read and agree to the Heartland Travel Showcase Code of Ethics before participating in the appointment-matching process. 
  7. Read the 2018 Exhibitor Handbook
  8. Book Your Airport Shuttle
    Click on the above pdf file, and follow the instructions to reserve your airport shuttle.
  9. Follow us today on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!
    Be a part of the conversation, get updated information, and discover new ideas by engaging with Heartland Travel Showcase social media, and share the hashtags #onlyintheheartland and #HTS2018!
  10. Have Your Exhibitor Kit Ready or Order a Kit Here
  11. Save the Addresses for the Convention Center and Hotel
    The Convention Center and Hotel addresses are as follows:

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center
2 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY  14202