Master Emerging Trends at the 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

(Trumbull, CT) – From Sunday, September 10 through Tuesday, September 12, over 8,000 restaurant and foodservice industry professionals will gather for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. During this extraordinary three-day event, attendees will find new ideas, new products, and new solutions. The trade show and conference, produced by Urban Expositions and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, will offer educational programs, special events, new food products, and equipment and services from over 450+ leading industry suppliers.
“The energy and excitement on the show floor is always fantastic, fueled by all of the special events and seminars, new product announcements and culinary competitions.  We invite all professionals in the restaurant and foodservice industry throughout Florida and the Southeast to join us for this important industry event,” said Mike Carlucci, Sr. Vice President, Specialty Shows at Urban Expositions.  “We are working closely with the FRLA again this year to create a must-attend event for their members and all buyers of restaurant and foodservice equipment, technology, food products and services where they will have the opportunity to discover many innovative and dynamic new products and services for the industry and attend dozens of special events.”
Highlights for the show include the presentation of the prestigious Torch Award, The Rapid Fire Appetizer Competition, Food Trends Experience, the well-respected ACF Culinary Competitions, Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilion, Japan Pavilion, Key Buyer Alliance, Education Station, and the FRLA/NRA Bob Leonard Golf Classic.  The trade show’s floor will feature 450+ leading restaurant and foodservice vendors and purveyors.
All attendees have access to 30+ free education sessions, part of the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, providing the gold-standard, industry-leading educational content that is practical and relevant for today’s foodservice professional. Industry leaders deliver real, applicable business lessons, the latest information on trends and best practices in the market, and their own opinions of what creates success.
The show will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 11am-5pm; Monday, September 11, 2017 from 11am – 5pm; and Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 11am-4pm.
The 2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association ( For more information on exhibiting or attending, visit the official Show website at  The tradeshow and conference is managed and produced by Urban Expositions, owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events, serving eight industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Pet, Auto and Gaming.  For more information, visit or visit

This event has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma. More details to follow.