Need Advice? Restaurant Executive Summit Offers Arena for Peer-to-Peer Problem Solving

Restaurant operators seeking advice and insights into the industry's top technologies and commercial real estate opportunities can find the answers to their questions at the 2010 Restaurant Executive Summit, this September 29 €" October 1 at The Grand Del Mar Resort in San Diego, Calif, in the form of two interactive workshops.

These hands-on workshops give restaurant executives a platform to discuss pressing business topics in a roundtable setting. The two sessions, which are offered concurrently, will allow groups of 25 operators to work through the top-of-mind issues that are most important to them. Operators can choose from one of two workshops:

Technology Initiatives: a hands-on discussion of top priority technologies in the year ahead. Topics include innovation and investment plans, lessons learned from false-starts, and best practices discussions. This workshop will be moderated by:

  • Rohit Verma, Professor, Service Operations Management, Executive Director of the Center for Hospitality Research, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
  • Steven Barrow, Vice President of Information Systems, Luby's Inc.

Real Estate Boot Camp: a moderated discussion of trends, challenges and opportunities in commercial real estate. How have the rules of real estate been changed by the recession? What can restaurants do to "buy smart" and capitalize on new investment opportunities? This workshop will be moderated by:

  • Earle Wason, CCIM, Wason Associates, Hospitality Real Estate Brokerage Group
  • Samuel Borgese, President & CEO, CB Holding Corp.
About the Restaurant Executive Summit
Now entering its sixth year, Hospitality Technology's Restaurant Executive Summit presents a full program of solutions-focused educational sessions offering insights from across the restaurant environment, including technology, operations, finance and marketing. Key decision-makers will be able to share strategies and exchange ideas outside of departmental silos, with the collective goal of staying in front of industry trends, preserving financial health, and positioning their companies for growth. Peer-to-peer collaboration and networking with the hospitality industry's leading technology solution providers provide additional value to attendees.

This year's focus is "Priority Initiatives and Growth Opportunities in the New Hospitality Dynamic." Over the past 18 months, a number of societal, technological and economic factors have converged, resulting in a very different landscape for foodservice operations - in effect, a "new hospitality dynamic." Key sessions include:

  • Your Brand is Your Business: Align for Growth in the New Hospitality Dynamic
  • A New Design Model for Business Innovation
  • Technology Super Session: Technology that Drives Top-Line Growth
  • Rebuilding Your Workforce
  • Ubertrends: Socially Engaging the New Era Guest
  • CFO Perspectives: Managing the Cost of Change
  • Impact of National Policy: Unprecedented Change

For more information about the 2010 Restaurant Executive Summit, click here.

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