Industry Breaking News: Reef-A-Palooza America’s Largest Saltwater Aquarium Show has recently announced they are expanding to the mid-west part of the country. Reefapalooza is part of a small group of reef shows that have become an annual – cultural phenomenon. With Reef-A-Palooza originally starting over 15 years ago, has certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings in the back yard of the Southern California Marnie Society President/event founder Marc Trible.
The event certainly has grown over the years and now takes place annually in Florida, New York, California. With a high concentration of aquarium hobbyist and a demand for a saltwater trade show in the Midwest the Chicagoland Area has been chosen as the 4th location for the event. The Inaugural Reef-A-Palooza Chicago will take place at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in October 2019.
The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel:
Stay at the venue where the event is taking place. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. The venue is located just 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 26 miles from downtown Chicago, with easy access to I-355 and I-90 expressways.
The four-star hotel boasts 500 intuitively designed rooms and suites with deluxe amenities. Enjoy a fine dining experience at Sam & Harry’s Steak House, a relaxing meal at Gather Bar or Starbucks® coffee in the cafe. Maintain your workout routine in the complimentary fitness center with an indoor pool. Take the complimentary shuttle to Woodfield Mall where 300 stores and restaurants await you. Use the NAVIGATOR by Renaissance® program to find the perfect entertainment, shopping and dining near the enlightened, sophisticated hotel in Schaumburg, IL.
Venue Info: Location
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 N. Thoreau Dr. · Schaumburg, Illinois 60173 USA
(847) 303-4100 [MAP]
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel features:
- 100,000 square feet exhibitor-friendly convention center plus an additional 48,000 square feet of attached meeting space.
- 500 luxuriously styled guest rooms.
- Sam & Harry’s Steakhouse.
- RENdezvous Café featuring Starbucks® coffee.
- Gather Bar featuring great meals and delicious cocktails.
- 24-hour hotel fitness center and indoor pool.
- 24-hour full-service business center.
- Wired and wireless internet in guest rooms, and wireless internet access in public spaces.
Guest Room Rates:
The Renaissance Schaumburg is pleased to offer the following discount group rates for Reef-A-Palooza Vendors & Attendees- Double/Double Standard/King Standard/Run of House of $129.00 per night
Event Info: Show Dates & Times
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11am-6pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 11am-6pm
Single day tickets are $20.00 per person. Kids 10 and under are free.
Tickets will be available to pre-purchased on the Reef-A-Palooza Website. Cash tickets only at the door.
Self-parking is free at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel for vendors & attendees!
What to expect:
You can expect to see some of your favorite local fish stores exhibiting along with some of the industry’s top dry good manufactures. Also exhibiting will be some best of the best coral farmers, online vendors and captive fish breeders in North America. Many will have products for sale at their booth such as Live Corals, Fish, Inverts and dry goods.
Feed your brain with valuable reef knowledge. Both days (included in your admission price) educational seminars will be taking place from some of the industry leading experts.
There will be 500 Welcome Bags passed out to the first 500 people in line (each day) If you interested in a Welcome Bag you’re going to want to make plans to get there early before the doors open.
Some of the items that have been in the Welcome Bags in past shows include: pens, t-shirts, flash drives, food samples, touch screen cleaning cloths, paper pads, car stickers, key chains, bracelets, flashlights, and coupons.
Reef-A-Palooza New York Pre Show Lineup 2018
Reef-A-Palooza California Pre Show Lineup 2017
Reef-A-Palooza Orlando Pre Show Lineup 2018
The raffle is one of the highlights of the show, drawing large numbers of attendees each show. Separate raffles will take place on Saturday & Sunday. Remember you must be present to win and to claim your prize. Raffle prizes range from aquariums, dry goods, live corals, coral/ fish food, and gift cards.
Whether you’ve never been to a Reef-A-Palooza or if you have gone other year in other cities, you definitely do not want to miss the chance to get together to enjoy this great hobby of ours at the inaugural Reef-A-Palozooa Chicago.