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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. 27, 2020
Noon-4 PM

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FER Virtual NEXT: Safety in Focus

Sanitation and food safety no longer are just back-of-house issues. For operators, showing that they're implementing best practices amid COVID-19–and beyond–is critical to driving customer traffic. It's not enough to just do it, operators also must show their work. In fact, Datassential finds that half of diners say a clean and sanitary restaurant is more important than other attributes, including value and a convenient location.

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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

Operators to Share 2021 Insights at FER’s December Event

Registration now open for the Dec. 17 half-day virtual conference.

Jon Taffer Talks Tech and Post-COVID Kitchens

Find out why the TV host and franchise operator believes commercial kitchens of the future will look more like operating rooms.

7 Takeaways From Virtual NEXT

Jon Taffer and others talk restaurant tech and high-efficiency equipment at the lastest VNext event.

VNEXT Helps IFED Reach Record Numbers

Virtual conferencing platform helps distributor association connect with participants.

Dates Announced for SHFM Virtual Event

The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management (SHFM) announced its annual national conference will move to a virtual platform this year.

Restaurant Customers Want to See COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The cleanliness of a restaurant now ranks above the taste of the food when it comes to how consumers choose a restaurant.

Two Trade Shows Give Up on 2020 After All

The Nightclub & Bar Show in Vegas and IFEX in Norther Ireland announce next dates.