Global Restaurant Investment Forum

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

GRIF

25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Programme at-a-glance

Day One - Monday 25 February

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09:00 - 12:00

Denton’s Franchise Workshop: Top tips for negotiating franchise agreements

09:00 - 12:00

Restaurant Marketing Workshop

10:00 - 11:30

Case Study Circl by ABN Amro: A Focus on Sustainability

12:30 - 18:00

Culinary Tour

18:00 - 21:00

Networking Evening Reception at The Butcher Social Club

Day Two - Tuesday 26 February

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08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast Networking

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:20

Big Picture Overview

09:20 - 09:40

A Macro-Economic Outlook on the European Restaurant Sector

09:40 - 10:15

Restaurant trends; what can we learn by looking east or west?

10:15 - 11:00

Strategies for Expansion in Europe

11:00 - 11:25

Hotel Dining is back. New models for fostering gastronomic talent

11:25 - 11:30

Introducing Fair Kitchens

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:30

The Future of F&B in Retail Globally

12:30 - 13:00

Industry Overview: Top Trends

13:00 - 13:20

The Convenience Revolution

13:20 - 13:30

The Ginza Project Presents its Latest Concepts

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

AFTERNOON OF INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

14:30 - 15:00

The Best Blueberry you'll ever have - The next phase in truly immersive culinary experiences

14:30 - 15:30

ROUNDTABLE SESSION: How to Scale a Brand in Developing Markets

15:00 - 15:15

Top 10 tech innovations you need to know about

15:15 - 15:45

New business models and new business plans

15:30 - 16:30

ROUNDTABLE SESSION: Driving Growth Through Franchise & Licensing

15:45 - 16:10

The Future of F&B in Travel Channels

16:10 - 16:15

Global Franchise Award

16:15 - 16:45

Inspiration from a new food capital: Tel Aviv

16:45 - 17:00

Why you need to pay attention to the Asian Millennial and Gen Z

17:00 - 17:30

KEYNOTE: One-to-one conversation: Marco Pierre White

18:30

Networking Evening Reception at NENI Amsterdam

Day Three -Wednesday 27 February

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08:30 - 08:55

Breakfast Networking

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome Back

THE EVOLUTION OF INVESTOR TRENDS AND MODELS FOR GROWTH

09:00 - 09:30

What is the current environment like for private equity investment into the F&B sector?

09:30 - 09:50

Recent investor trends and investor activity in smaller European markets

09:50 - 10:20

Exploring Alternative Low Capex Growth Opportunities for Operators

10:20 - 10:40

Case Study Big Mamma: Creating innovation, aspiration and a 100 million Euro evaluation

10:40 - 11:00

Creating and Growing a Collection

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:50

21st Century Experiences. What really matters?

11:50 - 12:10

MasterChef: Creating next the level of EATERTAINMENT

12:10 - 12:45

Competitive Socialising – fad or the future?

12:45 - 13:00

KEYNOTE: One-to-one conversation: Yossi Eliyahoo

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

THE EVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABILITY – PROFIT WITH PURPOSE

14:00 - 14:30

KEYNOTE:One-on-one conversation: Raymond Blanc OBE

14:30 - 14:50

The Future is FoodTech

14:50 - 15:20

Young Disruptors Series: Innovating to cater for the new wave of conscious consumption

15:20 - 16:30

The GRIF Deal Den: More than Money

16:00 - 16:10

Closing Remarks