Restaurant delivery trends, driver recruitment and other hot industry topics will be on the agenda at the annual Restaurant Marketing and Delivery Association (RMDA) conference, to be held Monday, April 25-27, at the Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
The RMDA conference is the destination for corporate vendors, restaurant delivery professionals, restaurateurs, and independent drivers to collaborate, share ideas and learn how to succeed. The 2022 conference agenda will focus on helping business owners drive revenue, build operational efficiency, learn the newest technology solutions and best practices, and forge relationships with the most important vendors in the industry.
The RMDA is comprised of 550 members across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the UK. Together, they represent a staggering $550 million in revenue, making the organization the fourth largest delivery fleet behind that of Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub.
The sold-out vendor showcase features top suppliers in the industry. On Wednesday, April 27, the event will be open to the public with information on driver, delivery service provider and partnership opportunities.
Keynote speakers for the RMDA event are Ben Jones, CEO of Skipcart; Harry the Rideshare Guy; Zack Oates, CEO and co-founder of Ovation; David Pickerell, co-founder of Para; and Josh Kopel, CEO of House Delivery.
Panel discussions will include topics such as delivery diversification, revenue growth, driver recruitment, marketing, loyalty, Google analytics and future trends. The full agenda can be found here.
Here are a few of the event’s highlights:
Monday, April 22
9:50 a.m.: Ben Jones, Skipcart
11:30 a.m.: Vendor showcase networking lunch
1 p.m.: David Pickerell, co-founder of Para
2 p.m.: Josh Kopel, CEO of House Delivery
Tuesday, April 23
9:50 a.m.: David Dressler
11 a.m.: Ghost Storefront & Virtual Brands Panel
1 p.m.: Zack Oates, CEO of Ovation
Wednesday, April 24
Wednesday’s program will include roundtable discussions that deep-dive into important operational topics such as insurance, labor and pricing, to name a few.
Free-to-Public Job Fair and Business Connection: This entrepreneur showcase for drivers and delivery service providers and business growth workshop focuses on:
- Driver opportunities (potentially hiring over 1,000 drivers locally with benefits, including instant pay, insurance, etc.)
- Delivery service opportunities (materials on how RMDA supports opening and running DSPs, how to get started, etc.)
- Business delivery partnerships (auto, beverage, grocery, pharmaceuticals, etc., to meet and greet with local DSPs)
Media can pre-register or check in on Wednesday, April 27. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and a free pass.