Global Restaurant Investment Forum

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

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GRIF Society Dubai Briefing

Published 18 September 2018

GRIF Society returns to its roots to host Dubai briefing with regional restaurant investors, innovators and inspirers.

The international members' network for the restaurant investment industry was officially launched in March at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) in Dubai

Dubai, UAE. 17 September 2018: September saw the great and good of the UAE’s restaurant industry unite for an exclusive networking and knowledge-exchange event, hosted by GRIF Society in partnership with Dubai-based Food and Beverage consultancy Atelier EPJ.

More than 80 GRIF Society members including the Middle East’s leading restaurant owners, operators and consultants, gathered at Atelier EPJ’s Weslodge Saloon at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai for an industry briefing, where they heard from a range of speakers across key issues and opportunities relevant to the market, including Syed Muhammad Ali, CEO and Founder of Mingora Consult; Duncan Fraser-Smith, Director – Global Food and Beverage at The First Group; Ronald Huiskamp, Business Owner at H-Hospitality; and Darren Tse, Commercial Director – Concessions at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The event was followed by a networking reception at Hotel Cartagena, also at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai and operated by Atelier EPJ, which has quickly established itself as one of the city’s hottest venues since it first opened its doors earlier this year.

Launched at the 2018 Global Restaurant Investment Forum, GRIF Society is an international community of member investors, innovators and inspirers of the restaurant world. The Dubai event was the second in a global series of industry briefings, culinary tours, advisory board meetings and networking receptions, which kicked off in London in July, with further events planned including Nairobi (2 October) and Riyadh (28-29 November), culminating in the sixth edition of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum, taking place in Amsterdam from 25-27 February 2019 at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, in partnership with NH Hotel Group.