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Event Overview:

The NAFEM Show features foodservice equipment and supplies from 500+ manufacturers. 

At the show, you’ll find:

  • A wide range of foodservice equipment and supplies for food prep, cooking, storage and table service from these exhibitors
  • New products with a focus on innovation.
  • A vibrant community of foodservice professionals.

Attendee Information:

Why choose this foodservice equipment and supplies show?

The widest range of foodservice equipment and supplies solutions from more than 550 exhibitors are on display for you to see. Get up close and personal with the products and manufacturers prepared to position you for success.

Over 760,000 square feet of the best foodservice equipment and supplies that exhibitors have to offer along with the latest products and innovations showcased in the WHAT'S HOT! WHAT’S COOL!® new product gallery. All on one floor. 

Exhibitor Information:

The NAFEM Show attracts thousands of foodservice equipment and supplies professionals.

Find your customers armed with buying power and ready to connect with you. 

  • Reach thousands of foodservice equipment and supplies end users, dealers/distributors, consultants and more.
  • Showcase your product innovations in the WHAT'S HOT! WHAT'S COOL!® new product gallery.
  • Learn best practices to maximize your ROI with a robust offering of exhibitor training prior to The NAFEM Show.
  • Gain face time and build relationships with your key customers at NAFEM’s enhanced networking events including a reception on the trade show floor and the All Industry Celebration (AIC).

Top end-user categories represented at The NAFEM Show*

Business and industry


Corrections Facility

Employee Feeding

Government and/or Military Facility


Primary/Secondary School

Restaurant/Airport restaurant

Restaurant/Casual dining, chain

Restaurant/Casual dining, independent

Restaurant/Fine dining, chain

Restaurant/Fine dining, independent

Restaurant/Full service, chain

Restaurant/Full service, independent

Restaurant/Hotel restaurant


Retailer/Convenience store

Retailer/Ethnic food store

Retailer/Food manufacturer

Retailer/Gourmet store

Retailer/Home meal prep kitchen

Retailer/Natural/organic grocery store


Retailer/Warehouse club

Senior living facility

Specialty market/Bar, disco nightclub, etc.

Specialty market/Country/city club

Specialty market/Cruise line

Specialty market/In-flight caterer

Sports venue

Theme park

* Demographics taken from 2011 attendee registrations.

What were the criteria for inclusion in the new product gallery?

  • Aesthetic Impact – provide the ultimate consumer a quality product or experience through taste, smell, sound, touch/feel or visual appeal.
  • Cost Reduction – lower operator overhead through automation, energy efficiency, total cost of ownership, multi-function or initial cost through a unique manufacturing process.
  • New Foodservice Application – expand opportunities, (i.e., by opening day parts, market segments, new menu items or streamlining speed of service).
  • Additional Benefits –additional benefits not previously covered, such as environmental impact or technological advancement.

About NAFEM:

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of 500+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service.

This is a biennial show.

There may be many networking opportunities at the The NAFEM Show 2017 - North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 02/09/2017 - 02/11/2017
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Distribution, Food / Beverage, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - General, Restaurant Supply
Estimated Attendance: 20,000
Audience: Dealers, Distributors, Manufacturers
Notes: Attendee Demographics*
Dealers/Distributors 44%
Operators 26%
Other 19%
Consultants, Specifiers, Architects, Designers 6%
Service/Tech Companies, Utility Companies 5%
* Demographics taken from 2013 attendee registration data.
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
Venue Phone: (800) 345-9845
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:500+ Exhibitors (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:760,000+ (Past Event)
Show Owner:NAFEM
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
NAFEM Members $25 per sq. ft.   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corners Additional $175 per corner   Water: Yes Price:
Non-Members $35 per sq. ft. + $3,500 Application fee   Generator: Yes Price:
Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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