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Registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies. Consultants who are neither restaurant operators or suppliers can attend under the consultant category.
Product or services providers must sponsor the conference in order to attend.

Questions? Contact Lo Mittelbronn, Supply Chain Management Program Director

Conference Highlights   |  Agenda  |  Pricing   Hotel  |  SupplyChainScene  |  Scholarship


Our biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you deal with daily.

Conferences address issues such as distribution challenges, commodity buying strategies, evolution of supply chain departments, emergency preparedness, food safety and cost management, and more — exclusively as they apply to the restaurant industry.

2018 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 past Supply Chain Management conference attendees.

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The 2019 spring conference agenda will be available soon.


Early-Bird Rate (through March 29, 2019) Regular Rate (starting March 30, 2019)
Member*: $199 Member*: $349
Non-Member: $299 Non-Member: $449

Consultants: we now have a consultant category for those attendees who are neither restaurant operstors or suppliers. Please choose this category when registering. 

*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 March 15, 2019 will be fully refunded. Cancellations between March 16 and April 12, 2019 will be assessed a 50% administration fee. Cancellations after April 12 will not receive a refund.



720 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Room Rate: $278 + tax
Room Block Deadline: Tues., April 23, 2019

The first 100 operators who make reservations within the hotel block will receive one night (Thurs., May 16) accommodations paid for by the Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group.

Registration for the conference 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.


Announcing the new SupplyChainScene.org website! 

  • Greater searchability 
  • Cleaner site
  • New features 

​The Supply Chain Scene is a collaboration between the National Restaurant Association Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group and TCU's Center for Supply Chain Innovation.

The website is designed for foodservice industry managers, students and career seekers to connect through a community that provides up-to-date information on industry happenings, best practices, events and opportunities.


The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has created the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management to encourage students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in food service supply chain management. Read more about the scholarship.

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