Exhibitors are the show at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo, but several side acts will compete for the attention of between 8,000 and 10,000 attendees.
Eight seminars are planned for the two-day expo, to be held in Baltimore from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19-20, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Nationally recognized speakers will discuss a variety of topics designed to help restaurateurs become more successful and improve efficiency. Scheduled topics range from menu engineering and profitability to determining franchise readiness and launching new products â€” there also is an opportunity for attendees to taste Australian wines.
One very popular attraction for attendees has been the chef demonstration stage, which Licia Spinelli, vice president of marketing and special events for the Restaurant Association of Maryland, likens to â€œMy Cooking Masterpiece Theater.