3rd Annual

The 3rd Annual Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference is being held in conjunction with the 2023 Texas Restaurant Show!

Please join us at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston for the 3rd Annual Ghost Kitchen and Virtual Restaurant Conference!  The conference will be a pre-conference activity in association with the Texas Restaurant Show!  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from (and network with) top leaders from ghost kitchen, delivery, foodtech, and virtual brand industries…followed by two days checking out the latest and greatest in goods & services in the Texas Restaurant Show’s huge exhibit hall in the George Brown Convention Center (including the OnTrend Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Brand Pavilion).

We are excited to partner with the Texas Restaurant Association, bringing together the best ghost kitchen event and the best state-run restaurant conference.  You do not want to miss this one!

Food ordering can be done online, not conferences.

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

Friday, July 7th

1:00 pm
Welcoming Remarks
Conference Room
1:15 pm
State of the Industry
Conference Room
2:00 pm
Industry Leaders Panel
Conference Room
3:00 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
Foyer
3:30 pm
State of Delivery Panel
Conference Room
4:15 pm
Ghost Kitchen Operations Panel
Conference Room
5:00 pm
Roundtable Breakouts
Conference Room
5:45 pm
Welcome Reception
TBA
7:00 pm
Evening Free for client dinners and informal networking
TBA

Saturday, July 8th

8:00 am
Networking Breakfast
Foyer
8:30 am
Welcoming Remarks
Conference Room
8:45 am
Restaurant Executives Panel
Conference Room
10:45 am
Be a Good Neighbor, Ghost Kitchens Are Here
Conference Room
11:30 am
Meal Quality & Consistency Discussion
Conference Room
12:00 pm
Lunch (alongside other pre-conference sessions)
TBA
1:30 pm
Apps, Loyalty, and Leveraging Data
Conference Room
2:15 pm
Food Halls and Innovative Approaches
Conference Room
3:00 pm
Afternoon Networking Break
Foyer
3:30 pm
Robotics, Smart Kitchens, and AI Panel
Conference Room
4:15 pm
International Outlook & Opportunities
Conference Room
4:45 pm
Wrap Up Panel
Conference Room
5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Conference Room
6:30 pm
Evening free for Texas Restaurant Association Dinner
TBA

Quick Facts

$695

Attendee Registration Fee
includes registration to TRS 2023!

$395 TRA Members &
first 150 non-TRA Members.

Texas Restaurant Show 2023

GCK23 Sponsorships

This year Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference sponsors will have the best of both worlds.  Our prices remained the same, but in addition to networking with hundred leaders from the ghost kitchen, virtual brand, delivery and foodtech worlds for two days, our sponsors will also showcase their goods and services to thousands of attendees by enjoying prime exhibit space in the OnTrend Ghost Kitchen & Off-Premise Pavilion at the 2023 Texas Restaurant Show!

GKC Platinum
Sponsor

$15,000
  • 4 Registrations + TRA Show Passes
  • Oversized 10'x20' Exhibit Space
  • Logo on Website, Marketing, & Signage
  • 1 Email Blast Announcement
  • Provide Welcoming Remarks
  • Moderate a Roundtable Breakout Session
  • Help Organize a Panel on Tech Stage at the Texas Restaurant Show
  • Conference Attendee List

GKC Pavillion
Sponsor

$7,500
  • 3 Registrations + TRA Show Passes
  • Full Size 10'x10' Exhibit Space
  • Logo on Website, Marketing, & Signage
  • Moderate a Roundtable Breakout Session
  • Conference Attendee List
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GKC Logo
Sponsor

$1,500
  • 1 Registration + TRA Show Pass
  • NO Exhibit Space
  • Logo on Website, Marketing, & Signage
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Coffee Sponsor - Limit 1

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

Notebook Sponsor - Limit 1

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

Lanyard Sponsor - Limit 1

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

Lunch Sponsor - Limit 1

$3,000
Sponsorship credit on signage and the opportunity to put company material at each seat for the main, plated, served lunch on July 8, 2023

Reception Sponsor - Only 1 Remaining

$2,000
Sponsorship credit on signage at the welcome reception being held July 7th and the option for the sponsor to provide branded glassware to be used and distributed at the Speaker-Sponsor Reception

Program Sponsor - Limit 1

$3,000
Single page agenda summary program provided to all registrants. Agenda on one side with your logo, and you have the entire reverse side of the handout for your own ad

Case Study Sponsor - Limit 2

$2,500
Do you have a new innovation or success story demonstrating the effectiveness of your product or service? The Case Study Sponsorship gives you up to 5 minutes to address the event attendees from the stage, to tell them a bit about your solution and what challenges they address. It is a perfect way to give them a taste and then encourage those interested to contact you for further details.
Show

Our Sponsors

Kitchen United
Gold Sponsor
Virturant
Reception Sponsor
Ghost Kitchen Digest
Media Partner
Drive-Thru Digest
Media Partner

GKC Sponsor Registration