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Human Resources & Risk and Safety

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 human resources and risk and safety 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 Human Resources & Risk and Safety Executive Study Group delivers information essential to your daily workload and long-term career. Whether you need new training tactics or information about employee benefits, regulations, smarter coverage or risk reduction, this group is your window into what fellow restaurant industry leaders are doing and which strategies work best.


Click here to view the 2017 Speaker Presentations

You will need a username & password to access the presentations. To receive a username & password, please email meetings@restaurant.org. Presentations are only open to past Human Resources & Risk and Safety conference attendees.


As an added value for our members, both Human Resources & Risk and Safety have separate Listservs. These Listservs are an effective way to ask colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of human resources or risk and safety for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe.

Once you join the list, simply send Human Resources email messages to humanresources@lists.restaurant.org and Risk and Safety email messages to rsm@lists.restaurant.org. Your message goes to everyone who is subscribed to the list.

Can I view past messages?
Yes. For Human Resources, click here to visit our archives. For Risk and Safety, 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 Human Resources email list, send a message to hr-unsubscribe@lists.restaurant.org. To leave the Risk and Safety email list, send a message to rsm-unsubscribe@lists.restaurant.orgBe sure to send this message from the email address you want to remove from the list.


Tuesday, Feb. 20

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration and Sponsor Exhibits Open
Noon - 1 p.m. Opening Lunch
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. JOINT SESSION: Legislative Outlook
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. JOINT SESSION
3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Feb. 21

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Sponsor Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Keynote Address
10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11 a.m. - Noon JOINT SESSION
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. JOINT SESSION
5:30 p.m. Shuttle Departs for Dinner
6 p.m. Group Dinner

Thursday, Feb. 22

7:30 a.m. - 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Business Meeting (operators only)
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. JOINT SESSION
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closing Remarks and Lunch

*Agenda topics and speakers are subject to change without notice.


National Restaurant Association Member* National Restaurant Association Non-Member
Early-Bird Rate: $299
After Dec. 20: $399
Early-Bird Rate: $699
After Dec. 20: $799

*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 PolicyCancellations received by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 will be fully refunded. Any cancellations between Dec. 2, 2017 and Jan. 12, 2018 will be assessed a 50% administration fee. Cancellations after Jan. 12, 2018 will not receive a refund. For more information, contact nrameetings@restaurant.org.

Hotel Accommodations


3730 S Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89158
Room Rate: $165/night + plus tax & resort fee  single/double
Deadline to Reserve your Room: Jan. 25, 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.

United Discount

United Airlines offers discounts up to 10% off published fares based on booking class for Human Resources & Risk and Safety attendees. To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel. Enter ZZ3J730597 in the Offer Code box. Make sure LAS is entered as the airport. Discounts are available for travel booked between Feb. 17-25, 2018.


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 available sponsorship opportunities please contact Stephanie Krasner at (202) 973-5398 or skrasner@restaurant.org


For questions regarding the Human Resources & Risk and Safety Executive Study Group, contact NRA's subject matter expert, Mike Whatley, at mwhatley@restaurant.org










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