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Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado
Monday, Sept. 19th
12:00pm – 2:30pm
Cool Things Tour – Agenda
Cool Things Tour
Cool Things Tour
Lon Symensma,
Owner/Executive Chef,
ChoLon Restaurant Concepts
Troy Guard,
Owner/Executive Chef,
TAG Restaurant Group

Immerse yourself in the city’s thriving restaurant scene on our Cool Things Tour. Learn how award-winning restaurateurs, Chefs Troy Guard and Lon Symensma are innovating and get an inside look at trends in the Denver restaurant scene while you sample delicious food and beverages from five local hot spots. (Limited spots available. Early registration required.)

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1:00pm – 2:30pm
Raising the Bar: The Latest in Beverage & Bar Bites
Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar: The Latest in Beverage & Bar Bites
Kelley Fechner,
Director Customer Solutions,
Datassential

Sip and taste your way through the latest bar menu and beverage trends presented by Datassential and Wisconsin Cheese.  Meet us at the hotel’s Hacienda Bar for this fun session.  (Limited seats available. Early registration required)

Sponsored by:
Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Imran Sheikh
Speakers:
Imran Sheikh,
Co-founder and CEO,
Milkshake Concepts
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Paul Macaluso
Speakers:
Paul Macaluso,
CEO,
Another Broken Egg
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Stratis Morfogen
Speakers:
Stratis Morfogen,
Founder,
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, Brooklyn Chop House
Sponsored by:
Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat - YipItData
Speakers:
Sponsored by:
Yipit Data
Lightning Keynote
Lightning Keynote- Buyer's Edge
Speakers:
Sponsored by:
Consolidated Concepts
3:15pm – 3:45pm
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Jae Kim
Speakers:
Jae Kim,
Founder,
Chi'Lantro BBQ
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - John Peyton
Speakers:
John Peyton,
CEO,
Dine Brands
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Avocados from Mexico
Speakers:
Sponsored by:
Avocados From Mexico
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Robin Robison
Speakers:
Robin Robison,
Chief Operating Officer,
Modern Restaurant Concepts
Sponsored by:
Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat - Energy Solutions
Speakers:
Sponsored by:
4:00pm – 5:30pm
CREATE Festival – Opening Kick Off
Main Stage
CREATE: The Future of Foodservice Opening Kick-Off

Join us at the CREATE Festival Main Stage as we kick off CREATE: The Future of Foodservice with a high-spirited opening session featuring a series of Festival Headliners who are the most progressive restaurant industry leaders. Enjoy this opening session with a cocktail and appetizer in hand!

Sponsored by:
Coca-Cola
Tuesday, Sept. 20th
8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast
Featured
Breakfast

A great opportunity to fuel up for the day and connect with colleagues.

Sponsored by:
Johnsonville Food Service
9:00am – 10:30am
Festival Main Stage
Main Stage
Festival Main Stage

Today’s Festival Headliners include the Texas Pete Kitchen Hero Cook Off and the CREATORS Awards Panel. Don’t miss this rock star line up!

Sponsored by:
Texas Pete
10:30am – 11:30am
Pop-Up Festival – Placeholder One
Pop Up
Pop-Up Festival

Join us in the Pop-Up Festival to experience bursts of flavor at our unique Pop-Up stations and the Flavor Burst Stage. Explore interactive demo kiosks and connect with other festival-goers.

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11:30am – 12:00pm
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Khanh Nguyen
Speakers:
Khanh Nguyen,
Chief Executive Officer,
Zalat Pizza
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Mike Rypka
Speakers:
Mike Rypka,
Founder & CEO,
Torchy's Tacos
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Nick Marsh
Speakers:
Nick Marsh,
CEO,
Founder's Table
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Otto Othman
Speakers:
Otto Othman,
Co-Founder & CEO,
PINCHO
Sponsored by:
Flavor Immersion
Flavor Immersion
Speakers:
Kelley Fechner,
Director Customer Solutions,
Datassential
Sponsored by:
Jarritos
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Pop-Up Festival – Tues 12:00
Pop Up
Pop-Up Festival

Join us in the Pop-Up Festival to experience bursts of flavor at our unique Pop-Up stations and the Flavor Burst Stage. Explore interactive demo kiosks and connect with other festival-goers.

Sponsored by:
1:15pm – 1:45pm
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Damola Adamolekun
Speakers:
Damola Adamolekun,
CEO, Board of Directors,
P.F. Chang's China Bistro Inc.
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Josh Halpern
Speakers:
Josh Halpern,
CEO,
Big Chicken
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Betsy Hamm
Speakers:
Betsy Hamm,
CEO,
Duck Donuts
Sponsored by:
Flavor Immersion
Flavor Immersion - MARS (Ben's Original)
Speakers:
Kelley Fechner,
Director Customer Solutions,
Datassential
Sponsored by:
MARS
Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat - Presto
Speakers:
Sponsored by:
Presto
1:45pm – 2:45pm
Pop-Up Festival – Tues 1:45
Pop Up
Pop-Up Festival

Join us in the Pop-Up Festival to experience bursts of flavor at our unique Pop-Up stations and the Flavor Burst Stage. Explore interactive demo kiosks and connect with other festival-goers.

Sponsored by:
2:45pm – 3:15pm
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Bettina Stern
Speakers:
Bettina Stern,
Principal & Co-Founder,
Chaia
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Michael McHenry
Speakers:
Michael McHenry,
Founder,
The McHenry Group
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Sahil Rahman
Speakers:
Sahil Rahman,
Co-Founder,
RASA
Sponsored by:
Ask the Experts
Ask the Experts - Sanjiv Razdan
Speakers:
Sanjiv Razdan,
President Americas & India,
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Sponsored by:
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Pop-Up Festival – Tues 3:15
Pop Up
Pop-Up Festival

Join us in the Pop-Up Festival to experience bursts of flavor at our unique Pop-Up stations and the Flavor Burst Stage. Explore interactive demo kiosks and connect with other festival-goers.

Sponsored by:
4:15pm – 5:30pm
Bonin Baugh Keynote
Main Stage
Hackonomy 2.0 with Bonin Bough, Marketing Guru, Investor, Author
Bonin Bough,
Marketing Guru, Investor, Author,

This presentation will focus on how to maintain business growth in a post-pandemic world. Although it might sound counter-intuitive, Bonin Bough will show that the only way to combat the economic impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis and other world events is to create value by breaking things. Whether it’s breaking from tradition, process, or simply “the way we’ve always done things” this presentation will provide tried-and-tested models that enable audiences to keep their company on a growth trajectory during this challenging time.

Sponsored by:
6:00pm – 8:00pm
CREATE: Mix & Mingle
Festival Party
CREATE: Mix & Mingle

The last night of the CREATE Festival is the best night. Mix & Mingle with other festival-goers at this fun party. Great music, cool vibes, and of course delicious food and drinks are at the center of this experience. Meet CREATE Headline Keynoter, Bonin Baugh and take the opportunity to ask him a question or a celebratory toast to a fantastic keynote session.

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Thank you for attending the CREATE Experience.

We look forward to seeing you back here in Denver October 23-25, 2023!
Founding Sponsor
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Gold Sponsors
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Health & Safety

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