The Agenda


Feb 27, 2022

12:00pm – 5:30pm

Registration & Orientation

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Pitch & Putt Tournament + BBQ

Join us for a casual BBQ before hopping next door to the resort’s Par 3 course for 9-holes that need (almost) everything but a driver. For pros and duffers alike, Par 3’s are arguably the hottest trend in golf architecture (think: Augusta, Pinehurst, Cabot Links), and the perfect offering for fun, friends and inclusiveness. Just bring yourself, clubs will be provided for teams to share in this approachable and entertaining experience.

1:30pm – 5:00pm

Dine Around at Disney Springs

Spend Sunday afternoon meandering through the eclectic mix of unique shops, restaurants, and attractions at Disney Springs. We’ll stop into 3 different venues each with its own distinct personality. Feast on New Orleans’s inspired cuisine at the legendary House of Blues, sip libations at The Edision, a 1920’s industrial gothic-themed hotspot, and indulge in locally sourced comfort food from celebrity chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ restaurant.

6:15pm – 7:00pm

Welcome Reception

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Networking Dinner

8:00pm – 9:30pm

A Night of Laughs with Roy Wood, Jr.

Roy Wood, Jr.

Comedian & Actor


Feb 28, 2022

6:30am -7:15am

Group Run/Walk

7:15am – 8:00am


8:00am – 9:10am

The State of Play

Andrew Bello

VP, Design & Architecture – Inspire Brands

Jim McPhail

Chief Development Officer – sweetgreen

Tiffany Vassos

VP, Design & Construction – Dave’s Hot Chicken
9:15am – 10:15am

Sourcing Meetings

10:20am – 10:50am

Global Insights on the Future of Restaurants

Benjamin Calleja

Founder & Chief Experience Officer – LIVIT

10:50am – 11:15am

Designing the Panera Experience in an Era of Hyper-Convenience

Jamie Cornelius

Executive Creative Director – ChangeUp

Harry Raft

VP, Design and Concepts – Panera Bread
11:20am – 12:20pm

Sourcing Meetings

12:25pm – 1:10pm

Inside the Transformation at Popeyes

Sami Siddiqui

President – Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

1:10pm – 2:10pm

Networking Lunch

2:10pm – 3:10pm

Peer Roundtables


3:15pm – 4:35pm

Sourcing Meetings

4:35pm – 5:30pm

Happy Hour with Vince Kadlubek // Pushing the Limits of Experience

Vince Kadlubek

Founder & Director – Meow Wolf

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Free Time

6:30pm – 7:15pm

Universal Studios PreGame

7:15pm – 10:30pm

An Evening at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

First- feast it up in San Francisco on hearty fodder (and open bar), and strap in for the chase on Fast & Furious- Supercharged. Then off to Diagon Alley for a multi-dimensional multi-sensory thrill experience on Harry Potter and the Escape from the Gringotts. Take a break and check out Florean Fortescue’s for ice cream, drop by Ollivanders to wand it up, or visit the Gringotts Money Exchange to hang with the Goblin… and don’t worry-Butterbeer, Wizard’s Brew and Dragon’s Tale are on hand at The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot to keep your thirst at bay.


March 1, 2022

7:45am – 8:30am


8:30am – 8:55am

Remodeling is a Game of Chutes and Ladders

Jennifer Pecoraro-Striepling

VP, Design, Construction & Facilities – Papa Johns
8:55am – 9:15am

The Future of Virtual Brands and Ghost Kitchens

Nima Fazeli

EVP, Real Estate & Development – C3 & sbe

9:20am – 10:00am

Sourcing Meetings

10:05am – 10:25am

How Dutch Bros is Powering Growth

Aaron Harris

VP, Real Estate & Construction – Dutch Bros Coffee

10:25am – 10:45am

Enhancing Operations and the Customer Journey at Checkers & Rally’s

Kris McDonald

VP, Development – Checkers & Rally’s

10:45am – 12:00pm

Roundtables (Bloody Mary + Mimosa Edition)

Topics TBA Soon

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Closing Lunch