Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the National Restaurant Association's Research & Knowledge Group, will replace CEO Dawn Sweeney as keynote speaker of Pizza Executive Summit 2010.
Riehle has said his speech will address the timely issue of profitability in an age of lessening, but still real uncertainty.
"With the economy still recovering, the costs of health care looming and legislative challenges continuing, how can pizza restaurateurs survive and thrive," Riehle proposed as his central question. As the SVP of the Research and Information Services Division for the National Restaurant Association, Riehle directs the Association's consumer, economic, market, human resources, tourism and operations research. Frequently cited in major national and international newspapers and appearing on major national television broadcasts, he has authored a variety of articles and serves as an information source and spokesperson for the restaurant and hospitality industry.
The Pizza Executive Summit, the industry's premier event for C-level executive learning and collaboration, will be held June 13 – 15 in and around Chicago's new Hotel Palomar, a Kimpton property. This year's theme is "Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate," reflecting executives' abilities to take part in invigorating discussions, discover new ideas for achieving excellence, and eventually implement these ideas to hasten success. For more information, visit the website.