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Appetize is Shaping the Future of Ordering and Payments at Over 30 Convention Centers

September 29, 2021

Enterprise Management,POS Tech,Trends & Insights

Now that business travel is slowly going back up, people across the world are excited to take a much-needed break from Zoom calls and virtual webinars to return to in-person events. Home to your favorite expos, trade shows, special events, conferences, and summits, convention centers started reopening earlier this year at varying capacities. Convention center are a crucial part of local economies, bringing in millions of dollars in revenue and tends of thousands of jobs across hotels, restaurants, stores, car rentals, airlines, sporting facilities and more.

Appetize proudly powers modern point of sale and payments solutions in more than 30 of the country’s most popular convention centers, including Javits Center in NYC and Georgia World Congress Center, the fourth largest convention center in the United States!

In 2021, most of these venues have adopted easy-to-implement practices like reminding attendees to wash their hands often and setting up hand sanitizer stations all over the venue. Many of the large trade shows are now also requiring proof of vaccination to attend. Other safety measures include thermal imaging cameras for temperature checks and, reducing capacity of rooms and spacing out chairs, and installing better air purifiers. While many of these practices may be abandoned in a post-pandemic world, some of the other changes we’ve seen are here to stay for years to come. Adoption of modern point of sale with self-service options like kiosks, contactless/cashless payments, mobile/web ordering, QR codes and order-ahead have made customers lives easier and safer. Guests at venues today expect to be more in control and modern technology can help operators make the transition.

Javits Convention Center New York City

Appetize’s omnichannel ordering and payments solutions are helping convention centers offer greater convenience, speed-of-service and safety for millions of guests, staff and exhibitors. Convention centers also rely on Appetize’s enterprise management platform that offers operators real-time reporting and analytics that can be accessed anywhere, anytime — even remotely—to help them continuously improve in-venue experiences. 

Here’s an overview just a few of the convention centers we’re partnered with:

Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA

Located across from the Disneyland Resort, Anaheim Convention Center is the largest exhibit facility on the West Coast with more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space. The center recently underwent a $190 million expansion that upgraded it to one of the most flexible convention centers in North America. Be sure to check out Appetize’s solutions, including  Scan & Go functionality if you visit.

Anaheim Convention Center California


Will Rogers Memorial Center – Forth Worth, TX

Conveniently located three miles from Fort Worth’s Downtown District, this 120-acre entertainment, sports and livestock complex is named after American humorist and writer Will Rogers. It’s home to the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The sprawling center offers a historic, 5,652-seat coliseum, auditorium, exhibit hall and equestrian facilities. Appetize is powering all concessions and portable bars with our omnichannel options, including point of sale devices and handhelds. 

Will Rogers Memorial Center Fort Worth Texas


Fort Worth Convention Center – Forth Worth, TX

In the heart of downtown Fort Worth, this 250,000-square-foot convention center spans 14 city blocks! With an indoor arena, exhibit annex, ballroom and exhibit hall the venue is known to host popular conventions, conferences, corporate meetings and trade shows throughout the year. Appetize powers all concessions and portable bars with our omnichannel options, including point of sale devices and handhelds.

Fort Worth Convention Center Texas

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Full List of Convention Centers We Partner With:

  1. Amarillo Civic Center
  2. Anaheim Convention Center
  3. Austin Convention Center
  4. City National Grove of Anaheim
  5. Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (Rosemont)
  6. Emerald Coast Convention Center
  7. Fort Worth Convention Center
  8. George R. Brown Convention Center
  9. Georgia World Congress Center
  10. Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
  11. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
  12. Kentucky International Convention Center
  13. Mayo Civic Center
  14. McAllen Convention Center
  15. NRG Center – Houston
  16. Oregon Convention Center
  17. Overland Park Convention Center
  18. Phoenix Convention Center
  19. Portland Metropolitan Expo Center
  20. Riverside Convention Center
  21. San Jose Convention Center
  22. Sanford Center
  23. Santa Clara Convention Center
  24. Savannah Civic Center
  25. Spokane Convention Center
  26. Tampa Convention Center
  27. Walter E Washington Convention Center
  28. Washington State Convention Center
  29. Wicomico County Youth & Civic Center
  30. Wildwood Convention Center
  31. Will Rogers Memorial Center