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Restaurant Leadership Conference

Sunday, April 15, 2018

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ 

The Restaurant Leadership Conference (RLC) is a top-to-top, invitation-only event where 2,000 of the most progressive and influential individuals in the restaurant industry gather each year. RLC uniquely provides the thought leadership and environment that restaurant executives and their organizations look for to build critical relationships. More than 1,000 leading c-level operators with buying power for over 30,000 restaurant locations and 200 supplier partners representing $100 billion in annual sales attend RLC, embracing the conference's high value, unprecedented insight and relationship building. 

Suppliers

Brandy Mulcahy | bmulcahy@winsightmedia.com 480-337-3426 

Operators

Mark Hatch mhatch@winsightmedia.com 489-337-3419

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