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Are You Registered for the Conference?

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Hello RFMA members,

Well, it's only a few months until the conference in Austin, running from Feb. 10-12th. Are you ready? Have you registered and made hotel reservations? The national conference is such a busy time. It gives everyone a great opportunity to learn, network, and explore methods on saving valuable R&M dollars and look at better ways to take care of your facilities. The conference is designed and intended to to make your life easier in protecting your company's assets. It is the only conference designed specifically for restaurant facility professionals.

Due to the size and scope of this event, it is highly recommended doing a little research to gain as much knowledge as possible to prepare. The RFMA Conference App will be available in a few weeks but feel free to visit our conference website at www.rfmaannualconference.com to review all the scheduled events. Reviewing all the events will give you a better opportunity for projecting your time out efficiently. Check out all the great educational sessions to determine which is best suited for you and your company. Are you looking for new vendors or following up with existing ones? The Exhibitor List shows who's attending along with where their booth is located. With over 300 booths, it can be a bit overwhelming if you do not have an effective game plan when the conference floor is open so plan accordingly. Make sure to sign up for the Restaurant Roundtables as these provide an excellent opportunity to network with other facility professionals in your same geographical area(s).

If you are arriving early, don't forget to sign up for the 5K Fun Run/Walk which benefits RFMA Gives 2020 or play in the golf tournament. Enjoy the conference and have fun. There are no secrets being shared just great restaurant facility best practices. Lastly, don't forget to stop by the RFMA booth to learn more or ask questions. We are here to help. See ya soon!

Dover and out.



Jeff Dover, CRFP 
Facilities Resource Manager | Restaurant Facility Management Association 
jeff@rfmaonline.com
972-805-0905 ext

Tags:  Austin  education  exhibit floor  RFMA national conference  roundtable 

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RFMA 2017 Conference Registration Now Open

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

Just a quick blog today to inform everyone the RFMA 2017 conference registration is now open. RFMA 2017 is the premier annual event for restaurant facility professionals to gather with peers, vendors, and other industry-shapers under one roof. Two (2) full days of building existing and new relationships, learning from speakers and education sessions, sharing knowledge, networking, and gathering new resources. This is the place to be for anything related to restaurant facility items. This conference will help you in your mission to "protect your company's assets". Everything from energy saving devices to new building materials to better ways to perform necessary services will be displayed for your interest and education. When I was in restaurant facilities, I always came away with new products and services that were necessary for testing and/or implementation. We'll not sharing recipes just restaurant facilities best practices.

Please note the following concerning the registration:

- Register by November 1st to receive the $100 early bird registration rate and be entered into a drawing to win a free 3-night stay at the Gaylord Hotel

- Register by December 15th to receive the $100 early bird rate

- After December 15th, the rate is $175 and by waiting to register on site the cost is $400

- Remember to use your RFMA member number to get the reduced rate. By using this number when registering the majority of the required "fields" will auto populate. If you do not remember your number, log into the RFMA website and check on the "Manage Profile" at the top of the page to find or feel free to contact anyone within RFMA to obtain.

- Ensure your 2017 RFMA membership is current and up to date

- Restaurant companies will be rebated one(1) conference registration for every ten(10) registrations

- For large groups needing ten(10) or more rooms, check out the hotel rebate program

We are looking forward to seeing you all again in Orlando This will be another great conference. Any questions, feel free to contact anyone in the RFMA office.

Dover and out.

Tags:  2017 RFMA Conference  conference registration  RFMA national conference 

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Are You Ready For The Conference?

Posted By Jeff Dover, CRFP, RFMA, Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hello RFMA members,

Time sure flies by. It seems like yesterday we were getting ready for our get together in San Diego. Now, it's almost time for our next national conference in Nashville beginning on March 13th. Are you ready? Have you registered and made travel and hotel arrangements? This is always an exciting time at RFMA. The conference gives everyone a great opportunity to learn, network, and investigate ways to save precious dollars in your overall facilities costs along with making your life easier to maintain all your restaurants. This is the only conference designed specifically for restaurant facility professionals.

Due to the size and scope of this event, I recommend doing a little homework to gain as much knowledge as possible. The RFMA Conference App will be available in February but you can visit our conference website, www.rfmaannualconference.com,  now to review all scheduled events. Make sure to check out the times and topics for the great educational sessions. Are you looking at increasing your knowledge for Disaster Planning, Vendor Management, or Negotiating Services? We have these along with many more. How about investigating new vendors or touching base with existing ones? Review the exhibitor list and note the location of the booths you'll want to visit. With all the booths, it may be a bit overwhelming, which requires an efficient game plan. Make sure to sign up for the Restaurant Roundtable as it provides a good chance to network with other facility professionals in your same geographical area(s).

Lastly, if you are able to arrive early, sign up for our Fun Run/Walk benefiting RFMA Gives 2017 or play in the golf tournament. Have fun at the conference. There's really no secrets. We are all here to learn and share restaurant facility best practices. And don't forget to stop by the RFMA booth to learn more. We'll here to help.

Dover and out.

Tags:  booths  educational sessions  exhibitors  networking  RFMA national conference 

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