GGRA’s 5th Annual Industry Conference

April 15 – 16, 2019

Merchants Exchange Building

465 California Street

San Francisco

Visit our new www.ggraindustryconference.com

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The GGRA’s annual Industry Conference is a must-attend event for Bay Area restaurant owners and operators as well as hospitality industry stakeholders and service providers. The conference is a unique opportunity for the industry to come together for two days of highly relevant, curated programming. New this year is a one-day Manager Bootcamp, which is a curriculum designed for restaurant managers, covering the topics of reading a P&L, understanding food & labor costs, HR & managing people, and service.

In 2018, nearly 400 attendees across the hospitality sector joined us for dynamic conversations, gained insights from their peers, and had their questions answered. Here is a recap highlighting some key takeaways from 2018.

Check out previous years of conference programming here: 2015, 2016 and 2017, and 2018.

The full panel descriptions can be found here.  The Schedule at a glance:

Monday, April 15

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Workplace Sexual Harassment Training (separate sign-up)

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Morning Refreshments

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Opening Keynote with San Francisco Mayor London Breed

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Economic Forecast from Mark Vitner, Managing Director/Senior Economist, Wells Fargo

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Morning Breakouts

Breakout #1 | Robot Revolution:  Are robots the new tool for scaling?   

Breakout #2 | Tip Sharing:  To do or not to do?

Breakout #3 | Gleaning Customer Insights for Marketing

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Afternoon Breakouts

Breakout #1 | Marketing in a Digital World

Breakout #2 | 2019 Compliance Updates

Breakout #3 | Will the mid-tier full-service restaurant become obsolete?

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Closing Conversation | Using Your Voice to be a Thought Leader

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking | On-Site Networking Reception

Location: Credo

Presented by: Julia Morgan Ballroom/Credo

 

Tuesday, April 16

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Training | Preventing and Remedying Workplace Harassment (separate sign-up)

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Training | Spanish Language Workplace Harassment Training (separate sign-up)

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Morning Refreshments

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Opening Keynote/Panel | State of the Industry & State Legislative Updates

11:15 am – 12:30 pm  

Morning Breakouts

Breakout #1 | Expanding Your Brand Through Dealmaking

Breakout #2 | Restaurant Tech Pitch Session

Breakout #3 |  The Truly Accessible Restaurant

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Afternoon Breakouts

Breakout #1 | Delivery Economics

Breakout #2 | Suburban Expansion

Breakout #3 | Pricing to Compete for the Food Dollar

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Closing Panel | Being Hospitable to Oneself:  Mental Health & Work/Life Balance in the Hospitality Industry

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking | Off-Site Networking Reception

Manager Bootcamp — Monday, April 15 (only)

This program is designed to be a crash course on the crucial topics all successful restaurant managers need to know.  

9:00 am – 9:50 am        Profit & Loss Statement Basics

10:00 am – 11:00 am     Conference Opening Keynote

11:15 am- 12:15 pm        Understanding Food & Labor Costs

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm       All Conference Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm         HR & Managing People  

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm        Setting a Standard of Service  

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm       Closing Panel (optional)

Would you like to be a speaker?  Nominate yourself or another here

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to get your business front and center of hundreds of restauranteurs? Sponsorship and speaking opportunities are still available! For all inquiries please email Scott Tashjian at scott@ggra.org.

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