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AGENDA

Sunday

October 17th

12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Registration & Orientation
18th Terrace (Conference Center)
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour
Convene at conference center entrance by 1:15 pm
Jeep Tours
2:00 pm – 5:45 pm
BMW Performance Center
Convene at conference center entrance by 1:45 pm
BMW Performance Center
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception
The Grove
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Staying a Step Ahead in an Uncertain World
The Grove

Mark King – CEO – Taco Bell

Mark King

CEO – Taco Bell

Monday

October 18th

6:30 am – 7:15 am
Group Run/ Walk
Convene at conference center entrance
Group Run / Walk
7:15 am – 8:00 am
Breakfast – sponsored by Rubber and Road
The Grove
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Where Do We Go From Here?! // A Town Hall
The Grove

Walter Fisher – VP, Construction – Cooper’s Hawk
Melissa Ng – SVP, Design & Construction – CAVA
Peter Rivera-Pierola – Head of Design & Construction, Americas – Popeye’s

Walter Fisher

VP, Construction – Cooper’s Hawk

Melissa Ng

SVP, Design & Construction – CAVA

Peter Rivera-Pierola

Head of Design & Construction, Americas – Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

9:05 am – 10:05 am
Sourcing Meetings
Indian Wells Ballroom
10:10 am – 10:40 am
Innovations at Chipotle
Desert Vista Ballroom

Tabassum Zalotrawala – Chief Development Officer – Chipotle

Tabassum Zalotrawala

Chief Development Officer – Chipotle

10:40 am – 11:00 am
Piloting New Digital First Stores
Desert Vista Ballroom

Tony  Shure – Co-Founder – Chop’t
Peter Dixon – Chief Creative Officer – Prophet

Tony Shure

Co-Founder – Chop’t

Peter Dixon

Chief Creative Officer – Prophet

11:05 am – 12:05 am
Sourcing Meetings
Indian Wells Ballroom
12:10 pm – 12:40 pm
Innovation + Transformation – The Future of P.F. Chang’s
Desert Vista Ballroom

Damola Adamolekun – CEO – P.F. Chang’s

Damola Adamolekun

CEO – P.F. Chang’s

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch
18th Terrace and Lawn
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
MasterMind Sessions (restaurant leaders only)
Agave Sunset Terrace, Fairway Terrace, Desert Vista Ballroom
  1. The Future of Drive-Thrus
  2. Experimenting with New Restaurant Formats
  3. Tackling Rising Costs + Supply Chain Disruptions
2:50 pm – 3:50 pm
Sourcing Meetings
Indian Wells Ballroom
3:55 pm – 4:30 pm
What Kind of Drive-Thru Do You Wanna Be When You Grow Up?
Desert Vista Ballroom

Lee Peterson – EVP, Thought Leadership, Marketing – WD Partners
Joanne Heyob – SVP of Operations Strategy & Design – WD Partners

 

Lee Peterson

EVP, Marketing – WD Partners

Joanne Heyob

SVP of Operations Strategy & Design – WD Partners

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Time
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
RestaurantSpaces Rocks!
The Grove… followed by Indian Wells Golf Resort

6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm – “Shots in the Night” golf experience
8:30 pm – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC) Live

Darrly "DMC" McDaniels

Tuesday

October 19th

7:30 am – 8:15 am
Breakfast
18th Terrace and Lawn
8:15 am – 8:35 am
The Future of Ghost Kitchens
Desert Vista Ballroom

Michael Beacham – President, Kitchens – REEF

Michael Beacham

President, Kitchens – REEF

8:40 am – 9:00 am
Delivering the Digital Restaurant
Desert Vista Ballroom

Meredith Sandland – Author + Advisor

Meredith Sandland

Author + Advisor

9:05 am – 10:05 am
Sourcing Meetings
Indian Wells Ballroom
10:05 am – 11:05 am
Sustainability Strategy // Tactics and Communications
Desert Vista Ballroom ABC

Roger McClendon – Executive Director – Green Sports Alliance
Richard Young – Director – Food Service Technology Centers

Roger McClendon

Executive Director – Green Sports Alliance

Richard Young

Director – Food Service Technology Centers

10:05 am – 11:05 am
Roundtables
Fairway Terrace, Agave Sunset Terrace, Desert Vista Ballroom D&E
  1. Aligning Creative Design + Convenience
  2. Tackling Rising Costs + Supply Chain Disruptions
  3. Strengthening Franchisee Relations
11:05 am – 12:00 pm
The Bon Voyage Bloody Mary Reception
18th Terrace

One last hang!

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Closing Lunch
18th Lawn