Why You Should Attend The NRA 2017 Show

The National Restaurant Association Show (NRA Show) is an annual three-day event where exhibitors showcase the latest in food service innovation, culinary masters create exquisite dishes, and restaurant professionals host educational sessions.  

If you are in the restaurant industry, interested in being a part of the restaurant industry, or merely have a hankering for delicious food and drink – join us at NRA 2017 Show, happening May 20th through the 23rd in Chicago.

Need more convincing? 

Educational Sessions

The NRA Show is a place to build your skills. Whether you’ve recently opened a restaurant or you’re a veteran in the industry, there are learning opportunities abound. Hear about the industry’s hottest topics, participate in colorful discussions, and learn from the personal success stories and cautionary tales of your culinary idols.

Check out the show’s schedule and plan out your experience!

Test Out The Latest In Innovation

Following last year’s NRA Show, Chicago Business posted a roundup of the coolest food innovations from the show. From antibiotic-free bacon sausage to compostable dishware, every corner of the food industry demonstrated innovative foods and products. Nitro cold brew was first introduced at NRA Show 2016, and now nitro cold brew is the latest trend to gain huge momentum in the beverage market.

This year, see it for yourself first. You may be inspired to invest in a faster, more efficient technology for your restaurant or add a cool new recipe to your menu.

Check Out Your Competitors

Any large trade show is a great opportunity to get some intel on your competition. Don’t be last to the latest trend by staying on top of restaurant trends and keeping an eye on what your competition is exhibiting.

And if your competitors are at the show and you’re not, they are gaining significant knowledge that could give them the edge in a competitive market.


The NRA Show is the largest business and idea exchange in the restaurant industry. Amassing over 65,000 people and 2,200 exhibitors, this show poses a unique opportunity for you to learn from and make lasting connections with fellow restaurateurs. Whether it is advice on restaurant marketing and geographical food customs, or simply, a business card from a recommended vendor, every connection can provide significant value.

Eat & Drink

Above all, this show celebrates the restaurant industry, and what’s a celebration without the accompaniment of great food and drink. Taste the creations from the most globally recognized chefs and restaurants and in merriment, bring your team together to honor your business and cheers to your successes.

Revel Will Be There!

NRA S2017 Show Revel's Booth At NRA 2016

Don’t miss us at this can’t-miss event. We will be at Booth #2250, ready to answer all your Point Of Sale questions and host a variety of educational sessions with our dedicated team of product experts, sales representatives, along with members of our leadership board. Also, join us for a happy hour, atop The Gwen Hotel, and we will eat, drink, connect over stunning views of the city.

Join us at Revel's NRA Theatre! Save the schedules below to be sure you get the most out of our sessions:

May 20th Schedule

May 21st Schedule

May 22nd Schedule

May 23rd Schedule

Interested in attending? You can register for the NRA Show here and register for the Revel Happy Hour here.