Global Restaurant Investment Forum

20 - 21 September 2021 | GRIF x AHIC

20 - 21 September 2021 | Dubai

Dear GRIF community,

It has now been over a year since we last brought the GRIF community together in Amsterdam, and well, it goes without saying, a year on, there is a lot to discuss.

When we looked at how we can provide the most valuable forum for GRIF to come together in 2021, we concluded that we need to bring everyone together in a place with sunshine, a buoyant market, and an active investment community.

Leveraging this idea of coming together, I’m excited to announce that we will be bringing the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) alongside the close-knit communities of the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) and the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) to the 17th edition of the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference 2021, and this is going to make a BIG impact!

Taking place over the 20-22 September 2021 in Dubai, the event will enable us to open the restaurant community to hospitality investors and stakeholders and vice-versa. Industry leaders from across the hospitality and restaurant industry in the Middle East & Africa regions gathering under one roof will enhance the value of networking at the event, time spent, and the potential of partnerships and opportunities.

With the support of our Host Partner, Jumeirah, the event will take place at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai under the new banner of the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC). With a recovering hospitality sector, Dubai is one of the safest locations to host an event.

I hope to share more with you as we finalise our plans. In the meantime, please register your interest today to ensure you receive future updates about the event.

Speak soon & stay safe.

Best regards,

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines
Managing Director, Middle East

“The people at GRIF are really the future of the restaurant, food & beverage and entertainment industry!”

Luca Baffigo, Chief Executive Officer, Eataly

"Great networking event with some excellent presentations that spark innovation for my own business."

Michael Ingemann, Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding

Focused Networking


Online networking platform:

Initiate contact with attendees before the event


Networking Round Tables:

Discuss the topical issues in an informal setting


Networking Culinary Receptions:

The perfect opportunity to network and celebrate what is best about our industry


Sponsor Exhibition:

Meet the key stakeholders in the market

"GRIF is not just a conference. It’s a lot about meeting old friends, and making new ones”

Mario C. Bauer, Entrepreneur & Advisor to Vapiano