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Discover how you can anticipate the needs of dynamic customers and put thoughts and ideas into action as NRA President & CEO Dawn Sweeney leads a discussion with two industry leaders.
Learn how a positive workforce culture thwarted 108 years of futility in this lively discussion between Chicago Cub's Owner Tom Ricketts and renowned sportscaster Mike Greenberg of ESPN's Mike & Mike in the Morning.
Monday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom (S100)
Our on-floor education sessions will be packed with hot topics, provocative opinions, and powerful messages that leave you with the intel that improves operations and sparks new ideas.
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Access to unique sessions, roundtables and lectures aimed at addressing the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for this quickly growing segment.
Sunday, May 21
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 22
8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Access to an exclusive networking event dedicated to new ingredients, trends and techniques, and the subtle nuances of the latest dietary regulations and restrictions.
Monday, May 22
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Exclusive networking event dedicated to two innovative and wildly successful foodservice concepts.
Saturday, May 20
8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
You'll find specialty areas and pavilions sprinkled across the Show floor. Each grouped by top trends, products, and emerging tech to help you make the most of your time at the Show.
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NRA Show once again teams up with Microsoft to bring you a fully immersive experience that not only explains digital solutions but also demonstrates how to make it work for your operation--from mobile apps to front-of-house management tools to smart kitchens.
These hands-on workshops let you roll up your sleeves and, guided by industry experts, experiment with the processes and techniques behind today’s hottest trends.
Watch live as the most talented chefs in the world provide a rare glimpse into their techniques, recipes and secrets, all while sharing stories and philosophies that have amused and inspired them throughout their long culinary journey.
Kitchen Innovations Awards recipients are at the top of their game when it comes to equipment innovations. Learn about how this program showcases the best in the business.
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Be inspired by award-winning food and beverage products offering up better nutrition, impressive flavors and on-trend ingredients.
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The largest made-in-Italy Food & Wine Expo this side of the Atlantic is back again, promising four days of amazing food, extraordinary wine and superb dishes in a relaxed Italian atmosphere.
Enjoy amazing food, extraordinary wines and superb dishes in a relaxed Italian atmosphere.
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Co-habiting with NRA Show, the Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants Event is where restaurateurs take an afternoon to taste, pair, and craft a bar menu that works with the kitchen.
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NRA Show not only provides four days packed with opportunity, education and discovery but, once the Show floor closes for the day, attendees can revel in a full schedule of exciting evening events.
"This is where we realize what’s cutting edge, what the upcoming trends are. This is what I use as my roadmap to plan the operations piece of my grocery business."
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