The NRA Tradeshow is Around the Corner (and so are we!)

04. May. 2018.
Event Tradeshow

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) tradeshow is almost here! The NRA’s annual event of all things culinary is coming to Chicago, and we’re excited to see you there. Along with it being an extraordinary opportunity to check out new industry equipment and explore fresh technology, you’ll have the chance to hear from industry leaders, network with food industry peers and enter for your chance to win your very own I.O. Shen knife.


The Details


What: The 2018 NRA Tradeshow

Where: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., in Chicago, IL

When: Sat. May 19 – Tues. May 22 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (with an early close on Tuesday at 3 p.m.)

Why: This show features exhibits on changing approaches to food, along with rising technologies and distinctive culinary elements displayed throughout numerous specialty areas of the show floor. As a food industry worker, it’s vital that you stay current on industry innovations and trends.

Booth number: North Hall #8258


The fun doesn’t stop with the show on the floor. Here are just a few of the options for how you might enjoy spending your time at the NRA show:

  • Attend the IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards celebrating top national restaurateurs
  • Catch the massive Keith Urban concert
  • Join in the Block Party 2018–all badge holders can visit Chicago’s hippest bars and clubs for free food, drinks, and fun
  • There’s a Young Professionals reception at a local bar, highlighting the up-and-coming stars of the foodservice industry


But beyond all the amazing events associated with the NRA Tradeshow, one of the main reasons we think you should attend is that we want to meet you! Stop by and say hello at North Hall Booth #8258.


We will be doing demonstrations of our manual, electric and commercial knife sharpeners and our new utility cart throughout the event. We’ll also be introducing our fabulous new I.O. Shen knife line–and did we mention there’s a free I.O. Shen knife giveaway?


The NRA Tradeshow is a must-attend event for food industry workers.


Looking forward to seeing you soon at North Hall Booth #8258!

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