Industry Events


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.


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.




Aug. 26-28, 2021


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.


Oct. 22-26, 2021


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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Three Takeaways From the National Restaurant Association Show

Touchless, automated, flexible, labor-saving and sustainable, along with a hearty helping of “it’s good to be back,” were just a…

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Gallery: From the Show Floor Day 3

The 2022 National Restaurant Association Show is in its fourth and final day at Chicago’s McCormick Place, but here’s a look at some of the action from Day 3.

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Gallery: From the Show Floor Day 2

The 2022 National Restaurant Association Show is underway at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Here’s a look at the show floor from Day 2.

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Best Practices for Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Program

A diversity and inclusion program doesn’t need to start with a budget, as Sue Petersen of Noodles and Co. proved.

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5 Hot Trends in Automation

As the FER editors walk the show floor, they’ve come across multiple products designed to make tasks like serving drinks, pouring cocktails and stirring cuisine a breeze.

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Gallery: From the Show Floor

The 2022 National Restaurant Association Show has kicked off at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Here’s a look at the show floor…

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Inside the Biggest KI Showroom Ever

The National Restaurant Association Show’s Kitchen Innovations Showroom has never been filled with more of foodservice’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge innovations than it has this year.

5 Families Come Together During Restaurant Show Mixer

The 2022 Allied Industry Partner Mixer on Friday marked one of the first times all five families have come together since the beginning of the pandemic.