2nd Annual

Ghost Kitchen

& Virtual Restaurant Conference

June 9&10, 2022 • Dallas, TX

Please join us at the Hyatt Regency Dallas for The 2nd Annual Ghost Kitchen and Virtual Restaurant Conference!  The emergence of virtual kitchens as a vital part of the restaurant industry has brought rapid change, new challenges, and great opportunities to an industry looking for solutions as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Building on the enormous success of the inaugural event in 2021, this event will bring together leaders from national restaurant chains, ghost kitchen concepts, virtual restaurant concepts, third-party delivery providers, technology solutions, host kitchens, private equity, equipment providers, marketing and branding experts, and industry analysts to share insights, form new partnerships, and network with industry leaders.

Food ordering can be done online, not conferences.

$695

 first 150 registrants

$895

general registration

OnTrend Concepts guarantees that if we cancel, postpone, or take this conference to online-only, you will have the option to receive a full refund of your conference registration.  There is a lot of uncertainty related to COVID, so we want you to know that you can register for the conference with confidence.

Conference Speakers

Pete Cook

Pete Cook

President & Publisher
OnTrend Concepts

Preliminary Schedule

The conference agenda is in development, but you can rest assured we will have the industry’s leading experts.  Our agenda is “panel-heavy”, where we avoid sales pitches and engage in great conversations.  Review last year’s agenda to get an idea of the quality of the topics and speakers:  https://ontrendconcepts.com/ghost-kitchen-conference/

Please do not hesitate to contact Matt Cook (matt@ontrendconcepts.com) to suggest a speaker or topic for the agenda.

Wednesday - June 8, 2022

TimeDescription
3:00 pmExhibitor Setup Begins
1:00 - 5:00 pmIntroduction to Ghost Kitchens & Virtual Brands
Exclusively for restaurant operators who are registered for the main conference, this 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!
7:00 pmSpeaker/Sponsor VIP Reception (invite only)
10:00 pmExhibitor Setup Ends

Thursday - June 9, 2022

TimeDescription
8:00 - 9:00 amBreakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 amConference Kick-Off & General Sessions
10:30 amMorning Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 amGeneral Sessions
12:00 pmNetworking Lunch
1:30 pmGeneral Sessions
3:00 pmAfternoon Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 pmGeneral Sessions
5:00 pmNetworking Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:30 pmEvening Free for client dinners and informal networking

Friday - June 10, 2022

TimeDescription
8:00 - 9:00 amBreakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:30 amConference Kick-off & General Sessions
10:30 amMorning Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 amGeneral Sessions
12:00 pmConference Closes
12:30 pmMiddleby Innovation Kitchen Tour & Luncheon
Conference attendees are welcome to join us for a wonderful luncheon and tour of the Middleby Innovation Kitchens following the conclusion of the conference! Shuttle buses to Middleby Innovation Kitchens (and from there to DFW Airport) will be provided.

Check out the Middleby Innovation Kitchens

12:00 - 3:00 pmExhibit Hall Breakdown

Have a Question? 

Send us a text at 317-735-8800.  We’ll do our best to get back to you right away.

Conference Venue & Lodging | Hyatt Regency Dallas

Located downtown next to an iconic Dallas landmark Reunion Tower, Hyatt Regency Dallas is a gateway to the best of the city. Live, work and be yourself at our inviting, contemporary hotel near the Dallas Convention Center and within walking distance of many tourist attractions, including Dealey Plaza and the Historic West End.  With easy access from Dallas’ commuter rail (DART), access from either Dallas area airport is convenient (and saves you money from needing to rent a car or pay for downtown parking).

Discounted Room Rate

$159 per night

 Hyatt Regency Dallas • 300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207 • (214) 651-1234

Hyatt Regency Dallas Room View

Sponsorship Opportunities

Take advantage of the opportunity to showcase your company’s goods and services in front of growth-oriented attendees!

Your COVID Guarantee
OnTrend Concepts guarantees that if we cancel, postpone, or take this conference to online-only, you will have the option to receive a full refund of your sponsorship fee.  There is a lot of uncertainty related to COVID, so we want you to know that you can sign up to sponsor this conference with confidence.

PLATINUM

$15,000Limit 3
4 Company Registrations
10'x10' Exhibit Space
Logo on Event Website, Marketing & Emails
Attendee List 2 Weeks Before Event
Banner Ad in Mobile App
1 Email Blast Announcing Your Sponsorship
50% Discount for Company Employee Registrations
Option to Reserve 10'x40' Outdoor Exhibit
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GOLD

$7,500 
3 Company Registrations
10'x10' Exhibit Space
Logo on Event Website, Marketing & Emails
Attendee List 2 Weeks Before Event
Banner Ad in Mobile App
Option to Reserve 10'x40' Outdoor Exhibit
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SILVER

$4,000 
2 Company Registrations
Tabletop Exhibit Space
Logo on Event Website, Marketing & Emails
Attendee List 2 Weeks Before Event
Option to Reserve 10'x40' Outdoor Exhibit
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GOLD

$7,500 
3 Company Registrations
10'x10' Exhibit Space
Logo on Event Website, Marketing & Emails
Attendee List 2 Weeks Before Event
Banner Ad in Mobile App
50% Discount for Company Employee Registrations
Option to Reserve 10'x40' Outdoor Exhibit
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BRONZE

$1,500 
1 Company Registration
NO Exhibit Space
Logo on Event Website, Marketing & Emails
Attendee List 2 Weeks Before Event

Sponsor Add-Ons

Sponsoring companies can enhance their sponsorship and expand their presence at the conference but adding one or more of the following options to their sponsorship.

Lunch Sponsor

SOLD OUT
Sponsorship credit on signage and the opportunity to put company material at each seat for the main, plated, served lunch

Kick-Off Sponsor - Day 1

SOLD OUT
Sponsor allowed to put information out at every seat in the general session room prior to the conference kicking off on day 1.

Kick-Off Sponsor - Day 2

$3,500
Sponsor allowed to put information out at every seat in the general session room prior to the conference kicking off on day 2.

Coffee Sponsor

$3,500
Signage at the coffee stations and coffee mugs co-branded with OnTrend Concepts provided to all attendees.

Notebook Sponsor

$3,500
High quality notebooks provided to all attendees, co-branded with the sponsor and the event name

Lanyard Sponsor

$3,500
All attendee name badges will include a lanyard co-branded with the sponsor logo and OnTrend Concepts

Room Drop Sponsor

$2,500
The opportunity to have one piece of marketing material provided to each conference attendee staying in our conference room block…provided to them at check in or dropped in their room by the hotel staff on the night of June 9th.

Intro to Ghost Kitchen Seminar Sponsor

$2,500
Showcase your goods, services, and experience with restaurant operators interested in launching a ghost kitchen or virtual brand initiative during the half-day seminar preceding the main conference!

Speaker/Sponsor Reception Sponsor

$1,500
Sponsorship credit on signage at the VIP speaker-sponsor reception being held June 8th and the option for the sponsor to provide branded glassware to be used and distributed at the Speaker-Sponsor Reception.

Networking Reception Sponsor

$1,500
Sponsorship credit on signage at our main Networking Reception being held in the late afternoon of June 9th and the option for the sponsor to provide branded glassware to be used and distributed at the Speaker-Sponsor Reception.
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