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Advance registration for the Sustainability Executive Study Group will close on Aug. 25. You will still be able to register after Aug. 25 on-site at the same price point.


The 2017 Sustainability Executive Study Group will feature some of the biggest names in the foodservice industry and what they are doing to increase sustainability in their own operations. From sustainable sourcing to animal welfare to the future of sustainability in restaurants, join us for a day of candid conversation about the progress being made in the foodservice industry to reduce restaurants environmental impact for the benefit of their consumers and bottom lines.

Network with sustainability and sourcing 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?

Sponsorship opportunities are available for product/services providers. If you are interested in available opportunities, please contact Kathie Vu, Vice President of Sponsorship, at kvu@restaurant.org or (202) 331-5910.


Agenda* highlights include:

  • Animal Welfare in the Restaurant Industry
  • Supply Chain and Sustainable Sourcing
  • Making the Business Case for Sustainability in Restaurants
  • The Future of Restaurant Sustainability
  • Increasing Employee Engagement to Improve Your Eco-Efforts
  • Legislative and Regulatory Issues at the Federal, State and Local Levels
  • Food Waste and Packaging Issues in Your Business

*Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice.






265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
Room Rate: $209/night (+ 16.9% tax + $5 per night State of Georgia Hotel Motel Fee)

Room Block Deadline: August 21, 2017

*You will receive instructions on how to book your reduced-rate hotel room at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in your conference confirmation email. Please wait for this email to ensure you are within the reduced-rate room block.

 Restaurant Leaders Talk Sustainability


Contact Laura Abshire, Director, Sustainability Policy and Government Affairs, at (202) 973-5380 or labshire@restaurant.org.

2016 Sustainability Executive Study Group 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 open to Sustainability Executive Study Group meeting attendees.


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