Global Restaurant Investment Forum

12-14 March 2018 – Palazzo Versace, Dubai

GRIF

12-14 March 2018 – Dubai

GRIF 2017 RECAP

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Why GRIF

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. 

 

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Powered by MICHELIN

The MICHELIN Group is a major economic player that creates value for restaurants with activities that go far beyond the work of the MICHELIN guide inspectors. GRIF is delighted to be partnering with MICHELIN enriching the event with its extensive network and world class chefs.

 

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Food and Travel 2018 GCC Awards 

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), is delighted to be partnering with the 2018 edition of the Food and Travel GCC Awards organised by Food and Travel Magazine, which will take place on 14 March Palazzo Versace Dubai. 

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"Great networking event with some excellent presentations that spark innovation for my own business."

Michael Ingemann, Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR

Restaurant Franchisor of the Year Award

presented by Dentons

This year leading franchise law firm Dentons will be presenting an award to the best global restaurant franchise system. A panel of judges from the industry will select the winner based on being a best in class franchisor. Criteria will focus on support offered to franchisees, training, innovation and global reach.  

To apply or nominate a company please email Babette Marzheuser-Wood

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Judges of this award include: Babette Marzheuser-Wood, Partner, Dentons; Robin Rowland, Founder, YO! Sushi, Paul Campbell, Founder, Hill Capital Partner

Investors

If you are a restaurant/hotel owner or investor currently with assets, or looking to acquire assets, and would like to attend the conference as our guest, please contact Annie Santo

Criteria for Approval:

• Hospitality/F&B property owned or being developed in the next 12-18 months* 
• Any other real estate investor considering expanding into F&B/hospitality sector 
• Ideally, one representative per company 
• Not attended our events before

*Should you wish to keep your portfolio confidential, we will be able to deliver this.

Selected Speakers

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Nick McCabe

Chief Executive Officer, Hakkasan Group

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Simon Potts

Managing Director, The Alchemist Bars and Restaurants

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Ashley Palmer-Watts

Chef Director, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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Naomi MacKenzie

Co-founder, KITRO

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Russell Danks

Futurist, Future Factory London

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Peter Moody

Principal, Red Pie Consulting

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Guillaume Crampon

Managing Director, Monaco Foodgasm

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Mohammed Ashour

Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group

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Sagar Daryani

Co-Founder & CEO, Wow! Momo

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Ruth Marshall-Johnson

Foresight Director, The Future Laboratory

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Jon Knight

Managing Director, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

"It was a "wow" experience! The conference provided a forum to bring some of the best operators, presenters, innovators and investors globally, to work together to grow the hospitality business and serve our consumers better. It is all about building connections, building relationships and building community."

Ken Toong, Executive Director Auxiliary Enterprises, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst

Focused Networking

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Online networking platform:

Initiate contact with attendees before the event

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Networking Round Tables:

Discuss the topical issues in an informal setting

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Networking Culinary Receptions:

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

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Sponsor Exhibition:

Meet the key stakeholders in the market

"I was pleasantly surprised it being my first time, at the opportunities presented to alot of the business owners and the exposure gained."

Manisha Advani, Business Development Manager, Govinda's

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 Jennifer Pettinger M: +971 (0) 5588 40145