Duke Featured Presenter at the 19th Annual Americas Food & Beverage Show Miami Convention Center, FL, October 26th – 27th, 2015

San Rafael, Calif. – September 14, 2015:  Duke Marketing LLC®, a full service marketing communications firm specializing with multi-location and franchise companies celebrating 25 years in business, announced today Linda Duke, chief executive, will be a featured presenter at the 19th Americas Food and Beverage Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL., both days, Monday October 26th and Tuesday October 27th, 2015.

The event is organized and sponsored by the Word Trade Center Miami, US Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and brings together 11,000 professionals in the food and beverage industry representing over thirty countries worldwide. The 500 exhibitors of the event range from unique beverages from Peru, such as Pisco and Mexico’s finest Tequilas, to soft serve products from Australia and foods from Spain. Educational seminars feature the world’s leading subject matter experts in the food and beverage industry focusing on increasing profits for restaurant owners.

Linda Duke is a featured presenter, and her first educational seminar,“Today’s Best Marketing Strategies for Restaurant Operators”, will be held from 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Monday, October 26th.  Food and beverage industry professionals will learn ways to increase their sales, revenue and grow their brand. Duke will share strategies for attracting today and tomorrow’s guests, tips for international brands to be ready and relevant to enter the USA and more.

“Ms. Duke will also present, “Top Food and Restaurant Trends across the United States”, from 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, October 27th, 2015.  She will share case studies and insights from top restaurateurs from throughout the United States that will give restaurant operators a glimpse at new food trends, restaurant promotions, menu items and regional differences across the country.  The seminar will provide case studies of international restaurants and food brands that have attempted to tap into consumers in the United States and review their results.

“We are extremely excited to have Ms. Duke share her great experiences and have the opportunity for our attendees from all over the world to benefit from her expertise both days of the event this year,” said Charlotte Gallogly, President of the World Trade Center Miami. “Miami is the major gateway to Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, and a growing number of businesses want to enjoy the benefits of increased trade and commerce. This annual tradeshow provides opportunities for two-way trade and education, and Linda’s speeches are always well attended and highly recommended, so we invited her back again this year for two!”

“The America’s Food & Beverage show is an amazing event that brings top industry professionals from all over the world,” said Linda Duke, chief executive officer of Duke Marketing.  “It is my honor to present at this global event and share trends and creative ideas with these international industry professionals. Attendees come from more than 30 different countries and show their products, beverages and supplies from their own unique food culture. I think I leave learning more than they do!”

Ms. Duke is a nationally recognized speaker and educator.  She speaks frequently at industry and client conferences, served as a member of the board of directors of the California Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation and is one of the founding members of the National Restaurant Association’s Fast Casual Industry Council.  Ms. Duke is an author and is a contributing writer for several restaurant, hospitality and franchise industry trade and business publications.

     About Duke Marketing®
Duke Marketing, LLC, established in 1989 and celebrating 25 years in business, is a California-based full service marketing communications agency specializing in multi-location and franchise organizations. Duke Marketing combines a full range of services, including: thought-leadership, local store marketing, public relations, consumer promotions and cause marketing, franchise communications, market-by-market planning, creative development, advertising and media buying with on-target strategies, fresh ideas and creative concepts to offer complete solutions. and friend us on Facebook.


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