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Human Resources & Risk and Safety

Register by Friday, December 21 and save $100 off registration!

Registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies only. Product or service providers are welcome to attend the conference as a sponsor.


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.

Conference Highlights

Here's an inside look at why you should attend the Hurman Resources & Risk and Safety Conference!


Click here to view the 2018 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 disciplines 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 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.


Wednesday, Feb. 6


Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch and Sponsor Introductions
1 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Icebreaker
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Restaurant Industry Outlook & Trends
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. TED Talk Meets Speed Dating
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Networking Break
4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Keynote Address
5 p.m. Day 1 Wrap-Up
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Opening Reception
*Dinner on your own

Thursday, Feb. 7


6 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. Morning Walk/Run (Optional)
7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Emergency Preparedness & Response
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Substance Abuse: Resources & Best Practices Panel
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Business Meeting (Operators Only)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Marsh Benchmarking Study Update
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Safety Accountability
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Cybersecurity
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Strict Liability & Third-Party Food Delivery
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. You got an OSHA Letter, Now What?
5:30 p.m. Day 2 Wrap-Up


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Policy Updates Panel
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Best Practices in ADA Hiring
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Sexual Harassment Prevention Panel
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Unconscious Bias Panel
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Best Practices in Employee Training
5:30 p.m. Day 2 Wrap-Up

Friday, Feb. 8


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Communicating with Gen-Z: New NRAEF Research
9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. Networking Break
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Building A Winning Culture
11 a.m. Closing Remarks

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


Early-Bird Rate (through Nov. Dec. 21st) Regular Rate (starting Dec. 22nd)
Member*: $299 Member*: $399
Non-Member: $599 Non-Member: $699

*National Restaurant Association members receive a discount on registration. Sending your team? Contact membership@restaurant.org to add their names and email addresses to your company roster to ensure they receive the member rate.

Operator Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 14, 2018 will be fully refunded. Cancellations between Nov. 15th and Dec. 26th will be assessed a 50% administration fee. Cancellations after Dec. 26th will not receive a refund.


400 S 2nd Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 313-6664
Room Rate: $189/night + tax  single/double
Room Block Deadline: Jan. 15, 2019

Registration for this event does not guarantee you a room reservation; you are still required to make your own reservation via your registration confirmation email. 
Please register for the conference before you make your room reservation.


Sponsorship opportunities are now available! If you are a product or service provider, you must sponsor the conference in order to attend. For available sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Krasner, Account Manager, Sponsorship and Engagement.


Contact Mick Miklos, Program Director, Member Engagement.










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