The National Restaurant Association opened registration for its 2012Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB) today.

A special “early bird” online-only discount is available for restaurant and hospitality industry professionals who register before November 18, 2011. Members of the National Restaurant Association receive complimentary registration for the NRA Show and a member-only rate for IWSB. 

NRA Show 2012 will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place at its new dates, May 5-8, 2012.

The event is the restaurant and hospitality industry’s premier trade show for the latest in cutting-edge products, services and information. The co-located IWSB will take place May 6-7, and is the only beverage alcohol event exclusively focused on growing restaurant and hospitality bar programs. Attendees may register online at or

“Registering for NRA Show 2012 now provides access to a hotbed of discovery and interactivity that showcases new innovation, best-in-class products, services and solutions you need in your business, as well as cutting-edge ideas that promote growth opportunities,” says David Gilbert, COO of the National Restaurant Association. “We are pleased to provide special pricing for a limited-time only to industry professionals who want to get a head-start on improving their business.”

Qualified IWSB attendees will automatically be registered for the NRA Show. However, those registering for the NRA Show must register separately to attend IWSB; separate qualifications, registration and badges are required for IWSB. 

Before November 18, 2011, registration for the NRA Show is only $30, and IWSB registration is $85. 

Between November 19, 2011, and March 30, 2012, NRA Show registration is $45 and IWSB registration is $100.

After March 30, registration fees increase to $90 for the NRA Show and $145 for IWSB. 

Members of the National Restaurant Association receive complimentary registration for the NRA Show and the exclusive discount rate of $55 for IWSB when registering at any time. 

Registration for NRA Show 2012 and IWSB 2012 exhibitors and for news media and bloggers will open later this fall. 

The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals. NRA Show 2012 will be held May 5-8, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event attracts 58,000+ attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and showcases the latest products, services, innovative ideas, up-to-the-minute information about trends and issues and other growth opportunities than any other industry event. For more information, visit the Show Web site at  


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