The U.S. restaurant industry employs close to 13 million people and has an overall economic impact quickly approaching $2 trillion dollars. As the marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, restaurateurs must maintain operating efficiencies while remaining innovative in order to improve profitability. UCLA Extension presents a specialized program for restaurant leaders–with opportunities to learn, network, and be inspired. This one-day conference allows you to explore the characteristics behind some of the recent successes of your peers, as well as key trends that will influence your future. We provide a unique, non-competitive forum for restaurant owners and executives to share experiences, complemented by the educational insights of industry experts.
Who should attend:
• Restaurant industry (operators, owners, investors, supply chain, professional advisors)
• Labor experts (attorneys, staffing companies, HR professionals)
• Technology companies (restaurant automation and technology)
• Real estate (developers, commercial leasing agents)
This year’s general theme:
“Dining, Disrupted.” What are past disruption/inflection points in the restaurant industry, and what will the near future bring? What are the current disruption/inflection points? What will the near future of the industry look like?