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February 6th, 2013

by Total Food Service

Dealer And Consultant Community Team With Local Operators To Shop NAFEM


Don’t miss the foodservice equipment event, The NAFEM Show, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Thurs., Feb. 7-Sat., Feb. 9. You’ll find the newest products the industry has to offer on the show floor and you’ll want to take time to attend a seminar or two.


The educational program is packed with presentations to help you keep your business running successfully. After work, it’s time to play; Jimmy Buffett will serve up his legendary Cheeseburger in Paradise just the way you like it during the All Industry Celebration, Sat., Feb. 9.
The conference begins with an opening party, Wed., Feb. 6 - the Global Networking Event at the Hilton Orlando. It’s open to attendees from outside the U.S. and to all exhibitors. It offers a sure way to connect manufacturers and customers before the busy show floor opens.
New this year, the Show Floor Reception will run from 4-6 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 7. It’s a chance for suppliers and buyers to meet and network over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before heading off to dinner.

Always a hit, the What’s Hot! What’s Cool! pavilion will be a show floor draw again in 2013. Selected products showcased in the pavilion are proven to show benefits in labor savings, life-cycle costs, sanitation and/or operational improvement. The pavilion will be divided into six product groups: prep and warewashing; refrigeration and ice; smallwares, tabletop and serving; display, transportation and storage; primary cooking; and technology.

Debuting at the show on Feb. 8, Foodservice Equipment Reports will honor the industry’s best with an awards reception at the luxurious Peabody Hotel Orlando adjacent to the convention center. It will be a memorable evening as multi-unit experts and out-of-the-box thinkers will be lauded for their contributions to the industry.

FER will present the Management Excellence Awards, Young Lion Awards, and Industry Service Awards to innovators who shine. The show will feature two education sessions to help attendees earn a critical certification and understand what it takes to go green.
ServSafe will run its food-safety training course at the convention center, followed by the CFP exam. Certification is good for five years and is recognized internationally. A certified instructor from the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association will lead participants through the course in two segments Feb. 6-7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each day.

Struggling with green building in a foodservice environment? Rob Hink, principal of the Spinnaker Group, Weston, Fla., and board member of the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter, will show how credits in the LEED for Retail rating system apply in restaurants and foodservice. The program will be taught Feb. 6, 1-5 p.m. in the convention center.

Get a full briefing of all the education sessions set for the show and additional exhibit information at thenafemshow.org. Be sure to save your energy for the last night of the show, Sat., Feb. 9, when A-lister Jimmy Buffett takes you to Margaritaville with a live performance at the All-Industry Celebration. Pack your Hawaiian shirts and leis and get ready for a great party. We would love to see you and talk about what your business is doing, so stop by FER’s booth 1663!

Sidebars
The 2013 NAFEM Show:
Essential Info
Feb. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Orange County Con. Center
Orlando, Fla.
Attendees: 20,000+
Exhibitors: 500+

Educational Opportunities:
ServSafe Food Safety Training, Feb. 6-7, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., $200
LEED Basics for Foodservice, Feb. 6, 1-5 p.m., $200

Events:
Global Networking Event for exhibitors and non-U.S. attendees, Feb. 6, 7-9:30 p.m., Hilton Orlando, $75 for exhibitors, free to non-U.S. attendees
Show Floor Reception, Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. No fee
Foodservice Equipment Reports Management Excellence Awards, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Peabody Hotel, Orlando, $299 FER customers; $399 noncustomers
All-Industry Celebration, Feb. 9, 7-10 p.m. featuring Jimmy Buffett, Orange County Convention Center, $175 per person, $1,750 table of 10
Registration: $30 before Jan. 5 for main floor; $60 after
Register for all programs at www.thenafemshow.org.

More information about the NAFEM Show 2013 - North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers is listed at thenafemshow.org. Log in now to get extensive content about the NAFEM Show 2013 - North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers, including audience size, exhibitors, contact names, booth sizes, pricing information and more. And search Events In America for details on other festivals, events, tradeshows, conferences, meetings, seminars, conventions, and fairs.

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of more than 625 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers that provide products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service.

NAFEM, one of the industry's premier trade shows presents an opportunity that comes around only once every two years - the chance to display your products and solutions to more than 20,000 dedicated foodservice professionals.
The NAFEM Show attracts thousands of foodservice equipment and supplies professionals, armed with buying power and ready to connect with you.

More information about the NAFEM Show 2013 - North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers is listed at thenafemshow.org. Log in now to get extensive content about the NAFEM Show 2013 - North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers, including audience size, exhibitors, contact names, booth sizes, pricing information and more. And search Events In America for details on other festivals, events, tradeshows, conferences, meetings, seminars, conventions, and fairs.

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) is a trade association of more than 625 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers that provide products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service.

NAFEM, one of the industry's premier trade show presents an opportunity that comes around only once every two years - the chance to display your products and solutions to more than 20,000 dedicated foodservice professionals.

The NAFEM Show attracts thousands of foodservice equipment and supplies professionals, armed with buying power and ready to connect with you.

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