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The 2008 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, to be held May 17-20 at Chicago’s McCormick Place is the must-attend event of the year for anyone covering the restaurant and hospitality business.Highlights this year include:

* The Culinary Scene area, where top chefs will showcase their creativity with food and alcohol beverages.

* 65+ free education sessions on topics including environmental/sustainability issues, menu and culinary trends, profitability, recruitment and retention, technology and more.

* Specialty pavilions focusing on organics, franchising, technology, international cuisine and more.

* Kitchen Innovations Award recipients showcasing the most cutting-edge equipment in the world.

More than 2,150 exhibiting companies will showcase the newest and most innovative products and services on the market and draw 74,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and 115 countries. Programming will feature trendsetting chefs and restaurateurs, leading experts, celebrities and more.

New this year is the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event (IWSB), held in conjunction with the Show May 19-20. IWSB is the industry’s first venue focusing exclusively on beverage alcohol.

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