February, 23rd 9:30AM-1PM FREE & Virtual Conference
Open to ALL (membership not required!)
Don’t miss this opportunity– we have NEVER before opened up this educational conference for free to ALL restaurant owners/operators!
Following the pivotal (and rather tumultuous!) 2020, we want to ensure that our first ever 100% Virtual Fast Forward event remains as vital and relevant as as possible — so we’ll be laser focused on virtual engagement with ascending topics, upcoming trends & national speakers, and incredible raffle prizes sure to draw even more industry attendees!
9:30-9:45 — A Year in Reflection/Looking Ahead as Restaurants Rise
Carrie Leishman, Delaware Restaurant Association
Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts
Carl Georigi, Platinum Dining Group
9:45-10:30 — A National Landscape on the Minimum & Tip Wage Threats
Mike Whatley, National Restaurant Association
10:30-10:45 — Virtual Exhibitor Booth/Raffle Entry (DON’T MISS!)
Paul Ruggiero, NKS Distributors
10:45-11:15 — Data-Driven Dining & Consumer Experiences
Caroline Bye & Cody Parrish, Morning Consult
11:15-12 — Restaurant PR in the Age of “Cancel Culture”
Doug Elmets, Elmets Communication
Ron Ruggless, Nation’s Restaurant News
Adam Carpenter, Twitter
Alexandra Lourdes & Lin Jermoe, Refined Hospitality/Café Lola
12-12:45 — New Year, New Administration & New Rules for Hospitality:
What’s on the Menu for 2021?
Dena Calo & Gary Eidelman, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
12:45-1 Conference Closing & Raffle Winners Announced