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10 Restaurant Industry Events To Attend in 2024

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As February rolls in, the restaurant industry is gearing up for a series of pivotal events, all set to address crucial issues and unveil the latest trends shaping the culinary scene.

From financial strategies to cutting-edge technologies, these conferences offer a goldmine of insights and networking opportunities for industry professionals.

So, let’s explore 10 must-attend restaurant industry events scheduled for 2024.

1. The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show Of New York

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  • Date and location: New York City, New York
  • Focus: Showcasing the latest food trends and technology innovations, providing everything East Coast restaurant operators need for their businesses
  • Agenda: See here



  • Date and location: March 11–13, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Focus: Exploring how restaurant technology can enhance operations, marketing and customer experience
  • Agenda: See here

3. Bar & Restaurant Expo

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  • Date and location: March 18–20 Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Focus: Showcasing the latest innovations and trends in the bar and restaurant industry, with an emphasis on operational efficiencies, leveraging technology, supply chain management and leading trends that define consumer demand
  • Agenda: See here

4. Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

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  • Date and location: March 24–26, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Focus: Providing franchisor executives with sessions on franchise development, operations and emerging technologies
  • Agenda: See here

5. Curbivore

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  • Date and location: March 28–29, Los Angeles, California
  • Focus: Exploring intersections between restaurants, retail, and city planning, with a focus on curbside spaces
  • Agenda: Details have yet to be announced

6. Restaurant Leadership Conference

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  • Date and location: April 14–17, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Focus: A gathering of restaurant executives to discuss market challenges and leadership growth
  • Agenda: See here

7. National Restaurant Association Show

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  • Date and location: May 18–21, Chicago, Illinois
  • Focus: Offers expert-led education sessions, culinary demonstrations, and exhibitions showcasing the latest innovations
  • Agenda: See here

8. Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

  • Date and location: August 25–27 Los Angeles, California
  • Focus: Providing practical educational content and showcasing the latest trends and best practices in the food service and hospitality industry, particularly tailored for businesses on the West Coast.
  • Agenda: Details have yet to be announced


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  • Date and location: September 15–18, Grapevine, Texas
  • Focus: A technology-centric event addressing solutions for both back-of-house operations and customer service
  • Agenda: See here

10. Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

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  • Date and location: November 11–13 2024, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Focus: A financial conference tailored for restaurant owners, operators, and financial executives, offering insights into key trends, segment economics and strategy
  • Agenda: Details have yet to be announced


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