Special Report | May 2013 | By Laurel Nakkas

2013 NRA Show Guide

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Restaurant operators learn valuable tips at restaurant industry's largest show.
National Restaurant Association
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Educational Sessions Rundown

Sunday, May 19

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Year of Women in Foodservice: Lessons Learned by Successful Female Executives and Entrepreneurs

Women are reaching new heights in foodservice. In this QSR-sponsored session, hear from Così CEO Carin Stutz, as well as celebrity chefs Stephanie Izard and Anne Burrell, about their personal experiences as female leaders in the industry. Learn about mistakes to avoid, tips for success, and practical advice from leading women in foodservice. ROOM S404ABC

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

On-Premise: Trends and Outlook

Hear from Technomic experts about the major trends affecting the beverage industry, such as expanded daypart selling, food/drink pairing, casualization of dining occasions, and health and wellness. And come hungry: There will be a light tasting and brunch served during the session. ROOM 427BCD

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Convenience-Store Competition: What Can You Learn from C-Store Retail Foodservice? 

C-stores are becoming serious competitors on the local foodservice scene. Learn how some of the most innovative C-stores are driving sales, maintaining strong profitability, and attracting customers. ROOM S403B

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Menu Trends 2013: What’s Hot, What’s Not, What’s Next?

This session will examine foods and flavors, preparation, and presentation techniques that will bring new customers through the door and have them coming back. The review will cover all dayparts and menu sections as it explores how to turn trends into moneymakers. ROOM S404ABC

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility: Use Level 5 Relevance to Create Shared Value

Want to be a force for positive change while still building your bottom line? Learn how to develop social efforts that achieve “Level 5 Relevance” with consumers, employees, and suppliers, while also strengthening your business. ROOM S402B

Next: Monday, May 20