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Event Overview:

Join 60,000 foodservice professionals - including over 4,000 international representatives looking to stock up on the latest food trends and products the U.S. has to offer - at the largest foodservice and hospitality marketplace in the Western Hemisphere - National Restaurant Association's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.

It’s never been more convenient to broker domestic deals or reach so many worldwide markets at one time. Take advantage of the American Food Fair pavilion’s high-traffic, high-visibility location on the NRA Show floor to drive prospects to your booth. Whether you are looking to break into the export market or expand your global reach, the American Food Fair pavilion is the place to be. Don’t wait to secure your place!

NASDA's American Food Fair joins the National Restaurant Association (NRA) to represent, educate and promote the 945,000 restaurants who sell $660.5 billion in the U.S. restaurant and hospitality marketplace. NRA is the definitive membership-based business association for the restaurant industry. With more than 30,000 members representing nearly 200,000 restaurants, the National Restaurant Association's membership includes tableservice restaurants, quickservice outlets and cafeterias, as well as professionals and academic institutions associated with the industry.

NRA's Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show successfully combines an impressive collection of unique food and beverage products, cutting edge technology and equipment with the latest in restaurant and lodging trends. The exposition works to provide a wealth of education, research, industry relations, government affairs services and the ultimate restaurant, catering and lodging exposition in North and South America. NASDA launched the American Food Fair in conjunction with the NRA Show to give U.S. food and beverage exporters an excellent opportunity to join the 2,100 exhibiting companies and 62,550 registrants of NRA's event.

This event offers four days of networking opportunities and business-to-business contacts all under one roof. Whether you are interested in direct sales or forming relationships with suppliers and distributors, the foodservice professionals that exhibit at this event can help your company reach new markets efficiently.

Attendee Information:

Visit the Leading Industry Event
Attend the Western Hemisphere's largest foodservice and hospitality event. No matter what type of operation you run, NRA Show 2017 has what you need. Major areas of focus include food, beverage, equipment, smallwares, apparel, tabletop, furnishings, design, technology, and services.

Discover New Opportunities
Attending NRA Show 2017 will provide the answers you are looking for, whether your challenges are in sales, sourcing, operations, service or menu-concept development. The NRA Show is the global marketplace that brings together the entire foodservice and hospitality industries.

More than 2,000 exhibiting companies from 100+ countries will demonstrate the latest products and technologies. Additionally, 70+ free education sessions will deliver solutions you can immediately put to work.

Exhibitor Information:


American Food Fair (AFF) continues to offer exhibitors new perspectives on the global marketplace. Our goal is to help you arrange high value meetings at a reasonable cost and to provide the background information you need to make intelligent decisions when pursuing international opportunities. National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), working with our partners at the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and four State Regional Trade Groups (SRTGs), will continue to offer pre-show and on-site export assistance, information and programs. AFF attracts international attendees from every continent in the world. Many AFF exhibitors have found AFF to be a perfect segue to other programs offered through FAS and the SRTGs. AFF at NRA is a great way for you to explore the growing number of opportunities and learn about overcoming the challenges of export sales.

State Pavilions

The pavilions sponsored by the State Departments of Agriculture will play an essential role in the 2017 American Food Fair. The State Departments of Agriculture actively recruit export-ready companies from their states. Companies exhibiting in state-sponsored pavilions enjoy the extra benefits that many states provide, which often include subsidizing expenses; providing additional promotional opportunities; supplying special state-specific decor; providing furniture, accessories, drayage, cleaning, and more. Please contact Show Management for a comprehensive list of State Departments of Agriculture.

About NASDA:

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture was founded in 1916.

NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders.

About NRA:

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world* - supporting over 500,000 restaurant businesses. In partnership with our state restaurant associations, we work every day to empower all restaurant owners and operators to achieve more than they thought possible.

*Largest foodservice trade association by membership.

Co-located with NRA's Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show

Don't wait to register for the 2017 NASDA American Food Fair (AFF) - National Association Of State Department Of Agriculture. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 05/20/2017 - 05/23/2017
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 05/20/2017 - 05/23/2017
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Agriculture, Agriculture - Horticulture, Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Food / Beverage, Hospitality, Restaurant Supply
Estimated Attendance: 64,000
Audience: Restaurant and Food Service Professionals
Notes: Estimated Attendance includes Co-located Event

Buyers Represent a Wide Range
of Industry Segments
51% Restaurant/
24% Dealer/Distributor/
18% Supplier/Affiliates
7% Other
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:2,000+ (With Co-located Event) (Previous Year)
Exhibit Floorplan PDF:Download Exhibit Floorplan PDF
Show Owner:National Association Of State Department Of Agriculture (NASDA)
Show Manager:Naylor
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Exhibit Space $33.95 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
  Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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