The 2019 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, also known as the NY Restaurant Show, will be at the Javits Center in New York, March 3-5. This is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the restaurant, foodservice or hospitality industry. It is the largest food and beverage experience in the northeast, with 550 leading vendors, live culinary demonstrations and competitions, and more than 40 educational sessions designed to have an immediate impact on your business.
The New York State Restaurant Association, official show sponsor and originator of the NY Restaurant Show, will once again have a prominent booth at the show and host a panel discussion. Show attendees will get a first look at the updated NYSRA logo and brand, as well as learn about the new member support model developed by NYSRA – the four pillars: GROW, SAVE, ADVOCATE and PROTECT.
“The Association has made organizational changes over the last year in order to better serve members and to position us for significant membership growth,” said Melissa Fleischut, President and CEO. “The updated logo reflects who NYSRA is today, and our focus on providing members with the broadest support possible now and in the future. We are looking forward to unveiling our new booth and sharing information about our member support pillars at the show.”
NYSRA will be presenting a panel discussion during the show, Challenges Facing Small Business in New York, on March 4 at 11:45am. With labor costs at unprecedented levels, rent costs higher than ever, and a seemingly never ending amount of red-tape, running a business in New York City is more challenging than ever.
To help owners and operators make sense of it all, the Association will bring together a panel of experts to provide insights on many of the issues keeping restaurateurs up at night. Questions like:
- What are you doing to keep labor costs down?
- How can your local chamber help?
- Is there upcoming legislation that may provide relief to small businesses?
We will answer these and a host of other questions during this important discussion. The panel will be in Room 1C03.
During the show the Association will also be hosting a members-only cocktail reception on 3/4, and will be giving away prizes each day of the show. You can visit NYSRA at booth #1243 to find out more. The NY Restaurant Show is a great opportunity for restaurateurs to learn about best practices, new products and trends, and to network with fellow restaurateurs. This year show attendees will have access to three shows with one badge as the NY Restaurant Show will be co-located with the Healthy Food EXPO and Coffee Fest. NYSRA members get two free show badges.
For more information, go to nyrsa.org.