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Whether you’re an independent owner, quick-serve restaurant operator, chef, caterer, baker, bar or nightclub operator, hospital, hotel or commercial foodservice personnel — join us September 19-20, 2021, at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. Join 8,000+ of your peers at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, where you'll have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, the best in business education and 450 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community — all under one roof. Watch live culinary performances and awards ceremonies and listen in on roundtables. Energize your business — pick from within our program tracks: Hot Trends, Building Winning Teams, Marketing & Social Media, Operational Excellence, and more. Emerging trends abound on the show floor with 450+ exhibitors and in our exciting special events and pavilions. Spark your creative appetite and celebrate your passion for the profession.

Location: 

Orange County Convention Center 

West Hall - A1 & A2

9800 International Dr.

Orlando, FL 32819

 

Show Dates & Hours: 

Sunday, September 19, 2021:

10AM - 5PM

Monday, September 20, 2021:

10AM - 4PM

Registration/Badge Pick Up: 

Sunday, September 19, 2021:

9AM - 5PM

Monday, September 20, 2021:

9AM - 4PM

Why Attend?

Join thousands of industry peers and enjoy samples, culinary demonstrations, education sessions, networking and more at the Southeast's Largest Food and Beverage Experience. 

Please note that this is an industry-only event, must be over 18 to enter the show floor, no children or strollers will be allowed in.

Interested in bringing a group? Groups bringing 6 or more attendees are eligible for a 30% discount on your registration fee. Please email Andrea Tenzca at Andrea.Tenzca@clarionevents.com for more information about this opportunity. 

 

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Education

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show  brings together world class education with industry influencing demonstrations. The Education Program provides the gold-standard, industry-leading educational content that is practical and relevant for today's foodservice professional. Industry leaders deliver real, applicable business lessons, the latest information on trends and best practices in the market, and their own opinions of what creates success in this 2-day education program. 

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Exhibition Floor

Exhibition

We're excited to host another year of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. With an exhibitor list boasting 350+ vendors from food & beverage products, equipment, services, distributors, technology, and more. Click the link below to explore the companies attending this year's show, view the floorplan and learn about our speciality pavilions. Be sure to check back often as new companies are joining us everyday!

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Special Events

Special Events

Our Special Events are designed to enhance your experience while attending the Florida Restaurant Show. Enjoy educational, interactive and entertaining presentations held at our Center Stage. Here you can witness our Rapid Fire Challenge or Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender. Our Product Showcase is an expanded area that can satisfy your taste for innovation and unique products. 

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Co-located with Healthy Food Expo Flordia

Co-located Events

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show is co-located with Healthy Food Expo Florida. The Healthy Food Expo Flordia celebrates foods that are both good for you and delicious, bringing together the leading purveyors of healthy, natural, and organic products. Discover the most wholesome meat, seafood, and dairy products; delectable baked goods and desserts; tempting point-of-sale snacks – even eco-friendly ware-wash, so you can make your back-of-house operations as natural as what’s on your menu.

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COVID-19 FAQ

The Impact of Face-to-Face Events
Our focus as tradeshow and enthusiast event organizer is to build strong, long-lasting partnerships with industry stakeholders with the understanding that together we create a successful, productive marketplace.  Now more than ever, our focus turns to our customers as we have an obligation to lead the way for our industry to get back to business and provide you with a safe and productive environment to do business.  

Additionally, the events business has a direct impact on economies and job creation. The events business brings revenue to local economies as Attendees spend money traveling to the location, filling hotel rooms, utilizing local transportation options (taxis, ride sharing, car services, public transportation), and filling local establishments like restaurants and bars. 

What if the live event cannot take place
While we believe in the power of face-to-face events and what they deliver; our focus is on what our customers need now and in the future and how we can deliver the experience to best meet those needs. Our teams are talking with our customers and working on a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each market we serve including – virtual experiences, webinars, matchmaking of buyers and seller and industry roundtables, virtual product demonstrations, hosted buyer niche events and more.  

Addressing health and safety 
Our team is following the government guidelines issued by the CDC and state and local officials with regards to the ongoing situation of the coronavirus/COVID-19.  Ensuring the safety of all exhibitors, attendees and staff at our events is our top priority.
We understand that ensuring exhibitors and attendees feel safe returning to events will be a critical first step in delivering an exceptional experience for you. We are working with  SISO and AEO, two leading event organizer associations to further create new high standards in safety in events. 
We are working as a collective industry to enable events and trade shows to open safely by following essential safety guidelines that adhere to the best medically backed scientific practices for the safety and well-being of attendees, once stay at home orders are lifted. Additionally we are working with our travel partners, venues, hotels and the Convention & Visitors Bureaus in the cities our events operate in to protect your health and provide you with a safe and productive environment for you to conduct business.  
Our precautionary measures begin in our event planning stage and continue through your arrival at the event and a post-event review to protect all of our customers with the support of our partners and contractors including:

I. Ensure personnel and personal safety
II. Enablement of physical distancing
III. Increase health and safety measures
IV. Implement crowd control
V. Communication of policies and changes  

We want to help you get back to business through the support of live events while still ensuring you can fully enjoy the face-to-face experience that allows you to feel safe and have a peace of mind. 
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at thefoodshows@clarionevents.com.