Tuesday, January 12 11:00am – 11:45am

State of the Economy

This session will include a discussion on key business indicators and the U.S. economic outlook, including how the economy will continue to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak and a 15 minute Q&A session. Register now »

Speakers:

Senior Vice President, Analytic Solutions and Insights
GES

Tuesday, January 12 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Adult Beverage Industry Update

A forecasted look at the economy in relation to the adult beverage industry trends, health and performance, including how bars and restaurants can continue to perform despite decreased traffic and restrictions caused by the coronavirus. Register now »

Speakers:

Senior Principal
Technomic

Tuesday, January 12 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Intro to Reinvention

As our industry gradually rebuilds from COVID-19, Technomic is turning an eye to the future of on-premise. Join us for our virtual Planning Program conference in January as we forecast what the restaurant landscape will look once all virus concerns are resolved and consumer confidence in dining out rebounds. This series will provide you with an in-depth exploration of the key themes that will matter most in the coming years to help you reinvent yourself for success in a post-pandemic environment. Register now »

Speakers:

Principal
Technomic

Thursday, January 14 11:00am – 11:45am

On-Premise Reinvention (Slow Roll to Recovery, Innovation Shifts, Need for Simplicity, Connection is Key)

The first theme of the session will look at what forecasted recovery will look like given the many obstacles in the way, such as unemployment and debt. It will explore how the future economic environment will favor chains over independents, discuss the role of physical restaurants and on-premise sites in a post-pandemic world, review margin challenges and traffic declines hindering rebuilding, and ultimately help you understand how to account for bumps in your recovery process. We’ll then turn our attention to why operators are focusing more and more on running efficient and profitable operations over true adult beverage experimentation in order to solve for operational challenges (such as supporting drinks to-go), and how this affects your product pipeline, as well as your sales and marketing strategies.


Next, we’ll discuss how consumers are looking to simplify their lives, and why restaurant and bar operators are following suite. We’ll examine what the growing importance of a “less is more” strategy for both on-premise menu and operations means for your planning and product development purposes. Lastly, we’ll highlight why connection is an integral part of the on-premise experience, what connection will look like after the pandemic and how you can be a better partner to operators as they navigate a growing need to build connective on-premise experiences. Register now »

Speakers:

Principal
Technomic

Thursday, January 14 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Buffalo Wild Wings: How to Navigate On-Premise during COVID-19

Following our on-premise reinvention discussion, we’ll hear from David McPhillips, director of beverage strategy and innovation at Buffalo Wild Wings. He’ll share how the brand has navigated the pandemic thus far, including menu and operational innovations. He’ll also discuss post-pandemic plans for growth as the company applies recent learnings to the business. Suppliers will learn how to better support operators like Buffalo Wild Wings both now and beyond the pandemic. Register now »

Speakers:

Director of Beverage Strategy & Innovation
Buffalo Wild Wings

Thursday, January 14 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Key Takeaways & Moving Business Forward

Join Technomic as we provide key takeaways from the Adult Beverage Planning Program and an update on ways our product and service portfolio can support your strategic decisions in this uncertain business environment. Register now »

Speakers:

Principal
Technomic