Retail and Restaurant Facilities Summit 2019

The Scott Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
June 9, 2019 - June 11, 2019

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Retail and Restaurant Facilities Summit is an invitation-only, high-level meeting that will gather Senior Executives from the largest retailers and restaurant chains across the nation. B2B leaders and growth hackers will have a chance to delve into discussions cultivating the design, development, construction, facilities and operations field prompting actionable results.

In an ever-changing industry, the Restaurant and Retail 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 exchange groundbreaking concepts to take away and apply to future projects.

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Networking Activity


Welcome Cocktail Reception



Barry Hand, Principal, Gensler

Dana Foley, Food & Beverage Leader, Design Director, Senior Associate, Gensler


Dinner Reception


Registration & Breakfast


Disrupter in the Space

Steve Shultz, CEO, Nekter Juice Bar


One-on-One Meetings


Continuing the Blur- How Retail and Hospitality Influences are Emerging throughout Workplace

Ray Ehscheid, Director of Client Services, IA Interior Architects


One-on-One Meetings




Design at the Edge of Retail, Entertainment and Experiences

CarloMaria Ciampoli, Associate, Senior Designer, Stantec


One-on-One Meetings


Leadership, Culture & Values

Scott Taylor, President & COO, Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar


One-on-One Meetings


Dinner Reception




Peter Demos, President, Demos Brands

Tanvi Chopra, Group Product Manager, In-Club Digital Experiences, Walmart


One-on-One Meetings


The Shift from Impressions-Based to Visit-Based Marketing Measurement

Liz Bazner, Senior Digital Manager, A&W Restaurant


Avoiding Delays in Construction Schedules

Greg Gerritz, Senior Director of Construction & Facilities, Papa Murphy’s Intl.


Closing Luncheon

The Scott Resort & Spa
4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

A boutique resort in the heart Downtown of Scottsdale, The Scott is a melding of disparate energies and origins. Blending inside with outside, spaciousness with intimacy and the exotic with the nostalgic, The Scott captures that intangible feeling of welcome. The Scott embodies one man’s dream of home: infused with the colors and comforts of old Havana, the edge and flare of New Orleans, the elegant geometry of the Bauhaus, and the serendipity of friends and memories made on the road.


Retail and Restaurant Facilities Summit is an invitation-only, high-level meeting for the Senior Executives responsible for planning, design, and construction of the major retailers and restaurants in the country. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations, meals, networking functions and access to all conference sessions. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship. Categories are limited to three companies.

To learn more about participating, please contact
  • Trends in Exterior Façade & Interior Décor
  • Value Engineering with Changes to Design & Technology
  • Efficient Repair & Renovation Strategies
  • Where is Retail Project Management Headed?
  • Location Matters – Using Data as Drivers for Road Mapping New Store Openings
  • How to Reduce Construction Cost while Maintaining Quality & Functionality
  • Trends in Kitchen Equipment
  • Cutting Costs Without Sacrificing Quality of Service
  • Overcoming Staffing Shortages & Budget Restrictions
  • Cost Effective Designs with Big Impact
  • Technology Integration to Enhance the Dining Experience
  • Avoiding Delays in Construction Schedules
  • 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

    Love the boutique feel, the intimacy of the group. It felt very organic to eat and become familiar with each other.” ~Procurement Manager, Sprouts Farmers Market I enjoyed the presentations, very high quality and executive level caliber not seen in other similar conferences. Thank you again! Senior Director, Design & Construction,


    The Retail & Restaurant Facilities Summit was a great experience. I met a lot of great vendors & professionals and I look forward to next year's Facilities Summit. Thanks again for the quality services provided. Facilities Manager,

    Z Gallerie

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

    Johnny Rockets