Schedule

 
 Wednesday, August 18, 2021 • Floor Open 10:00am - 5:00pm
 
10:00amORA Expo Opens 
10:40-1:25pm    Cocktail Shakedown Competition - Championship Round at 1:00 pm 
11:00am-1:00pmCulinary Cook-off Competition - Heats 1 & 2 
5:00-7:00pmORA Expo Closes & Opening Night Networking Reception Begins
Don't miss the chance for more time to visit with hospitality professionals as we gather on the east side of the Expo floor for a great networking reception to close the first day of the Expo! After you enjoy great hors d'oeuvres and beverages including a limited number of free drink tickets, you can relax and catch up with friends and business associates after what has been an extended time away! Join us and benefit from a long-overdue opportunity to meet new friends and help us celebrate at the ORA Expo Opening Reception. Entry is now free to all persons wearing an official ORA Expo badge. 

 
 
7:00pmORA Board of Directors Dinner - Charleston's Bricktown
 
 
Thursday, August 19, 2021 • Floor Open 10:00am - 3:00pm 
8:30amORA Board of Directors Meeting 
10:00amExpo Opens 
10:30-11:30amAlcohol To Go: Get The Real Facts From The Experts - Get the facts and everything you need to know from our panel of experts. This is your opportunity to ask questions about the new alcohol laws and hear from industry professionals before the laws go into effect on August 25!  
12:00-1:00pm"New Kids on the Block: How Generation Z Can Take Your Organization to the Next Level" 
presented by Bill Fournet, CEO and Founder of The Persimmon Group. Presented by 
 
12:30pmCulinary Cook-off Competition - Championship Finals 
1:30-2:30pmHospitality Hiring Solutions: Employing Individuals of All Abilities
Learn about the hospitality certification program that can support your labor shortage issues. HospitAbilities helps support the future of our industry and provides rewarding experiences at all levels of your organization.  
 
3:00pmORA Expo Closes, Exhibitors Move-out (all displays must be removed by 7:00pm Thursday)