Top 12 events for Retail business owners

by Jennifer Shambroom, 6 minutes read
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Attending retail industry events is a great way for business owners to get some fresh air and network with industry experts to figure out what is (and isn’t!) working within their sector.

But with all these options for events floating around, how are you supposed to know which ones are worth your time?

Never fear! Deputy is here to fill you in on the best events for retail business owners just like yourself. Take a look at the 12 events below to learn more.

But what’s the point of attending these events if you don’t have the time to implement the strategies you pick up? Use Deputy to take care of the administrative tasks like scheduling so you can put your full focus on developing strategies to better your business. Click on the link below to get started with G2 Crowd’s highest-rated workforce management platform.


1. Food for Thought – San Francisco, California. June 24, 2019

Presented by Toast, Food for Thought: San Francisco was created as a way for the local restaurant community in San Francisco to come together to share ideas, spend an afternoon listening to great speakers, and to attend interactive content sessions.

Some ideas listed to be discussed at the event include optimizing your menu, how to make the most of your data, as well as how to adapt to the modern workforce. Click here to register today.

2. Texas restaurant association – Houston, Texas. July 14-15, 2019

With over $52.4 billion in restaurant industry sales, Texas is one of the hottest places to own a restaurant. The Texas Restaurant Association is considered the biggest foodservice conference in the Southwest and brings some of the top chefs, owners, managers, executives, educators, and consultants all in one place. Click here to purchase your tickets.

3. Restaurant Directions – Los Angeles, California. July 21-23, 2019

Touching on topics critically important to growing restaurants as well as being led by some of the top thinkers within the industry, Restaurant Directions works to leave attendees with a number of new strategies to optimize their business. Click here to register for tickets.

4. Restaurant & Catering Awards – Various Australian cities including Melbourne on July 30, Brisbane on August 27, Sydney on September 17, 2019

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the main professional organization that represents over 45,000 cafes, restaurants, and catering businesses all across Australia. Their annual awards ceremony gives restaurant business owners in Australia an opportunity to take a look at the ideas that are pushing their industry forward and leading to new innovations. Click here to learn more.

Also, Australian business owners must stay in compliance with a number of awards that directly affect their business. If not, they’ll be subjected to lawsuits as well as plenty of bad PR. To ensure compliance is never an issue for your company, allow Deputy to keep you protected with its wide range of awards it currently supports.

5. Revelry – Atlanta, Georgia. September 16-18, 2019

Revelry 2019 is a 2-day conference filled with networking opportunities, industry workshops, and business best practices to educate and motivate retailers. This is an unbeatable chance to network with other business owners as well as some of their partners. Click here to register now.

6. National Franchise Convention – Melbourne, Australia. October 20-22, 2019

This year’s National Franchise Convention aims to put their focus on the most important group of people responsible for any brand, your employees. There’ll be numerous panels, roundtables, masterclasses, and a number of networking opportunities. To purchase your tickets for this year, click here.

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7. California Beer and Beverage Convention – San Diego, California. November 6-8, 2019

For beer distributors, brewers, and vendors in California, there’s no better way to network and gather new ideas and strategies than by attending the California Beer and Beverage Convention. The event offers sessions where attendees have the opportunity to hear from industry experts and meet with peers. Click here to purchase your tickets now.

8. MJBizCon – Las Vegas, Nevada. December 11-13, 2019

With an ever-increasing number of states and cities allowing recreational use, there’s never been a better time to be a part of or break into the cannabis industry and MJBizCon is here to strengthen your professional endeavors. This event gives attendees the chance to become involved in the world’s largest and most influential cannabis conference. Register for your tickets here.

9. National Retail Federation, Retail Big Show – New York City, New York. January 11-14, 2020

Every retailer needs a clear vision for their future so they understand where they’re going. The National Retail Federation builds an environment for retailers to share ideas and build a plan for what they want their brand to achieve in the near future. Register for tickets here.

10. Restaurant Leadership Conference – Phoenix, Arizona. March 22-25, 2020

Centered around making connections, accessing leading business insights, and elevating your business, the Restaurant Leadership Conference is built from the ground up to expose restaurant business owners to a number of industry executives eager to share their ideas.

With over 2,000 attendees, 1,000 operators, 700 supplier partners, and 1,500 senior management, you’re guaranteed to leave the event with a number of new directions for your business. Click here to buy your tickets.

11. Pizza Expo – Las Vegas, Nevada. March 30 – April 2, 2020

This event caters particularly to pizzeria or pizza-concept restaurant owners, operators, managers, distributors, and food brokers. Exhibitors at the event include pizza ingredient suppliers, point of sale software platforms, kitchen equipment manufacturers, marketing professionals, as well as many other companies within the pizza restaurant industry. Click here to buy your tickets.

12. Multi-Unit Franchising Conference – Las Vegas, Nevada. April 13 – 16, 2020

Retailers running multiple locations have their own set of issues & roadblocks standing in their way and need an event built from the ground up specifically for helping multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees build strategies to reach their own goals. Register for your tickets here.

Don’t forget that multiple locations mean more employees, more schedules, and more of your time being spent on administrative tasks rather than on growing your brand. Deputy’s scheduling software was built not only to create schedules in minutes, but to give you the opportunity to manage all of your locations right from your phone.

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