Hundreds of Restaurant & Foodservice Professionals Attend “Live at Your Table”

Restaurant, foodservice and catering professionals participated in education sessions and explored the latest products and services from exhibitors during the recent Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show’s “Live at Your Table,” online experience. During the two day event, subject matter experts provided timely and informative content on a wide range of important issues for independents, multi-unit, foodservice and retail professionals. For access to the on-demand program, product gallery and list of exhibitors and sponsors, visit


“We thank our partners – the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and the International Food & Beverage Technology Association as well as our sponsors Square, Inc. and Sani Professional®, for their support, making it possible for us to offer this education program for free,” said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group. “We are pleased we were able to gather the Florida restaurant and lodging industry together in an online format to provide timely education and access to our world-class exhibitors.”


Subject matter experts provided updates on the most pressing issues facing the restaurant and foodservice industry and spoke about such important topics as Minimum Wage, PPP Loan Forgiveness, Safer/Zero Waste Kitchens, Employee Retention, Technology for Independents, Strategic Planning and Positioning, Food Safety, Lease Negotiating, Grocery eCommerce, Farm to Store, Online Ordering Systems, Beverage Programs and more. Sessions can be viewed On Demand at


Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group continues to support the industry with the COVID-19 Resource Center, an online platform providing access to education focused on operators’ most relevant needs, along with aggregated industry education, plus association resources, industry links, and more. To stay connected, visit Restaurant & Foodservice Industry Resource Page and the Specialty Coffee Industry Resource Page.


For updated information on all of the Clarion Food & Beverage Group events, and to stay connected and educated, visit our website at


Clarion Events ( produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events. The shows that are part of the Food & Beverage portfolio include the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, Healthy Food Expo, Coffee Fest and The NGA Show.  Clarion Events, backed by The Blackstone Group, has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch. Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth. Clarion Events has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ.