Network & Nosh


Kick-Off Party

Wednesday, August 8
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Interior Home + Design Center
[2000 N Stemmons Freeway]

Get your METROCON18 experience off to a fun start the evening before the conference officially begins.

Everyone will receive one complimentary drink ticket* at the door, and we'll serve up some light snacks to tide you over before you head out for a real dinner.

Whether in from out of town or from just down the street, all participants - i.e., Attendees, Exhibitors, Speakers and Sponsors - are welcome to join us, but you'll need to RSVP.

Happy Hour

Thursday, August 9
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
on the trade show floor at
Dallas Market Hall
[2200 N Stemmons Freeway]

Before you head out to dinners and showroom parities, mix-n-mingle right on our trade show floor.

Attendees & Speakers, you will automatically receive one complimentary drink ticket* with your badge.

Exhibitors & Sponsors, Committee volunteers will deliver complimentary drink tickets* directly to you on early Thursday afternoon.

If you have a badge, then you're welcome to join us for Happy Hour.

>> No RSVP required. <<

*Complimentary drink tickets: For both networking events, complimentary drink tickets are good for the following items, and additional drink tickets are available for purchase at the following prices (cash and credit cards accepted):

House Wine: $6.00 | Imported Beer: $6.00 | Domestic Beer: $5.50
Soft Drinks & Bottled Water: $3.00


Pre-Paid Lunch Pick Up

Thursday, August 9
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, August 10
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

When you pre-register online, you will have the option to pre-purchase a lunch for either or both days of the show (see selections below).

The price per box lunch is $15.

Your lunch ticket(s) will be included with your badge, allowing you to pick up the specific lunch quickly on the designated day during the hours.

Note that the deadline to purchase pre-paid lunches is 5:00 PM (CST) on Friday, August  3, 2018.

Food For Purchase

Thursday, August 9
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday, August 10
6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Various vendors will offer breakfast and lunch for purchase.

Grab-n-go breakfast selections will include pastries, fruit cups, and juice.

Lunch selections will include Subway sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips. Soft drinks and bottled water will also be available for purchase. 

Cash and credit cards accepted by all vendors.


2018 Pre-Paid Box Lunch Selections

[Each Bento Box is served cold with a side of crackers.]

Bento Box #1 - The American

3-oz portions each of the following: Traditional Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Chopped Salad

Bento Box #2 - The Vegetarian

3-oz portions each of the following: Traditional Tuna Salad, Grilled Vegetable Farro Salad, Vegetable Orzo Pasta Salad

Bento Box #3 - The International

3-oz portions each of the following: Chicken Curry Salad, Quinoa Salad, Greek Salad


Hot Tea & Water

Thursday, August 9
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday, August 10
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Thursday, August 9
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Friday, August 9
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Available various locations on the trade show floor.