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.
Times are changing. Customer needs are shifting. In this session, learn more about how manufacturers are adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of customers. Through new innovations, product design updates, connected technologies and more, discover how to meet growing trends and customer needs.
Global supply chain leaders representing U.S.- and internationally-based franchisors and franchisees on key challenges and solutions in managing global supply chains within the foodservice industry.
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
Franchising is the primary model used by restaurants expanding internationally, including by companies that do not franchise domestically. The International Franchise Association is the oldest and largest franchise association in the world. Hear from global leaders about best practices in international growth, including:
-Maximizing Success and Avoiding Mistakes
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 hospitality and restaurant executive. 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.