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Actionable insights from the brightest minds in the business.

Signature Session Overview

Thought Leadership That Guides Business Growth

Whether notable for their visionary approach to business, steady hand at diplomacy, or entrepreneurial spirit, our recent Signature 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 featured speakers, drawing connections that advance your learning and the industry.

Recent Signature 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)

2019 Signature speaker coming soon.

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SuperSession: The Future of Restaurants


Join us in 2019 for another installment of the 2018 Show’s most highly-rated session: The Future of Restaurants. This year, we will be taking a close look at frictionless restaurants and their huge impact on restaurants worldwide. Hear about the technologies restaurateurs are planning to employ to tend bar, serve food, and make the order and payment experience simple and expeditious.


Frictionless restaurants are the next revolution in foodservice. Hear how your restaurant can take advantage.

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