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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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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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 Daria Kashurina.

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.

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

Michael Ingemann, Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding


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

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

"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