NRA Show 2018

National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

19 May 2018 - 22 May 2018
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McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago / Illinois / United States of America

National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (NRA Show) is the largest annual foodservice show in the United States and the world. Attendees will discover hot trends and new product innovations, earn from top chefs and international thought-leaders, network, research, do business and taste lots of amazing food. This 4 days foodservice industry event is being organized by National Restaurant Association (NRA). The venue of this event is McCormick Place Convention Center which is located in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The event will be held from 19 May 2018, Saturday to 22 May 2018, Tuesday. NRA Show 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to food service and hospitality sectors from the leading exhibitors such as food service technology, organic products, table ware, flatware, crockery, catering paraphernalia, kitchen tools, sustainable products, franchise opportunities, bakery items, snacks and munchins, packaging items, preservative and flavoring agents, cocktail mixing products, bar tending, furnishings and decorations, paper, plastic supplies. The approximate number of exhibitors that will exhibit at this event is over 2,000. The event will accommodate approximately 695,000 square feet of exhibit space. Over 66,000 visitors are expected at this foodservice industry event. Visitor profile of this event includes chefs, food ingredient suppliers, food and beverage tasting professionals, restaurant owners, qualified proficient buyers, senior industrial buyers, quality analysts. The frequency of NRA Show is annual. This foodservice industry event has been running since 1919.

  Address : 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

  City : Chicago, IL

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 312-791-7000

  Website : Click here for venue website

McCormick Place Convention Center

Located just minutes from downtown Chicago, the McCormick Place Convention Center is nation's largest convention center with 11 exhibit halls with a total space of 2.6 million square feet, 173 meeting rooms, meeting room space of 600.000 square feet, 4 ballrooms. 3 theaters, parking facilities, accommodation facilities and much more.

Organized by

National Restaurant Association (NRA)

Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Washington, D.C, National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association by membership in the world, supporting over 500,000 restaurant businesses.

Address: 1200 17th Street, NW

City: Washington, DC

Country: United States of America

Phone: +(1)-(202)-331-5900

Fax: +(1)-(202)-331-2429

Website: Click here for organizer website


  • Saturday : 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday : 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday : 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday : 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Event at a glance

  Event Type International Trade Show
  Start Date 19 May 2018, Saturday
  End Date 22 May 2018, Tuesday
  Category Food & Beverage
  Venue McCormick Place Convention Center
  City Chicago, IL
  State Illinois
  Country United States of America
  Organizer National Restaurant Association (NRA)
  Web Site Click for official website
  First Year 1919
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 66,000+
  Exhibitors 2,000+
  Space 695,000 square feet
  Open to Trade visitors

Past Editions

  • 20 May 2017 - 23 May 2017
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
  • 21 May 2016 - 24 May 2016
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
  • 16 May 2015 - 19 May 2015
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
  • 17 May 2014 - 20 May 2014
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
  • 18 May 2013 - 21 May 2013
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
  • 05 May 2012 - 08 May 2012
    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL
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