schedule at a glance

All
  • Wednesday, June 24
  • Thursday, June 25
  • Friday, June 26
  • Saturday, June 27
  • Sunday, June 28
All
  • Demo
  • Exhibitor Presentation
  • Keynote
  • Seminar
  • Workshop

Wednesday, June 24

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote 1

Anthony Falco, International Pizza Consultant ,

Type: Keynote | Room:

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

W02 Delivery Logistics ($250)

Dan Collier, Co-Owner and President , PizzaMan Dan's

Type: Workshop | Room:

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

W03 Pizzeria Operations Part I: How to Hire and Train Managers ($250)

Nick Bogacz, President/Founder , Caliente Pizza & Draft House

Will Grant, Owner , That's A Some Pizza

Type: Workshop | Room:

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

W04 So, You Want to Open a Pizzeria? ($250)

Michael Shepherd, President , PerfectingPizza.com

Type: Workshop | Room:

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

W05 Proven Ways to Increase Sales & Profits ($250)

Mike Bausch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Workshop | Room:

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

W01 Restaurant Business Essentials, Part I: Critical Systems for Success ($250)

David Scott Peters, Restaurant Business Expert , DavidScottPeters.com

Type: Workshop | Room:

Thursday, June 25

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

W06 Restaurant Business Essentials, Part II: Quick-Start Guide to Controlling Your Food & Labor Costs ($250)

Sandy Korem, CEO and Founder , TheCateringCoach.com

Type: Workshop | Room:

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

W07 How to Open a Mobile Pizzeria ($250)

Michael Shepherd, President , PerfectingPizza.com

Type: Workshop | Room:

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

W08 The Million Dollar Pizzeria ($250)

Glenn Cybulski, Executive Chef| Consultant| Speaker , Glenn Cybulski Restaurant Consulting

Dan Collier, Co-Owner and President , PizzaMan Dan's

Type: Workshop | Room:

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

W09 Managing Employees ($250)

Mike Bausch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Workshop | Room:

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

W10 Pizzeria Operations Part II: How to Train and Lead a Winning Team ($250)

Nick Bogacz, President/Founder , Caliente Pizza & Draft House

Will Grant, Owner , That's A Some Pizza

Type: Workshop | Room:

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

My Never-Ending Search for the Perfect Pizza

Peter Reinhart, Chef and Baking Instructor , Chef and Baking Instructor

Type: Seminar | Room:

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Managing an Owner's Workflow

Christal Spata, Co-Owner and Operator , Valeo’s Pizza

Type: Seminar | Room:

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Proven Restaurant Systems

T.J. Schier, Restaurant Owner and Consultant , Smart Restaurant Group

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Old-School Marketing That Still Works

Scott Anthony, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Seminar | Room:

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Community Marketing

Mike Bausch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Today's Top Pizza Trends

Christian Petroni, ,

Nate Appleman, ,

Anthony Falco, International Pizza Consultant ,

Ann Kim, Owner and Executive Chef , Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza and Young Joni

Darren Ezzo, , Ezzo Sausage Company

Type: Seminar | Room:

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Working with Family

Giovanna Di Diana, ,

Eric Rickman, Co-Founder and CFO , Wholly Stromboli

Melissa Rickman, Founder , Wholly Stromboli

Pasquale Di Diana, Owner-Operator , Bacci Pizzerias

Type: Seminar | Room:

Friday, June 26

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

W11 Making Pizzas with Tony Gemignani, Part I ($185)

Tony Gemignani, Founder/Owner , Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco

Type: Workshop | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Think and Grow Rich in the Pizza Business

Pasquale Di Diana, Owner-Operator , Bacci Pizzerias

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Delivery & Carryout to the Max

Scott Anthony, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Tony Troiano, Owner-Operator , J.B.ALBERTO'S PIZZA

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Menu Development

Mike Bausch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

New Store Planning

Nick Bogacz, President/Founder , Caliente Pizza & Draft House

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pizza Crust Boot Camp Part I

Tom Santos, Account Executive , General Mills

Bill Weekley, Corporate Baker , General Mills

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Using Employee Incentives to Build Sales & Profits

