Agenda Highlights:

July 24 – 27, 2016
San Antonio, TX
La Cantera Hill Resort

Keynote Speaker: Blaine Hurst, Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation and Growth Officer, Panera Bread is the 2016 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker. Hurst brings transformational thinking and solutions to the table.

Making a Mark in History
An established technology and restaurant leader, Hurst oversees Panera’s technology, digital strategy and e-commerce activities, as well as, Panera To You, the company’s key growth initiatives of delivery and catering. Led by Hurst, the Panera Team also created Panera 2.0, a transformation of the customer experience through the seamless integration of guest access, payment, production, and consumption enabled by technology and powered by operational integrity.

Rising Above the Rest
Panera Bread is the first and largest fast casual restaurant company in North America, with more than 1,800 bakery-cafe locations across the U.S. and Canada. Panera is considered an innovation leader, named by Fast Company in February 2015, as #1 in the food category and #27 overall on its list of The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

TIME

ACTIVITY

SPONSOR

7:30am

Golf

11:00am – 6:00pm

Exhibit Move-In

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration

3:30pm – 5:00pm

RLPSA Board Meeting

6:00pm – 6:15pm

First-Timers Reception

6:15pm – 7:15pm

Welcome Reception

7:30pm

RLPSA Board Members’ Dinner

Monday, July 25, 2016

TIME

TOPIC

SPONSOR / PRESENTER

8:00am – 9:30am

“Transforming our industry, together.”

Blaine Hurst, Chief Transformation & Growth Officer, Panera Bread

9:30am – 10:30am

“Leadership, Conversations, and Results”

Chalmers Brothers, Founder, New Possibilities Coaching, LLC, and formerly featured TEDx speaker

10:30am – 11:30am

“So, Cybersecurity is Important. Now What?”

Mark McKinney, Vice President, Orion Technology Services

11:30am – 12:30pm

POWER Lunch: Sit and chat with RLPSA members to discover their real-life restaurant challenges…and how our solution providers can help!

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Exhibitor “Solve THIS!” Sessions: Solution providers of all types will answer the following questions for attendees:

    1. What problems do you solve?
    2. How do you solve them?
    3. Who do you solve them for?

Attend to see our solution provider partners Solve THIS!

Solutions Providers

2:00pm – 3:30pm

RLPSA Members Meeting

Rob Holm, RLPSA President & Senior Director with Amber Bradley, RLPSA Executive Director

3:30pm – 3:45pm

BREAK

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Breakout Session: “Mitigating Risk through Proactive Compliance”

Sponsored by:

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Chris Manning, Director, Loss Prevention, Wendy’s and Basia Pietrawska, Vice-President, Crime Intelligent Analysis, CAP Index

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Breakout Session: POWER Play Series: Safety Tools

Moderated by: Mike Keeler, Bloomin’ Brands

Panelists: Doug Treleaven, Founder & President, ThinkLP and Linda Zaziski MSM CP-FS, National Director of Safety for Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Breakout Session: “Evolving Your Mindset: Workers’ Compensation Fraud Resolution”

Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services, The Cheesecake Factory, Inc

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Breakout Session: “5 Actionable Tips to Avoiding Employee Lawsuits”

Joel J. Greenwald, Esq., Managing Partner, Greenwald Doherty LLP.

4:45pm – 6:00pm

Exhibit and Reception

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

TIME

TOPIC

SPONSOR / PRESENTER

8:00am – 10:00 am

“How to Speak as Well as You Think”

John Vautier, President, Vautier Communications

10:00am – 10:15am

BREAK

10:15am – 11:15am

Operator Panel: “How are you measuring your value?”

Panel Speakers:
Anne Sullivan, Vice President, Asset Protection & Safety, CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc
Patrick J. Finnigan, Senior Manager, Loss Prevention Dunkin’ Brands
Rick Walker, Restaurant Security Consultant, Chick-fil-A
Van Carney, National Director of Safety & Loss Prevention, Dominos

11:30am – 12:30pm

POWER Lunch: Sit and chat with RLPSA members to discover their real-life restaurant challenges…and how our solution providers can help!

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Exhibit Hall Hours

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Exhibitor “Solve THIS!” Sessions: Solution providers of all types will answer the following questions for attendees:

  1. What problems do you solve?
  2. How do you solve them?
  3. Who do you solve them for?

Attend to see our solution provider partners Solve THIS!

Solutions Providers

2:00pm – 3:00pm

“Un-Smelling the Skunk: The Paradox of False Confessions”

Sponsored by:

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Laura Nirider, Appellate Attorney & Co-Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, Northwestern School of Law and Steven Drizin, Appellate Attorney & Legal Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth

3:00pm – 3:15pm

BREAK

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Breakout Session: “5 Easy Steps to Avoiding Background Check Litigation”

Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President, Imperative Information Group

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Breakout Session: “Discover an Innovative Approach to Identifying, Assessing, and Managing Restaurant Security Risks”

Rob Holm, Senior Director Safety & Security-US Operations, McDonald’s
Kevin Trimble, Director, US Security, McDonald’s
Jon Groussman, President & COO, CAP Index

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Breakout Session: “Perfecting the Art of Telephone Interviewing”

Wayne Hoover, CFI, Senior Partner & Vice President-CFI Programming Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc.

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Breakout Session: “Falls Aren’t Funny!”

Sponsored by:

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Russell J. Kendzior, Founder & Chairman,
National Floor Safety Institute

4:15pm – 5:45pm

Exhibit, Raffle, and RLPSAd Libs

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Signature Conference Networking Event at San Antonio’s own “The Stable.”

Chris Story Band sponsored by:

Print

9:30pm – 11:00pm

Have a great time networking with fellow conference attendees while playing poker, Texas hold ‘em and more!

Poker sponsored by:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

TIME

TOPIC

SPONSOR / PRESENTER

8:30am – 10:00am

“Are Restaurants the New Soft Target?”

Charles F. “Buck” Hamilton, Protective Security Advisor (PSA), Department of Homeland Security

10:00am – 10:15am

BREAK

10:15am – 11:30am

RLPSA LIVE! “Technology You Can’t Live Without”

Moderator: Kevin McMenimen, COO, LP Magazine

Laura Metrick, Senior Manager, Asset Protection, Denny’s and Adam Fulton, Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Cracker Barrel

11:30am – Noon

Closing Remarks

Rob Holm, RLPSA President & Senior Director with Amber Bradley, RLPSA Executive Director