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Agenda

With over a hundred events taking place over four action-packed days, it's easy to lose track of what you'd like to see, do, and eat. Let us help you with that.

Schedule at a Glance

Here’s a quick overview of everything going on during the 2018 National Restaurant Association Show. Be sure to check back often, as the schedule is subject to change without notice.

Saturday, May 19

View full Saturday session listing here.

Day 1

9:30 a.m.  |  National Restaurant Association Show Opens!

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center


10:00 a.m.  |  On-Floor Education Sessions Start

BAR Stage, Booth #11262
Foodamental Studio, Booth #2389 
Innovation Theater, Booth #5575
Learning Center, Booth #7400 
TECH Talks, Booth #5575 
World Culinary Showcase, Booth #10357
The Balancing Act, Booth #2261 
The Water Cooler, Booth #2224  


5:00 p.m.  |  National Restaurant Association Show Closes

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  |  International Reception

North Building, Room N427

 

5:30 p.m.  |  IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards

Tickets required

 

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  |  Restaurants Rock

Wintrust Areana at McCormick Place
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets required

Sunday, May 20

View full Sunday session listing here.

Day 2

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference

Marriot Marquis Chicago
Additional fee to attend

 

9:30 a.m.  |  National Restaurant Association Show Opens!

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

 

10:00 a.m.  |  On-Floor Education Sessions Start

BAR Stage, Booth #11262
Foodamental Studio, Booth #2389 
Innovation Theater, Booth #5575
Learning Center, Booth #7400 
TECH Talks, Booth #5575 
World Culinary Showcase, Booth #10357 
The Balancing Act, Booth #2261 
The Water Cooler, Booth #2224 

 

2:00 p.m.  |  Signature '18

Grand Ballroom, Room S100

 

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  |  Star of the Bar Mixology Competition

Lakeside Center, Bar Pavilion
Bar Stage, Booth #11262

 

5:00 p.m.  |   National Restaurant Association Show Closes

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

 

6:00 p.m.  |   Chicago Stars Mixology Competition

The Dalcy, 302 N. Green Street
Ticket required

 

Monday, May 21

View full Monday session listing here.

Day 3

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference

Marriot Marquis Chicago
Additional fee to attend

 

9:30 a.m.   |  National Restaurant Association Show Opens!

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

 

10:00 a.m.  |  On-Floor Education Sessions Starts

BAR Stage, Booth #11262
Foodamental Studio, Booth #2389 
Innovation Theater, Booth #5575
Learning Center, Booth #7400 
TECH Talks, Booth #5575 
World Culinary Showcase, Booth #10357 
The Balancing Act, Booth #2261 
The Water Cooler, Booth #2224 

 

11:00 a.m.   |  SuperSession: The Future of Restaurants

Grand Ballroom, Room S100

 

5:00 p.m.  |  National Restaurant Association Show Closes

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

 

8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  |  Young Professionals Party

Celeste, 111 W Hubbard St
Recommended for 40 and under

 

9:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.  |  Block Party

Various venues along Hubbard Street.
Open to all with a Show badge
 

Tuesday, May 22

View full Tuesday session listing here.

Day 4

9:30 a.m.   |  National Restaurant Association Show Opens

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center

 

10:00 a.m.  |  On-Floor Education Sessions Starts

BAR Stage, Booth #11262
Foodamental Studio, Booth #2389 
Innovation Theater, Booth #5575
Learning Center, Booth #7400 
TECH Talks, Booth #5575 
World Culinary Showcase, Booth #10357
The Balancing Act, Booth #2261 
The Water Cooler, Booth #2224 

 

3:00 p.m.  |  National Restaurant Association Show Closes

North Hall, South Hall, and Lakeside Center