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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.

7:45am – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
7:45am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: RLC Marketplace
7:45am – 6:00pm

RLC Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
8:45am – 9:30am

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! 

Option 1
Presented By:
McLane Foodservice
Option 2
Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Option 3
Presented By:
PepsiCo Foodservice
Option 4
Presented By:
Qu
Option 5
Presented By:
DIRECTV/AT&T
Option 6
Presented By:
United Sorghum Checkoff Program
Option 7
Presented By:
Paytronix
Option 8
Presented By:
Vixxo
Option 9
Option 10
Option 11
9:30am – 11:00am

General Session

Restaurants’ Virtual Future

Virtual kitchens have become remarkably popular during the pandemic and have the potential to change how the industry develops and creates new concepts and generates returns on investment. This session discusses the economics and operations of virtual kitchens and how they can help operators generate sales and entrepreneurs make money fast. 

Speakers:

Editor-in-Chief | Moderator
Restaurant Business

President & CEO | Panelist
Wow Bao

CEO, Starbird / Founder & Chairman, The Culinary Edge

11:30am – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

Location: Ballroom Lawn
12:45pm – 1:45pm

Personal Time

2:00pm – 2:45pm

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! 

Option 1
Presented By:
SMG - Service Management Group
Option 2
Presented By:
Wisely
Option 3
Presented By:
ADM Marketing
Option 4
Presented By:
Consolidated Concepts
Option 5
Presented By:
Nestlé Professional
Option 6
Presented By:
HotSchedules, Now Powered by Fourth
Option 7
Presented By:
Toast Inc.
Option 8
Presented By:
ServiceChannel
Option 9
Presented By:
Zenput
Option 10
Option 11
2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm – 4:30pm

General Session

An Evening with Shaquille O'Neal

Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name – Shaq. A cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. O’Neal has since pivoted that same discipline into several businesses, including television and media, and even restaurants. As a board member of Papa John’s, he has become the brand’s ambassador and investor in nine locations, in addition to his ownership over several other franchises, including Five Guys, Auntie Anne’s, and Krispy Kreme. Dedicated to overachieving, on and off the court, Shaq joins us to share his story and the lessons he learned along the way.

Speakers:

Member NBA Hall of Fame & 15-Time NBA All Star Player, Media Personality, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

4:30pm – 6:00pm

RLC Marketplace

Location: RLC Marketplace

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. 

Happy Hour
Location: RLC Marketplace

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. 

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Dinner on Your Own

8:30pm – 10:00pm

RLC After Dark

Location: Meritage

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

100+Speakers
1350Attendees