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MARCH 1+2, 2016
HILTON TORONTO HOTEL
CONFERENCE PROGRAM
CANADIAN RESTAURANT
INVESTMENT SUMMIT
CANADIAN RESTAURANT
OPERATOR...
Welcome to CRIS+CROS!
Two great events running at the same
time to extend learning opportunities
to a larger community! Th...
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2016 Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS) and Canadian Restaurant Operators Summit (CROS) _ Brochure

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5 REASONS
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
CRIS/CROS

The Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS) and the Canadian Restaurant Operators Summit (CROS), jointly produced by GE Capital and Restaurants Canada, will be held in Toronto on MARCH 1+2, 2016 and will bring together industry insiders, operators, chain executives, franchise operators, investors, lenders and key suppliers from across the country.

Here are 5 reasons you should attend!

1. Networking: There is no other place to rub shoulders and learn from the biggest names in the industry. Senior level executives from literally dozens of the country's most respected restaurant chains look forward to attending each year, and make themselves available to anyone looking for insight or advice as they mingle with attendees. The opening reception, held at The Hockey Hall of Fame, means it will be you and the Stanley Cup enjoying a beer together.

2. Context: As one of the most well recognized and respected journalists, Amanda Lang is the perfect person to interview this group; Derek Doke | FranWorks Group of Companies, Michael Glen | Laurentian Bank Securities, Bill Gregson | Cara, Sean Morrison | Diversified Royalty Corp and Paul Rivett | Fairfax Financial Holdings.

3. Exclusivity: Attendees will have access to the full Canadian Chain Restaurant Industry Review, an exclusive and insightful report commissioned by GE Capital and compiled by fsSTRATEGY and The NPD Group Canada. The report digs into provincial dining trends - such as which province has the highest per capita commercial food service sales and insight into other macro trends that will affect the restaurant industry in the coming year.

4. Innovation: The need to innovate is a given but continual reinvention requires a delicate balance. This session on brand transformation explores the constant commitment to reinvention, new ways to deepen the connection to customers, pace of disruption, emerging technologies, the rise of competitors, successes, failures, setbacks, and homeruns. Panel includes; Mike Cordoba | Empresario Capital Partners, Jean Bédard | La Cage Brasserie Sportive, Tom Gaglardi | Northland Properties, Ken Otto | Cara , Mo Jessa | Earls Restaurants and Susan Senecal | A&W Food Services of Canada

5. ROI: Learn from the best! Join Brandie Kelly, digital pioneer at Facebook as she dives deep into this session on social media strategy. Brandie collaborates with key decision makers at the largest restaurant brands and agencies in Canada providing marketing tactics on Facebook and Instagram that deliver ROI.


For more information visit the websites www.restaurantinvest.ca or www.restaurantoperator.ca and register today!

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2016 Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS) and Canadian Restaurant Operators Summit (CROS) _ Brochure

