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Anaheim Readies For The NAFEM Show 2015

Manufacturers of foodservice equipment and supplies know that The NAFEM Show, Feb. 19-21, 2015, is the place to launch their latest, greatest, most cutting-edge new products. For attendees from the U.S. and all over the world, it’s a unique opportunity to see what’s new from 500-plus exhibitors in one three-day period.

The What’s Hot! What’s Cool! trend galleries are a great place to start. Showcasing the hottest and coolest innovations in foodservice equipment and supplies, the galleries are spread across The NAFEM Show floor, each highlighting a different industry trend impacting operators. 

Community Responsibility highlights commercial foodservice equipment and supplies that help operators conserve energy and environmental resources. Products in the Global Flavors & Craft Preparation gallery help operators fulfill customers’ growing taste for culturally and ethnically diverse cuisines. The Health & Wellness gallery includes options to help fulfill dietary requests or isolate food allergens and promote health and wellness through portion control and the processing of healthy ingredients. Finally, attendees can explore equipment and supplies that promote Productivity, Efficiency & Precision. More than 150 products will be showcased in total on video screens throughout the four galleries. The video screens will present each product, show how it fits the industry trend and direct attendees to the manufacturers’ booths to view the physical products.

Education And Events 

ServSafe will offer a food-safety training course at the convention center right before the show. Certification is good for five years and is recognized internationally. A certified instructor from the California Restaurant Association will lead participants through the course on Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The NAFEM Show Kick-Off Party also is Feb. 18 from 6-8 p.m. outdoors on the Grand Plaza (adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center). The casual networking event will feature food trucks, craft beer and wine and is open to all show participants, 21 and older. Tickets are $40 until Jan. 31 and $50 after. 

Join us for Foodservice Equipment Reports’ Industry Excellence Awards Gala, which will be held Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott. Tickets for this business-formal event are $299 for FER customers and advertisers; $499 for non-advertisers. Go to bit.ly/1t96MTW to register.

The NAFEM Show After-Show Party on Feb. 21 from 7-11 p.m. includes dinner followed by a private concert featuring the three-time Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band. The band, one of the music industry’s most heralded acts, has three platinum-selling albums that together have sold more than 6 million copies and produced a historic series of 10 No. 1 hit singles. Tickets are $200 until Jan. 31 and $225 after.

To stay abreast of everything happening at the show, download The NAFEM Show app at thenafemshow.org/attend/mobileapp.aspx. It lets you plan your schedule, navigate the show floor and be “in” on alerts and updates. 

See you in Anaheim.



The NAFEM Show 2015

Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Show); 7-11 p.m. (After-Show Party) 

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.

Attendees: 20,000; Exhibitors: 500+ 

ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center 

Registration: $60 before Jan. 31; $90 after. Register for all events at thenafemshow.org.



Join Us For Foodservice Equipment Reports’ Industry Excellence Awards Gala

Friday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Anaheim Marriott Hotel

Tickets: $299 per person for FER customers and advertisers; $499 for non-advertisers. Reserved tables of 10 are available. Register now to share an exceptional evening honoring the 2015 recipients of: 

• Management Excellence Awards for multi-unit operators, dealers and consultants
• Young Lion Awards honoring rising stars age 40 and younger
• Industry Service Awards for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the E&S industry 

Go to bit.ly/1t96MTW to register, or contact Robin Ashton at rashton@fermag.com, 800/986-9616, or Christine Palmer at cpalmer@fermag.com, 847/336-2049.

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