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What is Skift Table Restaurants Forum?

The Skift Table Restaurants Forum is a one-day event devoted to the key trends and disruptions shaping the business of dining out. It will feature the nation’s top restaurateurs, key executives, 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 Global Forum 2017 event we offered a first look at the what we can offer during exclusive interviews with innovator Rene Redzepi and restaurateur Danny Meyer. For our first restaurant-centric event, we will feature a one-day, single-track program that will inspire over 350 attendees who are seeking insights into the state of their industry.

Like our flagship event, Skift Table 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, creative drive, restaurateur-chef relations, 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 world-class chefs, top restaurateurs, leading technologists, market-leading creatives, and 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 Table Restaurant Forum 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, please see these highlights from our Skift Forum Europe (April 2018) and Skift Global Forum (September 2017), below. You can see every session from our past five years of Forums here.


Skift Restaurants Forum does not accept any speaker suggestions or submissions. The speaker selection each year is an internal editorial process based on programming needs as determined by Skift’s editors.

Skift Restaurants Forum 2018 Highlights