June 18, 2021

6:00AM
- 8:00AM
Exhibitor Setup
8:00AM
- 9:00AM
Breakfast Buffet
8:30AM
- 8:45AM
Welcoming Remarks
  • Peter Cook, President, OnTrend Concepts
8:45AM
- 9:15AM
Capital Markets Panel Discussion
  • Andy Perez-Benzo, Founder, Sfumato Holdings [M]
  • Aziz Hashim, Founder & MP, NRD Capital
  • Adam Demuyakor, Co-Founder & MP, Wilshire Lane Partners
  • Dan Fleischman, Vice President, Kitchen Fund
9:15AM
- 9:45AM
Menu Development Panel
  • Nancy Kruse, President, The Kruse Company [M]
  • Paul Mangiamele, CEO, Legendary Brands
  • Gje Greene-Wallace, Director of Marketing, Neighborhood Ventures
  • Joey Simons, Senior Vice President of Operations, C3
9:45AM
- 10:15AM
Morning Networking Break
  • Refreshments Available in the Exhibit Hall
10:15AM
- 10:45AM
Case Study: Choosing the Right Location & Equipment for Your Ghost Kitchen
  • Scott Heim, President, Middleby Ventless Cooking Solutions [M]
  • Marc Choy, President, Ghost Kitchen Brands
  • Ralph Goldbeck, Regional Director, Kitchens-To-Go
  • Jonathan Christerson, National Specialist, Brixmor Property Group
10:45AM
- 11:30AM
Local & Regional Restaurants Panel
  • Ryan Gromfin, Founder, The Restaurant Boss [M]
  • Pete Mora, Founder & CEO, Fajita Pete's
  • Alp Franko, Founder, The Local Culinary
  • Justin Green, VP of Hospitality, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Tyler Shin, Founder & Managing Member, Revolving Kitchen
11:30AM
- 12:00PM
Key Takeaways Panel Discussion
  • Emily Williams Knight, CCO, National Restaurant Association [M]
  • Atul Sood, CBO, Kitchen United
  • Juan Orrego, Founder & CEO, Cuboh
  • Randy Murphy, Founder & CEO, OrderB4
  • John Ha, Founder & CEO, Bear Robotics
12:00PM
Conference Closes
12:30PM
- 4:00PM
Departure for Optional Post-Conference “Lunch Reception & Tour of Middleby Innovation Kitchens”
  • Location: 2701 E. State Highway 121, Lewisville, TX
  • Bus to the Middleby Innovation Kitchen…busses will also shuttle attendees from the Middleby Innovation Kitchens to DFW Airport or back to the Hyatt Regency
12:35PM
- 3:00PM
Exhibitor Break Down