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Crafted specifically for growing brands
7:00am – 7:30am

Running Club

Location: Lobby, Hotel Main Entrance
7:30am – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

7:30am – 6:00pm

Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

7:30am – 6:30pm

RD Lounge

7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

8:30am – 10:30am

General Session

Restaurant Directions "State of the Industry"

With their front-row view of industry performance and trends, the authorities at Technomic and Restaurant Business will provide a timely and data-backed look at what is challenging operators and what strategies are used to build traffic, sales and consumer demand among top brands. Peter Romeo and Joe Pawlak will cover sales trends, consumer demands, a look at new approaches to menu and marketing, and more, in an overview tailored for restaurant growth enterprises. 

Speakers:

Managing Principal
Technomic

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation
Restaurant Business

A morning with Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel has always been ahead of the pack in identifying and capitalizing on business opportunities, from becoming a natural foods chef to creating the low-calorie cocktail category with the launch of Skinnygirl Cocktails. In this conversation, Bethenny shares with audiences the mindset of risk, perseverance and passion necessary to be a successful business leader. Adroitly mixing anecdotes from TV and business, heavily spiced with her self-deprecating humor (one of her best-selling books: “I Suck At Relationships So You Don’t Have To”), Bethenny will explore both the business landscape—for both genders—and how to live a balanced life while achieving your dreams.

Speakers:

Founder & CEO, Skinnygirl, TV Producer and New York Times bestselling author

10:30am – 11:00am

Networking Break

10:30am – 11:00am

Photo Opportunity with Bethenny Frankel

Speakers:

Founder & CEO, Skinnygirl, TV Producer and New York Times bestselling author

11:00am – 11:45am

Education Forums (coming soon!)

Option 1: Culinary
Option 2: Operations
Option 3: Technology
Option 4: Supply Chain
Option 5: Expansion
Option 6: Workforce
Option 7: Innovation Forum
Option 8: Innovation Forum
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Networking Lunch

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Education Forums (coming soon!):

Option 1: Culinary
Option 2: Operations
Option 3: Technology
Option 4: Supply Chain
Option 5: Expansion
Option 6: Workforce
Option 7: Innovation Forum
Option 8: Innovation Forum
3:15pm – 5:00pm

General Session

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Happy Hour

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dinner on Your Own

8:30pm – 10:30pm

RD After Dark

60+Speakers
600+Attendees