Wednesday, April 17 7:45am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Sunset Lawn
Wednesday, April 17 8:00am – 11:00am

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Presented By:
Kraft Heinz Company
McLane Company
NCR Voyix
PepsiCo Foodservice
Wednesday, April 17 9:00am – 11:00am

General Session

Location: Grand Saguaro Ballroom
Food 4 Thought Power Talks Recap

Hear topline insights from our moderators who will provide key takeaways from the continued Food 4 Thought Power Talk ‘deeper dive’ discussions that took place during Innovation Forums.


President, Media and Events
Informa Connect Foodservice

Executive Editor
Nation's Restaurant News

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business

Restaurant Business

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business, FoodService Director

CEO v. CEO, an Executive Exchange

New Roles, New Goals - Leaders who have recently been named ‘new’ CEOs of Iconic Brands

This lightning style session will feature two top restaurant leaders who will interview each other to address some engaging questions about their businesses and discuss important industry hot topics. Hear enlightening stories about their path to the head of the table, and their balance to stay relevant to their brands while inserting a bit of their own secret sauce! 


The Habit Burger

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

Presented By:
NCR Voyix
CA State of Mind

The Data, Facts, and Details you need to know about the Fast-Food Wage increase in California and what it could mean for the future of your business.  Hear from top industry leaders on the front line who will share their insights.  This is a discussion you won’t want to miss.


President and Chief Operating Officer
Dave's Hot Chicken

CEO & President
Diversified Restaurant Group

Senior Restaurant Analyst
Bloomberg Intelligence

WEH Management

Executive Editor | Moderator
Restaurant Business

Presented By:
Ivey Talent Partners
From a Home Run to a Slam Dunk- Score Big with Athlete and Sports Collaborations!

Harnessing the power of athletes as potential partners can pay off when positioned right! In this marketing focused session, hear key insights (and some fun stories) from top restaurant operators that have played the field and hit it out of the park with unique collaborations to leverage the influence of talent to enhance customer experience and engagement.


Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Big Chicken

EVP, Conferences | Moderator
Informa Connect Foodservice