DAY 1

1:00 pm
Introduction to Ghost Kitchens & Virtual Brands | Pre-Conference Seminar
  • Exclusively for restaurant operators who are registered for the main conference, this free half day seminar will provide attendees a great overview of the various approaches to ghost kitchens and virtual brands, as well as basics regarding branding, marketing, technology, and delivery!

  • 1:00 pm - Welcome & Introductions | Pete Cook, President, OnTrend Concepts
  • 1:30 pm - Overview of Ghost Kitchens, Host Kitchens, & Virtual Brands | Pete Cook, President, OnTrend Concepts
  • 2:00 pm - Understanding Virtual Brands and How They Work
  • 2:30 pm - Networking Break
  • 3:00 pm - How to Create a Profitable Ghost Kitchen in 60 Days | John Meyer, Founder, Ghost Financial
  • 3:20 pm - GhostU | Sarah Kaney, Chief Community Officer, Ghost Financial
  • 3:30 pm - Marketing & Customer Retention Online | Bryan Rutcofsky, Co-Founder & CRO, Marqii
  • 4:00 pm - Networking Break
  • 4:15 pm - Delivery Approaches, Challenges & Solutions | Zhong Xu, Co-Founder & CEO, Deliverect
  • 4:35 pm - Leveraging Technology for Success | Dre Ealy, Founder & CEO, Catino
  • 4:50 pm - Open Forum Q&A | All Speakers
  • 5:00 pm - Adjourn

  • Pre-Conference Sponsors:       
Cumberland Room
3:00 pm
Exhibitor Setup Begins
Reunion Ballroom A-D
7:00 pm
Speaker / Sponsor VIP Reception
  • (invitation only)
Reunion Ballroom E-H
10:00 pm
Exhibitor Setup Ends
Reunion Ballroom A-D