SOURCE: Hospitality Technology

Hospitality Technology

February 09, 2011 11:00 ET

16th Annual Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference Slated for March 2011 With Focus on "The Integrated Enterprise"

RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - Entering its 16th year, Hospitality Technology magazine's Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC) will bring together more than 225 restaurant technology, finance and operations professionals for three days of peer-to-peer exchange of ideas and best practices. The Conference will be held March 16-18, 2011, at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Lauded by past attendees as the "gold standard" for restaurant technology insight, MURTEC is a must-attend event for staying abreast of technology innovation and industry trends. Through educational sessions, exhibition space, topic tables, networking receptions and a golf outing, attendees will be able to connect with visionary leaders, step back and examine their business plans, and discover new ways to move their companies forward.

Leading restaurant professionals will share specific ways they are aligning technology initiatives with business goals on topics shaped by the 2011 event theme: "The Integrated Enterprise: Aligning Technology Innovation with Business Objectives." Session topics will include integrating mobile platforms, standardizing POS data, optimizing front- and back-of-house operations, business intelligence strategies and the use of social media. The opening keynote address, "Roadmap to an Integrated Enterprise," will be presented by Nick Ibrahim, Senior Vice President and CIO for Ruby Tuesday Inc. The second day keynote speaker, BJ Emerson, Vice President of Technology for Tasti D-Lite LLC, will discuss "The Journey from Social Negligence to Social Prominence."

Hospitality Technology's Editor-in-Chief Abigail A. Lorden states, "It's been very rewarding to see this event grow in attendance and importance, year after year. Even with tighter travel budgets, restaurant operators find a way to attend MURTEC, knowing that what they'll learn and the contacts they'll make at the Conference will reap solid rewards both now and in the future." As the director of IT for Tar Heel Capital put it, "MURTEC is the pinnacle presence for restaurant technology. The forward thinking keynotes, rich sessions, and invaluable networking create a positive buzz."

About Hospitality Technology magazine:
Through unique industry-specific research, a comprehensive website, focused reports, in-depth editorial coverage and special conferences and events, Hospitality Technology ( covers trends and technology like no other industry publication. For 15 years it has been a trusted voice, providing essential information to executives who need to make the right IT decisions for their companies through best-in-class strategies and solutions. It remains committed to helping hospitality executives improve business performance through integrated media that delivers actionable insight, benchmark analysis and peer-to-peer networking.

For more information on the 2011 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference please visit email Abigail Lorden at To register for this event, please call Pat Benkner at 973-607-1330 or email her at

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