events and conferences for restaurant owners
Maja Mirosavljevic
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Top Events and Conferences for Restaurant Owners

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There are many events and conferences exclusive for restaurant owners. These events offer opportunities to meet people who can help you in many ways. Whether you need to brush up your technology skills, improve your sales, or make new connections to grow your network, some of these top events and conferences for restaurant owners might be the answer for you.

Events and Conferences for Restaurant Owners

FSTEC Conference

This is a unique conference where restaurant industry and technology meet to help you build better and more effective business. FSTEC offers innovative and useful insights into software development, security, and marketing, bringing the latest and original solutions in the field. The 2017 FSTEC conference already passed, but if you visit their website, you can learn about different conferences and meetings throughout the year. You can also stay tuned for their 2018 conference. 

Registration: Online registration is available here.

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

When: November 13-15, 2017
Where: Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

This is a must-attend event for all restaurant owners who want to grow their business and experience the best networking in the industry. The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference will help you bring your business side of your restaurant to a higher level.

Registration: Online registration is available here.  

International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

When: March 4-6, 2018
Where: NYC Javits Center, New York

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York offers the newest innovations in food preparations, technology equipment, menu development, and business education.

Registration: Online registration available is here.

Restaurant Owners Business Networking

Discover some local Meetups for restaurant owners and get in touch with other professionals. Simply join your nearest group, choose an event that sounds interesting, and go! If there’s no event close to you, don’t worry, you can create one by yourself. This is a nice way to show initiative and start networking.

How to Run & Grow Restaurants

In this great podcast, Willie Degel, a successful restaurateur, talks about his personal journey and shares his valuable experience. It’s a helpful resource with practical examples and precious tips on restaurant management. The podcast is available online and there’s no need for registration.

Independent Restaurant Owner

This is a LinkedIn group for restaurant owners, where you can meet other owners and operators, but also discuss topics important to your business. Likewise, in this group, you can interact with your support networks, such as vendors, financiers, and consultants.

Restaurant Owners and Managers Group

This is a Facebook group for restaurant owners and managers, where you can ask questions that have been bothering you, or just share your thoughts and get relevant feedback. It’s a place where you can connect with other professionals that support each other.

To sum up, nowadays there are many opportunities for restaurant owners to see “what’s out there”. Don’t be a passive observer! Register for a conference that fits your needs, go to a meetup that sounds interesting or you can join a social media group. Invest in yourself and your business. It will pay off in the long run.

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