Thousands of foodservice professionals who attend the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace each year know that it is the place to do business, make connections, be inspired and learn. The importance and value of the event is reinforced by TRA Marketplace being named one of the Top 250 trade shows in the United States by Tarsus Group's Trade Show News Network (TSNN). Texas is one of the hottest growth markets for the restaurant industry and TRA Marketplace, which is produced by the Texas Restaurant Association, reflects the state's diversity and unique culture. Attendees at the 2016 event June 26 “ 27 in Houston will see new products, get new ideas and enjoy new experiences that can only be found in Texas. TRA Marketplace is the only regional foodservice show to be included in the TSNN Top 250 trade show list this year, said Andrea Bahr, Vice President Exposition & Events, Texas Restaurant Association. We are excited to be back in Houston in 2016. The city boasts a vibrant, growing market with a truly unique and exciting culinary scene. It is a great fit for our convention and trade show which brings all segments of our industry together. The 2016 TRA Marketplace will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies showcasing the latest products and services on the market; specialty pavilions highlighting key industry trends; networking events; and valuable learning opportunities in the Education Idea Center. Visit tramarketplace.com for complete event information and to register for the 2016 show June 26 - 27 in Houston. The Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, produced by the Texas Restaurant Association is open to the trade only. No one under the age of 16 is admitted. Rolling carts, wheeled bags and luggage carts will not be allowed in the exhibit hall during show hours. Proof of business ID may be required.