Use the code ALLIANCE2017 at checkout to recieve complimentary admission.
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 | 12:00pm-12:30pm (30 mins)
Behind the buzz of craft and local:
The craft cocktail and local food movement has taken the hospitality industry by storm. A panel of experts will discuss the state of the movement, where it came from and where it's going.
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 | 1:00pm-1:45pm
Greening Your Restaurants 101
While restaurants may be required to recycle and even mandated to compost, many are developing their own voluntary initiatives to reduce food waste, source sustainably, and limit their impact on the environment. Discover how your business can be a steward of the environment.
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 | 2:15pm-3:00pm (45 mins)
Optimize Your Restaurant for Profitability
Food and beverage operators seek innovative ways to market their brands and grow their profits. Learn how businesses are generating revenue during off peak hours, using their space creatively, hosting unique events and rethinking their traditional business model to stay relevant and maximize margins.
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 | 4:15pm-5:00pm
Creating One-of-a-Kind Multi-Concept Operations: Yes, It Can Be Done
One Operator. 80+ concepts. 33 cities. 3 countries. How does one brand not only make it work, but make it work in a way that no one else does? The magic lies in applying a strategic, creative approach that isn’t formulaic, and giving restaurant talent the freedom and autonomy to take risks and thoughtfully look at each market through a fresh lens. By throwing the “corporate rulebook” out the window, it means there’s no singular menu, style or concept that’s pushed from the top down from market to market.
Monday, November 13th, 2017 | 10:45am-11:30am (45 mins)
Hospitality Begins At Home: Creating Your Company Culture
To attract and retain talent, companies need to create culture. This panel shifts the focus from creating incredible guest experiences to cultivating positive worker experiences. From perks to profit sharing, from training programs to professional growth, this discussion will focus on what it means to develop and nurture your company’s culture and work experience of your employees.
Monday, November 13th, 2017 | 3:45pm-4:30pm (45 mins)
What’s Cooking for 2018? Trends & Insights
Poke, meaty vegetables and noodles were just some of the food trends defining 2017. Listen in as experts and tastemakers reveal their predictions of what will be making the restaurant market buzz in 2018.