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New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) will Produce the Foodservice Arena
at The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS)

- Special Focus Area to Include Exhibits, Education and More -

WHITE PLAINS, NY, June 15, 2011
…The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) has renewed its strategic partnership with the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA). As part of the partnership, NJRA will produce the Foodservice Arena at IHMRS 2011 to include exhibits, special features and education.

“The New Jersey Restaurant Association is pleased to partner with the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show for the 13th year,” said Judy Richards, NJRA Vice President of Events & Allied Relations. “NJRA members attend this Show for their purchasing needs, in addition to seeing what is new and exciting in the marketplace. Through this partnership, we are able to offer our members VIP access to the Show where the industry’s top decision-makers convene for three days.”

The NJRA Foodservice Arena is one of the most popular features of the Show, attracting thousands of restaurateurs from the tri-state region and around the world. Product categories to be featured within this space include beverages, credit card and payroll systems, cutlery, equipment, furniture, oil and grease systems, packaging, and table linens, as well as services such as architecture, design, construction and culinary schools.  The Arena will be enhanced this year with the addition of specialty pavilions, including International Flavors, Green Solutions, Business Solutions and Pizza Solutions. Additionally, the Education Center, inaugurated in 2010 with a series of peer-to-peer seminars about current industry subjects will continue.

 “The success of the IHMRS depends greatly on strategic relationships such as this,” said Lynn White, show manager. “It’s through these partnerships that unique destinations are created on the Show floor, generating buzz and excitement. The NJRA produces a fantastic Foodservice Arena each year that serves as a central location for the Show’s foodservice professionals, and this year will be no exception.”

Established in 1942, the NJRA has become an essential ingredient for successful and professional restaurants in New Jersey through its representation and education of the Garden State’s 23,000 eating and drinking establishments generating $13 billion in annual sales and employing over 300,000 people. Eating and drinking establishments, vendors, non-profits, schools and students are eligible for membership.

For additional information about the NJRA, including participation within the Foodservice Arena, visit or call 800-848-6368. NJRA members are offered discounted admission to the IHMRS. Additional information about the IHMRS can be found at, or by calling (914) 421-3237.

The 96th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 12, through Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 12, the IHMRS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 13, through Tuesday, November 15. The market presents some 700 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts 30,000 in total trade attendance. IHMRS is co-located with Boutique Design New York (BDNY), featuring more than 200 interior product manufacturers of high-end, unique and innovative design products for hospitality.

The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM.

For IHMRS exhibitor information, contact Lynn White, show manager, at GLM, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604-3547.  Telephone (914) 421-3249. Fax (914) 948-6197. E-mail For attendee information, contact GLM Customer Relations at (914) 421-3237, or by email, at Additional information and registration is available online, at


Melissa Gray
 (914) 421-3263

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