The National Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® is open to trade only and not open to the public. Individuals must be directly involved in the foodservice or lodging industry to attend or exhibit. Solicitation of any kind by non-exhibitors is strictly prohibited.
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- No one under 16 years of age will be permitted on the Show floor at any time regardless of affiliation or circumstances. This includes infants and toddlers.
- Absolutely no strollers or infant carriers (worn or carried) are permitted at any time on the Show floor.
- Children ages 16 to 18 years of age are permitted, only if accompanied by an adult at all times. No one under the age of 18 is permitted on the Show floor during move-in or move-out.
- The National Restaurant Show reserves the right to request proof of age from any one at any time. This rule is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions to this policy. This rule applies to all exhibitors and attendees. Registration of anyone under 16 years of age is unauthorized and in violation of these policies.
- By registering for the Show, you acknowledge and agree that you work in the restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry and that you have provided accurate and truthful information. Substitution of a registration may be made prior to badge usage at any time. Sharing of attendee badges is not permitted. Additional I.D. may be required for entrance.
- Attendees wearing badges from previous Shows or falsified badges and/or sharing or swapping badges will be immediately ejected from the Show and banned from future Shows. The National Restaurant Show and its affiliates consider such conduct theft of service, trespassing, and fraud and will report violators to law enforcement authorities.
- The National Restaurant Show reserves the right to validate the authenticity of this badge and to confiscate those determined to be counterfeit. No refunds will be given for any person removed. If such conduct is discovered after the Show, violators will be invoiced according to on-site registration pricing and will be required to pay their invoice in full in order to avoid being reported to law enforcement authorities
- Badges must be worn at all times while attending the Show. Scanning of your badge may be required in order to enter certain areas of the Show.
- All Show badges are the property of the National Restaurant Show and must be returned to the National Restaurant Show upon request.
- Many exhibitors have equipment that will allow them to scan your Show badge. By allowing an exhibitor to scan your badge, you are agreeing to give that specific exhibitor your contact information. Should you choose, you have the right to refuse any request by an exhibitor to scan your badge.
- By registering for the Show, you authorize the National Restaurant Show to charge your credit card account the applicable fees for the registrations processed during this online session. Registered attendees are required to submit their cancellation and/or refund request to the National Restaurant Show customer service department at email@example.com by April 1, 2024. After this time, no refunds will be issued regardless of the reason; sickness, travel, visa, etc.
"Suit casing" refers to the practice of attending a trade show but “working the aisles” with or without a suitcase or briefcase, soliciting business from other attendees and exhibitors. For the good of the Show and the exhibitors supporting the Show, the only legitimate place to conduct business during Show hours is within a contracted exhibit space on the Show floor. Exhibiting companies are encouraged to protect their investment and report any violations to Show Management.
Attendees observed soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company’s booth, will be ejected from the Show and may be banned from future events at the National Restaurant Show's sole discretion.
Photography is not permitted in the exhibit hall without prior approval from the exhibitor and any images to be used for print, social media, broadcast or any type of reproduction media must be approved by Show Management prior to being taken. No video or photography is approved for resale purposes.
- Each participant agrees: I understand that photography and videography is only permitted with prior approval of the exhibiting company and/or Winsight Exhibitions. Failure to obtain prior consent may result in the deletion of the footage from my device and/or removal from the show.
- The National Restaurant Show hires professional photographers/videographers to capture images and recordings of the Show in compliance with data protection & privacy laws. You will be asked for separate consent prior to any Show personnel or registered media conducting any on- and off-camera interviews with you. The National Restaurant Show may edit and use these images for administrative and promotional activities in the ordinary course of our business.
- By registering, you acknowledge and agree that your image may be used by the National Restaurant Show in any of its own promotions and in registered publishing, broadcast, and cable media, without charge or obligation.
Additionally, if you have opted in during the registration process, you acknowledge and agree that you may receive promotional emails from exhibitors. If you have not opted in during the registration process, your email will not be included in exhibitor marketing promotions, but you will continue to receive emails from the National Restaurant Show, including promotional emails.
Code of Conduct
- We believe our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion.
- This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all sponsors, speakers, attendees, media, exhibitors and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.
- All determinations of appropriate or inappropriate behavior are in Informa’s sole discretion and the decision(s) of the Informa representatives on-site will be final.
- Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior, materials and speech.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
- Unacceptable behaviors & materials include intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning materials or conduct by any attendees of the event and related event activities. Many event venues are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
- Harassment includes: offensive comments (verbal, written, or otherwise) related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing materials, photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events (whether verbal or otherwise); inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
- Wearing clothing that is not suitable for a professional work environment, that is provocative, or otherwise potentially offensive.
- Physical, written, verbal or other abuse, intimidation, threats, annoyance, harassment, stalking, pushing, shoving or use of any physical force whatsoever against any person, which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous, or creates apprehension in a person, as determined by Informa and its show management, in their sole discretion.
- Possession of any item that can be used as a weapon, which may cause danger to others if used in a certain manner.
- Any boisterous, lewd or offensive behavior or language, including but not limited to using sexually explicit or offensive language, materials or conduct, or any language, behavior or content that contains profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious or ethnic slurs.
- Possessing any open can, bottle or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverages, except in areas specifically designated for the consumption of alcohol. Please drink responsibly.
- Possessing any illegal substance, including but not limited to narcotics, marijuana, or other illegal drugs. Informa does not tolerate the use or abuse of illegal substances anywhere in the Venue.
- Smoking – other than in designated areas.
- Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behavior.
- Failure to obey any rules or regulations of the Venue.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
- Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, media, speakers, volunteers, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or exhibitors. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.
What to Do if You Witness or Are Subjected to Unacceptable Behavior
- If you are subjected to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer as soon as possible. All reports will remain completely confidential.
- Event Staff will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference. You can report unacceptable behavior to any member of staff. Staff can be found in the Show Office onsite or you may call show management using the number listed below.
- We expect all conference participants (staff, sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.
- Video recordings and photographs are being taken at this event. By entering you agree to have your image and likeness used by Informa.
- Show Management, (312) 853-2525
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