Global Restaurant Investment Forum

25-27 February 2019 – NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

GRIF

25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

2018 Speakers

Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Founder & Managing Director, Whissle Hospitality Group

Mohammed Ashour

Co-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group

Karl Atiyeh

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, serVme

Giuseppe Atzeri

Managing Director, VT Capital Ltd - Niu Restaurant Project

Peter Backman

Principal, Peter Backman

Emma Banks

General Manager, Jumeirah Restaurant Group

Nader A. Bassit

CEO, Wakira Investments

Mario C. Bauer

Advisor to Vapiano; Co-Founder, Curtice Brothers

Anil Bhardwaj

Director, A.A. Almoosa Enterprises LLC

Monique Borst

Consultant, Monique Borst Ltd

Stefan Breg

Group Strategy Director, Keane

Benjamin Calleja

CEO, Livit Design

Paul Campbell

Founder , Hill Capital Partners

Sagar Daryani

Co-Founder & CEO, Wow! Momo

Sami Daud

Managing Director, Daud Group

Mohamed El-Masri

Head of Corporate Finance, Ento Capital Management Ltd.

Dogan Eymirlioglu

Partner, Dentons

Mathieu Fabre-Magnan

Partner, Dentons

Ahmass Fakahany

CEO and Owner, Atelier House Hospitality and Altamarea Group

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Director - Global Food and Beverage, The First Group

Soumobroto Ganguly

Deputy Managing Director, Genesis Group Nigeria

Duncan Garrood

Chief Executive Officer, Bill’s Restaurants

Christian Gradnitzer

Senior Director of F&B Operations EMEA, Hilton

Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA

James Hacon

Managing Director, THINK Hospitality

Walid Hajj

Executive Chairman, Cravia Group

Ryan Hattingh

Partner, Atelier EPJ

Paul Hemming

Senior Advisor, Alix Partners

Anastasia Hofmann

Co-founder, KITRO

Michael Ingemann

Executive Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding; Director, Melting Pot Foundation

Gunel Ismailova

Global Business Development Director, Ginza Project

Lisa Johnson

Marketing Director - Franchising & Business Development, Casual Dining Group

Ajay Kenth

Founder, Zindiya Streatery and Bar

Imad Khairallah

Founder, Kitchen Confidential

Jon Knight

Managing Director, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

Gert Kopera

Executive Vice President of Global Restaurants, Hakkasan Group

Isabelle Leroux

Senior Counsel, Dentons

Naim Maadad

Chief Executive, Gates Hospitality

Naomi MacKenzie

Co-founder, KITRO

Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

Kieran Mallon

General Manager – F&B, Al Futtaim Retail

Maarten Markus

Managing Director Northern Europe, NH Hotel Group

Ruth Marshall-Johnson

Foresight Director, The Future Laboratory

Ana Martinez

Founder, YOUtopia

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Dentons

Nick McCabe

Chief Executive Officer, Hakkasan Group

Mansour Memarian

Director of Culinary and Food & Beverage, Palazzo Versace Dubai

Daniel Mills

Co-Founder, Mastering Multi-Units (MMU)

Peter Moody

Principal, Red Pie Consulting

Barry Moroney

Head of Middle East, TINT

Richard Morris

Chief Executive Officer, Tortilla

Benjamin Mouflard

Co-founder & CEO, ChatFood

Ovais Naqvi

Managing Director, The Abraaj Group

Chris Naylor

Executive Chef of Restaurant Vermeer (1* Michelin), NH Collection Barbizon Palace

Aaron Noveshen

President and Founder , The Culinary Edge

Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO , Freedom Pizza

Reif Othman

Chef and Business Partner, Flavio Briatore Group

Ashley Palmer-Watts

Chef Director, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Spero Panagakis

Chief Operating Officer, PSBars & Co-owner, BB Social Dining

Anupama Parekh

Head of Marketing at Wakira Investments

Aku Patel

Managing Director, Paperchase Accountancy Ltd

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines

Managing Director Middle East , Bench Events

Elmar Pichorner

Partner, Atelier EPJ

Simon Potts

Managing Director, The Alchemist Bars and Restaurants

Heleri Rande

F&B Strategist & Consulting Editor, SUPPER

Robin Rowland

Founder, YO! Sushi

Rohit Sachdev

Managing Director, Soho Hospitality

Nick Schapira

International Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

Lee Sheldon

Co-founder, Mastering Multi-Units (MMU)

Martin Sherwood

Partner, Enterprise Investment Partners

David Singleton

Area Vice President EMEA/South Asia, Franchise Operations & Development, Hard Rock Café

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO of Insignia Worldwide

Didier Souillat

Chief Executive Officer, Time Out Market

Alexander Stumpf

Executive Chef & Co-owner, BB Social Dining

Shabnum Stumpf

Chief Executive Officer, PSBars & Co-owner, BB Social Dining

Simon Taylor

Partner, RANt

Darren Tse

Head of Catering and Cleaning & Waste Management, ‎Expo 2020 Dubai

Jonathan Worsley

Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR Global

2018 Advisory Board

Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Founder & Managing Director, Whissle Hospitality Group

Peter Backman

Principal, Peter Backman

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Emma Banks

General Manager, Jumeirah Restaurant Group

Paul Campbell

Founder , Hill Capital Partners

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Dan Clayton

Head of Food and Beverage, Al Futtaim Group

Emmanuel Clavé

Vice President Gulf Countries & India, Xn protel Systems

Fay Economides

Executive Managing Director, M Management Company

Jean Luc Fourrier

Senior Director Food and Beverage, Majid Al Futtaim Properties LLC

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Director - Global Food and Beverage, The First Group

Patrice Gouty

Director of Operations & Commercials in Lifestyle Dining , Emaar Hospitality Group

Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA

James Hacon

Managing Director, THINK Hospitality

Troy Hickox

Vice President - Hospitality Development , Galaxy Entertainment Group

Colin Hutton

Managing Director, Umami Communications

Michael Ingemann

Executive Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding; Director, Melting Pot Foundation

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Dentons

Harry McKinley

Editor, Supper Magazine

Ian Millar

Project Manager METRO Innovation Chair & Senior Lecturer, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Andrew Morrow

General Manager, F&B Development and Operations, Roya International

Jason Myers

Chief Executive Officer, Busaba Eathai

Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO , Freedom Pizza

Ron Pearson

Partner, Bowmark Capital LLP,

Laurent Plantier

Founder, FrenchFood Capital

Heleri Rande

F&B Strategist & Consulting Editor, SUPPER

Nick Schapira

International Chief Operating Officer, Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group

Martin Sherwood

Partner, Enterprise Investment Partners

David Singleton

Area Vice President EMEA/South Asia, Franchise Operations & Development, Hard Rock Café

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO of Insignia Worldwide

Simon Taylor

Head of Business Development Restaurants, Condé Nast International Restaurants,

Etienne van Unen

Partner, Director Retail, Head EMEA Retail, Colliers International

Rebecca Viani

Head of Franchising, AWJ Investments

How we choose our speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the global restaurant market. Our speaking faculty is chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.

If you would be interested in speaking at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum please email Jennifer Pettinger-Haines