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MEMBER BENEFITS
NAFEM offers a comprehensive menu of products and services that our members take full advantage of:

The NAFEM Show
The NAFEM Show (scheduled February of odd-numbered years) attracts approximately 20,000 foodservice professionals and features 550+ exhibitors displaying products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service. Connecting buyers and sellers of foodservice equipment and supplies biennially, The NAFEM Show provides a showcase for the hottest and coolest products available and features education sessions and social events with big-name entertainment.

Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) Program
In 1987, NAFEM established the CFSP Program to create standards for foodservice professionalism. More than 1,000 individuals have earned the designation and the program has been licensed in Central America and Great Britain. It awards special recognition to those foodservice industry professionals who have demonstrated high levels of competence and ethics.

NAFEM Professorship in Culinary Arts
In 2010, NAFEM and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) announced Brad Barnes, associate dean for food production at the CIA, as the first recipient of the NAFEM Professorship in Culinary Arts. The position is dedicated to specialized research in food equipment manufacturing, curriculum development and industry education and strengthens the relationship among the CIA, NAFEM, NAFEM members and foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers.

The Annual Meeting & Management Workshop
In February of even-numbered years, NAFEM hosts a three-day workshop geared toward CEOs, CFOs, COOs and directors of member companies. Education is offered each day on a wide range of topics designed to inspire you personally and professionally. Plenty of networking time with industry peers is built in to encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise.

NAFEM online – Our Monthly Newsletter
Each month we distribute the latest and greatest NAFEM and industry news to all NAFEM members via our electronic newsletter, NAFEM online.

Committee Involvement
Serving on a committee offers members the unique opportunity to influence critical areas of the industry, including professional development, global markets, industry relations, legislative, regulatory and technical issues.

Government Relations
NAFEM's voice in statehouses and on Capitol Hill gets louder and stronger each year. Tackling everything from trade barriers and tariffs, to environmental regulations and energy issues, our advocacy on behalf of our members continues to grow.

Research
Industry professionals look to NAFEM's biennial Size & Shape of the Industry Study to assist in business planning, new product development and benchmark setting. Additional comprehensive reports available exclusively to NAFEM members include our Operations & Supply Chain and Wage & Benefits studies.

Technical Affairs
Industry standards and requirements are constantly changing. NAFEM stays up to date on new standards from organizations such as NSF, providing you with a means for submitting your input on standards development.

Market Opportunities
Interested in exploring new markets? NAFEM pavilions put member companies front-and-center at various trade fairs throughout the year, including Gulfood (Dubai), Hotelex (Shanghai) and Food & Hotel Asia (Singapore).