Texas Restaurant Association - TRA Marketplace (formerly, Southwest Foodservice Expo)

Date
2015-06-28 - 2015-06-29
Exhibitors
500
Attendees
10000
Event contact title
Vice President Exposition & Events
Event contact first name
Mel
Event contact last name
Forehand
Email
mforehand@tramail.org
Event contact telephone number
512-457-4190
Description

For 77 years, the Texas Restaurant Association has produced a trade show and convention that brings together the diverse industry for networking, education and a chance to see the latest products and services available on the market. They have been known by many names, but its core mission has always been the same: To produce an event that highlights the best that Texas has to offer professionals in our industry. The Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace features cutting edge technology, innovations to help  manage your business, ways to leverage the latest trends to grow customers, great deals on products and services and more!

Attendee information
Who should attend the show? Professionals in the foodservice and hospitality industry including single and multi-unit independent operators, franchisees, franchisors, corporate executives, chefs, unit managers, institutional foodservice providers, hotels, caterers, etc.
Exhibitor information

Partial list of products and services displayed at Expo - Accounting, Banking and Financial Services, Bakery Products and Supplies, Banquet Service Equipment, Bar Equipment and Supplies, Beverage Dispensing and Storage Equipment, Beverages, Soft Drinks, Alcoholic, Catering and Food Delivery Equipment and Supplies, Cleaning and Sanitation Equipment, Coffees, Teas and Specialty Drinks, Computer systems and Services, Dairy Products, Dishwashing and Handling Equipment, Food Preparation and Cooking Equipment, Food Serving and Handling Equipment, Furniture and Interior Decor.

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