  1. 1. MARCH 1+2, 2016 HILTON TORONTO HOTEL CONFERENCE PROGRAM CANADIAN RESTAURANT INVESTMENT SUMMIT CANADIAN RESTAURANT OPERATORS SUMMIT RESTAURANTINVEST.CA+RESTAURANTOPERATOR.CA THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS FOUNDING PRODUCER RESEARCH PARTNERS LUNCH BRONZE COFFEE PARTNERS HOST This event was produced Big Picture Conferences (BPC). THANK YOU TO OUR SPEAKERS bigpictureconferences.ca (416) 924-2002 56 The Esplanade, Suite 509, Toronto ON M5E 1A7 RESTAURANTINVEST.CA+ RESTAURANTOPERATOR.CA HOSTED BY
  2. 2. Welcome to CRIS+CROS! Two great events running at the same time to extend learning opportunities to a larger community! The Canadian Restaurant Operators Summit (CROS), focuses on operational knowledge, and the 7th Annual Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS) covers investment and real estate trends. Stay in the investment or development track at CRIS, or join in on the CROS sessions designed to fine-tune your operations, reduce waste and grow profits. The choice is yours! We have joined forces to bring you more! Orie Berlasso, Big Picture Conferences WED MARCH 2, 2016 7:00am – 8:00am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST TORONTO BALLROOM FOYER 8:00am – 8:15am OPENING REMARKS TORONTO BALLROOM Ed Khediguian GE Capital Canada Donna Dooher Restaurants Canada 8:15am – 9:15am TOP 10 TRENDS FOR RESTAURANT BRANDS. BEST BUSINESS-DRIVING, ACTIONABLE IDEAS TO EXECUTE OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS TORONTO BALLROOM We’ll glimpse into the near future—examining 10 emerging trends and high leverage activities that you can execute over the next 12 months. Robert Carter The NPD Group Todd Jones GE Capital 9:15am – 10:00am OVERVIEW OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY TORONTO BALLROOM As the Senior Economist for Restaurants Canada, Chris Elliott manages and produces a comprehensive research program that has made Restaurants Canada a leading source of information for and about Canada’s $72-billion foodservice industry. Chris tracks and analyzes key industry and economic indicators and translates them into member reports and publications. A1INVESTORS ADVANCED REAL ESTATE METRICS AND THE IMPACT ON RESTAURANT INCOME CARMICHAEL/JACKSON ROOM Capture hidden profits and reduce risk with some creative real estate practices and strategies. Registered delegates will receive access to valuable white papers. Michael Horowitz Minden Gross LLP Grant Kosowan Orange National Retail Group Inc. A3INVESTORS LEGAL PANEL DISCUSSION TOM THOMSON ROOM Canada’s leading lawyers discuss the burning issues impacting restaurant ownership and operations. Get FREE advice. Allan Dick Sotos Jennifer Dolman Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Larry Weinberg Cassels Brock & Blackwell A2OPERATORS A NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: ADDRESSING THE TALENT GAP CASSON ROOM Employees are at the heart of every successful restaurant. Companies need to attract and keep the best performers, especially individuals adept at serving diverse markets. Philip Mondor Tourism HR Canada Jose Bansil WJPallett & Associates Cindy Simpson Imago Restaurants Inc. Dean Sockett Keg Restaurants Ltd. A4OPERATORS LEVERAGING FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM TO DRIVE BUSINESS FOR RESTAURANTS TORONTO BALLROOM Learn from the best! Join Brandie Kelly, digital pioneer at Facebook Canada, as she dives deep into this session on social media strategy. Brandie collaborates with key decision makers in Canadian restaurant brands and agencies providing marketing tactics that deliver ROI. CHOOSE YOUR BREAKOUT SESSION BELOW 10:30am – 11:45am CHOOSE YOUR BREAKOUT SESSION BELOW 2:15pm – 3:15pm 1:00pm – 2:00pm MERGER IS ON THE MENU TORONTO BALLROOM 3:45pm – 4:45pm BRAND TRANSFORMATION > A DELICATE BALANCE TORONTO BALLROOM The past few years have been tough on casual restaurants, it seems the best defence has been to consolidate and conquer. This panel, led by Amanda Lang, looks at some of the recent mergers and the partnerships that have developed. 10:00am – 10:30am COFFEE BREAK TORONTO BALLROOM FOYER 3:15pm – 3:45pm COFFEE BREAK TORONTO BALLROOM FOYER 11:45am – 1:00pm NETWORKING LUNCH TORONTO BALLROOM FOYER B1OPERATORS MENU LABELLING CASSON ROOM Everything you need to know before JAN 2017! James Rilett Restaurants Canada Carol Zweep NSF Canada B3OPERATORS IS THE PRICE RIGHT? TOM THOMSON ROOM How are your food and beverage costs? Issue of profitability is a complex one, and one that a lot of operators are wrestling with at the moment. Managing costs and bringing them under tight control is exactly what the session is all about. Speakers tackle the problem by focussing on your marketing aims, then target pricing, menu design, supply and demand issues and disease tracking of food. Jeff Dover fsSTRATEGY Dr. Sylvain Charlebois University of Guelph B2INVESTORS REVENUE MANAGEMENT FOR RESTAURANTS TORONTO BALLROOM This session explores 5 BIG ideas on managing top line revenue for restaurants. Bruce McAdams University of Guelph Darcy MacDonell FARMHOUSE tavern & The Daughter Eric Malcolmson ICON Legacy Hospitality Michael Von Massow University of Guelph B4INVESTORS MOBILE INNOVATION CARMICHAEL/JACKSON ROOM How do you leverage mobile and digital channels to build your brand, increase sales and improve customer engagement, experience and loyalty? Ron Caughlin BRAND>eD Andy Bruce The Mobile Experience Company Ryan Payne Lush Concepts Jed Schneiderman Tapped Mobile 4:45pm – 5:00pm CLOSING REMARKS TORONTO BALLROOM Ed Khediguian GE Capital Canada SPONSORED BY Derek Doke FranWorks Group of Companies Michael Glen Laurentian Bank Securities Bill Gregson Cara Operations Limited Sean Morrison Diversified Royalty Corp Paul Rivett Fairfax Financial Holdings ❱ @CRIS_TORONTO ❱ @CROS_TORONTO @CRIS_TORONTO @CROS_TORONTO The need to innovate is a given but continual reinvention requires a delicate balance. This session explores the constant commitment to reinvention, new ways to deepen the connection to customers, pace of disruption, emerging technologies, the rise of competitors, successes, failures, setbacks, and homeruns. Mike Cordoba Empresario Capital Partners Jean Bédard La Cage Brasserie Sportive Tom Gaglardi Northland Properties Corporation Ken Otto Cara Operations Limited Mo Jessa Earls Restaurants Ltd. Susan Senecal A&W Food Services of Canada

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