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Ocean City HMRA Trade Expo

Ocean City HMRA Trade Expo

The Ocean City Spring Trade Expo presented by the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association is BACK at the Convention Center for its 48th year on March 6 & 7, 2022. The annual trade show brings together hospitality buyers and sellers to help businesses make connections, explore new ideas, and find ways to grow. 

The expo includes interactive educational sessions, hundreds of vendors, and exhibitors for a one-stop-shop experience, product demonstrations, samples, and one of the best ways to form valuable business relationships face to face. And—you’re in for a treat with the new products and show specials listed for this year. If you’re a buyer or guest of the industry, this is a weekend you do not want to miss!

This year’s hospitality power panel and beverage industry power panel include local area leaders who are excited to share their expertise. Hear from Danny Robinson, founder of Hoop Tea which has recently been picked up by Anheuser-Busch, and professionals like Melanie Pursel, the Worcester County Tourism and Economic Development Director. Check out the daily schedules to make the most of your time at the expo!

Spring Trade Expo Daily Schedule

Sunday, March 6, 2022

  • 11 AM - 5 PM

Exhibit Hall Open 

  • 1 PM - Room 210 Second Level

Beverage Power Panel 

Featuring Craft Pioneer, Hugh Sisson, Hoop Tea Founder Danny Robinson, and Seacrets distiller Mike Early discussing the future of the beverage industry. Session moderated by Kevin Atticks, Brewers Association of Maryland and founder of Grow & Fortify.

  • 3 PM - Room 210 Second Level

Engage, Employ, Educate, and Equip Your Workforce 

Presented by David Noonan, Tri-County Council Lower Shore Workforce Alliance. 

  • 5 PM - Pickle's Pub

After Expo Gathering 

Monday, March 7, 2022

  • 10 AM - Room 210 Second Level

Hospitality Power Panel

Featuring thought leaders from the MD & DE Restaurant and Lodging Associations discussing the future of hospitality. Moderated by Worcester County Economic Development & Tourism Director, Melanie Pursel. 

  • 11 AM - 4 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

  • 12 PM - Room 210 Second Level

ID Class 101: Alcohol Awareness Training Session

Presented by Eric Chaplin, Card 101

  • 1 PM - Showcase Stage

Smithfield Farms presents the PIG PUZZLE

  • 4:30 PM - Buxy's Salty Dog/Dry Dock 28

After Expo Gathering

Will you be one of the 5000+ attendees or one of the 300+ companies exhibiting? Hospitality is all about people and this is your chance to make an impression! Find all the resources you need here and join your fellow industry professionals for this exciting weekend. View the floor plan below!