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Restaurant Industry Fast Forward 2019

Discover how the DRA can help “Fast Forward” your business in 2019 – providing vital tools for restaurant owners & operators!

9th Annual DRA Educational Forum:

Restaurant Industry Fast Forward<2019

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019  11 AM – 4 PM 

The Hilton Christiana, Wilmington

Registration & Coffee @ 10:30 am, Sessions begin @ 11 am, Annual Membership Luncheon @ 1:00 pm

A must-attend interactive educational forum for restaurant operators.  Join us as we provide innovative ideas, current industry information, and best practices vital for success in a cultural-shifting and ever-changing landscape. Hear from top industry experts and those who “do it best” – tips and tools for maximizing your business and protecting your bottom line.

  • Opening Remarks from Governor John Carney
  • 2019 Emerging Industry Issues with Gary Eidelman, Saul Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr
  • Breakout Sessions (choose one):
    • National & State Legislative Forecast: What’s Headed Our Way in 2019 with Carrie Leishman, DRA & Mike Whatley, NRA.
    • Spotting Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Protecting Employees & Your Bottom Line with Lt. Andrew Rubin, Newark Police Department
    • Regulatory Updates, Training Mandates & Operational Info all DE Business Owners NEED to Know with Cerron Code DE Secretary of Labor, Jamie Mack Chief of Food Protection DPH, & Trinidad Navarro DE Insurance Commissioner
  • NEW Optional Lunch & Learn Session from Association Health Plans for Small Businesses
  • Breakout Sessions (choose one):
    • National & State Legislative Forecast: What’s Headed Our Way in 2019 with Carrie Leishman, DRA & Mike Whatley, NRA.
    • Spotting Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Protecting Employees & Your Bottom Line with Lt. Andrew Rubin, Newark Police Department
    • Regulatory Updates, Training Mandates & Operational Info all DE Business Owners NEED to Know with Cerron Code DE Secretary of Labor, Jamie Mack Chief of Food Protection DPH, & Trinidad Navarro DE Insurance Commissioner
  • Future of Industry Workforce/The NEW Apprenticeship Models in Delaware with Jon Shortt, NRA
  • Keynote Address- Finding Success: Resources & Realities of Re-Entry Hiring Programs with Priscilla Turgon from Project New Start
  • Industry Happy Hour! – Wine, Beer, & Appetizer Station

The day will begin with coffee, followed by the educational presentations, smaller break-out session, lunch & learn session, another smaller break-out session, educational presentations, then featuring keynote speaker Priscilla Turgon, Project New Start.

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Maximize your event experience by bringing multiple managers & key operators in your business, as some sessions will occur simultaneously.

Bundle Tickets & Save!  $99 per attendee / $79 for each additional ticket

Click here to print the registration form, or register online here:

1 Event Attendee ($99)

2 Event Attendees ($99 + $79 = $178 total)

3 Event Attendees ($257 total)

4 Event Attendees ($336 total)

5 Event Attendees ($415 total)

6 Event Attendees ($494 total)

** Please include attendee names in the NOTES section for all online orders.  There will be no physical event tickets, but all attendees will be checked in as they arrive.

For more information or to order tickets via phone, please contact the DRA Office at 302.738.2545 or email Karen@delawarerestaurant.org