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International Custom Cutlery Exposition
September 28-30, 2018
Kansas City, MO


Hotel Information
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 W 12th St
Kansas City, Mo 64105
877-303-0104 or 816-421-6800
The reservation link with the preferred hotel room rates is:
https://book.passkey.com/go/ 2018ICCE
Show Dates are September 28-30, 2018
Rates:  $149 for single or $159 for double

NOTE:  Hotel Reservation Deadline for the special rate is August 31, 2018

Hotel Parking
Lot across from the hotel $7 per day
(underground parking under the fountain, entrance near Aladdin Hotel)
Service lot beneath hotel $12 per day
Valet $24 per day
Oversize vehicles $25  

Hotel Deliveries
$5.00 per box, 3lbs or less
$10.00 per box, 4lbs or more (no weight limit)

ABS & KMG Educational Seminars  
Open to the public Friday, September 28th, from 9 am - 12 noon, at no charge

I.C.C.E. Show Photographers
Caleb Royer - Kennedy Room

Show Times
Open to VIPS Friday at 12 noon
Open to the general public Friday 1 pm - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 10 am - 3 pm

Entry Fees
$10 per day
$15 for 3 days
Honorary Guild Members are free

2018 Show Schedule
(Subject to Change)

September 27
Noon - 6 pm Exhibitors Check-In and Set-Up Imperial Ballroom/ Muehlebach Tower
  Noon - 5 pm Technical Committee Inspections - New/Probationary Members Roosevelt Room
Muehlebach Tower
  6 - 7:30 pm ICCE Reception & Handmade Judging Awards

(6 pm-knives in place; 7 pm-end of judging; 7:15 pm-award announcements)

KMG, ABS, Honorary and Associate members only
Bar M
Muehlebach Tower
September 28
Knives must be in place by 
8 am

ABS Master and Journeyman Smith Judging Truman A
 (next door to Imperial Ballroom) 
Muehlebach Tower
  8 am Annual KMG Business Meeting Truman B
next door to Imperial Ballroom) 
Muehlebach Tower
  9 am - noon ABS Educational Seminars - open to the public
Click here for seminars
Truman A 
Muehlebach Tower
  9 am - following KMG Meeting KMG Knife Awards' Judging Truman B
Muehlebach Tower
  10 - 11:15 am KMG Educational Seminar - open to the public

Truman B
Muehlebach Tower

  Noon Show Opens to VIPS and Honorary Members  Imperial/Colonial Ballroom
Muehlebach Tower

  1 pm Show Open to Public Imperial/Colonial Ballroom
Muehlebach Tower
  3 pm Awards Presentations  
  6 pm Show Closes  
 September 29
9 am Show Opens Imperial/Colonial Ballroom
Muehlebach Tower
  5 pm Show Closes  
  5:30 pm ABS Board of Directors Meeting Eisenhower Room
Muehlebach Tower

September 30
8 am Church Service with W.D. Pease Roosevelt Room
Muehlebach Tower

  10 am Show Opens Imperial/Colonial Ballroom
Muehlebach Tower
  Noon The Aldo and Edda Lorenzi Award Presentation  
  3 pm The 2018 ICCE Show Closes  


Things to do in Kansas City

Do you want BBQ? The 3 top rated BBQ joints in KC are: 

Jack Stack Barbecue - Freight House
101 W 22nd St #300
Kansas City, MO 64108

Joes KC (formerly Oklahoma Joe’s)
3002 West 47th Avenue
 Kansas City, Kansas 66103

Arthur Bryants - The Original
1727 Brooklyn Avenue 
Kansas City, MO

Other close historical restaurants 

Savoy Grill
 219 W 9th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

The Majestic Restaurant
931 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64105

The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange
1924 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Los Corrals
408 W 9th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

Power and Light District 
(See below the code of conduct for this district)
Country Club PLAZA
801 Chophouse 

Balsano's Gelato Cafe

Bar Louie

BRGR Kitchen + Bar 

Bristol Seafood Grill 

The Chesterfield 


Cleaver & Cork 

Drunken Fish Sushi Restaurant & Lounge 

The Dubliner 

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 

Johnny's Tavern 

The Kill Devil Club 

Kobe Japanese Steak & Seafood 

Lattéland Espresso & Tea 

McFadden's Sports Saloon 

The MeMa's BakeryMixx 

Pizza Bar 

Providence New American Kitchen 

Tengo Sed Cantina 

Drum Room

Whopper Bar

Yard House








Code of Conduct in the Power and Light District: DOES KC LIVE! HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT? Yes. Please know the KC Live! outdoor area has a code of conduct: patrons must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid ID for entry; no loitering; no weapons; no panhandling; no solicitation; no disorderly conduct; no bicycles or skateboards; no professional photography cameras; no backpacks. The following is not permitted under the KC Live! Code of conduct: sleeveless shirts on men; profanity on clothing; sweat pants or full sweat suits; bandanas; exposed undergarments on men; excessively long shirts (when standing upright with your arms at your side, the bottom of your shirt cannot extend below the tip of your fingers). Management reserves the right to deny entry or remove any individual who does not comply with the code of conduct. Please note that the code of conduct of individual venues may vary. For any questions or concerns, please ask to speak to a supervisor or please call 1-877-697-5347.

Bo Ling's Chinese Restaurant 

Brio Tuscan Grille 

Buca di Beppo 

The Capital Grille 

Chaz on the Plaza 

The Cheesecake Factory 

Chuy's Mexican Food 

Classic Cup Café 

Coal Vines 

Cold Stone Creamery 

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant 

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue 

Fogo de Chão 

Fred P. Ott's 

The Gallery at Sheraton Suites 

Gram & Dun 

The Granfalloon Restaurant & Bar 

Houston's Restaurant 

Kaldi's Coffee 

Kona Grill 

L'Ecole Culinaire 

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood 

The Melting Pot 

Morton's Grille 

Natasha's Mulberry & Mott 

Noodles & Company 

O'Dowd's Little Dublin 

The Oak Room at The Intercontinental 

P.F. Chang's China Bistro 

Panache Chocolatier & Café 

Panera Bread Bakery Café 

Plaza III The Steakhouse and The Club At Plaza III 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop



Scooter's Coffee & Yogurt

Seasons 52 




Topsy's Popcorn Shoppe 

Zoës Kitchen 

Zócalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria