1. What are the dates and location of the show?back to top

    The 2018 New England Food Show will be held February 25-27, 2018, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

  2. What are the show hours?back to top

    The show floor will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, and Monday, February 26. The show floor will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27.

  3. How much does it cost to register?back to top

    NEFS registration cost is currently free through Tuesday, November 28, 5 p.m. ET. Register here.

    From November 29 through February 24 registration costs $29. Starting February 25, NEFS registration costs $69.

  4. Who can attend? back to top

    The New England Food Show (NEFS) is open to trade only.

    Individuals must be directly involved in the foodservice or lodging industry to attend or exhibit.
    Solicitations of any kind by non-exhibitors is strictly prohibited. 

    Note: The New England Food Show (NEFS) is not open to the general public.

  5. Are children allowed to attend?back to top

    No one under 18 year 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 exhibit floor.

    The National Restaurant Association reserves the right to request proof of age from anyone 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.

  6. What is the dress code?back to top

    Business casual dress is preferred for this event.

  7. What are the acceptable methods of payment?back to top

    We accept all major credit cards (American Express, Diner's Club, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA).

    Please note: checks, purchase orders, and wire transfers are not accepted.

  8. Do members receive discounted registration to the show?back to top

    Members of any state restaurant association receive discounted registration on the registrations completed by February 25, 2018.

  9. What are the refund, cancellation, and substitution policies?back to top

    Registration fees are non-refundable.

    Substitutions may be made prior to badge usage at any time.

    Please note: If badge has already been used, a substitution will not be approved.

    Sharing of badges is not permitted.


  10. How do I make hotel arrangements?back to top

    Visit our Housing page to learn about official New England Food Show travel and hotel discounts. 

  11. Is shuttle service provided to and from the hotels?back to top

    Shuttle services will NOT be provided for NEFS 2018. The hotels are within walking distance of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

  12. Will badges be mailed out before the show?back to top

    Show badges are available for onsite pickup only.

  13. Who should I contact regarding exhibitor questions?back to top

    Please contact Lydia Warco at nefsexhibitorservices@restaurant.org or by telephone at (312) 580-5408.

  14. Who do I contact if I have additional questions?back to top

    If you have a registration inquiry, email nefs@xpressreg.net or call (508) 743-8579. 

    For all other inquiries, call (312) 853-2525.

  15. What are the dates for NEFS 2019?back to top

    Save the date! NEFS will be taking place March 3-5, 2019.

  16. When will I receive my Show Guide? back to top

    The Show Guide will be available at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, all three days of the show, beginning Sunday, February 25. Show Guides are not available prior to the start of NEFS. To view NEFS 2018 exhibitors please view the online floorplan on our homepage.