All the Reasons in the World to Attend

Conference Competencies

Effective Communication and Advocacy, Emotional Maturity, Team Building, Business Acumen and Driving Results, Staffing, Sustainability, and more.

Justify Your Travel to your Employer

To assist operators in justifying attendance to AHF’s Annual Conference, we have crafted a sample letter which can be customized to your needs. Please click the link below to download our template letter.

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Innovate. Staying relevant and essential to your organization requires continuing growth and learning. AHF conferences are packed with vital new information on staffing, industry trends, new emerging technologies, and more. Learn about the innovative products and services at the AHF Marketplace, where over 100 companies exhibit their greatest solutions.
  • Techniques to build and promote your brand
  • Best practices to design and manage successful renovations
  • Unique sessions on the latest trends in sustainability, senior living, and more
  • Cutting edge knowledge of the latest industry innovations in culinary, equipment, and technological sectors
  • Be served at our events, take note of our meals and recipes and sample new foods – you’ll bring fresh ideas back to your work – guaranteed!
Influence. Influence the foodservice industry, your staff, and your facility by gaining new skills and staying informed on the demographic and culinary trends effecting us all.
  • Professional skills that will maximize your effectiveness
  • Reinforced knowledge of industry trends and industry staples
  • Better understanding of the demographic and culinary trends effecting us all
  • New skills and technique to help build a strong team and tackle staffing issues head on
Initiate. Networking is a critical element to getting the most out of your job, building your career path, and helping your operations be successful. Reconnect with old friends and meet new colleagues. AHF 2019 will help you build a lasting professional community.
  • Attend the many networking events taking place each day of the conference
  • Build new relationships with AHF’s valued business partners that will be critical when the time comes to make a purchase
  • Walk the AHF 2019 Marketplace Exhibit Hall. You’ll meet the Business Partners that will be your partner in success
  • Mingle with new colleagues during AHF’s receptions and fundraising events

Need more? We’ve got it!

  • Earn the Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) you need to maintain your credentials
  • Hear from nationally renowned keynote speakers and industry experts
  • Join us for the Fundraising Blitz which will feature fun unique small experiences for you and your companions throughout the hotel such as a cooking class, rubber ducky race, scotch tasting and more
  • Grab a drink and some food at our Opening Reception and our highly anticipated Celebrate AHF! event.
  • Sign up for our area activities to add some local flare into your trip
  • Bring your family to stay at the beautiful Kierland Resort & Spa and make it a vacation
  • Jump in the lazy river for our Fun Float fundraising event

AHF is the leading association for the self-operated food service industry. We can’t wait to celebrate our self-op community (that’s you!) in August!

Have additional questions or suggestions? Send our staff a note. We’re here to help: info@healthcarefoodservice.org




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