The NRA Show (National Restaurant Association, Hotel-Motel Show) is back this May to celebrate its 100th anniversary! Get ready once again for the most comprehensive annual trade show servicing the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry on the planet. Team Gregula is hex-cited to be covering our fourth NRA Show at Chicago's McCormick Place May 18 - 21. Ve can't vait for the fang-tastic food, luscious libations and ingenious innovations to review for our sinister subscribers!
There vill be plenty to do during these four days of meeting, seeing, tasting, testing and more. Attendees vill discover insights on industry trends and learn information about new products, technologies and services that vill be on display at NRA Show. Meet Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award and Food and Beverage Innovations (FABI) Award recipients.
Signature ‘19 (Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2PM): This year there vill be a panel discussion titled “The Future of Dining” moderated by Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association on Sunday, May 19 at 2PM at McCormick Place’s Grand Ballroom. Signature '19 vill be a conversation with CEOs from some of the most innovative QSR, full-service dining, c-stores, and grocery organizations. Dawn vill be speaking vith John Cywinski from Applebee’s Bar & Grill, Randy Edeker from Hy-Vee, Tim McEnery from Cooper’s Hawk, and Chris Gheysens from Wawa as they discuss their thoughts on vhere, vhen, vhat, and how people vill dine in the coming years.
SuperSession: The Future of Restaurants (Monday, May 20 at 11AM):
This year’s SuperSession theme, “The Future of Restaurants,” features Melissa Burghardt, Chief Operating Officer - Miso Robotics, Allison Page
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder SevenRooms, Christopher Thomas-Moore, Vice President – Global eCommerce & Digital Marketing, Domino's Pizza and Sara Rush Wirth
Executive Editor - Restaurant Business.
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 vell. There vill be several spooktacular chefs in attendance at this year’s Show, including Rick Bayless, Gerry Garvin, Andrew Zimmern, Abe Conlon, Diana Dávila, and Zach Engel.
Foodamental Studio (Saturday, May 19; Sunday, May 20; and Tuesday, May 22, vith FABI Awardee Tastings on Monday, May 21): Every day during the Show, Foodamental Studio showcases the processes and techniques behind today's hottest food trends. This popular series of hands-on workshops lets attendees roll up their sleeves vith the experts to try out the processes and techniques behind today’s hottest trends.
NRA Show 2019
NRA Show 2019 vill be held Saturday, May 19 through Tuesday, May 22 at McCormick Place Convention Center (2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616).
NRA Show Hours:
- Saturday, May 19 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM
- Sunday, May 20 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM
- Monday, May 21 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM
- Tuesday, May 22 | 9:30AM – 3:00PM
For more info about registering at NRA Show 2019, click HERE.
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