(Chicago, IL) The National Restaurant Association announced today that its 2007 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® has more exhibiting companies than any other time in the event’s 88-year history. To date, a record-breaking 2,140 exhibiting companies will be represented on the exhibit floor. The Show, to be held May 19-22 at McCormick Place in Chicago, is expected to attract more than 73,000 restaurant-and-hospitality industry professionals from 110 countries to explore the hottest trends and see more new product launches than at any other industry event, allowing them to get a year’s worth of business ideas, connections and inspiration in only four days, under one roof.

“The fact that the 2007 Show has attracted a record number of exhibitors speaks volumes about the value and prestige of our event, underscoring that it is the largest gathering of restaurant-and-hospitality industry professionals in the Western Hemisphere,” said William C. Anton, FMP, convention chairman for the 2007 Show, and chairman and founder of Anton Airfood, Inc. “No other industry event can offer more business opportunities. Attendees have access to more products and services, free educational opportunities, advice from leading experts, and chances to meet the celebrity chefs and restaurateurs that pioneer many of the trends we see on menus today.”

The 2007 Show’s many features and programs include free educational sessions and consultations, world-class culinary demonstrations and competitions, and much more. Attendee registration is still open on the Show Web site, www.restaurant.org/show, and onsite during the Show.

Now in its 88th year, the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals the Western Hemisphere. The 2007 Show will be held May 19-22, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. The Show attracts 2,100+ exhibiting companies and 73,000 attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 110 countries. Free, online media registration and more information can be found on the Show Web site at www.restaurant.org/show/media.

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