Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto

Learning Lounge

Join us in the learning lounge for a series of intimate sessions designed to tackle some of the toughest challenges across the hospitality industry. This is the destination for tips, tools and resources you need to grow your business, featuring innovative brands and top experts in the field.




Schedule Highlights

Monday, May 9 - 10:30AM-11:15AM

Technology and the Future of Delivery

Delivery became front and centre for restaurants during lockdown, but now restaurants have reopened. So what’s next? Deliverect will share their experiences through COVID-19 and discuss how restaurants have successfully embraced the technology to drive growth and achieve efficiencies.

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Monday, May 9 - 11:30AM-12:15PM

Leverage Data and E-commerce Solutions to Deliver ROI and Meet Consumer Demand

Hear how consumer behaviour is demanding e-commerce capabilities and learn how restaurants have incorporated best practices and use cases to deliver ROI.

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Monday, May 9 - 2:00PM-2:45PM

Empowering Staff, Improving Efficiencies

In this session learn how to get the most out of each shift and see how to monetize your dining room as well as how you can run an efficient restaurant with limited staff.

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Monday, May 9 - 2:00PM-2:45PM

How to Make Hosting Events Easier for Restaurant Owners

The discussion will cover topics such as what you need to turn your restaurant into an event venue, the pros and cons of doing so, what type of Event is best for you and your business, managing staffing and equipment challenges and how to market yourself.

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Tuesday, May 10 - 11:30AM-12:15PM

Navigating the New Normal: Turning Stress & Adversity into Opportunity & Organizational Sustainability

We’re living through one of the most destabilizing and stressful crises of our time. Our lives and workplaces have changed – in many ways, forever. This session discusses the physiology and psychology of stress responses and provides strategies for how we can lead through challenging times with compassion and human connection.

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Tuesday, May 10 - 2:00PM-2:45PM

Motivate and Retain Employees with Same Day Pay and Gratuity Access

Join us for insider knowledge and experience on how Same Day Pay and Gratuity Access can help your business attract and retain good employees. 

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Tuesday, May 10 - 3:15PM-4:00PM

How to Legally Save Money on Taxes

Find out about the latest tax updates and how you can save taxes legally with your business’s corporate structure, insurance, employee group plans, and/or succession planning.

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Wednesday, May 11 - 10:30AM-11:15AM

Boosting Your Bottom Line with Ghost Kitchens

Learn how Ghost Kitchens can contribute to your profitability and how they can work to develop new revenue streams and meet customer expectations.

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Wednesday, May 11 - 12:45PM-1:30PM

What Does the Mall Storefront 2.0 Look Like and Why It Matters

Join this session to learn about ordering today from the customer and retailer perspectives and join the discussion about pain points and preferences. 

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