What to expect from the upcoming Restaurant Leadership Conference

A Deeper Dive: In this bonus episode of the Restaurant Business podcast, Informa Connect EVP of Conferences Chris Keating gives a preview of RLC.

What is happening at the Restaurant Leadership Conference this year?

We decided to demand that Chris Keating, the EVP of Conferences for Informa Connect, RB’s parent company, talk about the conference, which runs April 14-17. And he was happy to oblige.

We ask about what’s happening at the event and the strategy behind it. We also chat about Martha Stewart, and Chris tells us some of his sports interview stories. And we also talk about whether the conference itself reflects the state of the restaurant business.

We’re talking RLC on a special edition of A Deeper Dive.

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