Gain valuable insights and perspectives on the new disruptors changing the way restaurants do business


Engage in workshops, general sessions and gallery explorations all designed to challenge your current way of thinking


RLC is unmatched when it comes to engagement, interaction and information exchange…check out the caliber of attendees


See the most innovative and creative executives live at RLC 2016 and leverage their secrets to success


Collaborate with more than 200 industry suppliers in RLC’s Restaurant Product Gallery

Disrupt, or be disrupted.

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Climate changes. Generational shifts. Rogue investors. Menu labeling. There is any number of distractions that bypass most businesses and knock lesser restaurants off course. Then there are those earth-shifting disruptions—raising the minimum wage, the growing Hispanic population, millennial market domination, smartphones and others—that spread across the fault lines of the industry affecting every segment and every aspect of operations. This year at the 16th annual Restaurant Leadership Conference, we’re examining the people, innovations and forces that will change your business forever. We’ll look at the factors rocking restaurants to their core and revolutionizing how operators go to market for a decade, a generation or a lifetime.

RLC is the restaurant industry’s premier, top-to-top, invitation-only event where the most progressive and influential professionals gather each year. Join these powerful players in Phoenix for 3 days of progressive education, unlimited networking and successful innovation discovery. This is your ONE opportunity to connect with the right people, in the right environment, face-to-face…

The Industry Comes Together at RLC

Why Should I Attend Restaurant Leadership?


Our mission is simple—drive debate, find common threads, report the trends and create opportunities to collaborate that cannot be reproduced.

Connections that Count

This invitation-only event allows you to unite with the right people in the right environment, join us for three days of top-level exchange you can’t get anywhere else.

Unparalleled Content

Check this out: 40+ educational sessions, powerful keynote speakers plus plenty of networking opportunities—we’ve got a packed agenda that will inspire your business to evolve.

Best-in-Class Suppliers

At RLC we mean business…the Restaurant Product Gallery is where industry leaders converge to share breakthroughs and most importantly inspiration. A few hours on the show floor can provide you with years of insights.

Networking Knows No Bounds

Expect to encounter key decision makers, top influencers and senior management teams representing some of the most innovative companies in foodservice to date.

Bottom Line: Grow Business

Come see how today’s bright ideas are reshaping tomorrow’s restaurants. The irreplaceable opportunities that come out of meetings such as RLC can help you build a better, smarter business.

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