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The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® (NRA 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.
No one under 16 years of age will be permitted on the NRA 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 NRA Show floor. Children ages 16 to 18 years of age are permitted only if accompanied by an adult at all times. The National Restaurant Association® 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.
Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants (BAR) and National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® (NRA Show®) are open to trade only and not open to the public. Individuals who cannot demonstrate their direct, professional affiliation to the trade are not qualified to attend BAR or NRA Show. Previous attendees may be required to provide and/or confirm their business proof. Registration for BAR includes access to NRA Show.
Individuals must be involved in the decision making process to purchase beverage alcohol in a restaurant foodservice or retail operation to attend BAR. Past attendance to BAR does not guarantee qualification.
No one under 21 years of age will be admitted to BAR at any time regardless of affiliation or circumstances. This rule is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions. This rule applies to all exhibitors and attendees. Registration of anyone under 21 years of age is unauthorized and in violation of these policies.
The National Restaurant Association’s Media Relations team is pleased to invite you to register for this year’s National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® and the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event, taking place May 16-19 in Chicago, IL. Credentialed news media representatives and bloggers may register online for a complimentary badge and pick that badge up in the Press Center on-site.
WHO'S ELIGIBLE FOR PRESS BADGES?
To maintain quality news coverage and media representation, members of the news media need current, official credentials to attend annual meeting educational sessions, enter the exhibit halls and attend events at NRA Show and IWSB.
You must meet the following criteria and present acceptable identification on site in the Press Center to obtain a press badge.
·You must have an editorial role within a well-established news media outlet that publishes original content. Directories, advertisement and sales listings, distribution services and other non-news publications or websites are not eligible.
·Advertising, public relations, publishers, marketing and sales representatives, and other non-editorial media outlet staff will not be granted press badges and must register through general registration and pay the fees. Similarly, non-credentialed companions of properly credentialed media representatives must pay registration fees via general registration.
·Your news outlet or blog must regularly cover food, foodservice, entertainment and leisure or other topics related to the hospitality industry - and receive at least 1,000 unique visitors per month.
·Specialty publications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
·YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, personal blogs, forums, communities and users groups will not be considered for media accreditation
·Freelance writers and photographers must present a letter of assignment from an approved media outlet to be granted a press badge. Similarly, broadcast or online production company representatives must present a letter of assignment from an approved news media outlet.
·Media outlet interns and student practitioners accompanying credentialed media representatives must show proof of employment.
·Video crews must present a shoot schedule prior to the first day of the event.
(Please be prepared to present at least one of the following):
·Officially issued press credentials (by media outlet, government or other recognized issuer)
· A business card with your name, editorial staff title and media outlet
· A letter of assignment from editor/producer of an approved media outlet (photo copies not accepted)
·Current publication masthead with your name and title
·News article published within the past six months with your byline
·NRA staff reserves the right to deny press badges if credentials are insufficient