Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023
Enercare Centre, Toronto & VIRTUAL
The industry's top thought leaders will gather to dive into the hot topics facing the foodservice industry today. Hear about the business potential of cannabis, diverse profit avenue opportunities, Canada’s shifting demographics and what that means for foodservice, and more.
Leaders of Canada's top restaurant brands will discuss the biggest challenges the industry faces today and how they're addressing them.
- Full Service Restaurants - Monday, May 9 - 11:30AM-12:15PM
- Fast Casual Restaurants - Tuesday, May 10 - 10:30AM-11:15AM
- Quick Service Restaurants - Wednesday, May 11 - 11:30AM-12:15PM
In addition, beverage innovators will be sharing their insights on what's next for our favourite drinks on the Bar & Beverage Stage.
- Leadership Panel: Beer - Monday May 9 - 1:45PM - 2:30PM
- Leadership Panel: Spirits - Tuesday May 10 - 12:15PM - 1:00PM
- Leadership Panel: Coffee - Wednesday May 11 - 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Monday, May 9 - 10:15am-11:15am ET
Restaurants Canada's State of the Industry: Future Trends and Demographics
Join Restaurants Canada’s Senior Economist Chris Elliott along with the country’s top research companies as they share the data they have been collecting and analyzing throughout the year to gain an in-depth understanding of where our industry is headed.
Monday, May 9 - 1:30pm-2:15pm ET
Pandemic Pivots That Are Here to Stay: New Revenue Opportunities
Hear from our panelists on the creative turns their operations took, and why these changes are here to stay. Step away from the traditional mindset of growth through opening additional restaurants and explore the other exciting profit avenues available.
Monday, May 9 - 2:30pm-3:15pm ET
Look Who's Coming to Dinner: Industry Demographics and Consumer Data
Join an in-depth discussion on what consumer expectations are in the new normal with insights and new approaches on how to meet them.
Monday, May 9 - 3:30pm-4:15pm ET
Marketing Your Business for Success
Learn from both marketing agencies and operators on how to use data and analytics to effectively market and promote your business and what strategies will keep your properties alive during and post the pandemic.
Monday, May 9 - 4:30PM-5:15PM ET
It’s Time to Walk the Walk: Mental Wellbeing in Restaurants
If you're looking to learn what more can be done or don’t know where to start with workplace mental health initiatives, start here. These panelists are walking the walk when it comes to ensuring psychological wellbeing and safety in the industry.
Tuesday, May 10 - 12:30pm-1:15pm ET
Foodservice Future: Tech Trends That Will Fuel Growth for Canada’s Foodservice Industry
Join Dana McCauley, former chef and present-day Chief Experience Officer at the Canadian Food Innovation Network, for an inspiring presentation on how you can turn your problems into profits and access innovation resources now available across the country.
Tuesday, May 10 - 2:45pm-3:30pm ET
Fireside Chat: Tackling the Most Challenging Issues with Innovative Solutions
Join Restaurants Canada for an in-depth discussion bringing the perspectives of some of the biggest chain operators in Canada along with a successful independent, to talk about how they have tackled some of the hottest issues over the last two years, and the innovative solutions they’ve implemented.
Wednesday, May 11 - 1:30pm-2:15pm ET
Ones to Watch
Learn how you can join their efforts to create a culture that embraces diversity of thought and deploys the required best practices, development tools, and resources to maximize talent engagement, advancement, workplace performance, and overall satisfaction as we revive our industry post-pandemic.