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Hospitality Webinar Series: Mastering the Business of Operating a Restaurant Archive


 

CohnReznick's Hospitality Industry Practice has developed webinars focused on the financial and operational issues top of mind for hospitality companies. We invite you to access the following webinars via the links below and view them at your convenience. Stay tuned for information on upcoming webinars and other thought leadership for restaurant companies.


2017 RESTAURANT INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
Date: 
March 8, 2017
Featured Speakers: Sarah Lockyer, Senior Vice President of Content, Winsight

  • Gain insights about the topics and trends that are most likely to impact the Restaurant Industry in 2017.
  • Learn about the market factors influencing business conditions, and how to position your restaurant for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
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STRATEGIC ALLIANCES THAT GROW REVENUE AND BUILD BRAND
Date:
November 10, 2016
Featured Speakers: John Unwin, Former CEO, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas; Greg Remeikis and Dana English, CohnReznick's Hospitality Industry Practice

  • Synergy – the effectiveness of the individual elements together produce a result greater than the sum of their parts
  • The marketplace – what’s changed?
  • Seeing the world through the brand lens
  • Company culture
  • Relationships
  • The Deal – the benefits and the risks
  • What if it doesn’t work
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BREAKTHROUGH BRAND STRATEGIES
Date:
July 14, 2016
Moderator: Stephanie O'Rourk, Partner, Hospitality Industry Practice, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: Fred LeFranc, Founding Partner, Results Thru Strategy

  • How to implement “Breakthrough Brand Strategies” in the hospitality industry
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YOUR RESTAURANT ON-DEMAND
Date:
May 4, 2016
Moderator: Chris Mahon, Partner, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: Noah Glass, Founder and CEO, Olo

  • The history of digital ordering and the on-demand consumer
  • The ROI of digital ordering
  • How to keep your customers yours
  • How to master digital ordering
  • Delivery without the delivery fleet

HOT EMPLOYMENT/WAGE LAWS AND THE IMPACT ON THE BUSINESS/FINANCING MARKET 
Speakers: Jeff Bobrosky, Partner, CohnReznick; J. Riley Lagesen, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine; Janet Grumer, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine; Roy P. Salins, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

  • A discussion on the impact of legislation updates to the restaurant industry
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TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF FOOD ALLERGIES 
Speakers: Betsy Craig, CEO, Co-Founder, MenuTrinfo®, Greg Remeikis, Partner, CohnReznick LLP

  • A discussion on gluten free menus and nutritional labeling to maximize food sales.

UNDERSTANDING CAPITAL MARKETS AND PRIVATE EQUITY 
Speakers: Cindy McLoughlin, Partner, CohnReznick LLP, Murray Huneke, Managing Director, Co-Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking, Stifel, and Josh Goldin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Alliance Consumer Growth

  • Valuations are up - How long will it last? How can you capitalize on this?
  • ​Should you go public? What does that really mean?
  • Private equity alternative - What is it and how can a private equity partner benefit you? 
  • What is the best strategy for an emerging concept vs. and established multi-unit operator?

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Moderator: 
Stephanie O'Rourk, Partner, CohnReznick
Featured Speakers: Don Duffy, President, ICR Inc., and Michael Fox, Managing Partner, ICR Inc.

  • The shift to a 24/7, online focused news cycle that has changed social media
  • ​An overview of today’s media and what every hospitality company should know
  • How to conduct an effective public relations campaign 
 

THE TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE: UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU NEED AND WHAT WORKS
Moderator:
Christopher Mahon, Partner, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: James McGehee, Partner, Results Thru Strategy

  • Past, present, and future of restaurant industry technology
  • ​Identifying the best technology platforms based on your business needs
  • A holistic approach to technology

EMPLOYMENT LAW: AVOIDING LITIGATION ISSUES
Moderator:
Kelly O'Callaghan, Partner, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: Carolyn D. Richmond, Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Department; Co-Chair Hospitality Practice Group, Fox Rothschild, LLP

  • Tipping/service charge legal issues
  • Proposed changes to the overtime exemptions under the FLSA
  • Off-the-clock work and off-the-worksite issues
  • ADA Title III suits
  • Joint employer status

FAST FOOD, FASTER CONSUMERS
Moderator:
Gary Levy, Partner and Hospitality Industry Practice Leader, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: Sarah Lockyer, Editor-in-chief, Nation's Restaurant News

  • A 2015 hospitality industry outlook
  • Food and consumer trends
  • Restaurant 2020: Trends of Tomorrow

 


CAPITAL MARKETS AND PRIVATE EQUITY
Moderator:
Gary Levy, Partner and Hospitality Industry Practice Leader, CohnReznick
Featured Speakers: Damon Chandik, Managing Director, Piper Jaffrey & Co., and Jon Owsley, Partner, Catterton Partners

  • Positioning your company to attract Private Equity Capital
  • Choosing the right equity partner
  • Valuation strategies
  • Deal terms to consider

THE HUMAN CAPITAL CHALLENGE
Moderator:
Cindy McLoughlin, Partner, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: Alice Elliot, Founder and CEO, The Elliot Group

  • Determining if you have the right team for growth
  • ​The value of human capital
  • Preventing turnover among your staff

EXPLORING HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS
Moderator:
Stephanie O'Rourk, Partner, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: Nick Mautone, Founder, Mautone Enterprises

  • Menu planning for optimizing revenue
  • Creating an integrated beverage program
  • Best practices of inventory management

MAKING YOUR BRAND RELEVANT TO TODAY'S CONSUMER
Moderator:
Greg Remeikis, Partner, CohnReznick
Featured Speaker: Fred LeFranc, Founder and CEO, Results thru Strategy, Inc.

  • Intangible versus tangible assets
  • The four pillars of a brand
  • Value creation
  • Culture (your secret weapon)

To learn about CohnReznick's Hospitality Industry Practice and to access other thought leadership, visit our webpage.

 

 

 

 

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