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.
Chief Executive Officer, Hakkasan Group
Managing Director, The Alchemist Bars and Restaurants
Chef Director, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan
Founder, YO! Sushi
Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group
Foresight Director, The Future Laboratory
Managing Director, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group
Chief Executive Officer, Tortilla
Executive Chairman, Cravia Group
CEO and Owner, Atelier House Hospitality and Altamarea Group
Why senior leaders attend GRIF?
"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
Judges of this award include:
- Babette Marzheuser-Wood, Partner, Dentons
- Robin Rowland, Founder, YO! Sushi
- Paul Campbell, Founder, Hill Capital Partner
- Mario C. Bauer, Entrepreneur and Advisor to Vapiano
- Ashley Palmer-Watts, Chef Director, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
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.
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.
"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
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
"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
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
Meet the key stakeholders in the market