FED Summit 2022 Detailed Schedule of Events

Monday, September 12

3:00-6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Loews Chicago Rooftop Terrace


Tuesday, September 13

7:45-8:30 a.m.


8:30-8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:45-9:30 a.m.

New Horizons for Restaurant Development

Brooks Kirchheimer, Wayne A. Schick, Josh Zadikoff

9:30-10:00 a.m.

The Magic of Experience-Based Foodservice Design

Ed Doyle

10:00-10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Innovation Drives Transformation in the Commercial Kitchen

Meghan Daro

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Tech Talk: When Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Juan Martinez

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

T-Shirts, Tears & Barking Dogs: How COVID Opened the Door to Authentic Mental Health Conversations

Jason Wange

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-1:30 p.m.

Modern Technology: Delivering Benefits to Operators and Customers

Simon Lohse

1:30-2:00 p.m.

Flexible by Design

Jill Ventura

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Investing in Community: What's Next for Main Street?

Lauren Chipman

2:30-2:45 p.m.

Networking Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Roundtable Discussions: Advancing the Conversation

A unique and interactive discussion on the morning's topics, with a particular focus on how to integrate the ideas into the workplace.

3:45-4:30 p.m.

Five Ways Customers Have Changed the Way They Think About Restaurants

Mike Kostyo

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner and Networking Reception

Loews Chicago Rooftop Terrace


Wednesday, September 14

7:45-8:30 a.m.


8:30-8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:45-9:30 a.m.

Moving Forward Together

Rohini Dey, Maureen Slocum

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Doing Well by Design

Caetie Ofiesh

10:00-10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Get Cooking in Record Time: How Adaptive Kitchens Save Time and Money for New Brands

Mott Smith

10:45-11:15 a.m.

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: The Future of Restaurant Design

Joseph Vajda

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Right Here. Right Now. Right Future.

Karen Malody

11:45 a.m.

Closing Remarks


*Agenda as of August 25 and is subject to change.