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Featured Sessions

Be inspired and awed by the industry icons, celebrated figures, and innovative thinkers we’re bringing to the Show.

2022 Keynote

Alexis Ohanian

Founder of Seven Seven Six and Co-Founder of Reddit

Moderator: Starr Marcello

Deputy Dean of MBA Programs University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Join Alexis Ohanian—Founder of Seven Seven Six and Co-Founder of Reddit – as he sheds new light on how creating and embracing disruption can amplify growth and produce positive transformations.

Moderated by Starr Marcello, deputy dean of MBA Programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business – and an expert in entrepreneurship and innovation, this intimate conversation with Alexis will tap into his vast knowledge of today’s new business realities as he addresses many of the disruptions that are changing the future of business and how they will translate to the foodservice industry, including crypto currency, web 3.0, and historic social and cultural shifts. What do these disruptions mean to our industry, and how can we prepare for and embrace them?

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. CST

Grand Ballroom, McCormick Place / Open to all Show attendees

Presented By American Express

Featured Session with Technomic: Restaurants in the Hot Seat

Tracey Ayres

Vice President, Brand & Innovation, Papa Murphy's International

Tana Davila

Chief Marketing Officer, P.F. Chang's

Luis Velasco

SVP and Marketing Head, Jollibee Foods Corporation

Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal, Technomic

What does the future hold for restaurants? How will consumers' foodservice behaviors continue to evolve? Join Technomic experts and leadings operators for “Restaurants in the Hot Seat”, where they’ll answer these questions and more in this new and exciting fast-paced debate. Operators will share how they’re putting valuable Technomic industry and consumer insights into practice along with actions needed to tackle challenges, all to win big in business. Who can beat the clock as we burn through the most pressing foodservice issues of the day? Don’t worry, we’ll leave time for questions from you as well!

Monday, May 23, 2022 – 1:00 p.m. CST

Grand Ballroom, McCormick Place / Open to all Show attendees

Presented by Uber Eats
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