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September 23, 2019

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What is Skift Restaurants Forum?

Skift Restaurants Forum 2019 is a one-day event devoted to the key trends and disruptions shaping the business of dining out. It will feature executives from top restaurant chains, top restaurateurs, innovative startup players, and essential thought-leaders who both shape and understand the consumer behaviors at the forefront of change in the modern restaurant industry.

At our Skift Restaurants Forum 2018 event we brought together leading restaurateurs, startup leaders, and chefs on the forefront of change. For our second restaurant-centric event, we will return to our winning formula: a one-day, single-track program that will inspire over 400 attendees who are seeking insights into the state of their industry.

Like our flagship event, Skift Restaurants Forum brings the leading industry innovators on stage — and into the audience — for a day of inspirational and aspirational idea-sharing around the intersection of guest experience and technology, marketing and operations.

Who Should Attend

Skift Restaurants Forum is aimed at the decision-makers in the restaurant industry. This event is focused on key trends and disruptions that impact revenue and drive the strategies that power the modern restaurant.

Skift’s focus has always been on the customer journey, and this event will keep the restaurant customer in mind, whether the discussion is focused on marketing innovations, franchise development, reservations technology, or investment strategies, among others.

Restaurant professionals responsible for daily operations, long-term planning, marketing, and strategic expansion will benefit greatly from the day’s programming, as well as startups and established providers of consumer- and business-facing technology solutions. Adjacent business, especially the investment and real estate sectors, along with the tourism industry, will also find value (and inspiration, too).

What You Will Learn

You will hear from CEOs, chefs, restaurateurs, marketers, technologists, and other key executives in a fast-paced series of conversations with Skift editors, trusted outside journalists, and you, our audience.

The interviews, conversations, and presentations at Skift Restaurants Forum 2019 will focus on innovation, technology, and creativity in the industry. The content will aim to deliver actionable information and deliver a competitive advantage.

For insight into how Skift does events, check out our session videos and other highlights from the past five years of Forums here.

What to Expect

This is Skift’s sixth year producing our series of Forums, which look closely at the travel and restaurant industry through the eyes of the modern consumer. You can get a better sense of our events from the images of recent Forums, below.

Highlights of Skift Restaurants Forum 2018