More than 300 Loss Prevention, Safety, & Risk Professionals and Solution Provider Partners

1 Mission: To energize the greatest minds in this industry and stimulate highly-productive conversations around the common goal of a safer and more secure restaurant industry.

August 5 – August 8, 2018
Dallas, TX
Hyatt Regency

The RLPSA is the only conference dedicated to the unique needs restaurant industry. Here’s what LP professionals are saying:

  • "I've been so focused on daily challenges that it can be hard to step back and starting thinking about my long-term security initiatives. I need to be focused on an integrated portfolio that can grow as the needs of my organization evolve. The RLPSA conference provides the perspective and community I need to do just that."

  • "Once I step into the RLPSA conference, I know I can count on two things: New insights and new relationships."

  • "RLPSA helps us keep a tight focus on the audience we need to reach, and the conference format helps us to connect with this audience through a variety of high-engaging touchpoints throughout the event."

  • "The partnerships we have built through the RLPSA conference enable us to leverage new broad-spectrum capabilities on behalf of our clients."

Don’t take our word for it…check out what 2017 attendees said:

  • 89% (9/10) rated stated the 2017 RLPSA Conference was better than any other conference they attended within the last 5 years

  • 81% (8/10) stated they will definitely be attending the 2018 RLPSA Conference

  • 89% (9/10) rated their satisfaction level with the conference format as Very Good or Outstanding

  • 77% (8/10) felt the types of products in the exhibit hall were Very Good or Outstanding

  • 77% (8/10) said the quality of the Breakouts was Very Good or Outstanding

  • 89% (9/10) rated their satisfaction level with the quality of the General Session topics as Very Good or Outstanding

  • 89% (9/10) rated their satisfaction level for food and beverage as Very Good or Outstanding

Our Keynote Speakers:

  • National Football League’s all-time leading rusher
  • Three-time Super Bowl champion
  • Member of the 2010 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • President and CEO of Emmitt Smith Enterprises
  • Co-Founder, Co-Chairman & CEO of ESmith Legacy
  • President & CEO of Emmitt Smith Brand Marketing
  • President of SmithCypress Partners
  • President and Co-Founder of Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities

RLPSA Announces Emmitt Smith to be Keynote Speaker for 2018 Annual Conference in Dallas, TX

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) is proud to announce that Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Emmitt Smith will be the keynote speaker for the organization’s 39th annual conference. Emmitt is the National Football League’s all-time leading rusher, a three-time Super Bowl champion, and a member of the 2010 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But RLPSA is highlighting Smith for reasons beyond his stellar career in football.

“Emmitt Smith is a highly-successful business person with a wide variety of ventures under Emmitt Smith Enterprises, including ESmith Legacy, EJSmith Construction, Emmitt Smith Brand Marketing, and the company’s philanthropic arm, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities,” said Rocco Prate, Board President of RLPSA. “We want this year’s attendees to experience the unique perspective of this highly motivational, entrepreneurial powerhouse.”

The RLPSA conference is the only event dedicated to the restaurant industry that focuses squarely on loss prevention and safety. With more than 300 attendees typically in attendance, 2018 is projected to be the largest conference to date.

“We’re very excited about the incredibly high level of thought leadership that we’re putting together for 2018,” continued Prate. “Emmitt Smith is just the beginning. Stay tuned for our entire roster of speakers that will be announced in the coming weeks.”


Paul R. Johnson
Chief of Global Security
Papa John’s International

“Cyber security and Mitigating the Insider Threat”

Paul R. Johnson joined Papa John’s International in 2014 as the company’s Chief of Global Security. He oversees and coordinates global security efforts throughout Papa John’s International and all its business units, including enterprise wide security strategy and programs, cyber security, executive protection, physical security, brand integrity, supply chain security, business intelligence and threat analysis. Based at company headquarters in Louisville, KY, Papa John’s International is the third largest pizza company in the world with over 5200 locations in over 44 countries.

Prior to joining Papa John’s, Paul spent 28 years as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service serving in multiple investigative and protective assignments throughout the world, finishing his career as the Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Office covering Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Paul is a graduate of the United States Naval Postgraduate School and holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies, with a focus on the study of insider threats to organizations.


Ed Hochuli
NFL Referee & Lawyer

“Managing A Crisis In Real Time…AKA, The Story of My Life!”

Ed Hochuli is a Phoenix trial attorney with his own 85 lawyer firm, who has personally tried over 150 civil jury trials. But he is most widely recognized as a Referee in the National Football League, where’s he has worked for the last 28 years, Refereed two super bowls and eight championship games, along with over550 games in the NFL.  If there is one thing Ed has experienced, it’s crisis.  In fact, a NFL game is nothing but a series of one crisis after another – all under the watchful eye of the NFL brass, coaches, and a hundred million screaming fans.

In this presentation, Ed shares with us his keys to crisis management.   Between his law practice and the NFL, nothing ever goes as expected. And the football field is perhaps the biggest continual crisis of all. His presentation includes anecdotes and a variety of video clips – all from actual NFL games. It includes his tips and beliefs on how to prepare for crisis and how to deal with it when it hits, because one thing we all know – crisis will occur.


Aslam Khan
Chief Executive Officer
TGI Fridays

As Chief Executive Officer of TGI Fridays, Aslam Khan brings an exceptional record of building restaurant businesses and leading highly effective teams.

Aslam is a veteran restaurant executive with a proven, long-term record of success. For the past 18 years, he has served as Chairman of Falcon Holdings – a multi-brand franchisee of more than 500 restaurants in the Churchs Chicken, Hardees, Carl’s Jr., and Long John Silver’s systems – and as an operator of 45 Piccadilly units. In 1999, he partnered with Sentinel Capital Partners, Fridays’ majority shareholder, in establishing Falcon Holdings to purchase 97 Churchs Chicken restaurants. Since then, under Aslam’s leadership, Falcon has grown more than fivefold.

In 2011, Aslam received the IFA’s Ronald E. Harrison award for his commitment to diversity in his operations and he was named IFA Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.


2017 RLPSA Event Highlights

Day 1 Wrap-Up: Check out our Winning Sponsors

Day 2 Wrap-Up: Would You Make a Better Spy or Spy Catcher?

Day 3 Wrap-Up: Catch the Magic at our Signature Networking Event

For exhibit, sponsorship, advertising and other conference opportunities, download the exhibitor brochure here or contact:
Amber Bradley
Executive Director

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Current Exhibitors for 2018:

AFA Protective Systems
American Security Products (AMSEC)
Armor Safe Technologies
Axis Communications
Beach Sales & Engineering
BlueDot Safe
Bosch Security and Safety Systems
CAP Index
Clinton Electronics
Crane Payment Innovations
Crewsafe (aka Spellbound)
Detex Corp
Digistream Investigations
Dri Mark Products
Ellenby Technologies
Esentia Systems

FireKing Security
FrontLine Safety
Gleason Technology
Gorilla Technology
Guardian Protection Services
Gulfcoast Software
HikVision USA
i3 International
INFORM Applications Inc
InstaKey Security Systems
Integrated Cash Logistics
Interface Security Systems
IP Configure
Johnson Controls
Loss Prevention Foundation
LP Innovations
LP Magazine
LP Software
March Networks

Off Duty Services
Payless Shoesource / safeTstep
Protection One
Protos Security
Restaurant Technologies
Safety National
Saf-Gard/SR Max
Securitas Electronic Security
Security Source
Shoes for Crews
Stanley Security
Trinity Resources
Vector Security
Wachter Inc

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