IHRSA 2018 | 37th Annual
International Convention & Trade Show

International Convention: Wednesday-Saturday, March 21-24, 2018
Trade Show: Thursday-Friday, March 22-23, 2018
San Diego, California | San Diego Convention Center | Halls A-F


The IHRSA 2018 Official Service Contractors are noted below. For further information and guidance about any aspect of your booth, simply contact our Show Management team at any time.


Freeman Online will provide a quick and easy way to order all show services from all official service providers. Get instant access to the tools you need to save time and money when planning your booth at IHRSA 2018, with access to previous orders designed to simplify the process for San Diego. Included in this password-protected website will be the following information and order forms:

  • Transportation, Freight Services & Material Handling
  • Furniture, Accessories, Product Display Showcases & Carpet Options
  • Customizable Booth Rentals & Digital / Signage Graphics
  • All Labor Requirements for Booth Installation & Dismantle
  • With Additional Savings Available by Ordering Early & Online!

San Diego Convention Center (SDCC)

Located in the heart of the area's entrertainment and sports district, the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) serves as the perfect event destination. The SDCC offers exhibitors several onsite support services, some of which are exclusive in this building, with all details and order forms accessible via the Freeman OnLine Exhibitor Services Manual.  Services available include the following:

  • Taste of LA by Levy Restaurants is the Center's exclusive caterer and has sole rights on all food and beverage distribution within the San Diego Convention Center. Food and beverage sampling may be allowed when approved by IHRSA and Levy Restaurants. Contact them directly at +1 213-765-4469 for further assistance.
    NOTE: Additional guidelines apply to serve alcohol from your booth at any time. Contact Tom Hunt for more information and advance approval.  
  • Smart City is the SDCC's exclusive telecommunications provider, which is the nation's largest provider of facilities-based convention center telecommunication services. They can be reached at +1 213-765-4647.

Convention Data Services

CDS provides a host of services for confirmed exhibitors via their password-protected online menu of pre-event and onsite product options, and is where you will find the following:

  • Easily register employees who have worked our show in the past, as well as add new staff for free exhibitor passes.
  • Pre-register two (2) of your full-time employees ONLY for complimentary all-access 4-Day Convention Passes.
  • Download a list of currently registered staff at any time.
  • Download in "real time" the most up-to-date list of buyers planing to attend our event, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Create a unique promotional code to invite your best customers to the Trade Show for free!
  • Order your lead retrieval services.


To reserve a room, simply call one of IHRSA’s official hotels directly and ask for the special IHRSA 2018 discounted room rate. Requests for eleven or more guest rooms, suites, hospitality rooms, and meeting space, must be submitted in writing to IHRSA for review and approval by e-mailing IHRSAevents@ihrsa.org or by sending a fax to +1 617-737-3323. 


The Photo Group is the Official Show Photographer and can be reached at +1 800-752-6913.