Convince Your Boss

We at Texas Restaurant Association do our best to ensure your experience at TRA Marketplace is equal parts educational and engaging, so that you leave informed, inspired, and equipped with practical, ready-to-go solutions to solve your restaurant's greatest challenges.

For this to be possible, you first need to convince your boss that it’s worth it. Below are five steps for you to take to help with that message.

Step 1: Review Your Reasons to Attend

What is your restaurant's greatest challenge? Technology? Employee recruitment and retention? Networking with the right vendor? Use those challenges as your guide when you plan your schedule.

Step 2: Stress the Value of Learning

The hospitality and restaurant industry evolve at a crazy pace. Our full list of educational opportunities will be available soon, but will include topics such as social media photography, high touch service with high tech tools, workplace safety, and employee retention tactics.

Step 3: Find Your Solution Providers

With more than 400 vendors already committed to exhibiting, there is no better place to find restaurant solutions. In 2017, we had more than 550 companies on the show floor! Whether you’re in the market for a new POS, training program, beverage provider or beyond, TRA Marketplace allows you to connect, learn more, and competitively price out all potential business partners to meet your existing and/or future needs.

Step 4: Complete the Request Form

We've created a form that will help you craft a written request to your boss so that they understand the importance of you being at TRA Marketplace. Customize it as you see fit!

Complete the Form

Step 5: Take it Home

You’ll leave #TRAMarketplace empowered, energized, and informed. Commit to a post-event briefing for staff and managers so that best practices and tactics can be shared. Implement those strategies and tools you acquired at TRA Marketplace to solidify your reputation as a Restaurant Rockstar.

See you in San Antonio!