MARCH 1-3, 2020
ENERCARE CENTRE, TORONTO
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020
RC Leadership Conference
Diversify Your Profits
8:30AM - 12:40PM
Location: Cinema, Hotel X Toronto
We’ve brought together industry leaders and Canada’s top research companies to give you insights on where growth will be coming from, what trends are taking off, and how you can diversify your business and thrive. Hear from thought leader Bruce Linton, who launched Canopy Growth, now a world-leading cannabis company. Dive into conversations with the master of ghost kitchens, George Kottas; with Ennio Perrone, one of the creative minds behind Eataly; with Frank Hennessey, of Recipe Unlimited who will address the hard-hitting issues facing the foodservice industry and with Tony Chapman, Business Strategist who will discuss the experience economy.
Attend the RC Leadership Conference to be stimulated with new thinking and actionable advice that you can use to help fuel your success in 2020 and beyond.
2020 Featured Speakers & Agenda
Arrival, coffee & networking
Meet and network with fellow delegates at Hotel X Toronto.
Welcome Address & Experience Economy
Presented by RC Leadership Conference's official moderator Tony Chapman
Business Strategist Tony Chapman will provide insights on the $7.5 trillion platform economy and how purpose-driven restaurants from around the world are attracting top talent and creating memorable guest experiences.
Diversify and Thrive & Industry Update
Shanna Munro, President & CEO, Restaurants Canada and Chris Elliott, Senior Economist, Restaurants Canada
Restaurants Canada’s CEO will speak on strategies leaders can use to “Diversify and Thrive”, and Restaurants Canada’s Senior Economist will provide data into the industry’s performance and outline what the five-year forecast looks like.
What’s Resonating in Retail Foodservice & Where to go Next
Donna Hood Crecca, Principal, Technomic Inc
Technomic shares why and how US consumers are using retail foodservice, which brands are winning and why, the implications for other foodservice providers and how to apply these insights to your own business.
How To Adapt Your Business For Today’s Changing Consumer Needs
Asad Amin, Vice President, Canada, Marketing Strategy & Understanding, Ipsos
From the prioritization of fresher products to demanding higher quality, authentic and global experiences, the evolving needs of Canadians are redefining the values driving change across the food and beverage industry. Learn about how you can implement and leverage these changes.
What you can learn from technology leaders disrupting the market
Vince Sgabellone, Client Development Manager, NPD
NPD identifies emerging companies disrupting various industries such as Amazon and Google, and shares insights on how the foodservice industry can learn from these evolving changes.
Coffee & Networking
Looking Forward with Ghost Kitchens & Automation
George Kottas, CEO & Founder, Ghost Kitchens
Hear from, George Kottas, the mastermind leading Canada’s emerging ghost kitchen industry and how he continues to move forward, expanding into new ghost kitchen models and the exciting future of fully automated restaurants.
Expanding the experience with Eataly
Ennio Perrone, VP of Business Strategy and Marketing, Eataly North America
Creating profitable customized, dining concepts for every city they enter, learn about Eataly’s strategy that has helped them tap into changing customer’s needs and how to build successful, diverse dining experiences.
Hard Hitting Solutions with Frank Hennessey
Frank Hennessey, CEO, Recipe Unlimited
Face the hard-hitting issues affecting the foodservice industry today and learn about profitable solutions with one of Canada’s leading restaurant brand CEOs.
Keynote Address with Bruce Linton
Bruce Linton, Business Entrepreneur
Former co-CEO of Canopy Growth Bruce Linton will share what shaped his ambitious vision to build a world-renowned cannabis company and how to look forward to get ahead of your competition.
Non-Member: $250 - price goes up Jan. 1/20 to $350
RC Member: $210 - price goes up Jan. 1/20 to $310
Prices exclude HST.
Show pass included
Additional Event Details
- Must register in advance
- Continental breakfast included
- Must be 19+