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5/5/12 to 5/8/12
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States

If you’re in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry, this is your Show. All year long, the producers of NRA Show as well as the exhibitors are hard at work coming up with products, services and programming that will address and solve your toughest challenges. These answers and ideas are rolled out over four days of discovery, sourcing, networking and entertainment. When the best and brightest in the industry come together, the opportunities are limitless.

Browse the latest products and services from established and emerging suppliers

The NRA Show brings 1,900+ exhibitors representing 900+ product categories offering the latest innovations in food and beverage concepts, cutting-edge commercial kitchen equipment and supplies, technology and operational resources – more than another other industry event in the world. Our exhibitor list is updated continually between now and the Show.

Get culinary inspiration from celebrity chefs

The World Culinary Showcase Theater on the Show floor features ongoing culinary demonstrations by world-class celebrity chefs and restaurateurs. Discover new flavor concepts and techniques from industry superstars. Full lineup will be announced between now and the Show.

Gain insight from industry experts More than 70 free education sessions are included in the cost of your badge. The wide array of topics virtually guarantees your key issues will be addressed. Past subjects have included menu development, workforce management, access to capital/credit, sustainability, social media, gluten- and allergen-free needs, healthcare reform and the mobile food movement. All provide insight you can take home and immediately put to work for your business.

The initial 2012 schedule will be posted in January, 2012 and will then be updated continuously until the Show.

Think you can get everything you need online?

Think again – some things you just can’t do at home:

  • Get up close and personal with products – see, taste, and touch before you buy
  • Meet senior supplier executives – ask the tough questions and get answers
  • Shop as a team – discuss options, weigh pros and cons, make on-the-spot decisions
  • Take advantage of exclusive at-Show deals and discounts

On top of it all, the NRA Show puts you face-to-face with tens of thousands of your peers – people faced with the same exact issues and need for solutions as you.

Join your industry for the most dynamic, inspiring and action-packed event of the year, coming May 2012.



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