National Restaurant Association CEO Interviews Arianna Huffington on the State of the American Dream 2015: Empowerment

Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Restaurant AssociationThe National Restaurant Association announced today that Dawn Sweeney, president and chief executive officer of the Association, and Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post Media Group will present the keynote address at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® and BAR at the NRA Show (Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants), Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. at McCormick Place’s Grand Ballroom.


The keynote will open with a State of the Industry address by National Restaurant Association chairman, Jack Crawford. Then the conversation will expand to a State of the American Dream 2015 interview between Dawn Sweeney and Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief for the Huffington Post Media Group. The two will explore how today’s business leaders can develop and nurture successful brands in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. How do we achieve our own American Dream and then pay that Dream forward, meeting both our personal aspirations and business goals? Join the discussion to find out.


“The restaurant industry has long been synonymous with the American Dream,” says John C. Metz, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2015 and Executive Chef/CEO of Marlow’s Tavern, Aqua Blue, and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management. “With that opportunity comes hard work, determination and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Ms. Huffington has an acute understanding of how individuals can be a catalyst for change in our country. Her insights on how to live a meaningful and inspired life while redefining success and creating a life of well-being promises to be fascinating.”


Dawn Sweeney will focus this spirited conversation on how foodservice industry professionals can stay empowered in an increasingly challenging environment. The conversation will explore insights on thought leadership, advances in social media, and how to balance family and career in order to live a more authentic life – all qualities that will contribute to building the engaged workforce needed to meet the industry’s future growth.


The National Restaurant Association is also excited to announce that Ms. Huffington will be at the Association’s Show booth directly after the keynote session to sign copies of her new book, Thrive.


NRA Show 2015 will be held May 16-19 and BAR at the NRA Show will be held May 17-18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. To register, please visit


The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest annual gathering of restaurant, foodservice, and lodging professionals. NRA Show 2015 will be held May 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago, and BAR at the NRA Show 2015 will take place May 17-18. The events attract 65,000+ attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and the event showcases the latest products, services, innovative ideas, up-to-the-minute information about trends and issues, and more growth opportunities than any other industry event.


Source:- National Restaurant Association


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