OASIS: COT heads to the Red Rock in Las vegas.
The focus remains the same for the 9th edition of RestauRant Hospitality's annual Concepts of Tomorrow Conference—it's where operators come to pick up new strategies to strengthen their existing operation and to learn how to take it into new markets. But the location is brand-new: the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Set for Oct. 28-30, the event's speaker list includes Elizabeth Blau, credited as the driving force in the metamorphosis of Las Vegas from a culinary wasteland to one of the country's finest dining locations. Raving Brands head Stephen LaMastra will tell you how to succeed in the fast-casual segment, and Big Bowl president Dan McGowan will provide an in-depth look at how operators can rejuvenate their existing concept to make it expansion-worthy. Also new this year: An afternoon of round-robin breakout sessions that will provide one-on-one access to experts in 10 key areas critical to concept development. From strategy to operations to equipment to finance, we'll have you covered. For more information, go to www.cotconference.com or call Katie Smith at 800-736-8660.