The National Restaurant Association has finalized the full line-up for its inaugural Restaurant Finance Summit, which is May 19 during the NRA Show in Chicago.
According to a news release, the half-day conference will kick off with a luncheon and keynote presentation by Jonathan Tisch, chairman, Loews Hotels & Resorts and co-owner of the New York Giants at 12 p.m.
Each session will provide attendees with a comprehensive look at the issues related to the financial health of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.
"We've worked to assemble a line-up of the leading brands in the financial industry," said Dave Koenig, vice president of tax and finance for the NRA. "It's the first year that attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate all aspects of their business's financial success from lending options to legal, tax, operations, and supply chain issues."
Registration for the Restaurant Finance Summit is $299 for operators and includes full access to all four days of NRA Show exhibit floor and programming, to be held from May 17-20.
NRA joins Share the Gulf initiative
Also, as part of its efforts to support sustainability practices in the foodservice industry, the NRA has joined Share the Gulf, a coalition of chefs, restaurateurs, restaurant associations, seafood suppliers, fishermen, consumers and environmentalists working to protect their access to fish in the Gulf States.
According to a news release, the initiative, launched in 2013, aims to ensure the region's restaurants and grocery businesses maintain an equitable share of the Gulf States' red snapper catch.