Global Restaurant Investment Forum

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


25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam


Marco Pierre White photo
Marco Pierre White

Renowned chef, restauranteur and TV personality

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Raymond Blanc OBE

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

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Victor Lugger

Co-founder, Big Mamma Group

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Lesley Bamberger

Managing Director, Kroonenberg Groep

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Mario C. Bauer

Advisor to Vapiano; Co-Founder, Curtice Brothers

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Monique Borst

Consultant, Monique Borst Ltd

Are you as excited to attend GRIF as James is?

Woohoo! GRIF is now in Amsterdam

In Europe for the first time, running for five successful years, Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) is a three day annual restaurant investment event featuring an unmissable industry conference, mouth-watering culinary tours and some of the most valuable networking receptions offered at an industry event!

Global Restaurant Franchisor of the Year Award

Sponsored by:

We are pleased be presenting the Global Restaurant Franchisor of the Year Award brought to you by Dentons at the upcoming Global Restaurant Investment Forum.

We are now inviting applicants for the awards which will be judged specifically regarding their ability to produce consistent quality and a commercially successful business using the franchising model. Criteria will focus on support offered to franchisees, training, innovation and global reach.

To put your franchise forward or nominate a franchise you feel deserving of this inaugural award please email your nomination to

You will need to provide the name of the franchise, country(s) where the franchises are and contact details (if known). We will then follow up with further criteria directly.

"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

Harness the opportunities of a $3.8 trillion industry

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

Michael Ingemann, Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding

GRIF sponsors

GRIF’s sponsors are experts in the field of hospitality & restaurant investment. They are at the forefront of this growing industry and leading the way in this sector.

If you are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Jennifer Pettinger M: +971 (0) 5588 40145

"I was pleasantly surprised it being my first time, at the opportunities presented to alot of the business owners and the exposure gained."

Manisha Advani, Business Development Manager, Govinda's

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