Greg Creed, Chief Executive Officer, Yum! Brands
Known as a visionary who navigated Yum! Brands toward exceptional success, Greg will provide a can’t-miss closing keynote. Greg is an expert at building brands and also building great experiences for the employee. Don’t skip this opportunity to hear from one of the industry’s prime examples of leading with purpose, courage and humility.
Chad Houser, Founder & CEO, Café Momentum
After leading the local farm-to-table movement in Dallas, Chad sold his ownership in Parigi Restaurant to focus on Café Momentum. Eat. Drink. Change Lives. The nonprofit restaurant is committed to transforming the lives of at-risk youth who have spent time in detention facilities by providing intensive culinary, job and life-skills training, along with continued mentorship and support. During his session, Chad will inspire with stories of some of his workers and graduates.
Carlos Herrera, Chief Economist, Coca-Cola
An economist with 24 years of experience at Coca-Cola, Carlos will share his deep understanding of the foodservice industry with an economic perspective. Known for his contributions toward strategy and operational planning, he will begin the conference by discussing the challenges that come with navigating through our global economy as an operator.
Chris Wilson, Owner & CEO, Barclay Investment Corporation
During his 16 years in prison, Chris graduated high school, taught himself to read and write multiple languages, started a career center and earned an Associates Degree. He committed his life to self-improvement and helping others and is now the owner and founder of Barclay Investment Corporation. Listen and be inspired by his journey from violence to becoming a self-made entrepreneur and learn how he has dedicated himself to helping employ citizens returning from prison.
Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) Talks
Woven in amongst unmatched content, awards celebrations and sought-after speakers, we’ve included three Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) talks in the lineup. Using data backed by Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) research, Kelli Valade will lead the first Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) talk by taking us on a journey through the state of the industry and how brands will succeed in 2020 and beyond. Expect an exclusive deep dive into creating a thriving workforce, and an extensive look at the fickle restaurant consumer. Be the first to receive the latest data from across Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K)’s core products.
2020 Vision Supersession: What to Watch
Sarah Lockyer, group publisher of Informa will moderate the opening session along with the Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) team. Prepare for a three hour deep dive into market uncertainty, how government and elections will impact your restaurants and shifting consumer as well as employee expectations. This interactive session is sure to kick-start your event by plunging straight into the issues that confront and challenge all of us.
Register today to kick off the year with your friends in the industry. The price goes up in November, don’t miss your chance to save with early-bird pricing!