Event Roundup: Winter Brings Flurry of Innovation

From HR to Operations to IT, you name it we are there! Our team is gearing up for another event-full season. While there are many great restaurant industry events and conferences in 2016, we couldn’t possibly attend them all, so follow us along and find out why we chose to attend these events in particular. […]

From HR to Operations to IT, you name it we are there!

Our team is gearing up for another event-full season. While there are many great restaurant industry events and conferences in 2016, we couldn’t possibly attend them all, so follow us along and find out why we chose to attend these events in particular.

Attending? Be sure to save us a spot in your itinerary so we can swap tales of restaurant technology and learn a little bit about each other!

CHART | February 20 – 23, 2016 | Seattle, WA

The 4th annual CHART winter conference is here! The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) is the one place hospitality training professionals gather to learn, connect and grow. The organization hosts several events every year, yet ensures each one is carefully curated in such a way that attendees return back to the business ready to tackle the biggest challenges in workforce management and training.

We are honored to be apart of CHART’s Silver Sponsorship , along with other notable organizations such as TDn2K (Transforming Data into Knowledge).

CHART mantra: Be Transformed


Activity-packed days with over


Of the nation’s top hospitality training and human resources professionals

Our CHART goals?

Giving people access to the newest tools to improve operations in the hospitality industry. Our team is ready to hear the hospitality industry’s biggest challenges so we can improve our current solutions and create new ones to benefit the segments that dominate the field:
restaurants and hotels.

You can find us at the

Resource Gallery

Where vendor partners will be onsite so you can meet and explore the services and products everyone offers.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | February 22nd

Spotlight Session:

Managing an eLearning Academy

From 5 to 5,000 users in 2 years

Featuring: Zach Phillips
Performance Development & Culture Manager (eLearning Specialist)| Newk’s Eatery
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | February 23rd

Topics will include: how to choose a learning management system, content creation, site management, troubleshooting, user guides and reporting. While this may not seem like a top priority for your business – it is. Newk’s Eatery was recently recognized for investing in employee education and career advancement with our cloud-based learning management system. HotSchedules Train (powered by Schoox) is a dedicated e-learning tool that effectively engages, interacts and retains your workforce through a mobile and social platform. Creating an online training program is just the foundation of your company’s success.

Newk’s ability to maintain and manage a LMS this successfully is exactly why this is a can’t miss session in our book!

Pizza Expo | March 7 – 10, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

The International Pizza Expo ®, also known as the largest trade show and conference serving the pizza restaurant industry, aims to provide independent and chain pizzeria owners and managers a one-stop shop for nearly any needed product or service – while keeping up with what’s new in the industry. The Pizza Expo is also a proud affiliate of Pizza Today Magazine,

With numerous workshops instructed by restaurant industry professionals, keynote addresses from celebrities and top industry pros, and even a pizza challenge competition, attendees are sure to expand their knowledge on topics relevant to their business!

Pizza Expo mantra: Taking Your Business to the Next Level


Jam packed days of events with nearly

8,000 attendees

and over

1,000 exhibitor booths
Our Pizza goals?

We know our tools have proved useful to the pizza professionals of the world, and we want to say a huge thank you to our loyal clients as well as show everyone what tools we’ve created in the past year that are guaranteed to take their business to the next level.

You can find us at

Booth #1237

During Exhibit Hall hours
Tuesday, March 8 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9 | 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Spotlight Session:

Winning the War for Millennial Talent

Get the best and brightest to work for you, not your competitors

Featuring: Eric Chester
Founder of the Center for Work Ethic Development
Thursday, March 10th | 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Room N252-254

Winning the war for talent is and should be on everyone’s minds today. We delved deep into this hot topic with Donald Burns, a longtime hospitality professional to uncover the secrets of attracting the ‘right’ talent. He shared his thoughts on the industry’s current challenges and how restaurateurs can overcome them. Read the full interview to learn more, or join us on February 24th, 11 a.m. EST / 10 a.m. CST in our latest webinar featuring Burns himself, appropriately titled There’s a New War for Talent: Are You Prepared to Win It?

With this topic at the forefront of the industry’s concerns, we know Eric Chester’s session will be one not to miss!

MURTEC | March 15 – 17, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

The Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC), is an annual event put on by Hospitality Technology. Each year, the conference brings together industry experts with the goal of providing top restaurant technology education and networking to attendees. To no surprise, the speaker lineup for this year includes fresh voices and disruptive topics. Crowd sourcing, mobile payments, EMV compliance, mobilizing the point of sale, gamification… no stone will be left unturned. It is the “gold standard” for restaurant technology insight after all.

MURTEC’s mantra: Dining Goes Digital


Days of showcases, expert speakers and top-rated workshops


700+ attendees
Our MURTEC goals?

We’re bringing the force (more appropriately known as the HotSchedules IoT Platform ), and we can’t wait to share with all the attendees.
We want to show how the Platform will awaken your business strategy so you can start making more enlightened decisions with your data.

You can find us at

Booth #26

During all three days

Of the conference where we’ll be joined by other top innovators in the industry.

Spotlight Session:

Our House of Blues event of course!

Meet our team at our booth (#26) during the cocktail reception.
Wednesday, March 16th | 5:45 p.m.

Afterward, we’ll fly to a galaxy far, far away – to the Foundation Room on the top floor of Mandalay Bay, starting at 7:30 p.m.

What’s in store? Find out, you will.

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