seminars + demonstrations

Attendees of the Mid-America Restaurant Expo have full access to our dynamic and robust virtual exhibit hall, where exhibitor booths will be showcasing the latest equipment, products and services. We will also be presenting a full slate of incredible educational and business-building seminars. Expo programming will focus on the innovation, technology and trends transforming the food service industry.

Questions? Please contact Shoshanna Gross at sgross@ohiorestaurant.org or call 614.246.0217.

Schedule: Monday, November 1s

Schedule: Sunday, October 31st

Time

Class

Track

11:00 a.m.

Meet the Partner: Sedgwick Workers Compensation Insurance                     Featuring: Paul Feck & David Jacobson

  Tools for Success

12:00 p.m.

Meet the Partner: ServSafe Offerings  Featuring: Renee Hoggay   Tools for Success

1:00 p.m.

Meet the Team: ORA Member Benefits  Featuring: ORA Membership Team & Michael LaMarca   Tools for Success

 

Schedule: Monday, November 1st

Time

Class
Track

9:00 a.m.

Your Voice Matters: Effective Advocacy Strategies for our Industry Panel: Featuring Tod Bowen, Sean Kennedy, Rep. Rick Carfagna, and Sandy Spang

Tools for Success

10:00 a.m.

Everyone Welcome: Featuring  Billy Kolber & Kenny Porpora

Employee Wellness 

11:00 a.m.

Understanding the New Work Force Panel: Featuring Erin Patinkin, Jenny Weissbourd, and Emily Fabiano  Employee Wellness 

12:00 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK  

1:00 p.m.

Dig In: Marketing your Restaurant Today! Featuring Faith Bevard Tools for Success

2:00 p.m. 

Heidelberg Presents: Perfectly Paired- building a wine list that complements your menu: Featuring: Mary Horn Food & Beverage Trends

3:00 p.m.

Protecting your Business from the Next Cyber Attack: Featuring Marc McTeague

Tools for Success

4:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: Featuring Nacho Aguirre

Food & Beverage Trends

 

Schedule: Tuesday, November 2nd

Time

Class
Track

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Presentation: What is the Role of Restaurants in Retail Developments? Featuring: Yaromir Steiner 

Business Strategy

10:00 a.m.

Understanding the impact of COVID on Your Recipe Costing: Featuring: Mark Kelnhofer 

 Tools for Success

11:00 a.m.

 

Digital Evolution and The Great Resignation: How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Will Save The Restaurant World

 

Business Strategy

12:00 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK  

1:00 p.m.

COFTA Presents: Food Truck Operators Forum Featuring: Jim Pashovich and Enrico Margaroli 

Business Strategy

2:00 p.m.

The State of the Supply Chain Panel: Featuring Brad Wasserstrom, Jeffery Fix, Prakash Karamchandani, Taylor Lanzet, and Karen Brennan

Business Strategy

3:00 p.m.

Offer them more than just a paycheck. Easy solutions to help you attract and retain the right talent  Featuring: Kimberlee Vandervoorn & Nick Gates

Employee Wellness

4:00 p.m.

Mixed Up! Cocktail Competition Finals

 

 

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