Are you looking for intel on financial best practices? Are you hoping to execute growth strategies in the coming year? What about learning tax and accounting advice from professionals specializing in the restaurant industry? There’s always room for growth in business, especially in the restaurant sector, right?

If you find yourself answering yes to any of the above, take a look at the 2015 Restaurant Finance Summit. Taking place Monday, May 18, during this year’s NRA Show in Chicago, attendees will find plenty of opportunities to learn, ask questions and connect with like-minded executives and restaurant professionals.

The day-long conference connects top foodservice financial executives with Wall Street analysts, investment groups and lenders, and expert tax and accounting professionals to the financial health of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry. The Summit will kick off with a luncheon and Keynote address by Russ Bendel, CEO of The Habit Burger Grill. Since 2008, Bendel has led The Habit Burger Grill to financial success as CEO. This past year, he led his company through a closely-watched and much-admired IPO. 

Below are the educational sessions you can look forward to.
·         Briefing: Consumer Insights, the Economy, and Capital Markets
·         Panel 1: Putting It All On the Line: Maximizing Value
What steps can a company take and how should it think about selecting an investment advisor? What resources can be leveraged to affect a successful sale, merger, or capital raise?
·         Panel 2: The Evolving World of Private Equity
Private equity plays an increasingly important role in restaurant M&A. Hear from leading private equity firms about how they assess possible acquisitions and their take on the future of investment in the industry.

·         Panel 3: Success Stories From the Real World 
Learn from operators who have achieved successful transactions about what worked, what the expected challenges were, and what they wish they could do over again. For more 
information on registration, check out the NRA Show website.