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Marketing Executives Group (MEG)

MEG is a community of restaurant marketing professionals who are connected 365 days a year and come together every Spring. MEG raises the level of industry excellence by connecting, inspiring, teaching and challenging each other through the exchange of ideas, thought leadership and best practices.

MEG connects individuals who serve their restaurant or hospitality industry company at the highest levels. Professionals active in MEG include Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Marketing and Sales Officers, as well as EVPs, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers of Brand Marketing, Corporate Communications, Creative and Marketing.

Be among some of the industry's most successful: Bd's Mongolian Grill, Bread Winner's Cafe and Bakery and The Quarter Bar, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Dunkin' Brands, Firehouse of America, First Watch Restaurants, Fish City Grill, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Golden Corral, The Habit Restaurants, Inc., Lettuce Entertain You, Mellow Mushroom, Movie Tavern, Pei Wei, Polly's Inc, Sterling Hospitality, Think Food Group, Tim Hortons Inc., Topper's Pizza, Yard House, Zaxby's and many more.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic and engaging speakers. If you are interested in learning about speaking opportunities for our 2018 conference, please email NRA's subject matter expert Jaclyn Sanford at jsanford@restaurant.org.

2016 Presentations: Click here to access the presentations

Note: You will need a username & password to access the presentations. To receive a username & password, please email meetings@restaurant.org. Presentations are only available to past MEG conference attendees.

Leadership

Agenda

*More details coming soon!

Wednesday, May 17

2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Registration
   
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Opening Event

Thursday, May 18

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
   
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Programming
   
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
   
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Programming
   
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Break - Attendees On Your Own
   
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday Night Event (Includes Sit-Down Dinner)

Friday, May 19

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast
   
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Community Service Initiative & Programming
   
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
   
1:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Programming

2016 Spring Agenda

Pricing

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
MEMBER

Early-bird: $425
After March 31: $525
NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION
NON-MEMBER

Early-bird: $925
After March 31: $1,025

*Note: $25 of the paid registration fee is going towards our 2017 community service initiative - a project for No Kid Hungry.

Don't forget to secure your discounted hotel rate at the Fairmont Hotel. Detailed instructions on how to book your hotel room will be in your registration confirmation email, as well as on your registration confirmation page.

Hotel


You will receive instructions on how to reserve a reduced-rate hotel room in your MEG registration confirmation email.
FAIRMONT CHICAGO, MILLENNIUM PARK
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-8000
We've secured a limited number of reduced-rate ($250/night + tax) hotel rooms to make your trip to MEG affordable.

Airfare

United Airlines offers up to 10% off published fares to MEG attendees based on booking class. To save, book online at www.united.com. Choose your flight times, enter "ORD" as the airport and access eligible discounts by inserting code, ZX4F230235 in the Offer Code box.

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