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If you aren’t familiar with MUFSO, you should be. It’s where leading restaurant executive's connect, where they advance partnerships and where they get cutting-edge ideas to thrive in this disruptive business environment. 
 
You can expect a lot of excitement this year at the 60th annual MUFSO conference. 

For starters, MUFSO is moving to Denver, a robust restaurant city in its own right. The show will sit in the middle of things in downtown Denver, right on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, which features local shops and restaurants. 
 
The city will play an important role in the shape, and taste, of the program. We’ll have a Taste of Denver welcome reception featuring local restaurants — and a CBD Tour hosted by market research firm Datassential. The food scene in Denver has been well documented and you should come explore it.
 
As always, you’ll also be able to sample the innovative food and drink from NRN’s Hot Concept winners. These are emerging restaurant brands from across the country that we think will be the next big thing. 
 
For insights from restaurant leaders, attend our award-winning CEO panel, featuring NRN’s 2019 Norman Award honoree Alice Elliot, CEO of the Elliot Group, and the 2019 Golden Chain Award recipients — Sam Fox, founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts; Julie Masino, Taco Bell U.S. president; Tim McEnery, CEO and founder of Cooper’s Hawk; Scott Svenson, co-founder of MOD Pizza; and Liz Smith, executive chairman of Bloomin’ Brands.

We hope to see you at MUFSO!