The recent announcement of the government second round of stimulus package, the PPP, is the bridge to survival for the restaurant, food, and hospitality communities. William Dahill will present and explain the details of the $900 Billion stimulus package. It is vitally important that restaurants, importers, distributors, and producers understand what is in the package and how to take the most advantage of its offerings.
To explore the future of the work culture, we welcome Mr. Derrick Mashore. After ten months on this unthinkable pandemic and the mass exodus from the traditional workspace to Zoom and Cisco worlds, we ask ourselves: are we better of? Are we more productive, creative, or happy? Debatable to many. However, it is important to understand that maintenance of the work that needs to be done on the daily basis, which sometimes can be effectively done virtually, is not innovation neither creates a high performing cultural society. The physical workspace, the office, is where the strong ties and the weak ties are all in one place, and that human interaction no Facetime can replace.
To wrap up, we will touch on the subject of immigration with Nicola Tegoni. Sadly, millions of hospitality workers were furlough, or entirely lost their jobs, during the pandemic and were forced to returned to their countries of origin due to economic hardship. As the economy picks up again, hopefully soon, and those jobs are eventually back in the market, how can they return to the US? How can we assist to bring our workers back? Will the new administration easy the path for immigration?
Partner at Dunnington Bartholow, Miller, LLP
Senior Vice President for Advisory and Transactions Services at CBRE
Partner at Dunnington Bartholow, Miller, LLP, and Gruppo Italiano Immigration Council
Hosted by Gianfranco Sorrentino
President of GRUPPO ITALIANO, and Managing Partner of The IL GATTOPARDO Group