Wednesday, August 18, 2021 • Floor Open 10:00am - 5:00pm
|10:00am||ORA Expo Opens|
|10:40-1:25pm||Cocktail Shakedown Competition - Championship Round at 1:00 pm|
|11:00am-1:00pm||Culinary Cook-off Competition - Heats 1 & 2|
|5:00-7:00pm||ORA Expo Closes & Opening Night Networking Reception Begins|
Don't miss the chance for more time to visit with hospitality professionals as we gather on the east side of the Expo floor for a great networking reception to close the first day of the Expo! After you enjoy great hors d'oeuvres and beverages including a limited number of free drink tickets, you can relax and catch up with friends and business associates after what has been an extended time away! Join us and benefit from a long-overdue opportunity to meet new friends and help us celebrate at the ORA Expo Opening Reception. Entry is now free to all persons wearing an official ORA Expo badge.
|7:00pm||ORA Board of Directors Dinner - Charleston's Bricktown|
|Thursday, August 19, 2021 • Floor Open 10:00am - 3:00pm|
|8:30am||ORA Board of Directors Meeting|
|10:30-11:30am||Alcohol To Go: Get The Real Facts From The Experts - Get the facts and everything you need to know from our panel of experts. This is your opportunity to ask questions about the new alcohol laws and hear from industry professionals before the laws go into effect on August 25!|
|12:00-1:00pm||"New Kids on the Block: How Generation Z Can Take Your Organization to the Next Level" |
presented by Bill Fournet, CEO and Founder of The Persimmon Group. Presented by
|12:30pm||Culinary Cook-off Competition - Championship Finals|
|1:30-2:30pm||Hospitality Hiring Solutions: Employing Individuals of All Abilities|
Learn about the hospitality certification program that can support your labor shortage issues. HospitAbilities helps support the future of our industry and provides rewarding experiences at all levels of your organization.
|3:00pm||ORA Expo Closes, Exhibitors Move-out (all displays must be removed by 7:00pm Thursday)|