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Join Us for the 2021 Virtual Expo!

 The Mid-America Restaurant Expo & Conference has made the difficult decision to postpone our in-person show for 2021.  Based on the information we have, this is the right decision for our exhibitors, speakers, attendees, employees and communities as we adjust to the changing marketplace and COVID conditions. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health agencies as we explore future dates for the Expo.


We are excited to present the first ever virtual Expo & Conference October 31 – November 2, 2021.  We look forward to offering you the same engaging presentations from industry experts and access to the newest products and services on the market. We are working hard to finalize these details and will have more information over the course of the coming weeks. Please check back here for the most current information.



Show Dates

October 31 - November 2, 2021

24 hour access to On-Demand Seminars and Exhibitors

Live Programming 10 a.m. - 5p.m. each day


Show Location

Register today for access to our full slate of programming!


This is an industry-only event and not open to the public. 


2020 Expo Highlights

Get a feel for the Expo by checking out the 2020 highlights—featuring our vendors,
competitions, and outstanding speakers!

Experience the Industry!

The Mid-America Restaurant Expo will attract an expected 4,000+ experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains and even franchise and national operations in the Midwest.  It is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike!

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Expo Spotlight: Chef Keith Jones

Keith Denard Jones, the chef and author with the big personality feeds all the senses while sharing thirty-plus years of culinary artistry and chef’s secrets through his live presentations, television appearances and writings.


Expo Spotlight: Nacho Aguirre

Nacho Aguirre is the Food Network's 2018 Spring Baking Champion and co-owner of the San Antonio-based Delice Bakery.


Expo Spotlight: Christina Basham

Meet the Expo Planning Committee! Next up is Christina Basham. Christina is a new committee member who is bringing over tens years of experience as a bartender, bar manager, GM, and now an On Premise Advisor representing iconic spirit brands.

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