Foodie Live - Featuring Restaurants Rising and Virtual Dining Concepts


December 2, 2020
From 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Virtual Show


November 17 - December 2, 2020
Ending at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Virtual restaurants are the future of the foodservice industry.  Instead of developing brands from scratch, you can quickly begin taking orders with virtual brands with fully-developed training, branding, marketing, menu development, third party platform integration, technology, and PR.  Come learn from Sysco’s  Virtual Brand Partner – Robbie Earl of Virtual Dining Concept on how to leverage your brands in your restaurant.  In additional you will learn about resturant marketing you can be doing now to generate new revenue


Featured Speaker:   Dawn Fitzgerald

Dawn Fitzgerald is the Sr. Director, Marketing Services at Sysco Corporation. Dawn is responsible for leading and driving standardized value-added solutions to Sysco customers, such as menu analysis, menu design, marketing and social media consultation. She is the product owner of Sysco’s proprietary restaurant marketing platform and leads the sourcing of strategic partnerships that enable all North American Sysco customers to grow and connect with their guests. In addition, she is responsible for the Global Packaging Center Of Excellence team that is responsible for delivering competitive packaging solutions that are responsive to the needs of the business and according to Company quality, safety, consumer, customer preference, compliance and sustainability. Prior to this, Dawn held various leadership roles during her nearly 21-year tenure with Sysco in addition to Shell Oil, BMC Software, and Kraft Foods. Dawn has participated on several boards, including Family Services of Houston, Houston Achievement Place, and Association of Women in Computing. She holds a BA – computer information systems from the University of Houston, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University, and is PMI-Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. In 2005, Dawn was awarded both top Women in Technology Houston Award and The Women of Excellence Award.

Featured Speaker:   Robbie Earl

Featured Speaker:   Howard Berkower

A trusted corporate advisor to businesses of all types and sizes, from start-ups to seasoned companies, Howard builds long-term client relationships by first listening to clients to understand their goals and then delivering creative yet practical advice and solutions in a cost efficient manner. Drawing on his extensive business experience as a certified public accountant before having attended law school, Howard M. Berkower makes his clients’ goals his top priority, and specifically tailors a desired result for each individual client, including private companies, public companies, private equity funds, buyout funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, mezzanine funds, public and private companies, financial institutions and institutional investors. Howard thrives on getting into the legal and business “details” and is as comfortable with analyzing anti-dilution calculations, market valuations and financial accounting concepts as he is negotiating “market-outs” and indemnification provisions. Howard provides his clients with a full range of corporate transactional legal services from the initial planning stages, negotiation and drafting of the legal documents to deal conclusion keyed to the organization’s strategic and financial goals. He structures, negotiates, executes and implements private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising activities, including public offerings and private placements, fund formation, and loan and debt financings. Recent transactions have included venture capital investments ranging in size from $5 million to $25 million, the sale of portfolio companies for over $100 million, and the formation of private equity funds. Well versed in the concomitant areas of corporate governance and securities regulations, Howard assists public companies, executive officers, and hedge funds in complying with ongoing periodic reporting obligations under the federal securities laws. He also advises boards of directors, board committees and senior management regarding corporate governance, fiduciary duty obligations and securities matters. With the implementation of Dodd-Frank and the additional requirements attendant to its passage, Howard has been able to assist his investment adviser and other financial institution clients in navigating the often complex registration requirements and other requirements triggered by this controversial legislation. Howard is a frequent public speaker on corporate-securities matters, including appearing on Bloomberg Television Network addressing the meaning of material adverse change provisions in public merger agreements. He has authored articles published in several leading magazines and has been quoted in newspapers on cutting-edge developments in corporate and securities matters, such as custody issues of registered investment advisers and the new investment adviser registration requirements including the reporting requirements of exempt investment advisers.


2:45 PM  

Restaurants Rising Overview and Virtual Dining Concepts

Dawn Fitzgerald
Sr Director, Marketing Services - Sysco

Robbie Earl

Howard Berkower
McCarter & English

Thank you for joining our experts to learn how to succeed with Sales Building. Featuring virtual kitchens, restaurant marketing, and additional revenue building solutions.


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