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International Attendees

Experience truly global marketplace for an increasingly global industry.

Join more than 67,000 food professionals throughout four exhibit halls spanning 67,000 m2, and discover 900+ product categories featured by over 2,350 exhibitors.

This is the one place to meet, experience, learn, and discover the best that the international restaurant and foodservice industry has to offer.

IT’S ALL HERE: WHAT’S NEW, WHAT’S HOT

The National Restaurant Association Show is your annual destination for trends, inspiration, insight, sourcing, networking, and community.

Discover, sample, and preview the top culinary trends, latest equipment, and the newest technology throughout the Show floor including:

AMERICAN FOOD FAIR

Explore the best of U.S. food products available for export.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE AWARDS (FABI) TASTINGS

Find the trendiest, tastiest, and most marketable ingredients.

KITCHEN INNOVATIONS® SHOWROOM

Get insights into how the newest award-winning equipment breakthroughs can benefit your business.

BEVERAGE ALCOHOL FOR RESTAURANTS (BAR) AT THE SHOW

See international mixology master techniques, new flavors from emerging brands, and the latest in bar accessories to keep you on trend.

GLOBAL FOOD EXPO

Discover products and services that cross borders to enhance your business, wherever it is.

WORLD CULINARY SHOWCASE

Watch your favorite celebrity chefs demonstrate their techniques, share their stories, and discuss how they’re rethinking cuisine.

TECH PAVILION & STARTUP ALLEY

Discover futuristic back-of-house technologies like robotics and foodservice pick-up lockers.

EXPERT-LED LEARNING

Hear expert insights on things like trends shaping the future of the industry, what’s next in convenience, and best practices in guest experiences.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Build powerful connections and strong relationships by connecting with industry colleagues who face similar challenges; plus, you can establish connections with suppliers from more than 110 countries and socialize on the Show floor or at one of our after-hour events.

Exclusive Benefits for International Delegations

To help you make the most of your trip to Chicago, the National Restaurant Association Show offers assistance to international guests before and during the Show.

International groups receive benefits, discounts, and other incentives when they attend the National Restaurant Association Show 2020 through the International Delegation Program.

Benefits include free registration for delegation members and complimentary passes and hotel accommodation for delegation leaders.

Participating in a delegation is easy. For more information about the International Delegation Program, contact Federico Bianco at federico@mdg.agency.

US Department of Commerce: Trade Events Partnership Program (TEPP) & NASDA

Just like the International Buyer Program, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP) recruits qualified foreign buyers, sales representatives, and business partners to U.S. trade shows.

Traveling to the Show with an official TEPP delegation may provide you:

  • Complimentary registration for the National Restaurant Association Show
  • Assistance with registration process and visa support*
  • Access to the International Trade Center
  • Access to the International Reception

Interested in joining a delegation? Contact Federico Bianco for more information, or your nearest U.S. Consulate, U.S. Embassy or Agricultural Trade Office.

International Trade Center

During the Show, our International Trade Center provides a dedicated location for U.S. exporters and international buyers to connect. Take advantage of services designed to enhance your Restaurant Show experience:

  • International reception
  • Interpreter services
  • Private meeting rooms
  • Dedicated lounge area
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