Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 16, 2013

This fall the Workforce Intelligence (formerly People Report)/Financial Intelligence (formerly Black Box Intelligence) community will gather for the 19th time to focus on global best practices and the challenges of balancing people, profits and the planet. This exclusive consortium of chain restaurant leadership represents foodservice industry sales of over 35 billion dollars and one million employees. The opportunities and challenges faced when conducting business in this digitally charged age will be the centerpiece of the conversation.
The agenda is tightly focused on the issues most crucial to the restaurant industry’s success and prosperity today; compensation and benefits for the whole enterprise, the Affordable Care Act, labor relations, global leadership and the emergence of conscious capitalism. The agenda will also feature front line stories from some of the industry’s most remarkable leaders.
Keynote speeches will be delivered by J. Walker Smith, Executive Chairman at The Futures Company, Wendy Clark, Senior Vice President at The Coca-Cola Company, Ty Bennett of Leadership Inc and Wally Doolin of Workforce Intelligence (formerly People Report) and Financial Intelligence (formerly Black Box Intelligence). Other main stage speakers include Clarice Turner of Starbucks, Sarah Palisi Chapin of Hail Merry Snack Foods, John Miller of Denny’s Corporation and Conference Chair, as well as the 2013 Workplace Legacy Award Winner Gene Lee, President of the Specialty Restaurant group at Darden.
The annual November event includes attendees from Carlson Restaurants, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Abuelo’s, Legal Seafood’s, Ignite Restaurant Group, Raising Cane’s and Del Taco LLC. It is expected to sell out mid October.
“If you really want to compete in this marketplace and particularly this economy and you’re not part of this organization you’re missing out on something very important,” stated Bill Spae, President of Mooyah Burger and past Best Practices Conference attendee.
In 2012, over 300 restaurant industry leaders gathered in Dallas. Attendees included representatives from Cheesecake Factory, Texas Roadhouse, Famous Dave’s, Denny’s, The Palm Restaurant, Dominos, Darden Restaurants and Brinker International. The event honored Kent Taylor, CEO and Founder of Texas Roadhouse as the 2012 Legacy Award winner and recognized the best in class for human capital practices in their specific segments. Winners were BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Eat’n Park Restaurants, La Madeleine, LongHorn Steakhouse and White Castle. Nominees for the 2013 Best Practices Awards will be announced in late September.
“This is a time of transformation for our industry, business and the world we inhabit. Our challenge is to rise to the occasion by changing the culture and our perspective on talent, technology and the trust we must earn from our employees, consumers and neighbors,” stated Financial Intelligence (formerly Black Box Intelligence) chairman, and former casual dining CEO, Wally Doolin when asked to describe the conference objectives.
Workforce Intelligence (formerly People Report) provides service-sector human capital and workforce analytics for its members on a monthly basis. Its sister company, Financial Intelligence (formerly Black Box Intelligence), provides weekly financial and market data for the restaurant industry. Together they report on over 33,000 restaurant units, one million employees and 35 billion dollars in sales. They are also the producers of two leading restaurant industry conferences: Summer Brand Camp and the Best Practices Conference. Each held annually in Dallas, Texas.