Checkout exclusive interviews
with celebrity chefs and industry leaders


ABOUT THE EVENT

The number of F&B outlets are raising in the region and the existing restaurants, cafés and lounges  are actively scouting for new strategic locations to expand their business. However, in the last few years restaurants, cafés and lounges have been catching up with the rapidly changing consumer trends, behavior and habits. With technology disrupting the market greatly and the economy’s effect on consumer’s spending patterns has made many successful businesses obsolete and lose their business and customers to raising competition. 

It is very clear and evident that the restaurants, cafés, lounges owners and F&B stakeholders need to drive innovation across all business functions to survive and grow in changing business environment.

Restaurants, cafés and lounges , will bring together all the stakeholders who are involved in creating business models, menu selection, growth strategies, location mapping, to technology implementation from across Middle East.

 

2021 ADVISORS AND SPEAKERS

Ammar Metanios Al Ekili

Co-founder, Ammareto Healthy Cuisine


Executive Chef of the Year 2019

Akhilesh Bahl

Founder & CEO, Malt & Salt Hospitality


Nigel J Lobo

Group Executive Chef, Stars n Bars


Shadi Dawi

Hospitality & E-Marketing Expert


Omar Shihab

Founder & General Manager, BOCA



Faysal Younes

Managing Partner, Café Younes and Black Coffee by Café Younes


Ryan Ingram

Founder, Managing Director, TerraLoop FZE


Ramie Murray

Managing Director, Dibba Bay Oysters


Lindsay Trivers

Chief Executive Officer, The Tasting Class


 

2019 SPEAKERS, ADVISORY COMMITTEE,CELEBRITY CHEFS, MODERATORS


VIDEO GALLERY

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY

 
 

EVENT IN NUMBERS

Event Feature 2019 2021
Attendees 247 350+
Countries represented 6 15+
Exhibitors 18 40+
Business owners 60% 60%
Panel discussions 13 8
Workshops 3 3
Emerging brand spotlight sessions 3 5
Onstage interviews with Celebrity chefs 2 2
Site-visit 1 1
Cocktail reception 1 2
chef contests 0 2
Innovation live demos 0 5
Chef’s corner 0 1
Media partners 16 20+
Global PR reach 17,686757 21,224,108

EVENT MENU

TOP REASONS TO ATTEND

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

INDUSTRIES

Restaurants

Franchises

Start-ups

Government

Hotels

Developers


Mall owners

Quick service restaurants

Restaurant designers

F&B management firms

Casual dining restaurants

Fine dining restaurants


 

Franchise and business consultants

Lounges & clubs

Dark kitchens

Food truckers

 

JOB TITLES

CEO, COO’s. CMO’s, CIOs

Owners

General managers

Directors and Heads of chefs

strategy, operations


F&B, marketing, brand

franchise, business development

supply chain, food development

IT, design, design directors, brand and creative

Franchise and business consultants

 

2021 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Official Walnut Partner

restaurants cafes lounges

Strategic Food Packaging Partner

restaurants cafes lounges

Strategic Partner

restaurants cafes lounges

2019 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

 

We are looking for organizations that can enhance the customer experience, operational efficiency and overall bottom line of a restaurant, café & lounges business in Middle East. If you believe you have what we are looking for, please contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae or call + 971 (0) 568 7800

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ORGANISED BY

info@gmevents.ae
gmevents.ae
+971 4 568 7800
Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai

CONTACT US

 

ORGANISED BY

info@gmevents.ae
gmevents.ae
+971 4 568 7800
Apex Atrium Motor City - Dubai