2023 Agenda

The agenda for the 2023 Summit is posted below. This agenda is not yet 100% finalized and could change prior to the event as long as you are seeing this sentence!

Monday, February 6, 2023

Time Description Details
6:30pm – 9:30pm The Party Is Just Beginning Evening Networking Event at 

3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails
311 North Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202 MAP

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Time Description Details
7:30am Bus Departs from Magnolia Hotel
(1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201 MAP) for Breakfast & Morning Sessions at 

EVO Entertainment
1450 Plaza Pl, Southlake, TX 76092 MAP

 
8:00am Breakfast, Welcome, Introductions & Tour at EVO Entertainment Sponsored by:

9:15am Bernadette McCabe, Spotlight Cinema Network
9:30am Presentation: Why Should You Add FEC to Your Theater 

Presented by David Wallace, CEO of Turfway Entertainment Management

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10:30am Panel: Why Should You Add FEC to Your Theater 

Discussion will be lead by Jason Wistreich, Principal at JKRP

Panel members will include:

  • Jay Saladino, Brunswick
  • Brian Duke, Semnox
  • Britannie Betti, Betson Enterprises
  • Gary Arvedon, Amusement Products
  • Justin Michaels, Redemption Plus
  • Geordyn Zile, Delta Strike
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11:30am
11:45am Panel: Assembling Your Team of Consultants for Success 

Discussion will be lead by J. Sperling Reich, Executive Editor, Celluloid Junkie

Panel members will include:

  • JR Huyck, QuibicaAMF
  • Adam Kleinhenz, Shaffer Distributing
  • Sonya Terry, Trainertainment
  • Dave Wallace, Turfway Entertainment Management
  • Phil Schissler, Twin Shores
  • Robert McCall, JKRP
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1:00pm Bus Departs for Lunch & Afternoon Sessions at 

Galaxy Theatres Granscape
5740 Grandscape Blvd The Colony, Texas 75056 MAP

 
2:00pm Lunch and Tour at Galaxy Theatres Sponsored by:
3:00pm Panel: Dine In – Profit Up 

Discussion will be lead by Michael Giacinto, Proctor Co.

Panel members will include:

  • Kim Cook-Sorano, Galaxy Theatres
  • Rich O’Brien, Elevation Food Service
  • Jay Brunkow, Johnson Pike
  • Russell Vannorsdel, Fridley Theaters
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4:00pm Happy Hour Sponsored by:
4:15pm Panel: Thinking About Adding a Kitchen and a Bar – Processes to Consider 

Discussion will be lead by Dave Ballew, VP Construction at Hamilton Commercial.

Panel members will include:

  • Amber Richards, Director of National Accounts – Amundsen Commercial Kitchens
  • Vince Simms, Owner – Simco Design Company
  • Theresa English, TK Architects
  • Jeffrey Broderick – EDC Construction
  • Jeff Mann, VP Food and Beverage, EVO Entertainment
  • Nick Vega, VP of Operations, EVO Entertainment
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5:00pm
5:15pm Panel: Website, Mobile Apps and Other Customer-Facing Solutions That Impact Your Business 

Discussion will be lead by Matt Mader, Founder/President at Venue Valet

Panel members will include:

  • Kevin Greer/Jason Green, Theater Toolkit
  • Carrie Dietrich, Influx Worldwide
  • Jarrett Rawn, Mobile Moviegoing
  • John Burrows, Vista
  • Jon Love, RTS
  • Scott Hanlon/Michelle Coull, Boxoffice Co.
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6:45pm Bus Departs for Evening Event  
7:30pm – 10:30pm The Party Continues Evening Networking Event at 

The HUB
1289 Johnson Rd, Allen, TX 75013 MAP

A fantastic dueling piano act will be playing live!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Time Description Details
7:30am Bus Departs from Magnolia Hotel
(1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201 MAP) for Breakfast & Morning Sessions at 

Look Cinemas
10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220 MAP

 
8:00am Breakfast & Tour at Look Cinemas Sponsored by:

8:45am Presentation: Motivational Speaker 

Presented by Gary Arvedon, Amusement Products

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9:15am
9:30am Presentation/Panel: Robots – Lending a Helping Hand to Your Overwhelmed Staff 

Discussion will be lead by Matt Mader, Venue Valet

Panel members will include:

  • Phil Zheng, Enterprise Sales Director, Richtech Robotics
  • Curtis Stavich, BowlMarc
  • Chance Robertson, President/CEO, Flix Brewhouse
  • Luis Olloqui Aguirre, Cinepolis
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10:25am
10:30am Presentation/Panel: Get The Most From Your Team 

Discussion will be lead by Beth Standlee, CEO Trainertainment

Panel members will include:

  • David Meillier, VP of Operations, Flix Brewhouse
  • Albert Waitt, Director of Operations, Smitty’s Cinemas
  • Alison Meyer, Director of FEC Operations, Fridley Theatres
  • Jason Petro, Sr. Director of Operations, Star Cinema Grill
  • Donald Terry, VP Operations Administrator, Malco Theatres
  • Jordan Michael, President, Alamo DFW
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11:30am Q&A: Operations… How’s it Going? 

Discussion will be lead by Matt Mader, Venue Valet

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12:00pm
12:15pm Presentation: Financing Alternatives 

Discussion will be lead by Ralph Willis, EFA Partners

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1:30pm Bus Departs for Lunch & Afternoon Sessions at 

Movie Tavern
2204 Airport Fwy, Bedford, TX 76022 MAP

 
2:00pm Lunch and Tour at Movie Tavern Sponsored by:
3:00pm Panel: How To Make Your Advertising Profitable 

Discussion will be lead by Daniel Loria, Boxoffice Live

Panel members will include:

  • Brandon Jones, Filmfrog
  • Kevin Lowrey, Prospr Communications
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4:00pm Happy Hour Sponsored by:


4:15pm Presentation: ICA – State of the Union 

Speakers will include:

  • Gina DiSanto, Sky Vu Drive-In
  • Mark O’Meara, University Mall Theatres
  • Joel Davis, Premiere Cinemas
  • Steve Joudi, Crescendo
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5:00pm Panel: “Order Confirmed” – Winning your Customers’ Appetites and Associates’ Hearts through Digital Ordering 

Discussion will be lead by Hat, Founder and CEO of Influx Worldwide

Panel members will include:

  • Rob Novak- Marcus Theatres
  • Chance Roberton- Flix Brewhouse
  • Rian Kirkman- Live! Hospitality and Entertainment
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6:00pm Wrap Up, Q&A 

Discussion will be lead by Matt and Amy Mader, Venue Valet

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6:45pm Bus Departs for Evening Event  
7:30pm – 10:30pm The Party Never Ends Evening Networking Event at 

House of Blues
2200 North Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202 MAP

Austin Music Legend, Bob Schneider, will be playing live!

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