T.J. Schier, Restaurant Owner and Consultant , Smart Restaurant Group

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

What Customers Want

Scott Wiener, Founder , Scott’s Pizza Tours

Type: Seminar | Room:

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Demo: Dough Starters

Laura Meyer, Administrator and Instructor , The International School of Pizza

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Demo: Vegan Pasta Dishes

Scott Sandler, Owner-Operator , Pizza Head

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Demo: Thin & Crispy Pizzas

Anthony Falco, International Pizza Consultant ,

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Demo: Sicilian Pan

Tony Gemignani, Founder/Owner , Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PDQ Demo: What Your POS Isn’t Doing & What Your POS Provider Isn’t Saying

Larry Fiel, Director of Marketing , PDQ Signature Systems

Type: Exhibitor Presentation | Room: International Pizza Challenge #2

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Demo: Pizzas Outside the Box

Ann Kim, Owner and Executive Chef , Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza and Young Joni

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Managing Millenials

Ashira Prossack, Millennial & Gen Z Engagement Expert ,

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Restaurant Math

Scott Sandler, Owner-Operator , Pizza Head

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Maximizing Reviews

Mike Bausch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Crowdsourcing Funding: Positive and Pitfalls

Adam Sweet, Pizzaiolo and Founder , King Dough Pizza

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Logistics of Offering Multiple Pizza Styles

Nicole Bean, President/Owner , Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Upping Your Culinary Game

Leo Spizzirri, Maestro Istruttore , North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

Type: Seminar | Room:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CMAB Demo

Thomas Garnick, ,

Type: Exhibitor Presentation | Room: International Pizza Challenge #2

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Demo: Detroit-Style Pizza

Jeff Smokevitch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Pizza Crust Boot Camp Part II

Tom Santos, Account Executive , General Mills

Bill Weekley, Corporate Baker , General Mills

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Flour Blends

John Arena, Co-owner and Chef , Metro Pizza

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Fighting Complacency in Business

Denise Greer, Pizza Today , Associate Editor

Jon Bortles, Owner/President , Woody’s Woody-Fired Pizza

Scott Anthony, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Tony Troiano, Owner-Operator , J.B.ALBERTO'S PIZZA

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Using Video to Grow

Sammy Mandell, , Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

Phil Bossart, Creative Director , Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCO)

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Taking Care of Your Employees

Scottie Rivera, Owner/Operator , Scottie’s Pizza Parlor

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Understanding Cheese Prices

Dan Collier, Co-Owner and President , PizzaMan Dan's

Type: Seminar | Room:

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

W12 Scotts Pizza Tour ($250)

Scott Wiener, Founder , Scott’s Pizza Tours

Type: Workshop | Room: Shuttle Loading Area - Slot #13

Saturday, June 27

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote 2

Ken Forkish, Owner , Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Ken’s Artisan Pizza, Trifecta Tavern & Bakery, and Checkerboard Pizza

Type: Keynote | Room:

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

W13 Making Pizzas with Tony Gemignani, Part II ($185)

Tony Gemignani, Founder/Owner , Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco

Type: Workshop | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Q&A with the Dough Doctor

Tom Lehmann, Pizza Dough Specialist , The Dough Doctor Consulting

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Building a Beverage Program

Nick Bogacz, President/Founder , Caliente Pizza & Draft House

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Science of Employee- Scheduling For The Maintenance of Proper Labor Costs

Hassi Sadri, Founder , Napoli Culinary Academy

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Pizza Crust Boot Camp Part I (Repeated)

Tom Santos, Account Executive , General Mills

Bill Weekley, Corporate Baker , General Mills

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Third-Party Delivery

Mike Bausch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Tinkering with Your Crust

Brian Spangler, Owner/Operator , Apizza Scholls

John Arena, Co-owner and Chef , Metro Pizza

Peter Reinhart, Chef and Baking Instructor , Chef and Baking Instructor

Type: Seminar | Room:

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Working with Gen Z

Ashira Prossack, Millennial & Gen Z Engagement Expert ,

Type: Seminar | Room:

