Industry Events

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Virtual NEXT

Virtual NEXT is FER's online new equipment expo and trade show. Learn from experts, discover new products and explore what's NEXT in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

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Multiunit Foodservice Equipment Symposium

The biennial Multiunit Foodservice Equipment Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event for foodservice equipment decision makers from multiunit chains and noncommercial facilities.

Industry Excellence Awards Mixer

Held during the National Restaurant Association Show, our mixer-style event honors the winners of our annual Industry Excellence Awards. Not your typical awards ceremony, it's designed to foster conversations and comaraderie between thought leaders and influencers from the beginning to the end of the two-hour party.

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FEATURED EVENTS

UPCOMING FOODSERVICE INDUSTRY EVENTS

Aug. 26-28, 2021
 

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NAFEM 2021

Discover a world of foodservice equipment and supplies possibilities. The NAFEM Show is the world's leading biennial experience of innovative foodservice equipment and supplies for food prep, cooking, storage and table service from 600+ manufacturers.

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Oct. 22-26, 2021
 

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HOST 2021

Every two years, HostMilano provides the opportunity to showcase everything a successful bar or restaurant needs, from raw materials to semi-finished products, from machinery to equipment, from furnishings to tableware. Come to Host to find out more about the future trends.

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EVENT COVERAGE

5 Key Takeaways From FER’s Virtual NEXT Event

From the U.K. to Nashville, Tenn., and beyond, challenges and changes in the foodservice industry have more parallels than one may suspect.

A Seat at the Table—How, Why Restaurants Should Join Social Justice Efforts

Restaurants, though largely relied upon to satiate appetites, are not without their unique underlying identities—and customers are increasingly conscious of aligning themselves with brands that reflect their own personal values.

Be at the Center of the E&S Solutions for Your Operation

During the past year, our industry has experienced tremendous personal and professional loss. We’ve rallied and creatively worked together to…

Steel Shortages, More Constrain Manufacturers’ Operations

Amid multiple supply shortages, shipping struggles and more, NAFEM surveyed manufacturers to better gauge the current impact on their businesses.

What Restaurants Need to Know, Do For Workplace Safety Compliance

Melanie L. Paul and Chris Schlag, of Jackson Lewis, share best practices for restaurants in a webinar titled “Serving Up OSHA Compliance: How to Operate Safely in the Pandemic.”

The ‘Secret’ to Off-Premise Success? It’s Not as Outlandish as Operators May Think

Patrick Yearout, of Ivar’s seafood restaurants in Seattle, shares advice for boosting off-premise sales in a National Restaurant Association Show to Go event.

Corporate Foodservice Operators Mull Post-COVID Dining

SHFM’s Damian Monticello and Rob Gordon shed light on their respective operations during a MAFSI/NAFEM webcast.

The Lowdown on Effective Restaurant Marketing in 2021

Varied as their businesses may be, KFC, Radisson Hotel and Resorts, Ruby’s Diner and Bonchon Chicken have at least one resource in common: Ryan Gromfin, owner of The Restaurant Boss.