Tuesday, June 15 11:00am – 1:00pm

State of the Economy/Industry Update

Kick off the conference with an update on the economy and industry. Register now.

Managing Director & Principal

Managing Principal

Thursday, June 17 11:00am – 12:00pm

Returning to the Morning Routine

While it may depend upon the success of the COVID-19 vaccine, consumers will re-engage—or plan to re-engage—with their previous morning and lunch routines once they are back to working at offices. Will they go back to their old pre-COVID-19 habits or has working from home for a year permanently changed how foodservice fits into their morning and early-afternoon routines? This study will examine ongoing consumer behaviors. Register now.

Director, Consumer and Industry Insights

Senior Research Analyst

Thursday, June 17 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Denny's Post-Pandemic Growth Plans

Luis Martinez, director of marketing intelligence & customer relationship management at Denny’s, will join us and share how the brand has performed during the pandemic, including menu and operational innovations. He’ll also discuss post-pandemic plans for growth related to our Return to the Morning Routine study and how manufacturers can support operators like Denny’s during this time. Register now.

Director of Marketing Intelligence & Customer Relationship Management

Tuesday, June 22 11:00am – 12:00pm

How Does the Noncommercial Landscape Recover Post-COVID-19?

What happens to business and industry (B&I) when workforces start to take a longer look at what the centralized space means (REI)? When will hotel occupancy and airline be at capacity as travel and expense budgets will not be restored to pre-pandemic levels once there is vaccines in place? How do the “Big 3” think about innovation through the massive challenges they have been dealt in the past year? Register now.


Director, Research & Insights

Tuesday, June 22 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Guest Speaker Session

Stay tuned for details coming soon! Register now.

MBA, System Director Food & Nutrition Services
Lee Health

Senior Director of Culinary Development
Sodexo North America

Executive Director Culinary Services
Michigan State University

Tuesday, June 22 1:00pm – 1:20pm

Key Takeaways


Managing Principal