Industry News | January 11, 2012

President Clinton to Give Keynote at 2012 NRA Show

President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the 42nd president of the United States, will address attendees at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show on May 6. Clinton will share insights into his presidency and his current work with the William J. Clinton Foundation.

The NRA Show 2012 will be held at its new dates May 5–8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“President Clinton has a unique perspective on our nation and the world,” says Jack Crawford, convention chair for NRA Show 2012 and president and CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC (IOC). "Clinton’s insights are sure to be both interesting and entertaining, making his keynote address one of the main attractions at NRA Show 2012.”

William Jefferson Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, first in 1992 and then in 1996.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. Today, the Foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives.

In the U.S., the Foundation is working to combat the rise in childhood obesity through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and is helping individuals and families succeed and small businesses grow.

The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice, and lodging professionals. NRA Show 2012 will be held at its new dates May 5­–8, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event attracts more than 58,000 attendees as well as visitors from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, and showcases more of the latest products, services, innovative ideas, up-to-the-minute information about trends and issues, and other growth opportunities than any other industry event. For more information, visit the Show Web site at www.restaurant.org/show.