Learning about innovation while networking is — of course — the main perk of attending the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit. But the benefits don’t stop there. The Summit, April 9-11 in Louisville, is fast approaching—here are five reasons you should attend.

1. You’ll be inspired
The Summit isn’t your standard boring trade show where your No.1 goals are to stay awake and avoid vendor pitches. We make sure our sessions are lively, quick-paced and only include speakers who will share info to actually help you improve your business. (Full disclosure: There will be a few vendors there, but they won’t stalk you.)

2. You’ll learn from the industry’s most successful leaders
Besides hearing keynotes from Freshii CEO Matthew Corrin and KFC’s George Felix, you’ll learn best practice tips from C-level executives from Papa John’s, Church’s Chicken, Arby’s, Long John Silver’s, Fazoli’s, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café and Texas Roadhouse to name just a few. But it’s more than just listening to them on a panel. You’ll get to actually meet, dine and enjoy cocktails with some of these brand leaders.

3. You’ll be up on all the latest trends
We always dissect the latest trends from the newest and best technology platforms and food pairings to new offerings in training and food safety. Why wait until all your competitors are doing something to jump on the bandwagon when you can drive it?

4. You’ll go on a bourbon tasting tour
We’d be remiss if we didn’t take you on a bourbon tour during your stay in Kentucky, AKA “bourbon country.” You’ll join us for dinner and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience located on downtown Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row.” You’ll tour the artisanal distillery, participate in bourbon tastings and a BBQ feast. (This private dinner party is included with your Summit registration at no additional cost. Transportation will be provided.)

5. You’ll be giving back to real people
To kick off the Summit, we are hosting a Community Give-Back Party, where for one hour we will bag apples and make peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches for the Louisville community. Our community partner is Dare to Care Food Bank.

Eary bird registration ends Friday, March 9. Register here.

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