Innovation Forums (Choose 1 of 6)
At the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference, we’re examining the people, innovations and forces that will change your business for the foreseeable future. We’ll look at the factors revolutionizing restaurant development and expansion and how operators go to market for a decade, a generation or a lifetime. Led by the brightest and most innovative entrepreneurs in foodservice, GRLC's Innovation Forums feature global “hot topics” and powerful messages designed to spark new ideas.
It either forces you to get stronger, or it slowly destroys your life – There’s no in-between. Author of ‘Your Oxygen Mask’ Kevin Lawrence and Business Coach to International CEOs and Executives has discovered seventeen habits that allow any leader to transcend the perils of success and to keep achieving.
Just as consumers now expect more in terms of the food they eat, they are also beginning to take note of restaurants’ “green” practices for management of supplies, buildings and infrastructure. Major global and regional chains are making important changes and—importantly—promoting them aggressively, indicating that they have reason to believe “green” positioning resonates with their customers. Walk away from this session equipped with the forward-looking initiatives industry leaders are deploying to become more sustainable and build business off of it.
We have entered an era where brands function as more than their original intention. Restaurants, fitness clubs, and retails brands have rooted their identity and values in something deeper than their product offerings. Their unique value propositions stem from creating a company culture built on a strong mission and a definable purpose.
Join us we discuss restaurants that are becoming lifestyle brands and how these companies are leading the charge on what it means to offer more than food. Learn how you can firmly communicate your brand's mission to your guests and connect everything you do back to it.
General SessionLocation: Roselle Simpor Ballroom, Sands Expo Level 4
Restaurants brands that expand globally do so in an increasingly tumultuous world. Hear global restaurant leaders share their perspectives and experiences navigating political, economic and regulatory headwinds while doing business outside home borders in a time of rising expressions of national self-interest.
Given this extraordinary conclusion to an unprecedented gathering of global industry leaders, do not miss the final conversation at GRLC: an assembly of four of the world’s smartest, most accomplished restaurateurs, interviewed by a highly-regarded foodservice business development veteran. These visionary leaders will share what’s driving their respective companies’ growth as it relates to international opportunities and provide actionable insights they’ve garnered in their collective decades of leadership and foodservice success. Each highly respected panelist will provide compelling imperatives for global growth through the power of partnership in the future.