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Bloomin' CEO Elizabeth Smith to offer a view from 30,000 ft.

The CEO of the company that operates Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's, Bonefish Grill and Fleming's will offer her perspective on key economic, government and consumer issues during a special session aimed specifically at senior restaurant executives.

Elizabeth Smith, who served as president of Avon before moving to the top job at Bloomin' Brands, will participate on a panel that delves into macro forces reshaping the business.

Those concerns and opportunity will be explored first during a presentation by Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

Among the matters she's likely to highlight are restaurateurs' obligations under the Affordable Care Act, labor activism and immigration reform.

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