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.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Murad Alnasur

Founder and Managing Partner, Restonalysis FZE


Anoop Gopal

General Manager Leasing, Nakheel Malls


Naim Maadad

Founding Chief Executive, Gates Hospitality


Akhilesh Bahl

Founder & CEO, Malt & Salt Hospitality


George Kunnappally

Managing Director, Nando’s Restaurants



Dinesh Chauhan

Franchise Sales & Operations Manager, Sumo Sushi & Bento


Peggy Li

Managing Partner, sps:affinity


 

CELEBRITY CHEF

 

Chef Manal Al Alem

“The Queen of Arabian Kitchen”


MODERATORS

 

Martin Kubler

Chief Executive Officer, sps: affinity


Courtney Brandt

Founder, A to Za'atar


Anoop Gopal

General Manager Leasing, Nakheel Malls


 

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Walid Hajj

Founder and Chairman, Cravia Group


Reif Othman

Chef and Founder, REIF Japanese Kushiyaki


Brian Voelzing

Group Executive Chef, Lincoln Hospitality


Ravi Chandran

Chief Executive Officer, Liwa Minor


Mahmoud Bartawi

Co-Founder, UNDER500



Samer Choucair

Director, CE – Creates


Scott Price

Executive Chef, Folly


Fadi Ghaly

Co-Founder, UNDER500


Nick Alvis

Executive Chef, Folly


Peggy Li

Managing Partner, sps:affinity



 

Michael Hardie

Franchising and Training Manager, AWJ Investments LLC


Firas Alsahin

Co-founder and Design Director, 4SPACE


Farida Ahmed

General Manager, Frying Pan Adventures


WORKSHOP LEADERS

 
 

Melissa Murray

Partner, Bird & Bird


Sau Lin Wan

Trade Mark Attorney, Bird & Bird


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RESTAURANTS, CAFES & LOUNGES?

500+

Attendees

25%+

Chefs

30%+

Business owners

35+

Countries

10+

Hours of networking

60+

Product showcase


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM RESTAURANTS, CAFES & LOUNGES?

500+

Attendees

25%+

Chefs

30%+

Business owners

35+

Countries

10+

Hours of networking

60+

Product showcase


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

 

SPONSOR & PARTNERS

Food Tour Partner

cinema build

Official Juice Machine Partner

cinema build

Strategic Sponsor

cinema build

Official Ice cream Partner

cinema build


MEDIA 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

 

VENUE

CONTACT US

 

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