Featured Presentations

Actionable insights from the brightest minds in the business.

Signature '19: The Future of Dining

Sunday, May 19, 2:00 p.m.

The definitive conversation on foodservice, this standing-room-only session gave a rare glimpse into the shifts happening across the entire foodservice landscape as four leaders from major foodservice segments—Applebee's, Hy-Vee, Wawa, and Cooper's Hawk—gave clear insights into where, what, and how people will dine in the coming years.



Presented by:

Dawn Sweeney
President & CEO
National Restaurant Association

John Cywinski
Applebee’s Bar & Grill

Randy Edeker
Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President
Hy-Vee, Inc.

Chris Gheysens
President & CEO

Tim McEnery
Founder and CEO
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

SuperSession: The Future of Restaurants

Monday, May 20, 11:00 a.m.

From voice-activated tech to robotics to innovative digital engagement tools, this session presented a walkthrough of the innovations being developed, and the ideas being generated, at forward-thinking companies Domino’s Pizza, Miso Robotics, and SevenRooms. See the next revolution in action.



Presented by:

Melissa Burghardt
Chief Operating Officer
Miso Robotics

Allison Page
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder

Christopher Thomas-Moore
Vice President – Global eCommerce & Digital Marketing
Domino's Pizza

Sara Rush Wirth
Executive Editor
Restaurant Business

Winning at the Restaurant Business: Insights from the Top 500

Monday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.

Top research and insight industry experts shared data into where the restaurant industry is headed, which restaurant concepts are winning big (and why), and the latest in acquisitions and financial trends. Attendees got a taste of how best-in-class operators are using predictive technology to anticipate industry, menu, and pricing trends for their businesses.



Presented by:

Pat Noone
Executive Vice President
Business Development

Joe Pawlak
Managing Director

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