Join your peers from more than 112 countries in Chicago, May 20-23, 2023, at the world’s most influential showcase of foodservice innovation and inspiration. International attendees can leverage the U.S. Commercial Service, The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) or a local delegation to assist with registration and travel. Plus, joining a delegation unlocks exclusive personalized benefits such as visa application support and dedicated networking opportunities.
Learn more about registering through a delegation and find additional resources for maximizing your experience outlined below.
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 2023 National Restaurant Association Show through the International Delegation Program. There are three types of delegations—you can attend as part of a U.S. Commercial Service delegation, with NASDA or the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or by creating your own delegation. Benefits range from free hotel rooms to complimentary passes and exclusive VIP seating at select events at the Show.
Joining an official National Restaurant Association Show trade delegation gives you access to exclusive benefits such as access to the new International Trade Center, invitation to the International Reception and personalized planning support.
Find your country in the delegation list below then reach out to the organizer to learn more about attending.
|Costa Rica||Email Isabel|
|Dominican Republic||Email María|
|El Salvador||Email Sandra|
|Europe Region||Email Veronika|
|New Zealand||Email Janet|
|Saudi Arabia||Email Shariq|
If your country doesn't have a delegation set up currently, it’s easy to create your own! Bring a group of 5+ or 15+ people and you and your group can be eligible to receive exclusive benefits, ranging from a complimentary hotel stay, complimentary registration and reserved tickets to special events.
Complete the form below for more information or contact Andres Tovar at email@example.com.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS), has sponsored the A Taste of the States pavilion at the National Restaurant Association Show for more than 20 years, where you can find 100% real U.S. made products such as ingredients, meats, seasonings, beverage mixes, bakery products and bourbon, in the A Taste of the States. For more information about attending with a NASDA delegation or featured U.S. food companies, please contact your country’s NASDA contact. You can find a complete list of contacts here.
International ReceptionConnect with colleagues at the International Reception on Saturday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m., which brings together key trade executives, exhibiting companies interested in expanding their operations, and people who matter most to your business. All international registrants are welcome! – North Building Room, Level 4, Room N427
Travel and Visa Information
Now is the time to start planning your visit to the National Restaurant Association Show. Please be aware of possible COVID-19 requirements that may be in place for the May 20-23, 2023 show. For current information on the requirements for entry to the United States, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. In addition, a visa may be required.
Although we have no influence or role in the approval or denial of visas, we want to help make the process as easy as possible. Be advised, current visa services and operations vary by country. Check your local U.S. Embassy and Consulate’s website for information regarding operating status and which visa services it is currently offering. Scheduling and obtaining visa appointments may require several months, so start your visa application and/or renewal as soon as possible
If you’re a citizen of one of the 38 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program, you may travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.
Acquiring an invitation letter from the National Restaurant Association Show is a good idea. The invitation letter will be presented to the consular officer during the visa interview as a supporting document. The National Restaurant Association Show cannot help you with the interview process, nor can any of its representatives call the embassy or consulate to provide support for obtaining a visa.
In case of a visitor visa to the United States that is denied, you may reapply if there is new evidence to discard the basis of the refusal. In the absence of new evidence, consular officials are not required to reexamine such cases.
The invitation letter for the 2023 Show is now available when you register for the Show.
Where to Stay (Hotel Discounts)
Getting to Chicago (Airline Travel)
Getting Around Chicago (Local Travel & Parking)
United States Department of State*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)*
Official Travel and Tourism Site of the United States*
Department of Homeland Security*
*The National Restaurant Association Show does not officially endorse these sites and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Onsite interpreting services are available during the Show. Please click here to submit a request.