2019 seminars + demonstrations

Attendees of the 2019 Mid-America Restaurant Expo have full access to our dynamic exhibit hall, where more than 350 booths and displays will be showcasing their equipment and sharing their edibles. But for no extra charge, they also have full access to an incredible lineup of 50+ educational and business-building seminars.

Expo programming will focus on the innovation, technology and trends transforming the foodservice industry.

Check back often…new seminars and demonstrations are still being added to the lineup! Questions? Please contact Tom Clemens at tclemens@ohiorestaurant.org or call (877) 265-7469

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Attendee Registration Opens

Hall B

8:30 a.m.

Connections Café
Network with your peers over coffee prior to the show

B 131

9:00 a.m.

Pizza Pizzazz Competition

Competition Area

10:00 a.m.

Show Floor Opens

 

11:00 a.m.

Insights from a CEO: Cameron Mitchell
Cameron Mitchell, Founder and CEO, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Innovation Stage

11:00 a.m.

Maximizing Your Team’s Performance and Longevity

Jeremy Galvin, Master Pizza Franchise Group

B132

11:00 a.m.

Streamlining Restaurant Operations with Technology
Chris Snoyer, Spiffy

B140

11:30 a.m.

Elevating the Ordinary: Taking Your Food to the Next Level with 2019 Trends!

Chef Jennifer Kagy, Sysco

Demo Stage

12:30 p.m.

Keynote Address:
A Culinary demonstration by Celebrity chef, restaurateur and television star MICHAEL SYMON

Demo Stage

2:00 p.m.

In a Vacuum: The Benefits of Sous Vide

Chef Richard Rosendale, Rosendale Collective

B144

2:00 p.m.

Are You Running Your Business...or is IT Running YOU?

Roy Getz, Profit Guides, LLC

Innovation Stage

2:00 p.m.

Managing Your Labor Cost Crisis
Kurt Schnaubelt & Trevor Boomstra, AlixPartners

Technology & Trends Stage

2:00 p.m.

Marketing Your Business for the Now!
Bruce Irving, Smart Pizza Marketing

B140

2:00 p.m.

Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose: Succession Strategies and Business Protection
Larry Oxenham, American Society for Asset Protection

Sponsored by the American Society for Asset Protection

B142

2:00 p.m.

Hispanics - Catalysts for Change in the Restaurant Business

Diego Rondon, Sysco

B132

3:00 p.m.

When and How to Franchise Your Operation

Michael LaMarca, Master Pizza Franchise Group, LLC

Innovation Stage

3:30 p.m.

Culinary Demo: Chef Jonathon Sawyer
Chef Jonathon Sawyer, Proud Clevelander and owner of The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, Trentina and SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe

Demo Stage

3:30 p.m.

Online Ordering and Its Impact on the Industry
Panel Discussion led by Rich Shank, Technomic

Technology & Trends Stage

3:30 p.m.

Report Misconduct: Why, How and When to Encourage Your Employees to Respond

Juliette Gust, Ethics Suite

B140

3:30 p.m.

Digital Marketing: Staying Ahead in a Changing World
Michael Terranova, Optimize Marketing

B142

3:30 p.m.

Staffing 101: Hiring and Retaining Great Employees
Bob Welcher, Restaurant Consultants, Inc.

B144

3:30 p.m.

Pizza Pizzazz Awards

Competition Area

5:00 p.m.

Show Floor Closes

 

6:00 p.m.

ORA Industry Awards Celebration
(pre-registration is required)

The Ivory Room
2 Miranova Place
Columbus, OH 43215


Monday, January 14, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Attendee Registration Opens

Hall B

8:30 a.m.

CONNECT at the Expo Networking Breakfast featuring Industry Influencers

Union Station Ballroom C 

10:00 a.m.

Show Floor Opens

 

10:30 a.m.

Dollars and Sense Logic of Local Sourcing

Molly Reams Thompson, FreshSpoke

Technology & Trends Stage 

11:00 a.m.

Culinary Demo: Chef Richard Rosendale

Chef Richard Rosendale, Rosendale Collective

Demo Stage

11:00 a.m.

The Powerful Impact of Micro-Influencers


Kate Finley, Belle Communication

Innovation Stage

11:00 a.m.

The Value of Video Marketing in Your Restaurant

Bruce Irving, Smart Pizza Marketing

B142

11:00 a.m.

Proven Menu Engineering Techniques
Mark Kelnhofer, Return on Ingredients

B140

11:00 a.m.

Understanding Monthly Financials: Determine Whether You're Winning by Knowing the Score

Jim Kokenge, Bookwerks, LLC

B144

11:00 a.m.

Multigenerational Management
Jeff Butler, Millennial Generation Expert and Technology Speaker

B132

12:00 p.m.

Consumer Insights for 2019
Rich Shank, Technomic

Technology & Trends Stage

12:30 p.m.

Culinary Demonstration: Chef Mario Rizzotti, The Italian Culinary Expert
Chef Mario Rizzotti, Culinary Judge and Television Personality

Demo Stage

12:30 p.m.

Navigating Online & Social Media Crises

Hinda Mitchell, Inspire PR Group

B140

12:30 p.m.

Add a Profitable Craft Beer Program to Any Restaurant

Nick Bogacz, Caliente Pizza & Draft House

B142

12:30 p.m.

6 Brand Building Steps for Social Media & Email

Geoffrey Brown, Main Street Hub

B132

12:30 p.m.

Drive Customer Traffic Through Inexpensive Solo Direct Mail

Shayne Walters, SYNERGY Direct Response

B144

1:00 p.m.

Insights from a CEO: Britney Ruby Miller
Britney Ruby Miller, President, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

Innovation Stage

1:00 p.m.

ORA Safety Seminar

Laura Morrison, Ohio Restaurant Association

B131

2:00 p.m.

Insights from a CEO: Tanisha Robinson
Tanisha Robinson, CEO, BrewDog USA

Innovation Stage

2:00 p.m.

Common Restaurant Insurance Mistake and How to Fix Them
Bradley Toft, Newman & Tucker

B140

2:00 p.m.

Pulling the Curtain Back on Music Licensing
Dan Spears, BMI

B142

4:00 p.m.

Show Floor Closes

 

#MAREXPO has been fantastic! I can't believe all the great people we've met and the connections we've made.

Scott Sofer, Bickford Flavors

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