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Supply Chain Management

Conference registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor.

Advance registration for the spring conference will close on April 20, 2018. After April 20, you will still be able to register on-site at the Swissotel at the same price point.

SupplyChainScene  |  Agenda  |  Pricing  |  Travel  |  Sponsorship  |  Scholarship


Our biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you handle.

Meetings address issues such as commodity buying strategies, food safety and cost management — exclusively as they apply to the restaurant industry.

2017 Presentations: Click here to access the presentations

Note: You will need a username & password to access the presentations. To receive a username & password, please email meetings@restaurant.org. Presentations are only open to past Supply Chain Management conference attendees.


SupplyChainScene is a collaboration between the NRA's Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group and Texas Christian University's Center for Supply Chain Innovation (CSCI).

The website is designed to be a place where foodservice industry managers, students, and career seekers join a community that provides up-to-date information on industry happenings, best practices, events and opportunities.


2018 spring conference agenda coming soon!


National Restaurant Association Member* National Restaurant Association Non-Member
Early-Bird Rate: $199
After March 30, 2018: $349
Early-Bird Rate: $299
After March 30, 2018: $449

*National Restaurant Association members are entitled to discount registration. Eligible members must complete registration with the email address listed in their member record. To verify your membership, contact membership@restaurant.org

Operator Cancellation PolicyCancellations received by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 will be fully refunded. Any cancellations between Feb. 24 and April 6, 2018 will be assessed a 50% administration fee. Cancellations after April 6, 2018 will not receive a refund. For more information, contact nrameetings@restaurant.org.

Hotel Accomodations


323 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Room Rate: $265/night + tax  single/double
Deadline to Reserve your Room: May 1, 2018

To reserve a hotel room you first need to register for the conference. A special link can be found in the registration confirmation email to make your reservation within the protected room block for the conference. This room block covers the nights needed for conference participants. NOTE: While the Swissotel is available through the NRA Show room block, it does not encompass the nights needed during the conference. You must use the link in the registration confirmation email.
One night's accommodations within the hotel block will be paid for by the Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group. Registration for this event does not guarantee you a room reservation - you must make that on your own.

United Discount

United Airlines offers discounts up to 10% off published fares based on booking class for Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group attendees. To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel. Enter ZZ3J730597 in the Offer Code box. Make sure ORD is entered as the airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between May 16-25, 2018.


Registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor. For 2018 conference sponsorships, please contact Stephanie Krasner at skrasner@restaurant.org


The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has created the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management to encourage students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in food service supply chain management. Read more about the scholarship.

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