2014 Atlanta, GA Vendor/Sponsor Registration Page

Below you will find all of the information you will need to become a vendor/sponsor at The Atlanta, GA GFAF Expo on May 17-18, 2014 at the Cobb Galleria Center.


  • Vendor Form: 2014 VENDOR FORM – Mail registration forms to 900 Ogden Avenue #132, Downers Grove, IL   6051, fax to 847-994-1526 or email to michelle@glutenfreemg.com

  • Certificate of Liability Insurance: Every vendor must have a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming Gluten Free Classes, LLC 900 Ogden Ave. #132, Downers Grove, IL 60515 as an additional insured for the dates of the Expo including move in-no exceptions

  • Potential Liquor Vendors: You must purchase your liquor from the Cobb Galleria at retail cost.  You must also hire a bartender from them to be present/serve at your booth.  This fee is $100 for the first 4 hours and $25 for each additional hour after that.  The weekend will cost you at least $300 + $85. for the health dept.  Please contact Natasha Shallow, the Catering Manager, to set this up.  nshallow@CobbGalleria.com

  • Health Department: All vendors sampling or selling OPEN food, beverages, supplements and liquor must fill out the health department application and submit directly to GA Dept. of Public Health.  Fees are $85.  Any questions please call Martin Little at (770) 435-7815 x5067 or email at jmlittle@dhr.state.ga.us.  You must bring your own hand washing and utensil washing stations, etc.  The only vendors not required to have a permit are those handing out SEALED packages. Deadline is Friday 4/25/14 to apply.

    • Temporary Food Permit Application-Mail application to Center for Environmental Health (Cobb) 3830 South Cobb Dr. #102, Smyrna, GA 30080.  Attn.: Martin Little with your $85.00 check.  Or, you may fax to 770-431-7410 attn: Judy Lowry/Martin Little and call Judy at (770) 435-7815 x5113  if you would like to pay by credit card over the phone.

    • Checklist for Vendors


  • Dates: May 17-18, 2014

  • Location: Cobb Galleria Center

  • Expo Hours: 9am – 3pm – Open to the public

  • Move in:  3pm – 7pm, Friday the 16th and 7am-8:00am, Saturday the 17th

  • Move out:  3pm – 5pm, Sunday, the 18th

  • Expected Attendance:  2,500

  • Discounted Hotel: Hotel Information for Atlanta-deadline for rate is 4/18/14

  • Parking: Parking is free.


  • Cancellation Policy:  A $100 processing fee will be charged for any cancellations.  Cancellations received less than 8 weeks before the event, will not be refunded.

  • No Solicitation Policy: If you are solicited at the event by companies that are a nuisance to you, please let us know and we will ask them stop and/or leave the event.

  • Competition Policy: Please respect your fellow vendors both during the expo and in your pre-expo promotions. Making disparaging comments about competitors or any other vendor will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave the expo immediately.

  • Name Badges: Name badge deadline is 4/28/14.  Generic badges will be printed if names are not received by this date. They will say “Representative” and your company’s name. Name badges for exhibitors who register after this date will say “Vendor”.  Additional name tags, beyond the 3 provided, are $20 each for the weekend.  Please email Michelle@glutenfreemg.com with requests.

  • Set Up/Breakdown Policy: You must be set up by 8am on Saturday so that we can clear the aisles of packaging and make sure everyone has their allergen card properly marked. If you arrive late on Saturday, you will not be allowed to set up your booth until Sunday. You may not pack up your booth until 3pm on Sunday unless otherwise advised by Expo staff.  Please do not plan an early flight.  It is not fair to the Sunday attendees if you pack up early.

  • Safety:  There will be an E.M.T. on site that will be working with the local first responders in case of emergencies.  As a vendor, we ask that you keep your eyes open for anyone showing signs of a medical crisis or allergic reaction.  If this is the case, please make our staff aware and notify the E.M.T. who will be located in the lobby outside the convention space, near the registration area.

  • Allergen Cards:  You will be provided with allergen cards for all of the samples on your table.  All samples must be properly labeled with the allergens they contain.  We will have staff walking around all weekend ensuring that you have these cards accurately displayed.  Your staff MUST know the ingredients in your products and sampling items (such as dips, spreads, etc…).  You will be asked to leave the event if you can not abide by this policy.  Click Here to see a copy of the allergen card.



  • Photography: Bring your camera and capture your booth and booth attendees.  As we continue to grow, we cannot guarantee the GFAF Expo will be able to photograph all vendors.

  • Concessions: You will be able to purchase coffee, tea and other beverages on Saturday and Sunday from 7am-4pm.

  • Literature: We are seeing more and more consumers wanting information about your products and services.  If you have literature and coupons to pass out, now is the time to bring it along!  We even are seeing people walking around with binders and notebooks to organize their paperwork.  These are educated consumers and they want to speak with you and learn about your products and services. Please note, we do not have the ability to make copies for you at the event.

  • Expo Staff: Expo staff will be wearing red all weekend if you need assistance!

Whether your company is interested in mainstream gluten & allergen-free consumers, healthy gluten-free athletes or the autism community, The GFAF Expo is the event to attend to promote your company!

We will be in California, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas in 2014. Won’t you join us?

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