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Supply Chain Spring Conference Canceled

It is with great regret that we announce we will not be holding our Supply Chain conference on May 14-15th. Due to the World Health Organization recently declaring the COVID-19 viral disease a pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation to limit gatherings, the U.S. Surgeon General's recommendation to avoid nonessential travel, and the State of Illinois' emergency declarations, similar to the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, we have been forced to cancel due to force majeure. We will be focusing our efforts around planning for our October conference in Orlando and hope to see you there.

While we are disappointed to not be able to host our communities and sponsors in May, we believe it is the required decision for everyone's safety and will continue to support our members and the industry.

For those of you that have paid for registration, we will refund 100% because we want to put money back in operators' pockets during these difficult times. Expect to see your refund over the next few weeks. Once processed, credit-card refunds typically take 3-5 days to process. 

With the changes in our industry, education and community will be more important than ever. We have worked with our steering committees and others to assemble excellent content and will continue to share that with the community. Look forward to more digital resources and ways to engage throughout the year. Keep an eye out for registration details for our Fall conference on October 20th and 21st in Orlando, Florida.

To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, the National Restaurant Association created 
this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.

Thank you for being a part of our community. We are here to support you as we all work through these difficult times. We will continue our efforts to help our industry connect, learn, and lead. We hope to see you in Orlando in October!

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WEBINAR: Covid -19 Forces You to Deal with Adverse Impact on Your Supply Chain

All brands will experience disruptions in their supply chains as result of the coronavirus.  Even if the retail outlets are closed or operating at reduced capacity for some time, getting quality product will be necessary for some now and some when it is time to re-open.  The rights, defenses and remedies of contracting parties, navigating the trade and import/export rules and regulations, and understanding potential insurance coverage will all be critical.              

 

This webinar focuses on restaurant franchisors, franchisees, manufacturers, distributors and retailers’ considerations in these important areas: 

 

  • What are your contractual rights, defenses, and remedies and how do you exercise them?
  • What has changed for exporting , compliance programs, training and procedures ?
  • Is there insurance coverage when the supply chain is interrupted?

 

Polsinelli Speakers:

Len MacPhee ( Supply Chain)

Joyce Mazero ( Supply Chain )

Michelle Schulz ( International Trade)

Lisa Weixelman ( Insurance Coverage )

 

When:  Thursday, March 26 at 1:30-2:30 EDT  

 

Here is the registration link

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Free Webinar: An Introduction to Food Supply Chain Traceability

We hear buzzwords like Block Chain, Traceability, Traceback, what does this all mean and how do they relate? According to IFT, there has been significant progress in the area of food traceability in recent years. Several food sectors have elevated the importance of traceability and begun to implement programs in support within their supply chains. Research has identified the beneficial relationship between effective traceability and food security, sustainability, safety, defense, and protection. From carrying out targeted recalls to preventing food waste, traceability is viewed as an essential prerequisite to better supply chain management. This webinar will provide an overview of what is working and challenges remain.

Date: January 22, 2020 
Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM  


Presenter: Bryan Hitchcock, Senior Director of Food Chain and Executive Director of the Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) and Thomas Burke, Food Traceability and Safety Scientist, Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologists

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group 2019 Fall Conference

The Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group is a community of restaurant and hospitality supply chain professionals who meet twice a year for a spring and fall conference. Built and managed by a committee of restaurant supply chain operators, the conference agenda topics and speakers are chosen based on operator feedback to ensure everything you learn can be implemented into your day-to-day responsibilities.
 

Click here for more information and to register. 

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Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group 2019 Fall Conference

The Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group is a community of restaurant and hospitality supply chain professionals who meet twice a year for a spring and fall conference. Built and managed by a committee of restaurant supply chain operators, the conference agenda topics and speakers are chosen based on operator feedback to ensure everything you learn can be implemented into your day-to-day responsibilities.  Register here.

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Sustainability Executive Study Group Conference

Sustainability ESG includes some of the biggest names in sustainability and sourcing in the foodservice industry, sharing what they are doing to improve the environmental footprint in their restaurant businesses. From food sourcing to animal welfare to compostable foodservice packaging in restaurants, our 2019 meeting will be a day of candid conversation about the progress being made in the foodservice industry.

 

Click here for more information and to register.

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Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group 2019 Spring Conference

Speaker presentations from the May 16 - 17, 2019 National Restaurant Association's SOLD OUT Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group Spring Conference are now available.  Click here to access. 

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2019 NextGen Supply Chain Conference April 16-17

NextGen Supply Chain is the premier educational conference that answers the question “What’s next in supply chain management” for senior-level SCM professionals. Only NGSC is exclusively dedicated to preparing executives for the coming technologies and processes that will have the most transformative effects on their supply chains.

For this inaugural year, the conference will focus on the top three technologies that these execs need to better understand– Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Big Data.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Women's Foodservice Forum 2019 Annual Leadership Development Conference

March 10-13, 2019 Dallas, Texas

30th Anniversary of the Annual Leadership Development Conference!

Click here for more information and to register.

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Free webinar: Optimize Operations by Running a Data-Driven Restaurant

Focus Brand's Retail IT Systems and Revel Systems will discuss in this free webinar offered by QSRweb how Focus uses data to drive profits. Click here to register.