Attendee registration for the National Restaurant Association's 2013 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB) is now open. A special "early bird" online-only discount – up to 60 percent savings – is available for restaurant and hospitality industry professionals who register on or before Nov. 16.
Members of the NRA receive complimentary registration for the show and a member-only rate for IWSB.
New this year, registered attendees will be entered in drawings for a $150 American Express gift card prize each Friday between now and Oct. 26. The earlier an attendee registers, the more chances to win. For full sweepstakes rules, visit Restaurant.org/Show.
NRA Show 2013 will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place, May 18-21, 2013.
The co-located IWSB 2013 will take place May 19-20. Now in its sixth year, the IWSB features hundreds of established and emerging alcohol brands and labels and influential beverage buyers.
Attendees may register online at Restaurant.org/Show or WineSpiritsBeer.org.
"Success in the restaurant and foodservice industry is dependent upon a thoughtful and strategic business plan. NRA Show 2013 provides attendees unmatched opportunity to discover innovative equipment and supplies, as well as the latest technology, services and ideas that streamline operations and engage customers," said Mary Pat Heftman, executive vice president of convention for the NRA. "By registering early, attendees are able to take advantage of special pricing as well as the opportunity to win prizes through our weekly sweepstakes."
The 2012 show included a sold-out exhibit floor with more than 1,900 suppliers offering a range of new products and services.
Through Nov. 16, registration for the NRA Show is $39, and IWSB registration is $89. Between Nov. 17, 2012, and April 5, 2013, NRA Show registration is $49 and IWSB registration is $109. After April 5, registration fees are $99 for the NRA Show and $159 for IWSB.
Members of the NRA receive complimentary registration for the NRA Show and the exclusive discount rate of $50 for IWSB when registering at any time.
Registration for NRA Show 2013 and IWSB 2013 exhibitors and for news media and bloggers will open later this fall.
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