GS Systems managing director Niels Nielsen will be joining his peers in the USA this month for the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) 2016 Chicago Study Tour, which takes place between Thursday, 19 May and Monday, 23 May 2016.
The busy schedule includes visiting numerous hospitality outlets in the city as well as the the National Restaurant Association (NRA) show, which draws 58,000-plus industry professionals from all 50 states and 100 countries.
“This is a great opportunity to see what’s hot on the other side of the Atlantic and share ideas and experiences with friends and colleagues in the UK hospitality sector,” said Niels Nielsen, who recently returned from a similar trip to New York City.
The ALMR trip provides: insights from industry experts on the rise in fast-casual dining, social media, new and emerging brands, menu development, staff management and a host of other issues – with 70 free education sessions at the NRA show.
It also involves two tours of Chicago’s hottest concepts and a market overview briefing sessions from US experts.
Paul Charity, managing director of Propel Info, said: “The NRA show combined with our tour of Chicago is a fantastic opportunity to find fresh inspiration and understand the emerging trends shaping the fast-changing US market.”