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State of the Industry Summit

The inside scoop on the hottest and most relevant laws, trends, and issues impacting the New York City hospitality industry in 2017. Limited space. Tickets available to restaurant/nightlife/hotel operators only.


February 28, 2017

8:30am - 4:00pm

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 W 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10036


Members Only




Due to limited space, this is event is only open to restaurant/nightlife/hotel operators only. Please inquire at info@theNYCalliance.org for more information.


8:45am: Doors Open - Coffee/Light Bites/Networking


Discussions with Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance powered by HGR Group


1-on-1 with NYS Department of Labor Commissioner - a conversation with Roberta Reardon, Commissioner of the NYS Department of Labor about the agency's mission to enforce employment law, implement new laws/initiatives impacting restaurants and recommended compliance best practices.


Hospitality HR - The uber competitive talent market, the shortage of lines cooks, and the complex employment laws make the job of Human Resources in the hospitality industry more important than ever. Leading HR experts discuss best practices and get into the weeds about their vitally important responsibilities.


Panelist: Susan Spikes, Executive Vice President of Operations, Hill Country Hospitality

Panelist: Kelly Perkins, Director of Human Resources, Noho Hospitality Group

Panelist: Elvira Ryder, Director of Human Resources, Marcus Samuelsson Group 

Interlude with Coffee & Snacks


Fast Casual vs Full Service - What are the forces behind the fast causal restaurant boom and why are full service operators moving to this model?


Panelist: Franklin Becker, Co-Founder and Chief Culinary Officer, Hungryroot

Panelist: Jimmy Haber, CEO,  Esquared Hospitality 

Panelist: Wilson Tang, Owner & Operator, Nom Wah/Fung Tu

Panelist: Andrea Strong, Journalist


TechTalk Showcase with SendaGuy Now


12:30 - 1:30: Lunch


Government Affairs - Laws, regulations and compliance O My! The NYC Hospitality Alliance team talks about the political environment for the NYC hospitality industry, current and proposed laws and what the industry can do to effectively advocate for sensible reform and representation. 


Panelist: Rob Bookman, Partner, Pesetsky & Bookman

Panelist: Jamie Van Bramer, Principal, Yoswein New York

Panelist: Carolyn D. Richmond, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP


Best Practices in 2017 - After digesting a day of thoughtful conversation some of the savviest restaurateurs in the industry share insights into what their companies are doing to stay open, be profitable, and remain relevant.


Panelist: John Meadow, CEO, LDV Hospitality

Panelist: Doug Griebel, Co-Founder, Rosa Mexicano

Panelist: Georgette Farkas, Founder & General Manager, Rotisserie Georgette 


"As CEO of Carmine's and Virgil's, and a member of The Alliance, I can personally attest to the significant ROI that we have received from our Alliance membership dues."

- Jeffrey Bank, Carmine's & Virgil's Real BBQ

"OMG! I love being a member! As a small business owner, I'm involved in all decisions affecting my operations. What I love about The Alliance is that this organization gives me access to the same experts and resources the major players have been utilizing for decades."

- Melba Wilson, Melba's Restaurant

"The Hospitality Helpline is by far my favorite benefit. When I reach out with a question, The Alliance team always responds right away with the information I need."

- Sally Chironis, Sally Chironis

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