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Keynote Presentations

Actionable insights from the brightest minds in the business to boost your company’s bottom line.

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Keynote Speakers

Thought Leadership That Guides Business Growth

Whether notable for their visionary approach to business, steady hand at diplomacy, or entrepreneurial spirit, our recent keynote speakers have shared personal experiences and meaningful lessons that transcend industries. Since 2016, National Restaurant Association President & CEO Dawn Sweeney has sat down for engaging conversations with our keynote speakers, drawing connections that advance your learning and the industry.

Recent keynote speakers include:
Condoleezza Rice (66th Secretary of State)
Jason Dorsey (Gen Z & millennial expert)
Denny Marie Post (President & CEO, Red Robin)
Arianna Huffington (Founder, The Huffington Post; Founder & CEO, Thrive Global)
Howard Schultz (former CEO, Starbucks)

SuperSession Panelists

Conversations About the Big Things

SuperSession panelists discuss a wide range of topics—including predicting how technology will impact our industry’s future, using cultural transformation to improve business results, and facing failure in order to pursue excellence. These are the conversations that prepare you to embrace whatever comes next.

Recent SuperSession panelists include:
Daniel Burrus (Futurist)
John Ha (CEO, Bear Robotics)
Sarah Lockyer (Senior Vice President, Winsight Media and Restaurant Business)
John Miller (CEO, Cali Burger)
Tom Ricketts (Chairman, Chicago Cubs)
Mike Greenberg (Host, ESPN)
Robert Irvine (Host, Restaurant: Impossible)
Jon Taffer (Host, Bar Rescue)

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