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Exhibitor FAQs

All your questions, answered.

Basic Show Information

What are the dates, location, and hours of the 2019 Restaurant Show?

The 2019 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® will be held May 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Show Exhibit Hall Hours:

• Saturday, May 18 – Monday, May 20: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

• Tuesday, May 21: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Who may attend the Show?

The National Restaurant Show is open to professionals involved in the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industry.

Does the Show have a policy about age requirements?

No one under 16 years of age, including infants and toddlers, will be permitted on the Show floor at any time regardless of affiliation or circumstances. Children 16 to 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The National Restaurant Association reserves the right to request proof of age. No children, no infants, no strollers, no backpack carriers are allowed. No exceptions. This rule applies to exhibitors and attendees. 

How do I become a member?

National Restaurant Association Membership (Allied Membership)

To become an Allied Member call (312) 853-2525 or visit Restaurant.org/Join.

Allied Membership benefits include access to our annual Restaurant Industry Forecast and Restaurant TrendMapper® report, invitation-only webinars and newsletters, access to our Knowledge Center’s Information Specialists, as well as Allied member logo usage for your website and other marketing materials. Allied Members will also be noted in the Show's Exhibit Guide and Program.

How do I join the online conversation about the National Restaurant Show?

Join us online at Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


About Your Booth

Where can I manage my online booth profile?

Access your Exhibitor Services account to manage your account, company information, and so much more.

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What is included in my booth?

Included in your booth:

• 8 ft. high back draping plus 3 ft. high side divider drapes (except islands, peninsulas receive 8 ft. high drape in the middle 10 ft. of their backwall and 3 ft. high drape on the sides)

• ID sign with company name and booth number

• General overhead lighting

• Sanitary dishwashing facilities

• Exhibitor Service Centers

• Listings in the Show's Exhibit Guide & Program and the Show website

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How many complimentary Show badges do I receive with my booth?

Each exhibitor receives five (5) complimentary badges for the first 100 square feet of space purchased, and three (3) badges for each additional 100 square feet of space [e.g., up to 200 square feet equals eight (8) badges, up to 300 square feet equals (11) badges, etc.].

Login to Exhibitor Services, then click "Registration Services" to begin registering your booth personnel.

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Payment Information

Where can I pay online?

Current exhibitors may view/print the most up-to-date invoices and pay their deposit/balance via credit card in their online accounts:

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You will need your company password, found on your confirmation and invoice.  If you can’t find it please contact your sales representative or call (312) 853-2542.

NOTE: The balance due reflects booth space only and does not include outstanding balances with any other contractors.

If you are paying by credit card, we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Card).

If you are sending a check please send to one of the addresses below:

via United States Postal Service:
National Restaurant Association
Convention Department
24281 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1242

via FedEx, UPS, or Overnight Carrier:
National Restaurant Association
Attn: Cassie Niespodziewanski
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3600
Chicago, IL 60606-6383

Can I use a credit card to pay for my booth space?

Yes, we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card).

Do you accept wire transfers or ACH payments?

Yes, we accept payments by wire transfer or ACH. If you would like to pay using this method, please email nraexhibitorservices@restaurant.org.

How can I request a copy of your W-9?

Please email nraexhibitorservices@restaurant.org to request a current W-9 for your records.


Where can I find more information for exhibitors?

Visit our Exhibitor Service Kit where you can find Show information, important regulations and guidelines, shipping information, service providers, and more.

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How do I reserve housing?

Hotel arrangements for the 2019 National Restaurant Association Show can be made through National Restaurant Association Show official housing.

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How do I find my company password?

Your company password can be found on your confirmation and invoice. If you can’t find it please, contact your sales representative or call (312) 853-2542.