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Young Professionals Network

We love our YPN community!

Join others 35 and under as you step outside of your day-to-day work role and experience the entire world of foodservice in all its depth, complexity and opportunity. You’ll meet other like-minded people interested in having a lot of fun while seeking foodservice-specific leadership training to help your career and health of your business.

Here’s a brief overview of things we think you’ll find of interest when planning your trip to the Expo. And don’t forget to plan enough time for the 270+ exhibits and other training programs, too!

Sunday
Indoor 5k Charity Run/Walk: Run4Food 9 am
Private Lakefront Brewery Tour 4:30 pm
Monday
Exhibits Open 11 am – 5 pm
“10 Things You Need to Know about the Restaurant Industry” 9 – 10 am
Keynote Address presented by former Southwest Airlines trainer Jason Young: “Servicetopia- The Ultimate Customer Service Experience” 10 – 11 am
“Mapping the Restaurant Technology Landscape” 11:30 – 12:30 pm
“Lead Smart – Essentials of High Performance Leadership” 12:45 – 1:45 pm
Opening night party: Afterglow | Young Professionals Meet-up Hour @ 4:30 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Tuesday
Exhibits Open 10 am – 4 pm
Will Allen discusses Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution 9:30 – 10:30 am
“Cause Marketing Through the Eyes of Culvers” 10:45 – 11:45 am
“7 Essentials to Building and Retaining a Winning Team” 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Craft Breweries & Cocktails Tour 5:30 pm
Wednesday
Exhibits Open 10 am – 3 pm
“Using DISC Personality Profiles to Build the Best Team Ever” 10:00 – 11:15 am

Keep the learning going inside the exhibit hall. Stop by the Marketing Quick Bites Lounge to snag some quick ideas or answers in a laid-back learning environment. Catch 15 minute presentations on marketing, each led by a peer in the industry. Great place to ignite your creativity and connect with others that love to talk marketing!

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