Top 10 2020 Hotel and Restaurant Technology Conferences and Trade Shows to Attend in North America

Are you trying to learn how to run your business? Do you want to test new technologies, software, and other key products in the hospitality technology industry? Or maybe you simply want to taste new recipes from big restaurants?

Gathering with experts and executives in the hospitality field will most definitely give your business a boost. It’s also a great opportunity to network and create unforgettable relationships with key players in the industry.

So, here’s a list of the best conferences and trade shows to attend in 2020!

Posera will participate in most of these events where we’ll showcase our Maitre’D, KDS, and SecureTablePay products. See you there!

National Restaurant Association Show 

16 – 19 May 2020
McCormick Place, Chicago, USA

The NRA offers the ultimate opportunity to explore the hospitality industry in its entirety, learn about the new food and beverage trends, and stay updated with the latest emerging technologies of the industry. With more than 43, 000 restaurant industry executives attending, it is a can’t-miss event as it is the opportunity to build long-lasting strategic relationships with the industry’s leading suppliers. 

Restaurants Canada Show

01 – 03 March 2020
Enercare Centre, Toronto, CA

The RC Show, Canada’s largest foodservice and hospitality trade show, will this year feature two conferences, seven competitions, five networking events, and more than 1,100 exhibits. This year’s theme is “Diversify and Thrive” and will focus on how to diversify and grow your business, facing a growing demand in a highly competitive environment.

HITEC San Antonio

15 – 18 June 2020
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, USA

The HITEC® San Antonio gathers more than 385 companies to offer the world’s largest exposition in the hospitality technology industry. The event’s program includes the E20X Pitch Competition, Opening Keynote, General Sessions, Technology Showcases, Exhibitor Tutorials, and Tech Talks. Attendees will, therefore, showcase the industry’s latest innovations, as well as learn from recognized industry experts to optimize their brands.


27 – 30 April 2020
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, USA

HT-NEXT’s theme for this year is “Predict the Unexpected”. The program will combine two major industry events: The Hospitality Technology’s Hotel Technology Forum and the HTNG’s North American Conference. Attendees will be able to learn from many experts, leaders, CEOs, analysts, and keynote speakers such as Adam Malamut, Chief Customer Experience Officer at Marriott International, Shawn G. DuBravac, Global Futurist and Trendcaster, Sarah Fults, Vice President of Distribution at MGM Resorts International, and many more. This event will, therefore, constitute an opportunity to get more business leverage and advice on how to stay competitive in a continually changing environment.

MURTEC (Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference)

09 – 11 March 2020
Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA

This year’s program will include many engaging technology-related activities that will provide major innovative solutions on critical aspects of the restaurant industry. These activities include workshops and group discussions where participants will exchange on topics such as data and payment security, employee productivity, mobile ordering and payment, table-top, and many more.


05 – 07 May 2020
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

HD Expo gathers influential leaders and product makers to deliver new innovative solutions in the hospitality and design industry. It is the leading conference and trade show in the industry. Indeed, each year it ensures that every attendee leaves with more inspiration, knowledge, and connections.


25 – 27 October 2020
Dallas, USA

The FSTEC show will provide primary data concerning the technology industry, the food industry, and relevant information about the marketplace. It brings together over 1,000 suppliers and restaurant operators and is not only focused on commercial foodservice but also non-commercial.

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

09 – 11 August 2020
Anaheim, California, USA

The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo gathers more than 9,000 industry executives. It is a great opportunity not just for restaurant operators, but also for bakers, chefs, caterers, bar, hotel, and commercial foodservice personnel to get together and learn from one another. At the expo, attendees will be not only able to taste new culinary products, but also gain significant knowledge about the industry and the latest innovations surrounding it. Besides, the expo is co-located with the Coffee Los Angeles event and the Healthy Food Expo West. Participants will, therefore, be able to benefit from these two other events as well.

Nightclub & Bar Show

30 March – 1st April 2020
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA

The show gathers professionals amongst the nightlife industry providing the opportunity to network with many suppliers and managers of the sector. Bar, restaurant, and beverage professionals will learn about the new trends, products, and technologies emerging in the industry, in the hope of finding new ways to increase profits. This year’s program will include workshops about the art of managing a business in the nightlife sector, as well as many conferences from key players in the industry, and parties.

The Northwest Food Show

19 – 20 April 2020
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

The Northwest Food show will be a great opportunity to network with more than 300 exhibitors about the food industry and experience with new technologies that will help the business grow. Indeed, it gathers major industry buyers and sellers in the hospitality, restaurant and foodservice industry, and is well-known as “the largest and best-known business-to-business foodservice event in the Pacific Northwest.”