The highly anticipated Northern Restaurant and Bar (NRB) trade event is back in action for 2024, and registrations will officially open on Tuesday 14th November.

NRB returns to Manchester Central, its steadfast home for over a decade, to unite hospitality operators, exhibitors, and enthusiasts over two dynamic days of industry innovation and collaboration.

Taking place from 12th-13th March, NRB24 will showcase a variety of talks, engaging interviews, and captivating demonstrations that reflect the ever-evolving landscape of the hospitality industry. Over the past ten years, Manchester Central has played host to NRB, providing a fitting backdrop for the longstanding event.

This year's roster of exhibitors already includes leading names such as Hotel Chocolat, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Uber Eats, AU Vodka, Pringles, Moth Drinks, and Greene King. These industry giants will showcase their latest products, innovations, and services, offering invaluable insights into the future of hospitality. Those interested in exhibiting at NRB24 can find out more information here:

In 2023, NRB witnessed a record-breaking year with attendance from top luminaries across various sectors within the hospitality industry. Attendees ranged from renowned restaurants like The Ivy Collection, Gusto Italian, and Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay to Northern pubs and bars including The Alchemist, Albert Schloss, and Revolution Bar Group, as well as hotel, leisure, contract, and catering exhibitors such as Dakota Hotels, Brakes Foodservice, and Manchester City Football Club.

This year, the Kuits NRB Top Fifty is set to return for its eleventh edition and once again recognise fifty top hospitality operators who have excelled both commercially and critically over the past twelve months. The winners are chosen by an expert judging panel after rigorous research and are unveiled on site. Last year, three special achievement awards were presented to Marko Husak and Mayur Patel of Bundobust, Matt Farrell and John Ennis of Graffiti Spirit Group and Andy Haygarth and Matt Robson of NQ64.

Siobhan Thompson, Event Manager for NRB24 said: 'We are thrilled to officially open the registrations for NRB24. Last year marked a record-breaking success, and we are eagerly looking forward to replicating that achievement in the upcoming year. The unwavering support for the event has consistently been outstanding, and it's now extending to new heights, both within our local community and nationwide.'

The event experienced a 5% increase in attendance last year, with over 300 exhibitors and more than 8,700 attendees, solidifying NRB's stature as a prominent fixture in the hospitality calendar.

Christian Townsley, Co-founder of North Bar Ltd who attended NRB last year, said: “NRB is quite possibly the best hospitality trade show in the country, bringing operators and suppliers together in Manchester. It is an unmissable event.”