Global Restaurant Investment Forum

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

GRIF

25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

GRIF Amsterdam Speakers

Raymond Blanc OBE

Chef Patron, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons; Founder, The Raymond Blanc Consultancy; President of The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA)

Marco Pierre White

Renowned chef, restauranteur and TV personality

Walter Sieb

Chief Executive Officer, HMSHost International

Terry Erdle

Chief Operating Officer, National restaurant Association

Ron Simpson

Founder, The Avocado Show

Ginger Flesher Sonnier

Founder/CEO, The Ginger Companies

Maarten Markus

Managing Director Northern Europe, NH Hotel Group

Etienne van Unen

Partner, Director Retail, Head EMEA Retail, Colliers International

Lesley Bamberger

Managing Director, Kroonenberg Groep

Peter Backman

Principal, Peter Backman

Reinder Bakker

Owner, Overtreders W

Mario C. Bauer

Advisor to Vapiano; Co-Founder, Curtice Brothers

Monique Borst

Consultant, Monique Borst Ltd

Stefan Breg

Group Strategy Director, Keane

Bas Buvelot

Director Asset Development, CBRE Global Investors

Paul Campbell

Founder , Hill Capital Partners

Frances Dore

Chief Marketing Officer, Caprice Holdings

Stef Driessen

Sector Banker Leisure, ABN AMRO Bank

Olgierd Danielewicz

Chief Operations President, AmRest

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Director, Global Food and Beverage, The First Group

Isidoro Martínez de la Escalera

Chief Marketing Officer, NH Hotel Group

Chris Fung

Former CEO, CRUSSH – Fit Food & Juice Bars

Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA

James Hacon

Managing Director, THINK Hospitality

Chaker Hanna

Chief Executive Officer, Comptoir Libanais

Ronald Huiskamp

Owner, H-Hospitality

Michael Ingemann

Executive Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding; Director, Melting Pot Foundation

Eric Jafari

Managing Director of SACO Property Group; Co-Founder & Creative Director, Locke Hotels

Tony Kitous

Founder & Creative Director, Comptoir Group

Herman Klok

Regional Director of Operations Amsterdam, UK, Switzerland, NH Hotel Group

Afroditi Krassa

Creative Director, AfroditiKrassa; Co-owner and designer, Bala Baya

Gert Kopera

Executive Vice President Restaurants Global, Hakkasan Group

Victor Lugger

Co-founder, Big Mamma Group

Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

Harry McKinley

Writer, Editor and Hospitality Consultant

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Dentons

Ian Millar

Manager of Inst. of Business Creativity & Senior Lecturer, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Chris Naylor

Executive Chef of Restaurant Vermeer (1* Michelin), NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace

Kate Nicholls

Chief Executive Officer, UKHospitality

Aaron Noveshen

President and Founder , The Culinary Edge

Virginia Anne Newton

Director of Media Relations & Special Events, Restaurant Geranium

David Mattin

Global Head of Trends & Insights, TrendWatching

Chris Miller

Founder, White Rabbit Fund

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines

Managing Director Middle East , Bench Events; Co-Founder, GRIF

Robert Polacek

Partner & Chief Creative Officer, Puccini Group

Dillipraj Rajakarier

CEO of Minor Hotels & COO of Minor International

Robin Rowland

Founder, YO! Sushi

Rohit Sachdev

Managing Director, Soho Hospitality

Sven Sallaerts

Co-Founder, Younique Concepts

Jeremy Scarf

Managing Director, Keane Brands

Johannes Schuster

Director Business Development, L’Osteria

Martin Sherwood

Senior Development Director, Kin Capital

Paul Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Java House Africa

Nathalie Streng

Founder The Cold Pressed Juicery

Nick Taplin

Chairman and CEO, Black and White Hospitality Ltd

Simon Taylor

Founder, Swiperight

Robert Thompson

CEO, Founder, Punch Bowl Social

Jenna Webb

Project Manager, The Culinary Edge

Jon Yantin

Chief Executive Officer, Stake Concepts

Marc Zornes

Founder and CEO, Winnow

2019 Advisory Board

Ramzy Abdul-Majeed

Founder & Managing Director, Whissle Hospitality Group

Peter Backman

Principal, Peter Backman

Mario C. Bauer

Advisor to Vapiano; Co-Founder, Curtice Brothers

Emma Banks

Managing Director, JRG Dubai

Monique Borst

Consultant, Monique Borst Ltd

Paul Campbell

Founder , Hill Capital Partners

Ravi Chandran

Chief Executive Officer, Liwa Minor (Middle East and North Africa)

Catalin Cighi

Managing Partner, Cain Hospitality Innovation (CHI)

Dan Clayton

Director, PPS Addison Hospitality

Sami Daud

Managing Director, Daud Group

Fay Economides

Executive Managing Director, M Management Company

Yossi Eliyahoo

Founder and co-owner, The Entourage Group

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Director, Global Food and Beverage, The First Group

Sarah-Jane Grant

Director, LXA

James Hacon

Managing Director, THINK Hospitality

Ryan Hattingh

Partner, Atelier EPJ

Troy Hickox

Assistant Senior Vice President - Hotel & Lifestyle Development, Galaxy Entertainment Group

Ronald Huiskamp

Owner, H-Hospitality

Michael Ingemann

Executive Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding; Director, Melting Pot Foundation

Gert Kopera

Executive Vice President Restaurants Global, Hakkasan Group

Naim Maadad

Chief Executive, Gates Hospitality

Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

Kieran Mallon

Michael Marlay

Managing Director - F&B, Al Futtaim Group Real Estate

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Dentons

Harry McKinley

Writer, Editor and Hospitality Consultant

Ian Millar

Manager of Inst. of Business Creativity & Senior Lecturer, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Peter Moody

Principal, Red Pie Consulting

Andrew Morrow

General Manager, F&B Development and Operations, Comida Investment in Commercial Enterprises LLC – Part of the Roya Group

Spero Panagakis

Chief Operating Officer, PSBars & Co-owner, BB Social Dining

Bob Puccini

Founder, Puccini Group

Heleri Rande

F&B Strategist & Consulting Editor, SUPPER

Tyrone Reid

Chief Executive Officer, Alabbar Enterprises

Casper Reinders

Owner, Tao Horeca Group

Sven Sallaerts

Co-Founder, Younique Concepts

Martin Sherwood

Senior Development Director, Kin Capital

David Singleton

Area Vice President EMEA/South Asia, Franchise Operations & Development, Hard Rock Café

Karan Singh Purohit

Director of operations, Black Spoon

Gaurav Sinha

Founder & CEO of Insignia Worldwide

Shabnum Stumpf

Chief Executive Officer, PSBars & Co-owner, BB Social Dining

Etienne van Unen

Partner, Director Retail, Head EMEA Retail, Colliers International

How we choose our speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the global restaurant market. Our speaking faculty is chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.

If you would be interested in speaking at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum please email Jennifer Pettinger-Haines