5 Restaurant Industry Events & Conference to Keep Your Eyes On In 2022

5 Restaurant Industry Events & Conference to Keep Your Eyes On In 2022

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Looking to polish your skills as a ghost kitchen, virtual kitchen, or hybrid service provider in 2022 and beyond? Here are five shows, conferences, or virtual events you'll need to pencil in on your calendar in the coming year:

2nd Annual Ghost Kitchen & Virtual Restaurant Conference

  • When: June 9th and 10th, 2022
  • Where: Dallas, Texas (Hyatt Regency Dallas)
  • Cost: $695 Early Bird (First 150 Signups) / $895 General Registration

Continuing the successful momentum of the first conference in 2021, attendees will hear from and network with important figures in the industry, including national restaurant chain leaders, and innovators driving the virtual restaurant concepts. News and discussions about profit-maximizing technology, equipment made for the pace of today's customer demands, and the latest on third-party delivery apps, programs, and providers are all on the 'menu.' Get insider insights on how to create and support marketing for your ghost kitchen or virtual restaurant brand, as well as valuable resources - presentation slides and an attendee list - to help build on ideas post-conference.

Building Success with Ghost Kitchens and Virtual Restaurants

  • When: TBD
  • Where: Virtual / Streaming Online
  • Cost: Free

An excellent event choice for the busy restaurateur, this virtual summit is as close as the nearest computer, laptop, or smartphone (if you're really on the go.) With five panels and over 20 industry-leading participants, there's something for every attendee, from rising stars in the industry to well-seasoned veterans looking to polish their existing expertise in food on demand workflows. With panelists weighing in from heavy hitters like MrBeast, Nathan's, Pepsico, and Wendy's, it's a virtual lineup of who's-who on the forefront of the industry. Register early for a chance to submit your question to one of the panelists!

National Restaurant Association Show 2022

  • When: May 21st - May 24th, 2022
  • Where: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
  • Cost: $75 Early Bird (Until November 22nd)

A more mainstream addition to the list in the midst of targeted ghost kitchen conferences, the National Restaurant Association Show is nonetheless a can't-miss opportunity for driven restaurant owners, vendors, and service providers alike. The crown jewel of restaurant events, this gathering is a prime opportunity to network as well as learn about the latest technology, kitchen upgrades, and strategies maximizing potential for big names and bigger brands. In addition to both in-person and online webinars, the new workshops being rolled out for 2022 touch on a variety of trends that the pandemic has driven in the industry.

International Restaurant and Food Service Show

  • When: March 6th - March 8th, 2022
  • Where: New York, NY (Javits Center)
  • Cost: (Unknown)

Three days of learning about how you can enhance your creativity in your food. Watch live culinary performances, listen in on roundtables, and attend talks from how to build winning team, manage marketing and social media and more.

5th Annual Food on Demand Conference

  • When: TBD
  • Where: TBD
  • Cost: $495 for operators

It's the restaurant's premier off-premises and delivery-focused event. Learn from experts across the industry, grow your network with other professionals in your space, and expand your knowledge. Meet with vendors from packaging, to franchisees, franchisors, technology, investors and more.

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