Tuesday, April 12 6:30am – 7:00am

RLC Running Club

Location: Departure from the Sunset Terrace (outside the Saguaro Ballroom)

You just can't beat the beautiful weather and scenery of Arizona! Join us for an invigorating morning run around the picturesque JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and get your day started on the right foot.

Tuesday, April 12 7:00am – 6:30pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Tuesday, April 12 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, April 12 8:15am – 9:00am

Innovation Forums (choose 1 of 11)

Led by the brightest professionals in foodservice, RLC's innovation forums are packed with hot topics and powerful messages designed to spark new ideas. Connect with the industry's game changers and gain valuable takeaways from the latest and greatest in foodservice innovation. There's something for everyone! 

Tuesday, April 12 9:30am – 11:30am

General Session

Location: Grand Saguaro Ballroom
Tucker Bryant, Poetic Leadership Speaker/Google Product Marketer
Speakers:

Poetic Leadership Speaker/Google Product Marketer

Supply Chain Disruption: Challenges and Solutions

In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from restaurant supply chain professionals on the current state of supply chain challenges facing restaurants. The group will discuss their approaches to managing the headaches that have arisen post-pandemic as supply chain lines have seen massive upheaval and will discuss their outlook for how and when things will return to some semblance of normalcy.

Speakers:

Senior Principal
Technomic

Tuesday, April 12 11:30am – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

Tuesday, April 12 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Innovation Forums (choose 1 of 11)

Tuesday, April 12 2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

Tuesday, April 12 3:00pm – 4:30pm

General Session

Location: Grand Saguaro Ballroom
How to Take Your Restaurant Public

The IPO market has come back with a vengeance. Five restaurant chains went public in 2021 and more are expected to come this year. This panel explores the risks and rewards of an initial public offering, and the strategies companies should use to take their companies public.

An Afternoon with Bill Belichick
Speakers:

Head Coach
New England Patriots

Tuesday, April 12 4:30pm – 6:00pm

RLC Marketplace

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom & Foyer

With almost 200 suppliers on display, you're sure to find all the industry-shapers within the RLC Marketplace. It's all about the connections you make and the hands you'll shake here, where suppliers and operators gather to uncover the latest solutions, sample new products and even close deals.

RLC Marketplace Happy Hour
Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom & Foyer

It's time for everyone's favorite hour … happy hour! Take a well-deserved break, and mix and mingle among the displays in the Restaurant Product Gallery. With almost 200 suppliers on display, you're sure to find all the industry-shapers within the RLC Marketplace. It's all about the connections you make and the hands you'll shake here, where suppliers and operators gather to uncover the latest solutions, sample new products and even close deals. 

Tuesday, April 12 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Dinner On Your Own

Tuesday, April 12 8:30pm – 10:00pm

RLC After Dark

For the perfect “nightcap” following a busy day of networking, learning and deal-making, meet friends and colleagues at RLC After Dark. Light refreshments and specialty beverages will complete the festivities - along with you!