National Restaurant Association Show Advance Registration to Close Friday, April 6




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National Restaurant Association Show Advance Registration to Close Friday, April 6

Early-bird registration is only $79 through Friday for the industry's largest annual trade show


(Chicago) It’s getting down to the wire: there are only two days left to save $40 on registration for the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show 2018. Early-bird registration is still available for $79, but starting Saturday, April 7 through the close of the Show on May 22, registration increases to $119.


Join us at Chicago’s McCormick Place from Saturday, May 19 through Tuesday, May 22 for the largest annual foodservice trade show in the country. Don’t miss this opportunity to join 66,000+ foodservice professionals from around the world coming together to share innovation, insights, and solutions for the future of food and beverage. This year’s show features new partnerships, conferences, and classes – in addition to hot products, state-of-the-art technology, trend-forward ingredients, and more.


If you are planning to attend, save time and avoid the lines by completing online registration. Please visit complete the registration process today. 


This Year’s Can’t-Miss Conferences, Sessions, and Programs:

Signature ‘18 (Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.): 66th Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice joins President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association Dawn Sweeney at Signature’18 for a discussion on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and national security. Dr. Rice will share global insights into current issues and events during her address, followed by a question and answer session with Sweeney.


World Culinary Showcase (Saturday, May 19 – Tuesday, May 22): Education becomes entertainment at the World Culinary Showcase as some of the industry’s most celebrated chefs and foodservice thought leaders share not only their culinary prowess, but their industry insight as well. From the latest menu trends, mastered skills, and techniques to fascinating behind-the-scenes stories, you’ll get a little of everything.


International Pavilions (Saturday, May 19 – Tuesday, May 22): Sprinkled across the Show floor, these curated International Pavilions feature the top offerings by countries all over the world, including Italy, France, Japan, and more. Travel the world in four days while experiencing techniques, recipes, and secrets from some of the world's most talented chefs and learning about celebrated cuisines. Featuring Italian food and beverage producers, wine-focused educational sessions, and demonstrations by celebrated chefs, Bellavita Italian Pavilion lays Italy at your doorstep with four days of amazing food, extraordinary wine, and superb dishes.


Restaurants Rock (Saturday, May 19 at 9 p.m.): Four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban will bring the house down at Restaurants Rock, the annual industry celebration, exclusively for attendees of the National Restaurant Association Show. Tickets are only available to registered National Restaurant Association Show attendees.


Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference (Sunday, May 20 – Monday, May 21): Business leaders Billy Beane and Jon Taffer headline the first-ever conference focused on restaurant revenue growth at this year’s Show. Taking on the challenges facing today’s restaurateurs in an all-new, inspiring format, the National Restaurant Association introduces the Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference. Top-level foodservice professionals will discover unique and inspiring ways to grow their businesses in the company of an elite group of senior executives at this two-day event. Conference participants will learn strategies for business success, discover tools and resources critical to revenue growth, and collaborate with peers and industry experts.





Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises one million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 14

million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest annual trade show (National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show May 19-22, 2018, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); and a unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF's ProStart). For more information, visit and find us on Twitter@WeRRestaurantsFacebook, and YouTube.


Kate Gleason 312.471.6733;