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Demo: Multi-Purpose Dough

Laura Meyer, Administrator and Instructor , The International School of Pizza

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Demo: Roman-Style Pizza

Tony Gemignani, Founder/Owner , Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Demo: Pizza Fritta

Antonia Starita, , LE 5 STAGIONI USA

Leo Spizzirri, Maestro Istruttore , North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Demo: Appetizers that Sell

Mike Bausch, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PizzaCloud Demo: Using New Technology to Increase Revenue and Eliminate Outages

John Scully, President , PizzaCloud

Type: Exhibitor Presentation | Room: International Pizza Challenge #2

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Demo: Vegan Pizzas

Scott Sandler, Owner-Operator , Pizza Head

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Management Incentives

Dan Collier, Co-Owner and President , PizzaMan Dan's

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Menu Pricing

Michael Shepherd, President , PerfectingPizza.com

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

How to Sculpt a Creative Message

Sammy Mandell, , Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

Phil Bossart, Creative Director , Greenville Avenue Pizza Company (GAPCO)

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

What Your Pizza Box Says About Your Business

Scott Wiener, Founder , Scott’s Pizza Tours

Type: Seminar | Room:

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion: From Mobile to Brick & Mortar

Adam Sweet, Pizzaiolo and Founder , King Dough Pizza

Derek Sanchez, Owner , MiaMarco’s Pizza

Jeremy White, , Pizza Today

Type: Seminar | Room:

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pizza e Pasta Demo: R-Evolutionary Pizza

Leo Spizzirri, Maestro Istruttore , North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

Graziano Bertuzzo, Master Instructor , Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli

Type: Exhibitor Presentation | Room: International Pizza Challenge #2

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Demo: Culinary Foundation: How to Elevate Your Food with Exceptionally Fresh Olive Oil hosted by Corto Olive Co.

John Gutekanst, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Pizza Crust Boot Camp Part II (Repeated)

Tom Santos, Account Executive , General Mills

Bill Weekley, Corporate Baker , General Mills

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pizza History

Anthony Falco, International Pizza Consultant ,

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrating Milestones

Scott Anthony, Owner-Operator , Owner-Operator

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Acting Like a Brand Manager

Zane Hunt, , VIA 313 Pizza

Christal Spata, Co-Owner and Operator , Valeo’s Pizza

Brandon Hunt, Co-Founder/Co-Owner , VIA 313 Pizza

Lars Smith, Owner , State of Mind

Type: Seminar | Room:

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Women in Pizza

Denise Greer, Pizza Today , Associate Editor

Nicole Bean, President/Owner , Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana

Rachel Cope, CEO/Founder , Empire Slice House

Gwen Page, President/Co-Founder , Fong's Pizza

Type: Seminar | Room:

Sunday, June 28

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Demo: Salt is Your Friend

Adam Sweet, Pizzaiolo and Founder , King Dough Pizza

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Demo: NY Style Pizza

Derek Sanchez, Owner , MiaMarco’s Pizza

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Demo: Desserts With Wow Factor

Theo Kalogeracos, Owner-Operator , Theo & Co Pizzerias

Type: Demo | Room: Show Floor - Tony G. Demo Area

New this Year!

INTERNATIONAL ITALIAN SANDWICH COMPETITION

Introducing the newest competition for 2020, open to qualified attendees for either International Pizza Expo or International Artisan Bakery Expo. The International Italian Sandwich Championship will be limited to the first 30 entrants presenting a sandwich seen on the menu of a pizzeria, Italian restaurant or bakery. Sandwiches can be hot or cold Italian inspired sandwich consisting of a any combination of Italian ingredients, sauces, toppings and/or décor/garnishes on any type of bread, roll or bun.

 Judging will be based on Italian cuisine’s basic tenets: technique; presentation; flavor balance and taste. Competition will take place on the show floor in the IIPC / Bakery Demonstration area. The winner and World Champion will receive a $2,000 check and a trophy. Second and third place prizes are $500 and $250, respectively.

NOTE: You must register as an attendee before you can enter the International Italian Sandwich competition. Registration for the competition may be completed online while you register.

View the 2020 IISC Rules.