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Events & Groups

Tap the expertise of leading industry experts to stay on top of changes, challenges and innovations. 

Networking Groups

Exchange best practices and share business strategies with other restaurant executives in your profession. Our 12 networking groups offer forums to discuss opportunities, challenges and solutions. The groups’ conferences, online communities and networking events help restaurant executives position their companies for success.

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Restaurant Innovation Summit

This year, RIS will feature how the restaurant industry is implementing fresh technologies today – and explore key innovations of tomorrow. From kiosk design to restaurant tech investment trends, to the future of work, alternative proteins and so much more, RIS gives you practical, actionable information to transform your restaurant business today, while preparing you for the future.

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Connect with restaurant professionals through the National Restaurant Association’s online communities.

Council Tech Tour

In a pilot program, the National Restaurant Association brought together 30+ industry leaders with some of the most dynamic companies in creative technology – Facebook, Google, PayPal, Visa and Yelp – to explore innovations in technology and how they may be applied to our businesses. If you have any questions please contact Grace Boyle, Director of Business Innovation Development, at gboyle@restaurant.org.


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