• Temporary Food Permit Form
    Any exhibitor wanting to sample at the show must be approved by both Show Management and the Venue first.  Once approved, a Food & Beverage permit must be filled out and a $114 fee is due to the City. 


Wednesday January 12:     8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday January 13:         8:00 am - 7:00 pm 
No vehicles after 2:00 pm Thursday (hand-carry or cart only)
Friday January 14:              8:00 am - 10:00 am


Friday January 14:          Noon - 8:00 pm
Saturday January 15:      10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday January 16:        11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Sunday January 17:         6:05 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday January 18:         8:00 am - Noon


No vehicles will be allowed to drive into the building prior to 8pm unless the aisle carpet is rolled up.  If you can hand carry and cart out in that time frame, please do so.  Once the aisle carpet is rolled up drive in can begin.  

All move-in and move-out of exhibits must be through the service yard – the designated loading dock, freight elevators and freight doors. The lobby areas, side doors, escalators and passenger elevators are not to be used for this purpose.

Exhibitors enter through the North Gate and exit through the South Gate.

Once in the Service Yard, exhibitors can use the Access Ramp to enter the show in Halls 1-3. Guards will be present to direct exhibitors where to go.

Loading Dock access is available through Ramp A. Guards will direct exhibitors on when to enter and exit the ramp for one way access. A hand carry option is available through Ramp B.

The Service Yard can be accessed from Red River Street.  Click here Yard Service Map for a map of the Service Yard.


2nd St. Parking Garage
201 East 2nd Street
10-story, 1,000-space garage just two blocks west of the facility.
Entrances on Brazos and San Jacinto
Clearance Height: 6’9”

5th Street Parking Garage
601 East 5th Street
5-story, 685-space garage just north of the facility
Entrance on 5th Street
Clearance Height: 6’11”

Parking Rates
2  hours  -  $5
8  hours  -  $10
12  hours - $15
Additional  hour  - $3

Additional Parking Options
Premier Parking (surface lot)
705 Trinity St. – 7 minute walk (.3 mi)

One American Center
155 W 7th St. – 11 minute walk (.5 mi.)

Premier Parking (surface lot)
617 Colorado St. – 13 minute walk (.6 mi.)

Metropolitan Parking – Lavaca Garage
306 W 8th St. – 18 minute walk (.8 mi)

Metropolitan Parking (surface lot)
1010 Lavaca St. – 20 minute walk (.9 mi.)

Capital Metro’s MetroRail stops right next to the Austin Convention Center.  Click HERE for the MetroRail schedule.

Park ATX App
Paying for parking is easy and convenient with the Park ATX mobile app. You can pay, extend and manage your parking session remotely with just a few taps.  People can use up to two free 15-minute parking sessions every 24 hours through the Park ATX app.
Use validation codes FREE15ATX1 and FREE15ATX2. These codes cannot be used for the same session, and additional time past 15 minutes will be considered a typical parking session that will charge fees. New users may need a minimum wallet amount to start.

SpotHero App
SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.  Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!  Click HERE to reserve your parking spot for the show!



Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences. If you have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email JenK@mpeshows.com.

Need help with your listing?
View the tutorial video here and FAQs.

Preferred Partner Hotel


211 East 3rd Street, Austin Texas 78701, USA

T +1 512-605-6483 

Booking Link


Contact Us

Laura Martin
Sr. Exhibit Sales Consultant

Lucy Ferguson
Sales Consultant

Curtis Brown
Sales Consultant

Paul Grazda
Sales Consultant

Lindsey Reinarz
Show Coordinator

Lupe Merino
Assistant Show Manager 

Dave Maughan
Show Manager