Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General

When and where does The NAFEM Show take place?
The NAFEM Show takes place Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 26-28, 2025, at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Atlanta, Ga., USA.

Beginning June 5, 2024, exhibitors can submit an exhibit space contract. To participate in the online exhibit space selection, you must submit a contract and deposit by July 26. After July 26, contracts are accepted and space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

If your company is a member of NAFEM, the tradeshow contact from your company may sign in with credentials provided by NAFEM to access and submit a contract. If your company is not a NAFEM member, contact us at info@thenafemshow.org for next steps to secure space.

Online space selection takes place during the weeks of Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 for all contracts and deposits that are received on or before July 26. Exhibit space is assigned in the following order:

  1. Week of Aug. 19 – NAFEM members with 200 priority points or more, in point order.
  2. Week of Aug. 26 – NAFEM members with less than 200 priority points, in point order, followed by NAFEM Associate members eligible to exhibit and non-members.

To see your priority points total, log in to the NAFEM Member Dashboard and choose Member Resources.

For all contracts received after July 26, exhibit space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The NAFEM Show exhibits team will contact you to secure your space.

Manufacturers of commercial foodservice equipment and supplies are eligible to exhibit. For more information, contact us at info@thenafemshow.org.

To better estimate the cost of a booth at the show, use our budget calculator or contact us directly.

NAFEM Members
$39/sq. ft.
$300 corner fee
$5,000 aisle fee

Non-Member Exhibitors
$3,500 non-member fee (non-refundable)
$51/sq. ft.
$300 corner fee
$5,000 aisle fee

The Exhibitor Resource Center becomes available Sept. 18 and is your main portal for The NAFEM Show. To learn more about using the Exhibitor Resource Center, register for the How to Access & Use The Exhibitor Resource Center webinar.

Date & Time
Event
Saturday, Feb. 23 – Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2025
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Move-in days
Wednesday, Feb. 26
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show floor open to all attendees
3 – 5 p.m.
Show floor reception
Thursday, Feb. 27
8 – 9 a.m.
Training Time
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show floor open to all attendees
3 – 5 p.m.
Show floor reception
Friday, Feb. 28
8 – 9 a.m.
Training Time
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Show floor open to all attendees
3 – 9 p.m.
Move out begins
Saturday, Mar. 1 – Monday, Mar. 3
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Move out
There are many options for accommodations. After your exhibit space contract is submitted, check for a confirmation email containing the link to book hotel rooms through onPeak, the official housing provider for The NAFEM Show. You can contact onPeak at +1.855.203.6329 or email them at NAFEM@onpeak.com.
NAFEM Official Supplier Seal
Only companies displaying this seal are official suppliers of The NAFEM Show.
Most hotels in our block have a 72-hour cancellation policy. While a credit card is required at the time of reservation through onPeak, our official housing coordinator, many hotels do not charge the deposit until closer to the show. Please check your hotel reservation confirmation for details about deposit and cancellation policies for your specific hotel.
Training Time badges are provided to members of CFESA, FCSI, FEDA and all buying groups, allowing them access to the show floor for training from 8 – 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2025, and Friday, Feb. 28, 2025. If you have any interest in scheduling an early meeting with an operator, contact us at info@thenafemshow.org so that we may provide a Training Time access badge to that person(s).

Company name changes are not accepted after Jan. 1, 2025. Please email requests to info@thenafemshow.org.

Whether you’re a first-time or returning exhibitor, our exhibitor education webinars and training videos help you learn about maximizing your time at The NAFEM Show.
In addition to thenafemshow.org/exhibit, you can find show updates, foodservice news and industry insights on our social media platforms. Follow The NAFEM Show on Facebook, LinkedInInstagramX/Twitter and YouTube.
The show typically hosts 10,000+ attendees.
All booth floors must be finished. Exposed concrete is not permitted. Booth carpet order forms are included in the Exhibitor Services Manual or exhibitors may bring their own floor covering.
To attend the Kick-Off Party or The NAFEM Party on Thursday night, you must be a registered exhibitor at this year’s show. Purchase tickets through the Exhibitor Resource Center.

Cancellation of exhibit space must be directed via email to info@thenafemshow.org provided that the cancelling Exhibitor obtains confirmation of NAFEM’s receipt of the email on or before the cancellation deadline of Nov. 1.

PLEASE NOTE: Full payment is required and no refunds whatsoever are made on cancellations or reductions of space after Nov. 1. Should an Exhibitor cancel even partial space after Nov. 1, the Exhibitor is responsible for the total space rental charge.

Registration

How do I get my badge after registering?

All badges are printed at the show. Pick up your badge at the GWCC or one of our satellite locations at the Signia By Hilton, Hilton Atlanta, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta Marriott Marquis and the Courtland Grand.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2025

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2025

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2025

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 28, 2025

7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Email info@thenafemshow.org or call +1.312.245.1054 if you require special assistance.
For any questions about your registration, contact nafem@csreg.zohodesk.com or call +1.224.563.3764.

Additional event policies

Are children under 16 allowed on the show floor?
Children under 16 years of age ARE NOT allowed on the show floor at any time.

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For information regarding your personal data rights, please review the NAFEM Privacy Policy.

Your consent is required at the time of registration.