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2014 Speakers

Aaron Noveshen

President and Founder , The Culinary Edge

Ali Sinaei

Managing Partner , Round Menu

Martin Kubler

International Hospitality & Service Industries Consultant, Iconsulthotels

Henning Fries

Managing Director - Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group LLC

Markus Thesleff

Founder, Whissle Limited

Bob Puccini

Founder, Puccini Group

Alexandre Gaudelet

Chief Executive Officer, Invest Hospitality

Gert Kopera

Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group

Vivek Singh

Chief Executive Officer, The Cinnamon Club

Raman Khanna

Chief Operating Officer, Global Hospitality & Restaurant Development Company, IFS Group, Doha, Qatar

Alice Keown

Associate Director, Davis Coffer Lyons

Nagi Morkos

Managing Partner, hodema consulting services

Nada Alameddine

Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Hodema Consulting Services

Samantha Wood

Founder, FooDiva, An award winning restaurant review blog

Irzio Pinasco

Chief Executive, Acurio Restaurantes, South America

Jason Myers

General Manager, Jumeirah Food & Beverage & Managing Director, Jumeirah Restaurants

Stephane Teasdale

Partner and Chair, Dentons

Silvena Rowe

, Celebrity Chef

Amy Jakubowski

Partner and Managing Director, Puccini Group

Farhan Rizvi

Director in Investment Banking , Emirates NBD Capital.

Stefan Breg

F&B Concept Design Director, IHG Asia, Middle East & Africa , InterContinental Hotels Group

Dawn Sweeney

President and CEO, National Restaurant Association, USA

Julide Ozbilge Nuss

Manager F&B Asset Management, Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Rohit Sachdev

Managing Director, Soho Hospitality

Mark Patten

Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage, Atlantis, The Palm Dubai

Matthew Weihs

Managing Director, Bench Events

Phil Broad

Vice President, Food & Beverage, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG

Hala Matar Choufany

Regional Managing Director , HVS Global Hospitality Services

Peter Backman

Managing Director, Horizons

Sanjay Tanna

Senior Director - Commercial and Investments , Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)

Tobias Mattstedt

Managing Director & Principal, Beyond Hospitality

Ashley Sutton

Conceptual and Interior Designer, The Iron Fairies

Nicholas Clayton

Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group

Simon Lazarus

Vice President Food & Beverage, Europe, Middle East & Africa. , Hilton Worldwide

Joby Beretta

Partner, Dentons

MPS Puri

Chief Executive, Nira Hotels & Resorts

Farah George

General Manager, Al Khayyat Investments

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO of Insignia Worldwide , & Vice-Chairman of The Travel Attaché

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Managing Director, The Cutting Edge Agency

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) is the ONLY event developed BY the restaurant investment community FOR the restaurant investment community.