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Financial Officers & Tax Executives



Conference registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor.

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Network with restaurant tax and finance professionals who face the same challenges, and share on-target, specialized experiences. What better way to discover best practices, solutions to stubborn problems, or opportunities for advancement than from restaurant leaders in your field?

Our Financial Officers & Tax Executives Executive Study Group delivers information essential to your daily workload and long-term career. Whether you need guidance on tax changes, controlling the costs of health benefits or structuring franchise financing, this group is your window into what fellow restaurant industry leaders are doing and which strategies work best.

2017 Presentations

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Our group's member-only Listserv is an effective way to ask your colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to professionals in your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of tax and finance for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe.

Once you join the list, simply send your email message to fintax@lists.restaurant.org. Your message goes to everyone who is subscribed to the list.

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Yes, click here to visit our archives. Registered members of the Listserv can read or search past messages. You can also change the settings of your account.

How do I unsubscribe?
To leave the Financial Officers & Tax Executives Listserv, send a message to fintax-unsubscribe@lists.restaurant.org. Be sure to send this message from the email address you want to remove from the list.

Agenda

Tuesday, June 12 - JOINT SESSION

12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.             Registration
   
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
   
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Restaurant Industry Outlook & Trends
  Hudson Riehle, SVP, Research & Knowledge, National Restaurant Association
   
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CFO Panel
  Moderator: Mike Gottlieb, Global Leader of Restaurant Practice, Ernst & Young, LLP
   
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Networking Break 
   
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation:
Using Constructive Engagement to Learn as Fast as the Environment is Changing
  Dr. Graeme Coetzer, Ph.D., Director, Institute of Community Development
April Kelley Drummond, Sr. Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement, Denny's
   
5:30 p.m.                                     Opening Reception


Wednesday, June 13 - TAX SESSION

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
   
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Tips and TRAC Discussion
  Tammy Wise, Sr. Policy Analyst, Internal Revenue Service
   
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Employee Benefit and Payroll Tax Issues
  Marianna Dyson, Counsel, Covington & Burling
Mike Chittenden, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling
   
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Networking Break
   
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Reform Implications
  Cicely Simpson, EVP, Government Affairs & Policy, National Restaurant Association
Michael McHugh, Partner, Urban Swirski & Associates, LLC
   
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
   
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. State Tax Legislative & Judicial Update
  Mariano Sori, State & Local Tax Partner, BDO
   
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Current IRS Developments
   
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
   
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Audit Roll Call
  Closed session - Operators only
   
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                Group Dinner


Wednesday, June 13 - FINANCE SESSION 

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
   
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.          Cost Management: Applying Forecasting Methods to Your Operation
  Mark Kelnhofer, President & CEO, Return on Ingredients
   
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Restaurant Lending / Financing
  Jeb Ball, Managing Director, Guideboat Advisors
   
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
   
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Restaurant Technology Spends & Trends
  Bill Lindsey, Restaurant Technology Advisor, 'a la carte, Inc.
   
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
   
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wall Street View of Restaurant Industry 
   
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Trending in Payments 2018
  Pat Moran, CEO, Blackline Advisory Group
   
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
   
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. GAAP Update
  Bill Bishop, Audit Services, Grant Thornton
   
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Finance Roundtable / Business Meeting
  Closed session - Operators only
   
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Group Dinner


Thursday, June 14 - JOINT SESSION 

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.                  Breakfast
   
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                  Cybersecurity 
  Laura Knapp Chadwick, Director Commerce & Entrepreneurship, National Restaurant Association
Matt Franko, Director RAS Security, Privacy & Risk, RSM US, LLC
   
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Restaurant Industry Legislative Update
  Cicely Simpson, EVP, Government Affairs & Policy, National Restaurant Association
   
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
   
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. TBA
   
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wrap Up

Pricing

National Restaurant Association
Member*

$849
National Restaurant Association
Non-Member

$1,529

*National Restaurant Association members are entitled to discount registration. Eligible members must complete registration with the email address listed in their member record. To verify your membership, contact membership@restaurant.org.

Operator Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, May 11, 2018 will be fully refunded. Cancellations after May 11, 2018 will not receive a refund. For more information, contact nrameetings@restaurant.org.

Hotel Accommodations



Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Room Rate: $189/night + tax -- single/double
Deadline to Reserve your Room: May 14, 2018

Attendees are responsible for making their hotel reservations. You will receive instructions on how to book your reduced-rate hotel room within your conference registration confirmation email. Please wait for this email to ensure you are within the reduced-rate room block.

Airline Discounts

United and Delta offer discounts up to 10% off published fares based on booking class for Financial Officers & Tax Executive conference attendees.

United
To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel. Enter ZZ3J730597 in the Offer Code box. Make sure SAT is entered as the airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between June 9-17, 2018.

Delta
To save, book online here. The Group code is NMRLY. Make sure SAT is entered as the airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between June 8-16, 2018. You may also call Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. CT.

Sponsorship

Registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. If you are a product or service provider, you are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor. For 2018 conference sponsorships, please contact Stephanie Krasner at skrasner@restaurant.org.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS


 

 

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