Shawmut proudly supports the first-ever Welcome Conference Chicago—hosted by hospitality industry leaders Kevin Boehm and Donnie Madia—as it brings together talented professionals in a city filled with great hospitality history. The day-long event at the Steppenwolf Theatre features innovative speakers who will share the greatest lessons they've learned. Shawmut's hospitality leaders will be in attendance to glean insights from partners and experts.


Danny Meyer - Restaurateur, Union Square Hospitality Group

Andrew Zimmern - Restaurateur & TV Personality

Missy Robbins - Co-Founder Grovehouse, Chef-Owner of Lilia and Misi

Sean Feeney - Co-Founder Grovehouse, Owner of Lilia and Misi

Phil Vettel - Dining Critic, Chicago Tribune

Ken Fredrickson - Master Sommelier & Founder, Tenzing

Mindy Segal - Chef & Author, Mindy’s HotChocolate

Tim King - CEO, Urban Prep Academics

Kevin Brown - CEO, Lettuce Entertain You

Maile Carpenter - Editor-in-Chief, Food Network Magazine

Belinda Chang - Sommelier

Donnie Madia - Restaurateur, One Off Hospitality

Kevin Boehm - Restaurateur, Boka Restaurant Group