Due to limited space, this is event is only open to restaurant/nightlife/hotel operators only. Please inquire at info@theNYCalliance.org for more information.
8:45am: Doors Open - Coffee/Light Bites/Networking
Discussions with Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance powered by HGR Group
1-on-1 with NYS Department of Labor Commissioner - a conversation with Roberta Reardon, Commissioner of the NYS Department of Labor about the agency's mission to enforce employment law, implement new laws/initiatives impacting restaurants and recommended compliance best practices.
Hospitality HR - The uber competitive talent market, the shortage of lines cooks, and the complex employment laws make the job of Human Resources in the hospitality industry more important than ever. Leading HR experts discuss best practices and get into the weeds about their vitally important responsibilities.
Panelist: Susan Spikes, Executive Vice President of Operations, Hill Country Hospitality
Panelist: Kelly Perkins, Director of Human Resources, Noho Hospitality Group
Panelist: Elvira Ryder, Director of Human Resources, Marcus Samuelsson Group
Interlude with Coffee & Snacks
Fast Casual vs Full Service - What are the forces behind the fast causal restaurant boom and why are full service operators moving to this model?
Panelist: Franklin Becker, Co-Founder and Chief Culinary Officer, Hungryroot
Panelist: Jimmy Haber, CEO, Esquared Hospitality
Panelist: Wilson Tang, Owner & Operator, Nom Wah/Fung Tu
Panelist: Andrea Strong, Journalist
TechTalk Showcase with SendaGuy Now
12:30 - 1:30: Lunch
Government Affairs - Laws, regulations and compliance O My! The NYC Hospitality Alliance team talks about the political environment for the NYC hospitality industry, current and proposed laws and what the industry can do to effectively advocate for sensible reform and representation.
Panelist: Rob Bookman, Partner, Pesetsky & Bookman
Panelist: Jamie Van Bramer, Principal, Yoswein New York
Panelist: Carolyn D. Richmond, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Best Practices in 2017 - After digesting a day of thoughtful conversation some of the savviest restaurateurs in the industry share insights into what their companies are doing to stay open, be profitable, and remain relevant.
Panelist: John Meadow, CEO, LDV Hospitality
Panelist: Doug Griebel, Co-Founder, Rosa Mexicano
Panelist: Georgette Farkas, Founder & General Manager, Rotisserie Georgette