The 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show
Exceeding Culinary Expectations: Master the Emerging Trends

We look forward to seeing you October 11-13, 2017 at the 
Orange County Convention Center!  

Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Irma on the homes, businesses and families of our show visitors and exhibitors in the state of Florida, Urban Expositions and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association have decided to postpone this year’s Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show until October. 

First and foremost, the safety of our customers comes first. We want you to be able to prepare for the possible storm path within Florida and the surrounding states, and keep your family and business as first priorities. 

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will continue to be held at the Orange County Convention Center (West Building, A1 and 2) and exhibit hall hours will remain the same. 

The new dates are:

Wednesday, October 11         11am to 5pm
Thursday, October 12             11am to 5pm
Friday, October 13                   11am to 4pm

In the meantime, we hope you weather the storm well, and if we can offer any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our team members.

This premier 3-day event encompasses everything you need to master the emerging trends, amp up your profits, energize your business and engage your customers in unique and memorable ways.  Join 8,000+ of your peers at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, where you will have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and décor, the best in business education and 450 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant and foodservice community -- all under one roof!  See you there -- October 11-13, 2017 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center.     

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Where Breakthrough Ideas Are Found

We’ve Got What You’re Looking For …
The HOTTEST menu trends, STATE-OF-THE-ART design and décor, the BEST IN THE BUSINESS education, and our EXPANDED Food Trends Experience to name just a few – this is your one-stop source for everything you need!

Event Features and Highlights

Each has been developed to help you become more informed, more educated, more competitive and more profitable.  Events include: Food Trends Experience, Culinary Demonstration TheaterFerdinand Metz Foodservice ForumACF Culinary Competitions and Chefs Table LuncheonsNew Product Showcase, Beer Wine & Spirits Pavilion, Japan Pavilion, the Foodservice Council for Women and Beacon Award, Torch Award and more!

Taste The Future

Be There First!
Find the new trends fast – it's easy at our Food Trends Experience area! More than 100 food producers and purveyors will showcase their products in this tasting arena. Find your inspiration for fresh menu ideas that will delight customers and drive profits!  

The Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum

Satisfy Your Thirst For Knowledge
More than 30 free seminars within the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum are included with your registration.  Learn the latest strategies for leveraging technology, using social media and developing your team.  Gain insights on cutting costs and growing the bottom line.  Brush up on best practices in restaurant operations, business strategies and trends in foodservice.  This is your opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from some of the best minds in the restaurant and foodservice industry!


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