Services & Ordering

Ancillary Pricing

Tampa Convention Center provides equipment, furnishings and other services for your event. Ancillary Price List

Ambassador Services

Sentry Event Services is the in-house provider of ambassador staffing solutions for both small and large events.

Staffing services include:

  • Front Drive Ambassadors
  • Greeters
  • Meeting Room Monitors
  • Registration Personnel
  • Bonded Ticket Sellers/Takers
  • Ushers

Order Services: These services will be coordinated through your Convention Services Manager-CSM.

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Sentry Event Services Inc.
Audio Visual, Signage Rigging, and Production Rigging
Encore Event Technologies is the leading provider of unique, creative and innovative in-house audiovisual services for hotels, conference centers, and resorts throughout North America. Our robust offering of services allows us to truly function as a one-stop-shop for all of your event planning, design, and production needs. View video of amazing production rigging.

Order Services directly:

Shawn Bier
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Shawn Bier, Director of Event Technology & Rigging
(813) 898-1371 / (813) 898-1372
Building & Event Security

Allied Security is the exclusive in-house security company for our Building Command Center open 24 hours a day to monitor the fire alarm system, surveillance and other essential systems. Their “D” licensed officers are available 24/7 to assist with your security needs to include physical security, access control, terrorism awareness and emergency procedures. Allied provides security for all Loading Docks & Boat Docks.

Allied Security is the preferred in-house provider for Event Security Guards, Exhibitor Booth Security Guards, Upper Loading Dock Guards & Patrol Officers and General Security Patrol Officers.

Complimentary, Required and Recommended Positions

Order Services directly: Booth Security Form

Lee Connelly
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Lee Connelly
Manager of Security Services
(813) 274-7843

Business Center-The UPS Store
Your office away from home. Business services in-house include: high speed digital copy services, large-format printing, shipping, receiving, fax, and printing services. Comfortable computer workstations are available for email and web. A Graphic Designer’s is on site to employ at your disposal.

Hours: 9-5 M-F | Additional hours available upon request

The UPS Store at Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St., Tampa FL 33602

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Phone: (813) 274-7840
Guide: The UPS Store

Aramark is the exclusive in-house caterer providing innovative menus and excellent customer service. Whether a black tie gala, a mid-conference luncheon, or a pre-convention breakfast, Aramark will give your guests a true taste of Tampa. With over 25 years of experience creating food memories, and the only convention center caterer to earn the prestigious National Association of Catering Executives Award, proves we exceed expectations no matter how grand the vision.

Hariette Benoit
Director of Sales

Booth/Meeting Room Catering Form
Aramark Sampling Form
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Contact us directly for all your catering and food service needs.
Phone: (813) 274-7779 Fax: (813) 274-7854
Event Technology

SmartCity is the exclusive in-house event technology provider. Founded over 30 years ago, we are the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry. We offer exhibitors a variety of communication services including internet services, data networking, wireless services and telephone services.

Order Services directly: Telephone & Internet Services

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Mitchell Hughes, General Manager of Technology Services
(813) 517-1060
(813) 274-7756
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Event Utilities

EDLEN is the exclusive in-house provider of: Electric, Water (fill & drain) and Compressed Air. With more than 40 years in the tradeshow and special event industry in venues nationwide, EDLEN can assist you with your temporary event utilities. EDLEN also offers Charging Tables and Airstars for your event.

Order Services directly through EDLEN staff listed below:


Kristi Etheridge
Event Manager
(407) 948-8047

Bill McLoughlin
General Manager
Ticket Validation for City Parking Garages
Fire Watch & Paramedic Services

Tampa Fire Rescue is the exclusive provider for Fire Watch and Paramedic services. The number and type of personnel required to ensure a safe event is based on the event activities and projected attendance.

Order Services: These services will be coordinated through your Convention Services Manager-CSM.

Permit Requirements

Fire Rescue Headquarters (813) 274-7011

Police Security

Tampa Police Department is the exclusive provider for uniformed officers for property security, traffic, and alcohol control as well as special escorting.

Order Services: These services will be coordinated through your Convention Services Manager-CSM in conjunction with the on-site security provider, Allied Universal.

Conditions of Permit

Special Events Office (813) 276-3385