October 2020 : Top 8 game-changing virtual events for restaurant owners to attend

As you read this piece, COVID-19 is revamping the complete flavor of the foodservice sector. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a lot many new players have entered the market sailing on market-disrupting technologies. Today, from cloud kitchens to contactless ordering, restaurants are rethinking their strategies to stay relevant and competitive in the market. According to Statista, the 2020 YoY decline in seated diners stands at a whopping 44% in the USA. Restaurant owners should understand how the market is evolving with the new entering competition and challenges.

In this post, we will talk about some of the most anticipated and upcoming webinars in the F&B business segment. Now that restaurants are re-opening, let’s see what industry experts think about the paradigm shift in the restaurant industry. The webinars involve discussions ranging over delivery, takeout, and building a profitable restaurant business model.

Fast Casual Executive Summit

With a motto of ‘Growth’, ‘Leadership’ & ‘Innovation’, Fast Casual Executive Summit is a great platform for restaurant executives to learn from one another. The two-day virtual event is scheduled to take place on Oct 20, 2020. As the theme says, restaurant owners can leverage casual discussions and delve deep into the minds of industry leaders. With featured speakers such as Scott Botwright CRO Chipotle, Don Fox CEO Firehouse SUBS, and many others, the event is set for a vivid discussion on changing restaurant industry dynamics.

Date & Time: October 20-21, 2020

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Feed The Fam

Feed The Fam is Atlanta’s most popular gathering of culinary experts. Scheduled for Oct 18, 2020, the virtual event is presented by Alt Family Meal. Restaurant owners can sign-up for this webinar to learn and share knowledge with the award-winning chef Virginia Willis. Restaurant executives, hospitality workers can all join the webinar to exchange ideas and understand how the industry is setting new benchmarks.

Date & Time: October 18, 2020 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (EDT)

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California Restaurant Association

One of the primary challenges that restaurant owners are facing is keeping workers & customers safe during the ongoing pandemic. California Restaurant Association (CRA) is going to organize a virtual event focused on Flu shots and COVID-19 vaccines for restaurants. The event is happening on 13th October 2020 and everybody is invited. Kevin Troutman, Healthcare Industry Group is the chief presenter at the webinar. Safety precautions for restaurants are more important than ever.

Date & Time: October 13, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

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With the on-going pandemic, restaurants and retail continue to take the heat. According to Yelp, over 26,000 restaurants have shut their doors due to COVID. Applandeo is all set to host ‘The Future of The Restaurant Industry’ with a primary focus on strategies and lessons to survive and grow. Vice President of White Castle Jamie Richardson will be talking about how restaurant owners can make their business model flexible and adapt to new technologies. You can attend the event on Nov 12, and fetch some valuable insights. The pandemic saw the fall and the rise of many restaurants. Unlock your access to fresh insights on what’s changing, now!

Date & Time: November 12, 2020 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM IST

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Restaurants Rise

Mufso is organizing a month-long webinar with industry experts from around the world. Occurring every Tuesday & Thursday, the ‘Rise Restaurants’ webinar is helping restaurant executives connect & network with the community. The agenda for the next session is ‘Restaurant Reopening: Challenges, Needs, and the Keys to Getting it Right’. As a restaurant owner, you can register for the event and garner industry insights straight from Lindsay Lyons, Director- Foodservice, The Coca-Cola Company.

Date & Time: October 1 to 29, 2020 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

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US Foods

With the sudden rise in demand for online delivery, Ghost Kitchens are having a significant impact on experiential retail. With a $24 billion F&B industry by 2023, Ghost Kitchens are opening doors for many budding restaurant entrepreneurs and executives. Does the idea of a delivery-only restaurant excite you? Register for the US Food virtual event and unlock your access to the world of Ghost Kitchens.

Date & Time: October 14, 2020 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Food Entrepreneurship Forum

There is no denying that 2020 is a year of challenges. Fostering partnerships, growing sales, and increasing customer reach are becoming a necessity for many restaurants to stay afloat. Hot Bread Kitchen is organizing a three-day Food Entrepreneurship Forum aimed at uplifting & educating restaurant owners. The event is packed with workshops, educational panels, pitching opportunities, and more. Mark your calendars from 20th-23rd Oct 2020 for a holistic knowledge share experience.

Date & Time: October 20th 2020 3:30 PM EDT

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CRA: Contactless Solutions for Restaurants

With a surge in delivery and takeout orders, fast-casual restaurants are switching to contactless technologies to make ordering a safe experience for customers. California Restaurant Association is all set to organize the much-awaited webinar on ‘Contactless Solutions’ that restaurants can inculcate in their daily operations. The webinar can provide fresh insights to F&B executives to reconnect with customers using a wide range of contactless solutions. Executives from the likes of Marriotts, Hyatt, and Hiltons are going to attend the webinar and share their valuable insights on the coming 13th of the month.

Date & Time: October 13, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon PST

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The only way to sail away from the pandemic is together, as a community. The above-listed webinars can be your pick to connect, share, and exchange ideas and brace the impact of this pandemic on the restaurant industry. How well you get back to normalcy depends on how well you adapt.