Hospitality & Restaurant Facilities Summit 2022

San Diego Mission Bay Resort, San Diego, CA
May 15, 2022 - May 17, 2022

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Explore New Ideas. Join Authentic Conversations. Initiate Change.

Hospitality & Restaurant Facilities Summit is an invitation-only, high-level meeting that will gather Senior Executives from the largest hospitality brands and restaurant chains across the nation. Heads of Facilities, Design and Construction will have a chance to delve into discussions cultivating innovations in their projects.

In a heavily client facing industry, the Hospitality and Restaurant Facilities Summit will introduce you to fresh insight on how to tackle some of the most pressing issues in the branding, design, and construction process with fellow executives undergoing similar experiences. Technology has also taken a forefront and will be discussing how technology will be transforming facilities of the future. This program will provide a forum to explore how brands are reimagining their facilities with innovative concepts and services, focusing on new, safe experiences and more.

Current as of May 15, 2022




San Diego Air & Space Museum

Enjoy an evening of touring the museum, networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an insightful presentation

Automation and Robotics in Hospitality

Massimo Noja de Marco, CEO, Piestro Inc.


Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-up


Restaurant: Talent Borrows, Genius Steals: Restaurant Design Ideas Worth Robbing and those Best Left Behind

Juliana Strieff, Director, Creative Design + Concepts, Panera Bread

Hospitality: Coming Full Circle and Delivery on the Wellness Promise

Margit E. Whitlock AIA, LEED AP, Principal / Creative Director, ACI Architectural Concepts Inc.


One-on-One Meetings

Restaurant: Restaurant Layout Shift to the New Era


Leading the Way to a Future of Sustainability

Kenzie Vath, VP of Strategic Innovation, Pacific Hospitality Group


One-on-One Meetings




Restaurant: Special Presentation

David Bloom, Chief Development and Operating Officer, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop Inc., WZ Franchise Corporation (Wing Zone)

Hospitality: Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

John Schilling, LEED Green Assoc., Southeast Regional Sales Director, RenewAire LLC


One-on-One Meetings



CarloMaria Ciampoli, Assoc. AIA, LEED, Studio Director, Experience Design, RIOS

Larry Weeks, Studio Director, Experience Design, RIOS


Happy Hour / Networking


Dinner Reception


Breakfast & General Session


Special Presentation

Rika Lisslö, Vice President Development Americas, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Frank Giacomini, Vice President Restaurants, Bars & Events | Lifestyle, Hyatt Hotels Corporation


One on One Meetings


Restaurant: Evolution of Ghost Kitchens

Dana Hathaitham, Director of Business Development, Ghost Kitchen Brands

Hospitality: d:EVOLVE
Transforming the Boundaries of Indoor Space

Matthew Ellis AIA, NCARB, Principal for Hospitality, PGAL


Red Pill or Blue? The Benefits of Getting Real with our Guests. Activism in Hospitality

Andrea Dawson, Principal, Art Director, Dawson Design Associates, Inc.


Closing Luncheon


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San Diego Mission Bay Resort
San Diego, CA

1775 E. Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA. 92109

The Hospitality & Restaurant Facilities Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only forum. We focus on engaging content, high-level networking and pre-scheduled business meetings between qualified facility executives and vendors. All attendees are qualified based on their job function, responsibility, and budgeting authority. You’re guaranteed to network and share ideas with an exclusive group.

If you’re interested in attending or sponsoring the Hospitality & Restaurant Facilities Summit, contact us at

Hospitality Topics
Business / Pleasure Travelers & Hotel Work Spaces • Holistic Design, Health & Well-Being Spaces • Less is More: Experience Economy & Essentialism • It’s All About Energy: Production, Management / Use, Conservation • Construction vs. Renovation / Reconversion • Exploit Technology: Smart Buildings Getting Smarter • Industry Evolution: Niche Markets • Building for a New Generation of Travelers • Open & Multipurpose Spaces, Take Inside-Out • The New Minimalism • Outdoor Spaces + Natural Air


Restaurant Topics
Tech-driven Experiences • Drive Thru & Curb Side Pick-up • Restaurant Layout Shift to the New Era • Having a “Smart” Front of House • Kitchen Automation • Omnichannel Experience • Pop-up Restaurants • Evolution of Ghost Kitchens: Customer Pick-up & Delivery • Green Kitchens & Environmental Concerns • Self-Serve & Grab-and-Go • Immersive & Unique Guest Experiences • Permanent “Move Outside” • Safety & Sanitization

  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities:
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

    Nice format, nice flow, full schedule. Vice President Construction & Facilities


    Good networking, good speakers. It provided time away to reflect on strategy. Head of Architecture

    Monical Pizza

    Great content and one-on-one meetings were very informative. Facilities Director

    Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.

    Great speakers. I enjoyed the dinners and social gatherings. Director of Development

    Famous Brands Intl.

    Great group, and I look forward to next year. Your entire team was great as well. Vice President of Development

    Johnny Rockets

    I was very impressed with the format; it was a pleasant surprise with the one-on-one meetings. President/CEO

    Demos Brands