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AGENDA*

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday, September 19

11:30-12:00 p.m.

OFFICIAL KICKOFF LUNCH

& ANNUAL ORLA MEMBER MEETING

Sunday, September 19

12:00-12:30 p.m.

RAPID-FIRE FEDERAL ADVOCACY REPORT: National Restaurant Association (NRA), American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

12:30-1:30 p.m.

CEO FIRESIDE CHAT: The State of Tourism & Hospitality in Oregon and Opportunities to Engage

Sunday, September 19

1:40-2:40 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

Restaurant Advocacy: Federal Activity & Emerging State Issues


Pandemic Disruptions – How to Plan Future Forward

Sunday, September 19

2:50-3:50 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

Lodging Advocacy: Critical Issues Impacting the Industry


5 Mistakes the Hospitality Industry Needs to Stop Making with Their Social Media

Sunday, September 19

4:00-5:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

ORLA Advocacy: State & Local Issues, Legislative Wins & Challenges
 

How the Hospitality Industry Can Help Address Climate Change

Sunday, September 19

5:30 -6:45 p.m.

HOSPITALITY HAPPY HOUR

Enjoy a toast to the industry at this special reception. Mix and mingle with restaurant, lodging and allied members alike before adjourning for dinner.

Sunday, September 19

6:45-8:30 p.m.

HOSPITALITY HEROES PARTY

Enjoy a night of fun, food, and drinks. This hospitality heroes themed evening will be a chance to socialize and network.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday, September 20

8:15-8:45 a.m.

INDUSTRY BREAKFAST

 

8:45-9:45 a.m.

KEYNOTE PANEL PRESENTATION: 
Workforce Challenges: Tips, Training Solutions, & Turnkey Initiatives

Monday, September 20

9:45-11:00 a.m.

VENDOR SHOWCASE

Explore the Vendor Showcase to meet with allied members ready to talk to you about how their products and services will help your business thrive! Enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Monday, September 20

11:00-12:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

Workforce Challenges 2.0: Case studies and Q&A about how your own organization can leverage resources.
 

Kind & Effective Leadership

Monday, September 20

12:00-12:30 p.m.

INDUSTRY LUNCH

 

12:30-1:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ERIC CHESTER 
Fully Staffed: Finding & Keeping Employees in the Hardest Market Ever

Monday, September 20

1:40-2:40 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

US and Oregon Hotel Industry Overview
 

Alcohol Delivery with DoorDash: Empowering local merchants to boost sales through alcohol delivery while ensuring safe, responsible delivery.

Monday, September 20

2:50-3:50 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION:

Strategies for Hiring & Retaining Great Employees

Monday, September 20

6:00-8:00 p.m.
TASTE BEND OUTING

We will dine at local member restaurants serving up something special just for conference attendees.

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