2024 Conferences and Events

Bar & Restaurant Expo
March 18-20, 2024

Bar & Restaurant Expo is specifically tailored to address the unique challenges facing the hospitality industry by offering practical solutions and innovative ideas to unlock untapped revenue streams.
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Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit
March 24-26, 2024

At the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, Executives from leading brands will share their success stories of the numerous ways they have innovated to grow their franchises. Attendees will gain insight and inspiration to help them be more progressive in every facet of their businesses.
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Restaurant Leadership Conference
April 14-17, 2024

RLC is the home for restaurant executives to hone their leadership skills, discuss solutions to industry challenges, and connect with other senior leadership.
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Marketing Executives Group Conference
May 15-17, 2024

The Marketing Executives Group (MEG) is the signature event for the Marketing Expert Exchange Community, a community of restaurant marketing professionals who are connected 365 days a year and come together every May in Chicago preceding the National Restaurant Association Show. MEG raises the level of industry excellence by connecting, inspiring, teaching and challenging each other through the exchange of ideas, thought leadership and best practices.
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National Restaurant Show
May 18-21, 2024

The largest gathering of foodservice professionals in the Western hemisphere, with more resources, information and connection opportunities than any other industry event.
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The Flavor Experience
August 18-20, 2024

THE FLAVOR EXPERIENCE is the foodservice industry’s ultimate celebration of flavor, serving up ideas and inspirations to high-volume food & beverage menu developers.
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Prosper Forum
August 25-28, 2024

The Prosper Forum is an intentional community of diverse foodservice and hospitality influencers meeting together to discover, share and extract value. We believe that the more diverse perspectives there are at the proverbial table, the stronger our businesses will be and the more our communities will flourish.
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Fast Casual Executive Summit
October 8-10, 2024

Fast Casual Executive Summit is an exclusive event that is reserved for top-level restaurant executives — leaders and innovators of the fast casual industry. We bring together an experienced group of restaurant professionals whose common interests and concerns are brought to the table for open discussion in a fun and relaxing environment.
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Create Experience
October 9-11, 2024

The CREATE Experience, produced by Nation’s Restaurant News, is thedestination for growth-minded restaurateurs ready to take their businesses to the next level. Don’t miss your chance to build meaningful connections, learn from insightful speakers, and experience the most innovative ideas in foodservice firsthand.
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Get involved with CORE through one of our upcoming campaigns!

Spring 2024

Fall 2024

December 3, 2024

Individuals & Companies have the opportunity to change lives with CORE on Giving Tuesday 2024! Become a match donor, host a fundraiser, make a donation, and learn about all the other ways you can team up with CORE on Giving Tuesday by clicking here.


Check below to see how you can help CORE with your purchases.  The following businesses are supporting CORE with your help! 

Visit Happy Joe’s Pizza and purchase a Happy Joe’s Cookie Pizza starting December 1, 2023 through February 29, 2024 and $1 from each purchase will be donated to CORE. Visit happyjoes.com for more information.

Twelve24 is donating 80% of the proceeds from the sale of this limited-edition New York industry tee directly to CORE.  Click here for more information.