Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the 2018 Catersource sessions by track and session. With the CS2018 session scheduler, you can build your education schedule in advance from your laptop, desk top or the mobile app. Access your schedule during the show via export or with the Catersource conference mobile app. You may download the CS2018 mobile app now from your iTunes App Store if you have an iPhone or Google Play App Store if you have an Android smart phone.

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KEYNOTE: The Spark and the Grind

Erik Wahl (CEO, The Wahl Group)

Location: Augustus 5

Date: Sunday, February 18

Time: 4:45pm - 6:15pm

Track: All, Business & Operations

Company Role: Catering Professionals: Operations, Sales, Marketing and Staff, Event Professionals, Owners & Executives, Culinary Professionals

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All


It's one thing to understand the importance of creativity to the success of your business, but what most people do not understand is how to put a structure in place so that innovation can find its way. The paradox of creativity is that structure creates freedom. Even the wildest minds—Beethoven Kafka, Mozart, Picasso—required extreme orderliness and attention to detail so that they had the space and discipline to create. Join Erik in a dynamic and artistic keynote performance as he deconstructs the discipline of the creative process in order to ignite your ideas into action and help you develop the mental toughness required to navigate ambiguity and then master complexity in a rapidly changing business environment. Disruption is the new normal. Are you creating, or reacting?