New England Food Show Policies

The New England Food Show (NEFS) is open to trade only and not open to the public. Individuals must be directly involved in the foodservice or lodging industry to attend or exhibit. Solicitation of any kind by non-exhibitors is strictly prohibited.

Age Restrictions
No one under 18 years of age will be permitted on the NEFS floor at any time regardless of affiliation or circumstances. This includes infants and toddlers. Absolutely no strollers or infant carriers (worn or carried) are permitted at any time on the NEFS floor. The National Restaurant Association reserves the right to request proof of age from any one at any time. This rule is strictly enforced and there are no exceptions to this policy. This rule applies to all exhibitors and attendees. Registration of anyone under 18 years of age is unauthorized and in violation of these policies.

Badge Usage
By registering for NEFS you acknowledge and agree you have provided accurate and truthful information. Substitution of a registration may be made prior to badge usage at any time. Sharing of attendee badges is not permitted. Additional I.D. may be required for entrance.

Attendees wearing badges from previous NEFSs or falsified badges and/or sharing or swapping badges will be immediately ejected from the NEFS and banned from future NEFSs. The NRA considers such conduct theft of service, trespassing, and fraud and will report violators to law enforcement authorities. If such conduct is discovered after the NEFS, violators will be invoiced according to onsite registration pricing and will be required to pay their invoice in full in order to avoid being reported to law enforcement authorities. NRA reserves the right to validate the authenticity of this badge and to confiscate those determined to be counterfeit. No refunds will be given for any person removed.

Badges must be worn at all times while attending NEFS. Scanning of your badge may be required in order to enter certain Show management areas.

By registering for NEFS you agree to comply with all state, local and facility rules, regulations and laws.

You acknowledge and agree that the NRA reserves the right to remove you from the NEFS if, the NRA, in its sole discretion, determines that your presence or behavior create a disruption or hinder the NEFS or the enjoyment of the NEFS by other attendees. All NEFS badges are the property of the NRA and must be returned to the NRA upon request.

“Suitcasing” refers to the practice of attending a trade show but “working the aisles” from a suitcase or briefcase, soliciting business from other attendees and exhibitors. For the good of the show and the exhibitors supporting the show, the only legitimate place to conduct business during show hours is within a contracted exhibit space on the show floor. Exhibiting companies are encouraged to protect their investment and report any violations to NEFS management. Attendees observed soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company’s booth, will be ejected from the NEFS and may be banned from future events at the NRA’s sole discretion.

Promotions, Recordings and Image Usage
By registering for NEFS, you acknowledge and agree that your image and/or name may be used by the NRA in any of its own promotions and in registered publishing, broadcast and cable media, without charge or obligation. This includes on- and off-camera interviews conducted by registered media and/or NEFS personnel.

By registering for NEFS you may receive email promotion from exhibitors. If you opt out during the registration process your email will be removed from 2016 exhibitor marketing promotions; your email will not be removed from NEFS promotions.

NRA prohibits the use of personal cameras and mobile recording devices on the exhibit floor and at all sessions and speaker presentations. NRA hires professional photographers/videographers to capture images of the Show in compliance with data protection & privacy laws. NRA may edit and use these images and recordings for administrative and promotional activities in the ordinary course of our business. Unauthorized photography, videography, or live streaming of any exhibit or product is prohibited and may result in the confiscation of device, film, memory cards and cameras as well as expulsion from the NEFS. Registered press must check in at the onsite Press Center and declare intentions to photograph and/or film the NEFS.

Individuals are responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations. Cancellation of hotel reservations and/or any travel expenses incurred are the sole responsibility of each individual.

Cancellation Policy
By registering for NEFS you authorize the NRA to charge your credit card account the applicable fees for the registrations processed during this online session. There are NO REFUNDS for registrations processed.