The second annual International Foodservice Sustainability Symposium (IFSS) will be held in San Francisco, October 7-9, 2012 at the Sir Francis Drake.

IFSS is the first conference of its kind to focus exclusively on some of the most complex and highly nuanced issues surrounding sustainability in the foodservice industry.

Its co-founding sponsors, Kendall College, and the National Restaurant Association, through its Conserve: Solutions for Sustainability initiative, are among the most credible voices in foodservice sustainability.

San Francisco has been chosen as the site of IFSS 2012 for a number of reasons, most notably the fact that USA Today recently named it the most sustainable city in the United States, affording attendees unique opportunities to see some of the most cutting-edge sustainability technology being employed in the nation today and to glimpse what the future may hold.

Always in the top tier of favorite world cities to visit, San Francisco’s diverse culture and attractions, not to mention its cuisine, make it a special draw for foodies everywhere.

And its traditional Indian Summer experienced in October often brings the balmiest weather of the year.

“Building on the success of the inaugural event, which attracted world-renowned experts from across the globe, IFSS is already developing a reputation as the place for gathering information and debating sustainability issues from the perspective of academics, policy makers and foodservice professionals,” states IFSS President Cindy Railing.

“Focused on the broad spectrum of sustainability issues as they affect our industry, programming is already under development and announcements about specific speakers and sessions will be forthcoming in the weeks and months ahead.”

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This event is limited to 200 people on a first come, first registered basis.  Registration opens on January 1, 2012 on the IFSS registration page.

Founded in 1998, Railing & Associates is a marketing and public relations firm, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in foodservice with a special emphasis on sustainability.

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in businessculinary artsearly childhood educationfoodservice management and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2500 students.

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 960,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of nearly 13 million employees.

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