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Celebrating 10 years as the world's leading restaurant investment event

Dedicated to restaurant growth, performance & investment

The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) is the event series that brings together the brightest minds and key players in the restaurant industry from around the world.

Designed to facilitate meaningful discussions, inspire innovation and drive growth in the restaurant sector. With an impressive line-up industry experts, visionary entrepreneurs,  and seasoned investors, this forum offers unparalleled insights into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities shaping the global restaurant landscape.

GRIF is the place where the restaurant and hotel F&B industry meets to discuss and do deals, from property and franchise deals to investment discussions and concept matchmaking.

Meet and network with executives, investors, property developers, restaurateurs, food and beverage operators from the local market and across the globe. Attracting C-level decision makers, founders and executives. This is the forum where deals get done.


 

Tours the most successful, innovative and recently opened concepts and brands from fast casual, hotel F&B to experiential and Michelin-starred venues.

Thought-provoking insights, informative presentations and valuable panels. Learn from experts in the restaurant and F&B industry and stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments. From deal makers to executives to entrepreneurs, you'll hear from the best in the business and discover how to succeed in this dynamic sector. Join us for a day of thought-provoking insights, informative talks, and valuable networking opportunities.

Emma Banks
VP - F&B Strategy & Development

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

"GRIF provides an invaluable platform for networking with industry colleagues, connecting with prominent investors and pioneering start-ups, and staying up-to-date with food and drink trends. I have personally welcomed the opportunity to share my own industry experiences and a highlight is always the immersive culinary programming in some of the most vibrant cities in the world"

Chris Miller
Founder & CEO

White Rabbit Projects

"GRIF remains the best industry event for learning and networking. 
I highly recommend it for operators and investors."

Sven Sallaerts
Co-Founder

Younique Concepts

"Beyond finding GRIF insightful, it was a impactful networking forum that was crucial in developing our network and driving our international growth. It has delivered deals for us and considerably supported the development of our business and brands. Seven years on we are still picking the fruits of our involvement due to the network it helped us develop."

Learn from the most seasoned executives, successful investors, inspiring entrepreneurs and influential dealmakers. 

Follow in the footsteps of dozen who have successfully raised capital, signed new locations, scaled brands and built partnerships from connections made here.

Discover and get inspired by a new culinary destination.

Take time out of your business surrounded by the best in your industry.

Why attend?

Next stop

Edinburgh

7 - 8 October 24

 

With a rich culinary heritage and access to quality local produce, city proudly showcases numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, exciting new hotel launches, iconic branded restaurant, bars and pub venues, and a vibrant independent hospitality scene.

Get involved

Start-up Delegate Passes

Are you a startup restaurant concept looking to break into the global market? We are here to help! A key goal of our investment event is tailored to support and promote ambitious entrepreneurs with innovative and scalable concepts. We know how challenging it can be to launch and grow a food business, which is why we offer funded delegate passes for selected start-ups. Not only will you have the opportunity to network with investors, but you'll also receive valuable insights and advice from industry leaders.

Speakers (so far!)

Asma Khan

Chef & Founder, Darjeeling Express & UN Chef Ambassador

Alex Dilling

Chef Patron, Alex Dilling at Cafe Royal - 2* Michelin

Kate Nicholls

Chief Executive, UK Hospitality

Dean Banks

Owner & Chef Director, Dean Banks Group 

Simon Potts

Chief Executive, The Alchemist Restaurants and Bars

James Hacon

Managing Partner, Think Hospitality  & Chairman at I am Doner

Marshall Dallas

Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Convention Centre

Jennifer Pettinger

Co-Founder & Managing Director, GRIF

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