8The Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West's
Trade Show & Hospitality Expo 2018
August 15th, 2018  11:30am - 6:30pm
The ONLY Hospitality Trade Show in the Florida Keys!

Sponsored by: 
Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor 



Visit us at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

The Lodging Association's Annual Tradeshow & Hospitality Expo is held every year.  Previously held in November it has been moved to August during a slower time for our hoteliers, giving them the opportunity to leave their properties for a longer period of time during the day. Running over 15 years, the show is the longest running trade show in the Florida Keys and the only show that focuses on the Hospitality and Lodging industries.

This year's event will be held at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel on August 15th, 2018.  Admission to the Trade Show is free and open to everyone in the Lodging, Hospitality & Business Community.  Show hours are 11:30am - 6:30pm. 

Lunch will be served in the foyer from 12:00pm - 2:00pm.  Cost for the lunch is $25 per person and a reservation must be made in advance so the hotel can provide the appropriate amount of food.  Wristbands will be given to those paying for lunch and high top tables will be available throughout the show floor or you can choose to walk around with your food. 

Lunch Menu:
Selection of Pasta: Pasta in Chafers - Roma Tomato Basil, 2nd Chafer w/Asiago Alfredo Olive Oil & Pesto Mixed w/Italian Sausage, Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Sundried Tomato, Pesto, Pine Nuts, Olives, Mushrooms, Homemade Garlic Bread, Traditional Caesar Salad (Anchovies on the side) Starbucks House Blend Coffee, Teas & Iced Tea
(please contact the office at executiveoffice@keyslodging.org or 305-296-4959 to make a lunch reservation)

A cocktail mixer sponsored by Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel will also be held in the foyer from 4:30pm - 6:30pm.  The cost for the mixer is $10 per person (Exhibitors get in free!)  Wristbands will also be given out to those wishing to attend the mixer.  Along with Beer and Wine the Marriott will also be serving a lite fare. 

Mixer Menu:  
Passed Hors d'Oeuvres:  Tuna Carpaccio on Truffle Crostini, Red Pepper Miso Coullis w/Crispy Ginger, Steam Buns, Braised Short Ribs w/Merken Demi Glaze, Duck Breast Confit, Spinach Sesame Cone w/Maderia Onion Jam
Stationary Display: Antipasto - Chef Seletions of Artisan Cheeses, Cured Meats and Grilled Vegetables 
Salmon Display: Cured Wild Salmon, Mustard Lemon Fraiche, Assorted Crostini
Mac & Cheese Blow Torch Station: Pasta, Parmesan Cheese Sause, Baby Shrimp, Mojo Pork, Oven Dried Tomato, Duck Confit, Wild Mushrooms, Artichokes
Meat Carving Station: Slow Raosted Prime Rib, Au Jus, Horseradish Crema, Tonacco Onions, Artisan Rolls
Host Bar: Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Water

If you are a hotelier, innkeeper or small B&B owner this show is unlike any other in the Florida Keys! It centers around you- the Hospitality Professional.  All exhibitors care about the Florida Keys and want to help your business succeed! This year we have everything from Hospitality TV solutions to suppliers of linens.  Everything your business needs.  We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!