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October 4-6, 2021
Sheraton Denver DowntownDenver, CO

Sam Oches
Editor-in-Chief at Nation's Restaurant News


Sam Oches is the award-winning Editorial Director of Informa's Restaurant Group, which publishes Nation's Restaurant News and Restaurant Hospitality. A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Sam previously served as Editorial Director of Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines. He’s a past president of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) and a past board member with the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). His foodservice insights have been shared in national media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, and CNBC. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and two kids.

Agenda Sessions

  • Hot Concepts Panel

  • Emerging Brand Insights

  • Opening Remarks

  • Where Hospitality and Digital Tools Collide

  • Navigating Labor Challenges

  • Building Successful Virtual Concepts

  • CREATORS Panel


Speakers at this event