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Restaurant Leadership Conference

Monday, April 10, 2017

RLC is the restaurant industry’s premier top-to-top, invitation-only event where the most progressive and influential professionals gather each year. It’s the 2,000 executives who attend in pursuit of top-level information and networking opportunities that makes RLC unlike any other in the industry. Join the many powerful players in Arizona for three days of progressive education, unlimited networking and successful innovation discovery.

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