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Maximize your time at the 2018 MAREXPO

The annual Mid-America Restaurant Expo brings together more than 4,000 attendees from the restaurant and foodservice industry, which includes plenty of networking opportunities and full access to a dynamic lineup of 50 educational and business-boosting seminars. The MAREXPO is also home to the Pizza Pizzazz Competition, a legendary contest that crowns “The Best Pizza in the Midwest!”

Here's what you need to know to get the most out of your time at the expo:

Standout Seminars and Demonstrations 

MAREXPO programming will focus on innovation, technology and trends transforming the foodservice industry, and include the following presentations.
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  • New Technology Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry - This seminar, presented by Kent Savage of Apex Supply Chain Technologies, will give you a look towards the future of the restaurant business. You’ll learn how you can incorporate new technology to help make you and your team’s work easier, while also benefiting customers.
  • How to Avoid 3 Deadly Mistakes in Labor Costs - Labor is one of the largest expenses for any restaurant operation, and this seminar covers how to stretch your dollars. 
  • Chef Demonstration with Mario Rizzotti - Stop by and watch a master in action, while you learn new tips on how be an expert in your own kitchen. If you're lucky, you may get a chance to sample the chef's food! 
  • What is Your Digital Footprint? - In today's digital age, online marketing is more important than ever. Check out this seminar to learn how you can boost your online presence. 

Be sure to visit our seminars page often as we’re continually adding to the list! 

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Maximize Your Time 

You might not be able to attend all demonstrations and seminars offered at the 2018 MAREXPO, but there’s a way to get the most out of your time there. Prioritize which educational seminars you want to attend based on what’s most beneficial for your business. For example, if you’re hoping to expand your offerings in catering in the near future, be sure to catch a presentation on that topic. Having a strategy in what you choose to attend will let you leaving the expo with knowledge and information you need to transform your operations.  Also, in between seminars, don't forget to connect and network with other industry leaders on the show floor.


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Where else can you hear about the latest technology and trends happening within one industry while sampling great food from all over the Midwest? The 2018 Mid-America Restaurant Expo was a huge success and Isaac Wiles was thrilled to be a part of this 2-day event.

Tisha Smith, Isaac Wiles

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