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General Information for RFMA 2013

 

"I always enjoy being on the floor with the vendors learning about new products and companies. It also provides me the opportunity to catch up with FM's from other companies and build relationships."

- Nikki Hale, Red Lobster 

 

 

 

The RFMA 2013 Annual Conference is open to:

 

  • Restaurant Facility Professionals who can attend as association members or non-members.  All Restaurant attendees can attend the entire conference.
  • Vendor and Supplier companies.  Vendors and suppliers who exhibit at the conference can access the exhibit hall. 
  • Non-exhibiting suppliers and vendors.  Can attend all conference events, but may not enter the exhibit hall. 

The RFMA 2013 conference offers very affordable registration fees for all restaurateurs, however restaurant attendees must be able to provide proof of current employment status with a restaurant company in order to register in this category.

Vendors and Suppliers who are not exhibitors can attend the conference but can not enter the exhibit hall.

CONFERENCE ATTIRE

All conference activities are Business Casual dress, with the exception of the closing party, when jeans are acceptable  (no shorts or flip-flops, please).

 

REGISTRATION HOURS

Please note:  Onsite payment of registration and additional items is by credit card and cash only - no checks will be accepted

Located in the Rotunda Area of The Mirage

Sunday , March 10, 2013 7:00am–6:00pm

Monday, March 11, 2013  7:00am–6:00pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:00am–5:00pm

 Exhibit Hall Hours

Monday, March 11, 2013 11:15am-1:15pm and 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:45am-3:45pm

ADMISSION TO EVENTS

Please wear your official RFMA 2013 Conference badge at all times.  Your badge must be visible to enter all conference sessions, the exhibit hall and special events.  Please keep in mind that your badge represents an admission contract between you and RFMA.  Switching or transferring badges is a violation of this contract and will subject the badges to confiscation.  We thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Full Conference Attendee badges (both Restaurant and Exhibiting Vendor) admit attendees to all conference events.
  • Non-Exhibiting Vendor badges preclude you from entering the Exhibit Hall, except on a pre-arranged guided tour, but you may attend all other conference events. 
  • Spouses/Guests are also required to have a badge or ticket for all conference activities.  You have the option to purchase a full spouse/guest registration or to purchase an event  ticket at the registration desk. Both the Opening and Closing Parties will require tickets for all Guests.

 

MEETING ETIQUETTE

•Non-exhibiting vendor members are not allowed on the exhibit floor.

•All members shall conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner, showing  respect to others at all times.

•Any  members with “pastdue” monies owed to the Restaurant Facility Management Association(RFMA), are not permitted to attend any RFMA function or  meeting until the situation is resolved.

•All members must be registered appropriately with RFMA in order to attend RFMA meetings and conferences.

•Persons registering for a meeting or conference as a restaurateur must be able to provide proof of their current employment with a restaurant company. Falsifying a membership application and/or registration form is grounds for an internal grievance review and possible penalty.

•All members are prohibited from attending or sponsoring any functions during the published hours of RFMA meetings or events that are not sponsored by RFMA.

•All exhibitors shall stay within their exhibiting area whenever possible.  No vendor shall take advantage of this time to bring restaurateurs from other vendor exhibiting areas to their own exhibiting area.

•All members shall conduct themselves in accordance with the RFMA Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics as posted on the RFMA website.

 

CHILDREN

Children are NOT allowed on the Exhibit Floor.

No one under the age of 18 (including infants and toddlers) is allowed on the floor at any time – including during set-up and tear down.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  ID may be requested if the age of the individual is in question. Child Care Service is available through the Hotel.  Any family member over the age of 18 wishing to attend a conference event MUST have a GUEST BADGE or ticket, which can be purchased at the registration desk. 

 

MEDIA POLICY

The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) reserves the right to limit media involvement or participation at any or all of its functions.  RFMA provides a direct access contact for any media questions through RFMA’s corporate office in Plano, Texas.  RFMA reserves and exercises the right to limit any media, media employee, or any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors or suppliers.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact RFMA at 972-805-0905.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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