March 23 – 25, 2020

Nashville, TN | Music City Center

Introducing our Keynote Speaker


Business culture catalyst, former Hard Rock International Executive, and author of Culture That Rocks!

We are excited to announce Jim Knight will be our keynote speaker at Fuel’s General Session!

Jim Knight is not your average keynote speaker. As the former Senior Director of Training & Development at Hard Rock International, Knight brings his high energy, interactive and entertaining approach to deliver insights on organizational culture, customer service, employee branding, performance management, philanthropy, personal development, and leadership skills.

The acclaimed author of  Culture That Rocks , Jim Knight began his 30+ year career in hospitality training as a restaurant staff-level employee for Olive Garden and Hard Rock Cafe, before serving as the head of the School of Hard Rocks, running point on all global training and development functions for Hard Rock International. In this role, Knight managed and contributed to all facets of organizational training, including staff and management training materials and programs, the corporate university, management training locations, company e-Learning initiatives, leadership transitions, and on-site training and assessment.

During his time with the Hard Rock brand, his team won multiple Telly Awards, as well as a Gold Best in Class Award from Brandon Hall’s Excellence in Learning. Knight was also recognized by Training Magazine, as representing one of the Top 125 training companies in the world, out of all industries and businesses. Since 2012, Jim Knight has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business News Daily and Fox Business News and was highlighted in 2015 as one of the “Top 5 Speakers to Watch.”

With thought-provoking content and a refreshing, edgy delivery style, you don’t want to miss his unique, seasoned outlook on company culture, building teams, training and philanthropy to help you achieve rock star status!

Check Out the Agenda!

*Events and Times Subject to Change

Stay Your Way!

New this year at FUEL 2020–Stay YOUR Way with ERA! Choose from a selection of hotels to find one that fits your unique style and personality. Looking for an Instagram-worthy boutique? Or are you hoping to fit in some good ol’ R&R in between action-packed days of learning? Have some Hilton Rewards points you’re looking to cash in? No matter the situation, we’ve got you covered! Check them out below, and make sure to book through our custom link to take advantage of our special event rates!

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Drury Plaza Nashville Downtown

$209 per night

2 blocks from Music City Center

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Omni Nashville Hotel

$289 per night

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Westin Nashville

$289 per night

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Techy Boutique

Cambria Suites

$259 per night

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Chic, Urban Retreat

AC Hotel Nashville Downtown

$289 per night

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Tru by Hilton Nashville Downtown

$209 per night

1 block from Music City Center

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Hyatt Place Nashville Downtown

$249 per night

2 blocks from Music City Center

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