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Restaurant Innovation Summit

2017 Restaurant Innovation Summit
Oct. 25-27, 2017
Hyatt Regency - Austin, Texas

Join us for a provocative two-day event bringing together innovators in the restaurant industry. Hear the latest on tomorrow's technology for tomorrow's consumer presented by renowned leaders.

We are creating ways to work with tech, not against it. Some of the compelling topics included at the Restaurant Innovation Summit are:

  • Automation + Robotics
  • Actionable Analytics (Using Big Data)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) + Chatbots
  • Cashless America
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Biometrics, Recognition and Privacy
  • Concepts and Nontraditional Partnerships from Virtual Restaurants to Grocerants


The Food Innovation Panel will host a dynamic discussion centered on the key disruptive trends impacting the food industry, with a particular focus on what's happening in foodservice. Our distinguished panel of industry experts will examine current, and anticipated trends, challenges and areas of innovation opportunities for foodservice operators in this rapidly changing and evolving marketplace. Expect an engaging innovation-focused discussion from our expert panel representing various parts of the foodservice value chain.

Apple will host an exclusive onsite event at the Austin campus bringing together their top mobility partners from the Apple Design Lab for a hands-on evening with the world leader in design and innovation.


Early-Bird Rate (through August 31)
National Restaurant Association Member: $299
Non-Member: $799
Regular Rate (After August 31)
National Restaurant Association Member: $399
Non-Member: $899


Hyatt Regency Austin
208 Barton Springs
Austin, TX 78704
Room Rate: $259 single/double + tax
Room Rate Deadline: October 3

We have reserved a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Austin. Once you register for RIS, you will receive a registration confirmation email which has a link to reserve your room within our reduced-rate housing block.

Located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the Hyatt Regency Austin allows you to easily explore the best of the area, like SoCo and Sixth Street entertainment district. Cross the Congress Bridge, home to over a million bats, and you will be just steps away from the Austin Convention Center and Texas State Capitol. The permier event space includes 45,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, including the 17th Floor Foothills Ballroom with sweeping skyline views and the 14,000 square foot Zilker Ballrooom.

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Get Ready for A Taste of Tomorrow

225+ innovation-focused restaurant operators gather every year for the annual Restaurant Innovation Summit. Our sessions give an in-depth look at how restaurants are reinventing the hospitality experience for their guests. Here's a look at why you should be at this year's most innovative event.


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