Welcome

Innovate. Inform. Inspire.

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo attracts more than 4,000 experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains, and is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike.

 2018 KEYNOTE

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2017 EXPO highlights

Updates

10/07/2017

The Expo Returns in January

Here's a sneak peek of the NEW features and events planned for 2018.

08/31/2017

Take advantage of our early bird rate of $29

Register before December 1, 2017 to save $20 off your show admission.

05/15/2017

Celebrity Chef Michael Symon to Keynote the Expo

Symon to give the keynote speech on Jan. 28

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IT'S ABOUT ACTION

Attend multimedia demonstrations on five stages     Watch exciting head-to-head culinary competitions     Experience seminars by industry innovators  

IT'S ABOUT ALL RESTAURANTS

Independents and regional chains wanted     Perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike  

IT'S ABOUT NETWORKING

   
Meet and mingle
 
   
Make connections
 
   
Sip and sample

 

Why Exhibit

Buyers

Attendance will be more than 4,000 high-profile, independent and mid-sized regional restaurant operators. 75% are decision-makers looking to buy new products. Don't miss your chance to participate.

Innovation & Technology

The Expo is the premier restaurant industry event in the Midwest connecting exhibitors and buyers in a progressive and dynamic environment centered on innovation, technology and trends. Attendees will experience the best the industry has to offer. 

Energy

The Expo is a high-energy tradeshow featuring multiple live demonstration stages, culinary competitions and food and beverage tastings all held in its expansive exhibit hall showcasing over 300 exhibitor booths. 

Experts

2018 markes the 26th consecutive tradeshow hosted by the Ohio Restaurant Association. Last year's Expo exceeded all expectations to become our most exciting show ever! 

INVESTMENT

  • The Expo is competitively priced at $18.95 per square foot.
  • Value-added services include: Free ice, free refrigeration and freezer storage, plus a free listing and product description in the show’s program, on the Expo website and on the event app.
  • Each exhibitor receives 10 free guest passes for each 10x10 space reserved.
  • Held at a right-to-work facility, exhibitors save time and money doing their own move-in, set-up and tear down.

IT’S A BUYERS’ MARKET AND YOUR COMPETITORS WILL BE AT THE EXPO. RESERVE YOUR SPACE EARLY! 

For exhibit application and show information,
contact trade show manager,
DEBRA SEIPLE at (877) 265-7469
or dseiple@ohiorestaurant.org