Clarion UX Green Restaurant Association


TRUMBULL, CT, May 23, 2018 – Healthy Food Expo, a series of trade shows focused on bringing together the leading purveyors of healthy, natural, and organic products is pleased to announce that the Green Restaurant Association has signed as a participating organization. The Healthy Food Expo will take place August 19-21 in Los Angeles alongside the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and Coffee Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center and September 6-8 in Orlando with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. The event will also debut in New York City in 2019, co-located with the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York and Coffee Fest, March 3-5, 2019 at the Javits Center. 

“We are looking forward to working with The Green Restaurant Association, which brings a commitment to teaching restaurants how to become more environmentally sustainable and provide more locally grown foods which is so important for so many of our attendees,” said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX foodservice event portfolio. “The Green Restaurant Association will join our existing partners, eatCleaner, Gourmet Business, Healthy Dining, Produce Business and MenuTrinfo, CRA, FRLA, NYSRA and the Avalon Group who is the anchor sponsor for Healthy Food Expo West.” 

As part of its mission to provide dependable and transparent information about green products, the Green Restaurant Association will do an analysis of the hundreds of vendors at these shows. It will then produce a Green Products Guide that will make it easy for attendees to know which booths have green products.

The Green Restaurant Association is a non-profit that works to encourage the food industry to “go green.” It focuses on restaurants, distributors and manufacturers, and provides a certification program for participating companies. It operates in 41 states and Canada and has been the main driving force of the green restaurant movement for 28 years. 

“We are so excited to announce this sponsorship with the Foodservice Events. These trade events will be a great resource for restaurants and vendors in three major markets, and we are thrilled to be working with them,” said Michael Oshman, the CEO and Founder of the Green Restaurant Association. “Our mission is to spread awareness about rising green standards in the food industry, and we are pleased to provide restaurant and foodservice professionals with access to the Green Products Guide at each of the events. These guides include green tips, product listings, eco-terms and facts.”

About The Green Restaurant Association - Founded in 1990, The Green Restaurant Association, an international nonprofit organization, has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement as the leading voice within the industry, encouraging restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With its turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it accessible for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in Energy, Water, Waste, Food, Chemicals, Disposables, & Building. 

About Clarion UX - Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Chicago, IL, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR and Boca Raton, FL.
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