Global Restaurant Investment Forum

12-14 March 2018 – Palazzo Versace, Dubai

GRIF

12-14 March 2018 – Dubai

Programme at-a-glance

Day One - Monday 12 March

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10:00 - 12:00

GRIF Workshops

12:30 - 18:00

Culinary Tour

18:00 - 21:00

Networking Evening Reception

Day Two - Tuesday 13 March

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08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast Networking

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Remarks

09:15 - 09:45

Global Consumer Trends

09:45 - 10:15

Market Spotlight: USA

10:15 - 10:35

From Finance to Food: Lessons from a Leader

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:20

Thinking out of the Box: Are Insects the New Sushi?

11:20 - 11:50

Keys to doing business in emerging markets

11:50 - 12:10

The Renaissance of the Food Hall – How it is Transforming Cities

12:10 - 12:25

Market Spotlight: Russia

12:25 - 12:45

An Insider’s View of Sin City

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:15

Developing a Restaurant Business Worldwide

14:15 - 14:30

Building a Global Business – The Journey and Lessons Learnt

14:30 - 14:50

Overcoming Growing Pains

14:50 - 15:15

Turning a Name into a Global Business

15:15 - 15:30

Overview of Dubai’s Restaurant Landscape

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30

The Global Delivery Market

16:30 - 17:00

Business Models for Hotel F&B

17:00 - 17:30

The Mall & Beyond – Is the Future Food Court?

18:30 -

Networking Reception

Day Three - Wednesday 14 March

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08:45 - 09:15

Breakfast

09:00 - 10:00

Round Table Sessions

10:00 - 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 - 10:30

Outlook on the Future

10:30 - 11:00

Looking Beyond Food Tech

11:00 - 11:15

Food Waste: What can be done?

11:15 - 11:45

The Evolution of Marketing for Restaurants

11:45 - 12:15

Leveraging a restaurant brand into other activities

12:15 - 12:45

Market Spotlight: Asia

12:45 - 13:00

Curating Talent & Company Culture

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:20

Financier’s views on the F&B sector

14:20 - 14:40

Doing the Deal

14:40 - 15:00

Investor success stories

15:00 - 15:45

The GRIF Deal Den

15:45 - 16:00

GRIF 2018 Closing Remarks