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Get ready for a new instalment of The Welcome Conference - a one day event that focuses on the hospitality side of the food business, using presentations, ideas and speeches from people across many different industries. Last year saw Andrew Zimmern share the stage with a Yoga specialist and a Magician.
Speakers at this year's event, which takes place in New York on June 5th, include the likes of Melanie Whelan, Sean Brock and David Chang with the theme of presentations anchored around ‘Conflict & Change’ - topics many people encounter daily in the restaurant business. It has been curated by Brian Canlis from Seattle’s Canlis Restaurant.
What’s fascinating about Welcome Conference is the eclectic mix of people who contribute. Where else can you see one of New York’s hottest chefs speaking at the same conference as a former FBI negotiator? That’s right, they’ll also be a mind reading brain scientist.
Welcome Conference, which is now in its third year, is organised by Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park and Anthony Rudolf of The Journee, both have years of experience in the restaurant hospitality business and both will host.
Those interested in watching presentations on the day can tune into a Live Stream on the Open Table website.