1. What are the dates and location of the New England Food Show 2017?back to top

    The 2017 New England Food Show will be held February 26-28, 2017 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. 

  2. Where is the Exhibitor Services Manual and how do I order services for my booth?back to top

    You can order services for your booth in the Exhibitor Service Kit which is available online in the Exhibit section of this website.

    The Service Kit includes:

    • Show Information/Rules & Regulations
    • Shipping Information
    • Order Utilities/Booth Furnishings
    • Food & Beverage Guidelines
  3. Who should I contact regarding exhibitor questions?back to top

    Current exhibitors can email nefsexhibitorservices@restaurant.org or (312) 580-5408.

    If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, email nefsexhibitinfo@restaurant.org or call (312) 853-2542.

  4. How can I ship my materials to NEFS?back to top

    Refer to the Shipping section of the Service Kit for shipping options, the targeted move in schedule, and directions to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

  5. How do I find my company password?back to top

    Your company password can be found on your confirmation and invoice. If you can't find it, please contact your sales representative or call (312) 853-2542.

  6. Where do I mail my deposit or final payment?back to top

    For mailings through the United States Postal Service

    National Restaurant Association
    Convention Department
    24281 Network Place
    Chicago, IL 60673-1242

    If you are using a carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.)

    National Restaurant Association
    Attn: Lydia Warco
    175 W. Jackson Blvd. #1500
    Chicago, IL 60604-2814

  7. How can I pay/view my balance for NEFS 2017?back to top

    Current exhibitors may view balances by logging into your account in the Exhibitor Services section of the website. You will need your company password found on your confirmation and invoice. (NOTE: The balance due reflects booth space and does not include outstanding balances with any other contractors.)

  8. Can I use a credit card to pay for my booth space?back to top

    Yes, we accept all major credit cards (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover). 

  9. Are there any exceptions to the booth height regulation?back to top

    There are NO exceptions to any of the NEFS Exhibit Design Regulations. This is to protect the integrity of the Show and create a fair environment for all exhibitors. 

  10. What is included with my booth?back to top

    • Eight-foot-high back draping plus 3' high side divider drapes
    • 7"x44" one-line indentification sign (featuring name and booth number)
    • General overhead lighting
    • Sanitary dishwashing facilities 
    • Company listing in NEFS onsite materials and the NEFS Show website
  11. How do I remove merchandise from the show floor?back to top

    Product removal from the Show floor should be accompanied by a Merchandise Removal Pass distributed by exhibitors who desire to give away product to a NEFS attendee. The pass must be signed by a representative of the exhibiting company authorizing the attendee to remove product from their booth and the building. Security personnel will not permit attendees to leave the building without the required pass.

  12. How many complimentary Show badges do I receive with my booth?back to top

    Each exhibitor receives five (5) complimentary badges per 10’x10’ booth. For example, a 10’x20’ booth will receive up to ten (10) free badges. Additional badges are available for purchase.

    Registration is available online in the Exhibitor Services section of the website.  Login with your Company Password to register your booth personnel, order lead retrieval, and rent the attendee list.

  13. Will Wi-Fi be available at the Show?back to top

    Yes, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout meeting rooms, lobbies, and expo halls. If you are relying on the internet to showcase your product or services, we strongly recommend ordering wired connection.

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

    NEFS Official Show Housing is available now. Book your hotel room through our official service provider, onPeak.

  15. Are children allowed on the show floor?back to top

    No one under 18 years of age will be permitted on the show floor at any time regardless of affiliation or circumstances.