North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo

August 27-28, 2018

Charlotte Convention Center

CHARLOTTE, NC

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2018 Seminar Program

The 2018 Seminar Program is brought to you by the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association. Both Educational Zones are located at the back of the Exhibit Hall. All seminars are FREE and included with Expo Badge Registration.
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Monday, August 27, 2018
    • Financial
    • Operations
    Education Zone 1
    This session will show attendees how to: Understand the importance of cost control systems and what to consider in the process; Understand the impact that the system can have on your business; Underst ...
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    • Financial
    • Operations
    Education Zone 2
    Is your company at the stage where you need investors to grow? Do you have an idea and need investors to get it launched?  This class is focused on the whys and hows of taking this big step in your bu ...
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    • Industry Insights
    Education Zone 1
    Chef Scott Crawford is no stranger to sharing his personal story of overcoming and working on addiction, mental health issues and stress as a professional in the restaurant industry. It’s been a long ...
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    • Legal
    • HR
    • Operations
    Education Zone 2
    History repeats itself. Sexual harassment and discrimination in 2018 and trends involving harassment and discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation.
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    • Operations
    Education Zone 1
    Do you have enough employees to sustain business demands? The "Gig Economy" has transformed the workforce. In this session, we will define what it is, how it impacts operations, and strategies to embr ...
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    • Legal
    Education Zone 2
    This class will cover how chefs and restaurant owners can obtain a wild mushroom license.  It will also cover the process for how the restaurant can then forage for their own mushrooms, hold and serve ...
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • Industry Trends
    Education Zone 1
    Overview of US and North Carolina area hotel performance trends and supply pipeline. Specific attention will be paid to several key North Carolina markets and submarkets tracked by STR. Those markets ...
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    • Legal
    Education Zone 2
    This training session is a foundational starting point for equipping employees and employers to join the fight against human trafficking and the exploitation of the vulnerable. After attending this se ...
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    • Operations
    Education Zone 1
    Effective Jan. 1, 2019, all North Carolina establishments with a food service permit—restaurants and hotels—must comply with the new cold holding temperature of 41 degrees. To give you a better unders ...
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    • Financial
    • Operations
    Education Zone 2
    Panel of industry professionals that have cracked the code on how to maximize revenue through enhancements to your business.
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    • Legal
    • Operations
    Education Zone 1
    Come learn from a panel of legal and regulatory experts on the top issues facing the hospitality industry -- HR/Labor, ABC, ADA, workplace injury and more. Come prepared to get your questions answered ...
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    • Marketing
    Education Zone 2
    How to get your story told and your brand recognized in today's media madness. Learn from top PR and marketing pros the do's and don'ts to building relationships with PR and media professionals.
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