Learn how to stay out of legal trouble by sending yourself or your in-house counsel to the 2012 Hospitality Law Conference. Houston's Omni Hotel hosts.
The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance presents “Count Me In: Straight Talk On The Power of LGBT Employees” at the Johnson & Wales North Miami, FL, campus.
Interested in franchising your concept or buying one from someone else? The International Franchise Association convention is the place to plot your moves. Site is the Marriott World Center, Orlando.
RED ROCK RENDEZVOUS
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association presents COEX 2012 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas.
PROFIT FROM PARTIES
Learn how to start, expand or market a key sideline business for your restaurant by attending the Catersource 2012 Conference & Trade Show. Headquarters are Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
FAN THE FLAMES
Heat seekers of all persuasions head to New Mexico for the 24th annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. The Sandia Resort and Casino Events Center in Albuquerque hosts.
IT'S A NATURAL FACT
Check out a product assortment unlike those of other food-related shows by joining the 58,000 attendees at Natural Products Expo West. It takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center. Don't miss the allied one-day Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace on 3/8.
SWIM WITH THE FISHES
The tradition-laden International Boston Seafood Show sets up shop at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It's colocated with the New England Food Show.
NIGHT OWL HOWL
The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has a three-day run at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pick your outfit carefully. Show up wearing “clothing that may be interpreted as promiscuous, provocative or overly suggestive” and you won't get in. Top seminar for restaurant owners: “Running a Profitable Bar Food Program,” conducted by Spike TV's Brian Duffy.
Get plugged in: We don't know whether digital signs are a good fit for your operation. But we can say with certainty that you can find out everything you need to know about them at Digital Signage Expo 2012. Set for the Las Vegas Convention Center on March 6-9, the event features seven restaurant-specific educational seminars. Their titles are: Driving Profits With an Outdoor Digital Menu Board; Good Content: The Perfect Five Course Meal For Restaurant Digital Signage; 5 Ways an Outdoor Digital Menu Board Will Change Your Quick Service Restaurant; Five Myths About Restaurant Digital Menu Board Content; From Pilot to Deployment: Laying the Groundwork for Digital Signage System Success; Digital Menu Boards in QSR: Challenges and Solutions; and Hands-On Content Workshop for Restaurants. Find out more at www.digitalsignageexpo.net or call 770-649-0300. Digital Signage Expo is colocated with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, whose displays and educational opportunities may also be of interest to restaurant operators.