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Event Overview:

In the restaurant and foodservice industry, you're constantly looking for new ideas and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is your source! From insightful education to palate-pleasing food and drink trends; new product options and idea generating special events - don't miss this opportunity to fine tune your business.

Where Breakthrough Ideas Are Found

We’ve Got What You’re Looking For …
The HOTTEST menu trends, STATE-OF-THE-ART design and décor, the BEST IN THE BUSINESS education, and our EXPANDED Food Trends Experience to name just a few - this is your one-stop source for everything you need!

Event Features and Highlights

Each has been developed to help you become more informed, more educated, more competitive and more profitable.  Events include: Food Trends Experience, Culinary Demonstration Theater, Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, ACF Culinary Competitions and Chefs Table Luncheons, New Product Gallery, Foodservice Council for Women and more!

Taste The Future

Be There First!
Find the new trends fast - its easy at our Food Trends Experience area! More than 100 food producers and purveyors will showcase their products in this tasting arena. Find your inspiration for fresh menu ideas that will delight customers and drive profits!  And the Fresh From Florida Pavilion - your opportunity to source local, Florida offerings!   

The Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum

Satisfy Your Thirst For Knowledge
More than 30 free seminars within the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forumare included with your registration.  Learn the latest strategies for leveraging technology, using social media and developing your team.  Gain insights on cutting costs and growing the bottom line.  Brush up on best practices in restaurant operations, business strategies and trends in foodservice.  This is your opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from some of the best minds in the restaurant and foodservice industry!

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibit Here...Your Business is Served.

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is the only comprehensive industry event devoted to the Southeast U.S. restaurant, foodservice and hospitality market. The Show will provide you with a strategic forum to demonstrate your food products, technology and equipment as well as discuss service solutions with current customers and new prospects. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, and produced and managed by Urban Expositions, the global leader in trade show management.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/10/2017 - 09/12/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 09/10/2017 - 09/12/2017
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Architecture & Construction, Business, Design Services, Food / Beverage, Hospitality, Restaurant Supply, Travel
Estimated Attendance: 8,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Restaurants - Chain and Independent
Fast Food Establishments
Restaurant Architects & Designers
Corporate Dining Facilities
Correctional Facilities
Bars/Night Clubs
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:

81% of attendees are involved in their company's purchasing decisions.

52% of attendees plan to spend at least $100,000 on products and services seen at the show, with 23% planning to spend more than $1 million.

2013 Attendance by: Type of Business (top 6 responses):
Restaurant 31.9%
Hotel / Resort / Casino / Cruise Ship 8.0%
School District /Campus 12.9%
Pizzeria / Deli / Bakery 5.5%
Country / Membership Club 2.7%
Non-Hotel Banquet Facility 3.4%

2013 Attendance by: Position (top 6 responses):
Partner / Owner 33.4%
Manager/Supervisor 17.6%
Chef 12.7%
Education /Administrator 4.7%
Financial / Operations 3.7%
Purchasing 3.6%
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
Venue Phone: (800) 345-9845
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:450 (Previous Year)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Urban Expositions, LLC
Show Manager:Urban Expositions, LLC
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Drive traffic to your booth and get noticed at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show with a variety of high exposure and high impact marketing vehicles to help you achieve your show goals.

With a wide range of price points there's a sponsorship opportunity for everyone.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
100 sq. ft. Space Only $3,765 Zone 1; $3,665 Zone 2   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
150 sq. ft. Space Only $5,315 Zone 1; $5,165 Zone 2   Water: n/a
100 sq. ft. Three Star Package $5,312 Zone 1; $5,212 Zone 2   Generator: n/a
150 sq. ft. Three Star Package $6,976 Zone 1; $6,826 Zone 2   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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