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LCA Executive Summit
November 6-8, 2023
Embassy Suites Downtown Pioneer SquareSeattle, WA

Schedule At a Glance

Sunday, November 05*

4:00-6:00 pm  

Pre-Conference Cocktail Party Hosted by D Squared at the Russell Investments Center Sky Garden 

1301 Second Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101 

(Transportation to event on own)

Monday, November 06

8:00-9:00 am: New Members Breakfast with Steering Committee* 

10:00-12:00 pm: Opening welcome & schedule review, keynote address, new member and industry partner introductions (All) 

12:00-1:00 pm: Plated Lunch - Regional Lunch Meetings hosted by Steering Committee Members (All) 

1:15-1:45 pm: New member and industry partner introductions (All) 

1:45-5:00 pm: Culinary Hands-on Session (CIG) 

1:45-2:45 pm: Review of Beverage Survey, Update on Liquor Licensing, Beverage Marketing Strategies (PNG, MOG) 

1:45-2:45 pm: Group breakouts (SEG) 

3:00-5:00 pm: Business Development in the Post Covid Era - Behind the Curtain in Social Media, Dealing with Negative Reviews, Client Relationship Building and Maintenance, Spending Strategies (PNG, SEG) 

3:00-5:00 pm: Group breakouts (MOG) 

6:30-9:30 pm: Welcoming Event at The Works 

Tuesday, November 07

9:00-9:30 am: New member and industry partner introductions (All) 

9:30-11:45 am: Group tours (see descriptions below) 

12:00-1:00 pm: Celebrating New Members Lunch 

12:30-4:00 pm: Chef tour continues 

1:15-2:30 pm: General Session - Technology White Paper Review, Uses of Breakthrough Technology, Artificial Intelligence (PNG, SEG, MOG) 

2:45-3:45 pm: Sector Roundtables (PNG, SEG, MOG) 

3:45-5:00 pm: Sports and Entertainment Catering - Show and Tell Panel (PNG, SEG, MOG) 

7:00-10:00 pm: Evening Event at Benaroya Hall 

Wednesday, November 08

9:00-9:45 am: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Catering Industry (ALL) 

9:45-10:45 am: Succession & Transition Planning – PNG 

9:45-10:45 am: Breakout Sessions – (SEG, MOG) 

9:45-10:45 am: Chef’s Roundtable – CIG 

11:00-12:00 pm: General Session - LCA Marketing Update (ALL) 

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch and Closing General Session - LCA at Catersource/The Special Event 2024, White Paper Topics 2024, Steering Committee Update, Open Forum on Membership  

ALL – All Attendees 

PNG – Principals Network Group 

SEG – Sales Executive Group 

CIG - Culinary Insight Group 

MOG - Management Operations Group 

LCASC - Steering Committee 

*Off Program Activities