In a fast-paced digital world, defining and maintaining relationships has become exceedingly difficult. The prioritization of speed over face time drastically underestimates the power of human interaction and the importance of face-to-face communication. Managing a successful team—and, consequently, a successful restaurant operation—requires personal connections.
At the Restaurant Leadership Conference, you’ll build critical relationships with key industry leaders that can create real dollar value for your brand. Register today to gain a “Return on Relationships” and engage with an agenda that will help you drive loyalty and lead to future financial success.
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 for three days of top-level exchange you can’t get anywhere else.
With more than 40 educational sessions, powerful keynote speakers and plenty of networking opportunities, we’ve got a packed agenda that will inspire your business to evolve.
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. RLC can help you build a better, smarter business.
“The thing I like most about the RLC is the takeaways. I have an iPad full of ideas I am putting into use tomorrow.”Larry Kaplan
K&D Hospitality Group, Inc.
“RLC has been by far the most important conference in my eyes, as we continue to grow.”Jeff Van Schepen
Pizza Ranch, Inc.
“I love RLC. It’s a ‘can’t miss’ event and I have attended more than five years.”Carolyne Canady
Chief Development Officer,
“The quality of content along with the quality of the attendees is heads and shoulders above most, if not all, other conferences.”Chris LaRocca
“Always a great event to hear what is going on from experts, to learn new things and to meet new folks!”Stephen Dunn
Senior Vice President, Chief Global Development Officer,
“Every seminar had something to offer me and my staff in terms of motivation and inspiration in running a business.”John Maki
JYM Enterprises, Inc.
“Once again, RLC is the single best way for restaurateurs to become inspired and informed in ways that will make them successful in our changing industry. I consider my annual pilgrimage to RLC in Scottsdale as essential to my continuing development as a leader in my company and in our industry.”Chris Cramer
CEO & Co-Founder,
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
“I found all the agenda content and networking opportunities to be incredibly beneficial.”Robert Schmied
Vice President, Franchise,
Noodles & Company
“Always a great event to network with peers and reconnect with old friends.”Katie Scherping
“RLC continues to benefit all segments of our industry … a great investment.”Jack Williams
Richie's Real American Diner/Polly's Pies
“I’ll be implementing improvements into my business until the next RLC. It’s the only event that inspires me and makes me realize I can do better.”Trip Ruvane
Barley Creek Brewing Company
“In the 15 years or so I have been attending RLC, the range of speakers has evolved, but the spirit of learning, camaraderie and optimism still reigns.”Chuck Winship
The Little Greek
“Thirty years in the industry and this is one I would not miss.”Paul Mangiamele
Chairman & CEO,
Legendary Restaurant Brands
“As a CEO, with schedules always tight, I have to be quite selective in what I attend; the RLC is on my schedule every year.”Sheri Miksa
President & CEO,