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The Expo Returns in January

Following its incredible debut in 2017, the Mid-America Restaurant Expo returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center January 28-29. This premier foodservice event attracts more than 4,000 experts, exhibitors and operators to meet-up, learn and discuss the latest trends and topics impacting the restaurant industry. Take a look at what's new for 2018!

Expo University: 50+ sessions over two days blending live demonstrations, break-outs and quick 30-minute talks. Presenting companies include Technomic, Nation's Restaurant News and Google

Dynamic Exhibit Floor: 10% larger than 2017 featuring more booths, more brands and a wider range of items experience and buy.

Celebrity Sightings: Cleveland native and multi-unit restaurateur Michael Symon joins the Expo Jan. 28 - opening day - with the show's keynote address. The James Beard Award winner, best-selling cookbook author and co-host of TV's The Chew will discuss the trials and triumphs he's encountered along the way to becoming one of the country's most admired chefs. In addition to his own chef demonstration, Iron Chef America judge Mario Rizzotti will bring his expertise and flare as he emcees several culinary demonstrations.

The Establishment: NEW! Enjoy this craft beer, wine, spirits and sodas "tavern" dedicated to beverage education, discussion and tastings.

Flavors of the Midwest: NEW! Created to display the wares of 18 carefully selected local food companies breaking into the foodservice industry. Sample and share your opinions.

CONNECT at the Expo: NEW! Network with industry professionals over a delicious Monday morning breakfast at this speed networking-style event.

Register today for this incredible event! Only $29 if you register before December 1, 2017.

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The #MAREXPO was incredibly impressive! There were more attendees and exhibitors, and a great show of energy and engagement that brought a buzz to the show floor. Michael Symon was a big hit!

 Jeff Fix, RDP Foodservice

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