Charlie Rose to Provide Keynote Presentation at 2010 National Restaurant Association Restaurant

Charlie Rose to Provide Keynote Presentation at 2010 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®

(Chicago) Acclaimed interviewer and newscaster Charlie Rose will share insights into current issues and events, based on his years of conversations with the biggest newsmakers in the world, at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show this month. Rose will address attendees at the Association’s 2010 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show on Sunday, May 23, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

“Charlie Rose is one of America’s most recognizeable newscasters, and his insights will be invaluable,” said Ira Cohn, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2010 and President of ARAMARK Business and Industry Group. “Mr. Rose’s background of interacting with some of the most influential elected and opinion leaders of our time puts him in a unique position to provide NRA Show 2010 attendees with new perspectives on issues that affect all of us.”

As the executive editor and anchor of Charlie Rose, the nightly one-hour interview program on PBS, and a contributing correspondent to the CBS News program 60 Minutes, he has been described as “the major cultural and intellectual historian of recent times and he has done so by causing a paradigm shift in how we learn – of how we acquire new knowledge of what is happening in the world around us.”

Since 1991, Charlie Rose has logged more in-depth hours with Nobel Laureates, and extraordinary men and women of science, politics, art, business, sports, technology, literature and entertainment than any other program in the world. These conversations have provided accessible profiles of the people who have influenced our world. Examples of personalities Mr. Rose has engaged include Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Nicolas Sarkozy, Lula da Silva, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Recep Erdogan, Bashar al-Assad, Pervez Musharraf, Hosni Mubarak, Lee Kuan Yew and Manmohan Singh.

Mr. Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina, and received B.A. and J.D. degrees from Duke University. He has received numerous journalistic awards and honorary degrees.

Rose’s keynote address will be held at 2 p.m. in McCormick Place’s Vista Ballroom, S406, on May 23. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The keynote is open to all registered NRA Show 2010 attendees, exhibitors and media, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals. NRA Show 2010 will be held May 22-25, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event attracts tens of thousands of attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and showcases more products, services, innovative ideas and other growth opportunities than any other industry event. For more information, visit the Show Web site at NRA Show 2010 is also on Twitter @NRAShow2010 (event hashtag #NRAShow) and Facebook at


Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. For more information, visit our Web site at

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  1. Jessica says:

    :-) I heart Charlie Rose!

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