NASHVILLE, February 12, 2018 – The only association dedicated to restaurant and food service loss prevention, security, safety and risk professionals, the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) is pleased to announce a selection of top speakers for its upcoming annual conference being held August 5 – 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.
#1. Emmitt Smith – Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back
“GAME ON: A Championship Vision”
Emmitt will take the audience through his life and career, weaving these stories together with lessons that inspire and motivate. From playing football as a child to his Hall of Fame career to Dancing with the Stars, he speaks about adapting to change, overcoming obstacles, teamwork, and achieving one’s goals. This session is sponsored by ADT | Protection One.
#2. Paul R. Johnson – Chief of Global Security, Papa John’s International
“Cyber Security and How to Mitigate the Insider Threat”
Paul joined Papa John’s International in 2014, coordinating its enterprise-wide security strategy and programs. Papa John’s, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is the third largest pizza company in the world with over 5200 locations in over 44 countries. Paul is involved with cyber security, executive protection, physical security, brand integrity, supply chain security, business intelligence and threat analysis. This session is sponsored by: S-TRON.
#3. Ed Hochuli – NFL Referee & Lawyer
“Managing a Crisis in Real Time…a.k.a., The Story of My Life”
Ed is a Phoenix trial attorney with his own 85-lawyer firm, but he is most widely recognized as a longtime Referee in the National Football League. Officiating two Super Bowls, eight championship games, and over 550 regular season games, Ed is a master at crisis management. He will share with us his keys to managing a crisis – how to prepare for a crisis, and how to deal with a crisis when it hits.
#4. Aslam Kahn – CEO of TGI Friday’s
Aslam is a veteran restaurant executive with a proven, long-term record of success. For the past 18 years, he has served as Chairman of Falcon Holdings, a multi-brand franchisee of more than 500 restaurants in the Church’s Chicken, Hardees, Carl’s Jr., and Long John Silver’s systems – and as an operator of 45 Piccadilly units. In 1999, he partnered with Sentinel Capital Partners, Friday’s majority shareholder, in establishing Falcon Holdings to purchase 97 Church’s Chicken restaurants. Since then, under Aslam’s leadership, Falcon has grown more than fivefold.
#5. Breakout Sessions with value for every role including risk, safety, loss prevention, travel and non-traditional food service, and the Franchisee Focus. RLPSA is co-locating with FIRMA this year which will increase the value of its risk and safety tracks featuring FIRMA speakers and topics.
Early Bird registration is OPEN!
Restaurants across the country are encouraged to participate in RLPSA’s 39th Annual Conference in Dallas, August 5 – August 8, 2018. To find out more information and to register for the annual conference, visit: rlpsaannualconference.com.