Speakers and Presenters

2022 Speakers & Presenters

View our Speakers & Presenters Lineup for 2022!
To learn more about each speaker, view their biographies here.
alison anne
Alison Anne
Leader of the #Restaurant Revolution
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michael bennett
Michael Bennett
Chef
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donald burns
Donald Burns
Founder & CEO,
The Restaurant Coach

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john buschman
Dr. John Buschman
Co-Director, Global Sustainable Tourism Program,
Florida International University

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safiya carter
Safiya Carter
Shug Sisters
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rev ciancio
Rev Ciancio
Owner,
Handcraft Burgers and Brew

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brian connors
Brian Connors
Director | Bacardi Center of Excellence,
Florida International University, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

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chris deferio
Chris Deferio
Owner,
Keys to the Shop Podcast and Consulting

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carol dover
Carol Dover
President & CEO,
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

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dane eagle
Dane Eagle
Secretary of Economic Opportunity,
State of Florida

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rob grimes
Rob Grimes
Founder & CEO,
IFBTA

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oren hertz
Dr. Oren Hertz
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Florida International University

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skip kimpel
Skip Kimpel
Principal of Independent & SMB Consulting,
ConStrata Consulting

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andrew koumi
Andrew Koumi
Owner,
Green Market Café

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mia mastroianni
Mia Mastroianni
Celebrity Mixologist,
Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue

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shaun o'neal
Shaun O'Neal
Celebrity Chef
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matt plapp
Matt Plapp
CEO & Founder,
America's Best Restaurants

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doug radkey
Doug Radkey
President,
KRG Hospitality, Inc.

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criss smiley
Criss Smiley
Smiley Brothers Specialty Foods
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art sutley
Art Sutley
Director of Strategic Accounts,
Savage & Cooke Distillery

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homan taghdiri
Homan Taghdiri
Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
Invictus Hospitality

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michael tipps
Michael Tipps
Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
Invictus Hospitality

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nick vojnovic
Nick Vojnovic
President,
Little Greek Franchise Development, LLC

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dale willerton
Dale Willerton
Lease Consultant,
The Lease Coach

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phil wills
Phil Wills
Owner/Partner,
The Spirits in Motion
Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue

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