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Meet The Experts 2017

The Illinois Restaurant Association presents its 4th Annual "Meet The Experts" with Keynote Speaker Nick Kokonas (Roister, Tock, Alinea Restaurant / Next / The Aviary). Final list of Experts will be posted on March 14, 2017. At that time, Registered Restaurant/Bar/Hospitality Operators will be able to reserve fifteen (15) minutes speed coaching sessions with all of this year's experts. Thank you to our sponsors Reinhart Food Service, Taft Law, Stahl Cowen and Clifton Larson Allen.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/4/2017
When: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
5:00 PM
Where: Map this event »
Old Crow Smokehouse
149 W Kinzie St.
Chicago, Illinois  60654
United States
Contact: Christine DeSousa

Online registration is available until: 4/4/2017
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Restaurant/Foodservice/Bar Operators will have an opportunity to sign up for one-on-one speed coaching with the expert(s) of their choosing:

Here is a tentative list as of 5pm 2/22/2017:


Name Company

 Alex Pappas Stahl Cowen    
Alpana Singh  The Boarding House/Terra and Vine/7 Lions    
 Gabe Garza Ideology Entertainment    
 Glenn Keefer Heil and Kay Insurance    
 Janet Isabelli IMR    
 Bobby Gonzalez Kimpton, The Gray Hotel    
 Carrie Luxen Restaurant HR Group    
 Jim Slama Family Farmed    
 Joe Baez Clifton Larsen Allen    
 David Rehkson DineAmic Group    
 Mark Braver Heisler Hospitality    
 Chris Bisaillon      
 Clinton Wolf      
 Erik Baylis      



Stay tuned for instructions on how to register to meet with the expert of your choosing.


You have questions. We have Experts.

Imagine a room full of restaurant and hospitality industry experts ready to help you with your business. That's "Meet the Experts" and you're invited.

Each year, this popular event offers restaurant operators the opportunity to speak one-on-one with experts in a variety of fields including staffing, insurance, taxes, purchasing, marketing, public relations, licensing and more. While enjoying a fun, casual evening with good food and drinks, attendees can sign-up to sit with selected experts to ask questions, get advice, and exchange business info to keep the conversation going in the future. It's speed-coaching and power networking!


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