NRA Show 2012
    Attendee registration for National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel?Motel Show (NRA Show) 2012 and International Wine, Spirits &Beer Event (IWSB) is now open.

    Attending the live Show is always a unique experience.

    However, in case you cannot attend the event, NRA Show offers insights, resources and best?practices year?round through its e?Learning feature.

    Every year, the NRA Show delivers more than 100 expert?led education sessions, panel discussions and culinary demonstrations. Multi?media presentations of select programming are now available online for industry professionals to access cutting?edge techniques and strategies, and put them to work for their business.

    “We are excited to offer complimentary audio and video recordings of our most popular and timely NRA Show demonstrations and presentations year?round through our e?Learning feature,” said Jack Crawford, President and CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC (IOC). “No other industry event offers more access to the world’s top culinary, management and operational experts and trendsetters. The insights and ideas they provide to inspire and improve business are a big part of the NRA Show experience.”

    This year’s e?Learning features culinary demonstrations from celebrated chefs including Rick Bayless and Marcus Samuelsson, and sessions by industry experts like Nancy Kruse talking about menu trends and using profits to turn profits. The e?Learning sessions also highlight how leading brands like Red Robin, Whole Foods and Buffalo Wild Wings are taking on marketing, local sourcing and workforce issues. In addition, viewers will learn about U.S. Small Business capital resources directly from the Small Business Administration, and how operators can get on board the mobile food movement with details on starting and sustaining a food truck.  

    National Restaurant Association E-learning

    These e?Learning sessions and demonstrations highlight some of the most popular education sessions and culinary demonstrations presented at NRA Show 2011 (free access;registration required). Audio presentations of other sessions can be purchased through the NRA Show Web site.

    NRA Show 2012 will be held on its new dates May 5?8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The International Wine, Spirits &Beer Event will be held on its new dates at the NRA Show, May 6?7. Industry professionals who register for NRA Show 2012 before November 18, 2011, will receive the “early?bird” discounted rate of $30, and International Wine, Spirits &Beer Event registration for $85.Between November 19, 2011, and March 30, 2012, NRA Show registration is $45 and IWSB registration is $100. After March 30, registration fees increase to $90 for the NRA Show and $145 for IWSB. National Restaurant Association members may register free of charge and receive a value?added discounted rate of $55 when registering for IWSB at any time.  

    Experts and trend?setters are encouraged to share their expertise and best practices on industry hot topics that will help foodservice and hospitality industry professionals grow their business. Speaker proposals should be submitted through the NRA Show 2012 website by November 25.

       The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel?Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals. NRA Show 2012 will be held May 5?8, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event attracts 58,000+ attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and showcases the latest products, services, innovative ideas, up?to?the?minute information about trends and issues and other growth opportunities than any other industry event. For more information, visit the Show Web site at

    Source: NRA News