October 1, 2016 |

Expo Spotlight: Expanded Workshop Offerings

By Bill Oakley

International Pizza Expo 2017: The World’s Largest Pizza Show!

Bill Oakley Group Show Director

Bill Oakley
Group Show Director

Can you imagine a show floor nearly as large as six football fields with nothing but pizza-related supplies, equipment and services? Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to come together with pizzeria operators from across the U.S. and the world to see, shop, network and learn. With four jam-packed days of pizza-specific education consisting of more than 80 seminars, demonstrations, workshops and networking events, you’ll discover endless possibilities to take your operation to the next level. We’ve put together a team of the industry’s leading experts and thought leaders that is second to none.

Designed specifically with the pizzeria owner-operator in mind, there’s something for everyone at the industry’s largest, longest-running and most prestigious event. It doesn’t matter if you are only beginning to open your first unit or if you’ve been in business for more than 20 years. There’s always something new at Pizza Expo that will improve your business, boost your bottom line or make your operation more efficient.

This year’s show returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 27-30. Start making plans now to attend. Registration opens November 8.

For more information on the “Show of Shows,” visit PizzaExpo.com.

I look forward to seeing you at the show!

Best regards.
Bill Oakley

Expanded Workshop Offerings from the School of Pizzeria Management

School of International Pizza Management

We’ve added to the course selections for the fourth year of the School of Pizzeria Management at Pizza Expo. Bring your team and come early to Expo and choose from a variety of essential business-boosting workshops. These in-depth training sessions are designed for pizzeria owners and operators determined to take their restaurants to the next level. Beginning on Sunday, March 26, and concluding on Monday, March 27, our School of Pizzeria Management workshops will offer instruction and take-home materials from pizza and restaurant industry experts and thought leaders through the following courses:

  1. Saving Dollars and Keeping Score With Your Spreadsheets
  2. NEW Two-Day Restaurant MBA, Part I and Part II
  3. Employee Management, Part 1 and Part II
  4. NEW Concept Development: Market Research to Branding
  5. NEW Increased Sales Through Customer Engagement
  6. So You Want to Open a Pizzeria
  7. NEW The Million-Dollar Pizzeria – x 3
  8. Creating a Coordinated Pizzeria Marketing Plan
  9. FoodCost Pro: Saving Dollars on Ingredients

The half-day sessions are designed to serve as advanced training for pizzeria owners and managers who wish to strengthen their operations and improve their profitability. Our carefully assembled team of instructors are among the most experienced presenters at Pizza Expo; most currently own and operate pizzeria companies and are willing to share their best practices and tools they’ve used to achieve success.

For more details, see the School of Pizzeria Management page on PizzaExpo.com or contact Bruce Allar at ballar@pizzatoday.com.

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