The Ocean City Spring Trade Expo brings together the hospitality industry buyers and sellers to facilitate business. Produced by the non-profit Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association, this popular Expo draws close to 5,000 attendees and features 406 exhibit booths. Year after year, both exhibitors and attendees look forward to coming out of winter hibernation and gathering to network, solidify relationships, and learn from one another. In addition to finding the most innovative products on the market, attendees can see actual production demonstrations and learn the latest trends. As an added bonus, free educational sessions and culinary demonstrations take place throughout the Expo. In order to attend the Expo and walk the exhibit floor, you must be 21 years old and be a buyer, or a guest of a buyer, in the hospitality industry.