Schedule

 
 Wednesday, August 17, 2022 • Floor Open 10:00am - 5:00pm
 
10:00amORA Expo Opens 
10:40 AM - 12:20 PMCocktail Shakedown Competition 
Rounds I & II will be back to back
 
10:30 AM - 2:00 PMCulinary Cook-off Competition 
Heat 1: 10:30 AM
Heat 2: 12:00 PM
 
1:00 PMCocktail Shakedown Championship Final 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMNew ORA CEO Meet & Greet - The ORA Member Services Booth
You are invited to visit the ORA Member Services Booth #814 for our come-and-go meet, greet & chat with James Leewright, who beginning July will be the new President & Chief Executive Officer for the Oklahoma Restaurant Association and the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association. We hope you'll stop by while you're enjoying the Expo and help welcome him to the Oklahoma hospitality community

Prior to joining the associations, Senator James Leewright was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2014 and in 2016 was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate representing District 12 Creek and parts of Tulsa counties where he has served from 2017-2022. As a legislator, he served on a number of committees including Banking and Financial Services, Higher Ed and Career Tech, Chair of the Infrastructure Committee for ARPA, Chair of the Medical Marijuana working group, and also served as Chairman of the Business, Commerce, and Tourism Committee.
 
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. 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 • Floor Open 10:00am - 3:00pm 
8:30 AMORA Board Meeting 
10:00 AMExpo Opens 
10:30 - 11:30 AMORA EXPO LABS: LEARN • ADVANCE • BUILD • SKILLS 
12:00 - 1:00 PMORA EXPO LABS: LEARN • ADVANCE • BUILD • SKILLS 
1:30 - 2:30 PMORA EXPO LABS: LEARN • ADVANCE • BUILD • SKILLS 
1:30 PMCulinary Cook-Off Finals 
3:00 PMORA Expo Closes, Exhibitors Move-out (all displays must be removed by 7:00pm Thursday)