• Home
    Home We Serve America's Restaurants Representing nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses, we advocate for restaurant and foodservice industry interests and provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes achieve success.
  • Foundation
    Foundation Building & Retaining Talent The NRAEF is focused on developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders through education, scholarships and community engagement.
  • Show
    Show May 18-21, 2019 As the international foodservice marketplace, the National Restaurant Association Show provides unparalleled opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from each other.
  • ServSafe
    ServSafe Minimize Risk. Maximize Protection. For over 40 years, ServSafe® training programs have delivered the knowledge, leadership and protection that have earned the trust and confidence of business leaders everywhere.

National Restaurant Association - Get ready: The Show must go on!

Skip to navigation Skip to content

News & Research

News RSS

Get ready: The Show must go on!

We’re just days away from Show time!

Starting May 19, there’ll be lots to do and see at this year’s National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.

The industry’s newest food products and equipment will be on display, leading chefs will preside over our World Culinary Showcase, and, if that isn’t enough, singer Keith Urban will be on hand to make Restaurants Rock!

And, If you’re interested in U.S. foreign policy, international relations and national security, don’t miss Condoleeza Rice and Dawn Sweeney at Signature ’18, our take on the traditional keynote speech.

The former Secretary of State will join our president and CEO for a wide-ranging discussion on politics and the current business climate. The conversation, followed by an interactive Q&A, will take place May 20 at McCormick Place.

“We’re honored to host Dr. Rice, and look forward to her dynamic conversation with Dawn,” said Dickie Brennan, this year’s Show chair and owner/managing partner of the Dickie Brennan & Company restaurant group in New Orleans. “Dr. Rice will offer invaluable insights into global events and the impact they have on America and the world.”

Rice served as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009 and was the first African-American woman to hold the post. She also served as National Security Advisor during his first term in office. Today, she is a founding partner at consulting firm RiceHadleyGates LLC in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Washington, D.C.

Signature ’18 is open to registered Show attendees, exhibitors and media. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Join us at the Show, May 19 to 22. Register today!

Conserve RSS Healthcare RSS Conserve RSS

▲ Back to Top

New report

Spot Ad right

We're glad you're here!®

® 2012-2017 National Restaurant Association. All rights reserved.

2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900 | (800) 424-5156