First-time exhibitors

We are thrilled you are joining us at The NAFEM Show. This is an unparalleled opportunity to get in front of – and connect with – top foodservice professionals and decision makers including operators, dealers, distributors and consultants! As a first-time exhibitor, we want to help you make the most of your

Exhibitor resources

Tune into our live exhibitor webinars

Our exhibitor webinars make planning and prepping easy. Register for webinars in advance to watch them live, or access them on demand after the live broadcast. You won’t want to miss Webinar 5, specifically for first-timers, taking place Nov. 2, 2 p.m. CST.

Select space in the New Exhibitor Pavilion

Attendees always want to see who’s new at The NAFEM Show. So we’ve located our New Exhibitor Pavilion in the heart of the show floor to make it easy for them to find you. Receive additional visibility by selecting your space in this area of the show floor.

Utilize your Exhibitor Console

The Exhibitor Console contains all the resources you need in one centralized location. Access the Exhibitor Service Manual, make an online booth payment, book your hotel accommodations, register your booth personnel, download the exhibitor marketing kit, register for your FREE lead retrieval services and much more.

Reference the Exhibitor Service Manual

The Exhibitor Service Manual, located within your Exhibitor Console, contains critical dates, exhibitor rules and regulations, online ordering information for items such as booth furnishings and utilities and other important show information.

Ask show management!

The NAFEM Show Management Team is here to assist you. If you have questions during your planning process, reach out to us at or
+1.312.245.1054, ext.5.

See exhibitor emails

If you missed any of our exhibitor emails, visit our archive to catch up.

Show schedule

Wednesday, Feb. 1

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Floor open to all attendees

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Floor Reception*

Thursday, Feb. 2

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.Training Time

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Floor open to all attendees

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Floor Reception*

Friday, Feb. 3

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.Training Time

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Show Floor open to all attendees

*Exhibitors are permitted to provide food and alcoholic beverages in their booth. Alcoholic beverages served in booths may only be purchased and served by licensed bartenders from Centerplate.

Cost-saving tips

View tips on how to save money on booth furnishings, shipping and labor.


Estimate the cost
of your booth

Use our budget calculator to estimate the cost of your exhibit booth based on size, labor material handling and utility needs.


FREE lead retrieval

View tips on how to save money on booth furnishings, shipping and labor.

Before the show: Target buyers by industry segment, demographic profile or geographic area with FREE attendee list rental.

During the show: Capture leads anywhere your phone goes by scanning the QR code on an attendee’s badge. Add notes and qualify your leads.

After the show: View and download lead data to further connect with prospective customers.

NAFEM already has placed your FREE order! Your company’s trade show contact will receive an order confirmation email in June that contains instructions for downloading and activating the app. The lead retrieval app is available to your entire booth personnel.

Have questions or need assistance? Give CompuLEAD a call at +1 708.786.5565.

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