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PRLA holds more than 80 events for our members throughout the year. From golf tournaments to conferences to political advocacy to local meetings, PRLA provides numerous ways for you to connect with your peers.

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Our Events

Annual Fall Conference, Awards Gala, & Tourism Summit

The PRLA Annual Conference & Awards Gala gathers hospitality professionals from around the Commonwealth to connect, collaborate, and celebrate together. This year we’re adding the PA Tourism Summit to the mix.

From dynamic speakers to engaging discussions, this event is designed to provide you with inspiration and practical skills that you can take back to your business.

The 2023 event will occur October 23-25 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

Check back frequently for information about the 2023 Annual Conference & Awards Gala. The Spirit of Hospitality Awards Gala honors exceptional members of the association and the greater hospitality industry for their leadership, commitment, and service to the industry and their communities.

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PA Leadership Forum

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” — John F. Kennedy

As leaders in the industry and the PRLA, you know what it takes to succeed. This event is a way for us to help you continue your leadership journey.

Hear from nationally recognized speakers on topics that will help you elevate your leadership and communication skills. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours today!

Who should attend?

This event is open to the entire hospitality community of Pennsylvania, regardless of membership status. Our members who serve on the Board of Directors, chapter boards, or committees are strongly encouraged to attend.

Event Details

The 2023 Leadership Forum will take place on May 1. Registration is open.


  • Scott Redler, National Restaurant Association Board Chair and co-founder of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, will kick the event off with a lunchtime keynote discussing leadership lessons he’s learned in his business, industry, and community.
  • Tim Schurrer, nationally recognized speaker, will ask you to reevaluate your definition of success and learn a new, freer way to go about achieving it in the closing keynote. 

Legislative Day

Bring your voice to the table and be part of the conversation with your elected officials at PRLA’s Legislative Day. Legislative Day is your opportunity to educate your elected officials on how their actions, decisions, and policies impact your business and your employees.


How does it work?

Once you register, we get to work. PRLA’s team schedules meetings between you and your state representative(s) and senator(s). We’ll review key talking points in a briefing before we head to the Capitol for your meeting. Finally, we provide materials to leave with your legislator highlighting the industry’s key policy areas.

Who should attend?

This event is open to the entire hospitality community of Pennsylvania, regardless of membership status. It’s a great opportunity to get your employees engaged with advocacy for the industry.

Event Details

The 2023 Legislative Day takes place on May 2 at the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg. Details and register here.

Golf Classic

Good legislation begins with good lawmakers. Proceeds from the PRLA Golf Classic support political action and advocacy funds, as well as the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Advocacy Fund. These funds are used to educate lawmakers on the issues and challenges facing the restaurant and hospitality industry in Pennsylvania and across the country. Treat yourself, your customers, or your employees to a fine day of golf on one of Pennsylvania’s premiere golf courses, while supporting your industry. Reserve early – this outing is always a sell-out.

The PRLA Golf Classic returns to Hickory Heights Golf Club in Bridgeville, Pa. for the 2023 event. DETAILS & REGISTRATION

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