Developing the Recipe for a Successful Business

Presented by Groupex Canada

Very few foodservice businesses are operating at their profitability peak and there’s no time like now for change. Join sector leaders as they share their insight on the key ingredients for success as the restaurant sector evolves. David Hopkins, President of The Fifteen Group, explores how to leverage opportunities for increased revenue, including menu optimization, strategic fiscal controls and exceptional guest experience. Marlo Onilla, Founder and Creative Director of Biography Design talks about the importance of brand in the hospitality space. Val Upfold hones in on the role of people, strong practice and team building to inspire a winning workplace culture.

Moderated by Cindy Simpson, Executive Vice-President, Imago Restaurants Inc & Past Chair of Board, Restaurants Canada


  • David Hopkins, President, The Fifteen Group
  • Marlo Onilla, Founder & Creative Director, Biography Design
  • Val Upfold, Hospitality Executive Recruitment & HR Consultant
  • Time : 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm (America/Toronto)
  • Venue : Speaker Stage