American Express is proud to present the 27th annual Restaurant Trade Program at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen from Thursday, June 16th to Saturday, June 18th.
Developed for the professionals who shape the world of hospitality, the American Express Restaurant Trade Program brings together chefs, restaurant operators and leading industry professionals for a three­-day program featuring networking events and dynamic panel discussions with some of the industry's brightest stars.

An exclusive feature of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, the program provides attendees a forum to share strategies and exchange ideas for achieving growth and spurring innovation in the restaurant industry.

The American Express Restaurant Trade Program is held at Aspen’s historic Hotel Jerome, which has been newly renovated and will serve as the base for the three-­day program. The Restaurant Trade Program will feature a diverse group of noteworthy industry leaders discussing pertinent topics including how to adapt and stay relevant, the role that mentorship can play in building a successful business and how technology is changing the industry. This year’s talent includes Hugh Acheson, Tyler Florence, Michael Jacobs, Barbara Lynch and Andrew Zimmern, among others.

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. As a stakeholder in the restaurant industry for more than 40 years, American Express has assisted in efforts to enhance the growth of the restaurant industry by creating and implementing programs designed to benefit restaurateurs. American Express also supports the restaurant community through sponsorships and commitments to a diverse range of industry organizations. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.