2019 seminars + demonstrations

Attendees of the 2019 Mid-America Restaurant Expo have full access to our dynamic exhibit hall, where more than 350 booths and displays will be showcasing their equipment and sharing their edibles. But for no extra charge, they also have full access to an incredible lineup of 50+ educational and business-building seminars.

Expo programming will focus on the innovation, technology and trends transforming the foodservice industry.

Check back often…new seminars and demonstrations are still being added to the lineup! Questions? Please contact Tom Clemens at tclemens@ohiorestaurant.org or call (877) 265-7469

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Attendee Registration Opens

Hall B

8:30 a.m.

Connections Café
Network with your peers over coffee prior to the show

B 131

9:00 a.m.

Pizza Pizzazz Competition

Competition Area

10:00 a.m.

Show Floor Opens

 

11:00 a.m.

Insights from a CEO: Cameron Mitchell
Cameron Mitchell, Founder and CEO, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Innovation Stage

11:00 a.m.

Streamlining Restaurant Operations with Technology
Chris Snoyer, Spiffy

B140

11:30 a.m.

Culinary Demo: Chef Jennifer Kagy
Chef Jennifer Kagy, Sysco

Demo Stage

11:30 a.m.

How to Keep Your People Longer & Get the Most Out of Them...PS, It's NOT All About Money!
Jeremy Galvin, Master Pizza
B132

12:30 p.m.

Keynote Address:
A Culinary demonstration by Celebrity chef, restaurateur and television star MICHAEL SYMON

Demo Stage

2:00 p.m.

Sous Vide Training

Chef Richard Rosendale

B144

2:00 p.m.

Managing Your Labor Cost Crisis
Kurt Schnaubelt & Trevor Boomstra, AlixPartners

Technology & Trends Stage

2:00 p.m.

Marketing Your Business for the Now
Bruce Irving, Smart Pizza Marketing

B140

2:00 p.m.

Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose: Succession Strategies to Protect and Perpetuate Your Business
Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection

Sponsored by the American Society for Asset Protection

B142

2:00 p.m.

Hispanics - Catalysts for change in the Restaurant Business

Diego Rondon, Sysco

B132

3:00 p.m.

Franchising Your Operation

Michael LaMarca

Innovation Stage

3:30 p.m.

Culinary Demo: Chef Jonathon Sawyer
Chef Jonathon Sawyer, Proud Clevelander and owner of The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, Trentina and SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe

Demo Stage

3:30 p.m.

Online Ordering and How It’s Impacting the Industry
Panel Discussion

Technology & Trends Stage

3:30 p.m.

Why You Should Encourage Your Employees to Report Misconduct – And How to Respond
Juliette Gust, Ethics Suite

B140

3:30 p.m.

Digital Marketing – Staying Ahead in a Changing World
Michael Terranova, Optimize Marketing

B142

3:30 p.m.

Staffing 101: How to Hire and Retain Great Employees
Bob Welcher, RCI

B144

3:30 p.m.

Pizza Pizzazz Awards

Competition Area

5:00 p.m.

Show Floor Closes

 

6:00 p.m.

ORA Industry Awards Celebration
(pre-registration is required)

The Ivory Room
2 Miranova Place
Columbus, OH 43215


Monday, January 14, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Attendee Registration Opens

Hall B

8:30 a.m.

CONNECT at the Expo Networking Breakfast featuring Industry Influencers

Union Station Ballroom C 

10:00 a.m.

Show Floor Opens

 

10:30 a.m.

Local Sourcing and How It Impacts Your Community’s Economy
Molly Reams Thompson, FreshSpoke

Technology & Trends Stage 

11:00 a.m.

Culinary Demo: Chef Richard Rosendale

Chef Richard Rosendale

Demo Stage

11:00 a.m.

Micro-Influencers, Major Impact: 5 Steps to Great Partnerships
Kate Finley, Belle Communication

Innovation Stage

11:00 a.m.

How to Use Video in Your Restaurant and Why You Need To
Bruce Irving, Smart Pizza Marketing

B142

11:00 a.m.

Proven Menu Engineering Techniques
Mark Kelnhofer, Return on Ingredients

B140

11:00 a.m.

How Do You Know You’re Winning if You Don’t Know the Score? How to Read and Understand Your Monthly Financials
Jim Kikenge, BookWerks, LLC

B144

11:00 a.m.

Multigenerational Management
Jeff Butler, Millennial Generation Expert and Technology Speaker

B132

12:00 p.m.

Consumer Insights for 2019
Rich Shank, Technomic

Technology & Trends Stage

12:30 p.m.

Culinary Demonstration: Chef Mario Rizzotti, The Italian Culinary Expert
Chef Mario Rizzotti, Culinary Judge and Television Personality

Demo Stage

12:30 p.m.

When Crisis Strikes Your Restaurant: Navigating and Online and Social Media Crisis
Hinda Mitchell, Inspire PR Group

B140

12:30 p.m.

How to Add a Profitable Craft Beer Program to Any Restaurant  
Nick Bogacz, Caliente Pizza & Draft House

B142

12:30 p.m.

6 Steps to Build Your Brand with Social Media & Email Marketing
Geoffrey Brown, Main Street Hub

B132

12:30 p.m.

Drive Traffic and Reach Consumers Through Effective and Inexpensive Solo Direct Mail
Shayne Walters, Synergy

B144

1:00 p.m.

Insights from a CEO: Britney Ruby Miller
Britney Ruby Miller, President, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

Innovation Stage

2:00 p.m.

Insights from a CEO: Tanisha Robinson
Tanisha Robinson, CEO, BrewDog USA

Innovation Stage

2:00 p.m.

Common Restaurant Insurance Mistakes…and How to Fix Them
Brad Toft, Newman & Tucker

B140

2:00 p.m.

Pulling the Curtain Back on Music Licensing
Dan Spears, BMI

B142

4:00 p.m.

Show Floor Closes

 

Great show this year! Lots of booths and a few great competitions! Nice work!

Jeremy Galvin, Master Pizza

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