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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Global Restaurant Awards

The Global Restaurant Awards takes place during the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and offers an opportunity for industry leaders to come together and celebrate those businesses that have shown innovation, vision and leadership in their concepts and operations. They will recognise the brands that have best engaged with their consumers through social media, technology, design or sustainability.

The awards have been developed through partnership with Connecting Travel whose sister business, The Caterer, is responsible for the renowned Cateys awards for UK hospitality.

The Awards

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

Michael Ingemann, Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding

Speakers

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

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"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

Focussed 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

"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 Jon Howell, jon.howell@benchevents.com +44 (0)775 220 7064

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