Onsite Space Selection
All the info you need to select your booth for the 2020 National Restaurant Show.
Circle your calendar – We will be emailing OSSS appointment dates and times on April 24th 2019!
Please contact our team at NRAExhibitorServices@winsightmedia.com with company-specific inquiries.
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Priority Point Assignment
Priority Points are awarded equal to the number of years a company has exhibited at the Show. You receive one point for each year that your company has exhibited, up to and including Show 2019 as long as your company has not missed two consecutive years since 2016. After Show 2019, maintaining your historical Priority Points becomes dependent upon consecutive years of exhibiting. If your company elects not to exhibit for two consecutive years, you will begin with no historical points.
A contracted exhibiting company may use the Priority Points of an exhibiting subsidiary or operating company, as long as that company still participates as a listed exhibitor. Priority Points cannot be combined – the highest number will be used.
- Consumable: Beverage; Food
- Non-consumable: Equipment; Furniture, Furnishings & Decoration; Lodging; Paper, Plastics & Supplies; Services; Tableware, Linens; Technology & Entertainment; Uniforms
- Tiebreaker #1: Total square footage at Show 2019 (priority given to higher square footage)
- Tiebreaker #2: 2019 National Restaurant Association® membership status (priority given to members over non-members)
Onsite Selection Process for Show 2020
Prior to Show 2019, we will finalize all exhibiting companies’ Priority Points, tiebreaker status and categories and determine the overall selection order. We will then assign you an appointment date and time for selecting your space, which takes place in the Onsite Space Selection Room (S-401) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois during Show 2019.
At your appointment, you will be able to view the entire Show 2020 in-process floor plan, including which spaces have been selected—and by whom—and which are open. You will be allowed to select from all available spaces at your appointment date and time, and Show management will be on-hand to work with you in securing a booth location, size and configuration that best meets your 2020 exhibiting needs.
At the time of space selection, you will be required to submit a signed exhibit space contract; however, you will not be required to submit your deposit until the summer. The date the deposit is due will be finalized and available by 4/24/2019. You will receive a confirmation of your space selection onsite and we will invoice you for the initial deposit in after the Show.
Onsite Space Selection Frequently Asked Questions
How are Priority Points calculated?
What if one company owns two exhibiting companies?
What if two related exhibiting companies decide to merge their exhibit space?
What if one exhibiting company buys another exhibiting company?
Why separate the companies into categories based on Consumable and Non-consumable?
What happens to my Priority Points if I do not exhibit for a year?
What is the 2020 Exhibit Intentions survey?
Why do I need to fill out a 2020 Exhibit Intentions survey?
Will a deposit be required at the onsite space assignment?
Will the contract terms change?
View 2020 Contract Terms