Climate changes. Generational shifts. Rogue investors. Menu labeling. There are 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 18th 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 three days of progressive education, unlimited networking and successful innovation discovery.
Our mission is simple—drive debate, find common threads, report the trends and create opportunities to collaborate that cannot be reproduced.
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.
Check this out! More than 40 educational sessions, powerful keynote speakers plus plenty of networking opportunities—we’ve got a packed agenda that will inspire your business to evolve.
At RLC we mean business … the Restaurant Product Gallery is where industry leaders converge to share breakthroughs and, most important, inspiration. A few hours on the show floor can provide you with years of insights.
Expect to encounter key decision-makers, top influencers and senior management teams representing some of the most innovative companies in foodservice to date.
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.
“The flow of RLC 2015 was phenomenal, the speakers were on point and engaging, the topics are what we need to focus on today not what has already happened.”Nikhil Mehta
Eat Out Now, Inc.
‘A major part of RLC is not only the presenters but also the other attendees. My sense is that everyone was open, engaged and interested in meeting other restaurateurs.”John Pryor
“Networking at RLC was fantastic. Breakout sessions were valuable. FLASH Talks were excellent.”Dusty Profumo
“A “must attend” event for forward thinking executives. No other conference combines great speakers with strong networking like RLC.”Kevin Kruse
Hurricane Grill & Wings
“It never ceases to amaze me how many talented and passionate people come to RLC. All were more than willing to share their experience and wisdom.”Joanne Giordano
“RLC is one of the few conferences where you get to listen to so many CEO’s and their stories.”Lee Knowlton
“The caliber of keynote speakers alone made my experience at RLC worthwhile.”Kristy Todd
“RLC is the perfect balance of general sessions, featuring both industry specific and general political/economical content, combined with workshops and social events.”Andrew Marolda
Beekman Investment Partners
“I found the RLC speakers to be absolutely outstanding. I left the conference inspired and energized to a level I have not felt in years.”Keith Solsvig
Hunt Brothers Pizza