14-16 March 2016, The Address Dubai Mall, Dubai

The Awards

GRIF powered by Michelin  

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) facilitates investment decision-making within the restaurant space. The forum showcases the hottest restaurant concepts from around the globe and gives attendees a place of focus to connect with investors, owners, franchisors and senior hospitality professionals, assess the state of the hospitality industry and secure deals for the coming year.  We are delighted that GRIF will be powered by Michelin in 2016, enriching the event with its extensive network and world class chefs.

Global Restaurant Awards

GRIF 2016 will host the inaugural Global Restaurant Awards through partnership with Connecting Travel whose sister business, The Caterer, is responsible for the renowned Cateys awards for UK hospitality.  The awards are an opportunity for the industry leaders to get together and celebrate those organisations that have shown innovation, vision and leadership in their businesses and concepts.  Recognising the brands that have really engaged with their consumers through social media, technology, design or sustainability.

Excellently planned and executed, covering important and essential topics required by the international restaurant community.

Nandkumar Awatramani, Founding Partner, Nara Hospitality Business Consultants

World Class Speakers

GRIF is a unique platform which brings together key stakeholders in the restaurant investment community in one place to share best practice, innovation, knowledge and address current issues that face the sector.

GRIF’s speakers are prominent members of the restaurant investment community. Their expertise, practical advice and forecast will provide attendees with the latest information on development, trends and best practice in the hotel and restaurant industry.

If you are interested in speaking on the programme please contact Jennifer Pettinger

GRIF is an active networking platform that provides a 360 degree access to all stakeholders in the restaurant space.

Faysal Younes, CEO, Eathos

World Class Sponsors

GRIF’s sponsors are experts in the field of hospitality & restaurant investment. They are at the forefront of this growing industry and leading the way in this sector.

If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities please contact
Jon Howell, jon.howell@benchevents.com +44 (0)775 220 7064

One of the best forums in recent years with inspirational sessions and dynamic international delegates.

Mariko Yuki, Managing Director, MY STUDIO FZ LLC

Focused Networking

Online networking platform:

Initiate contact with attendees before the event

Networking Round Tables:

Discuss the topical issues in an informal setting

Networking Culinary Receptions:

The perfect opportunity to network and celebrate what is best about our industry

Sponsor Exhibition:

Meet the key stakeholders in the market.

Informative event where you can interact and understand the players in the industry, a unique forum for all that service the Restaurant industry.

Tariq Sanad, Managing Director, Lime&Tonic

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It was a great pleasure to be part of history in the making. This was a first step in the right direction to define the restaurant industry in the Middle East, as well as great networking opportunities.

Raman Khanna, Chief Operating Officer, Global Hospitality & Restaurant Development

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