Global Restaurant Investment Forum

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

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

GRIF 2020 Speaker Updates

GRIF 2020 Workshops

Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Masterclass

James Hacon presents Restaurant Marketer & Innovator Masterclass at GRIF with a like up of leading marketers and business leaders, including winners of the RMI Awards. The session will cover strategy, influencers, online reviews, PR, innovation and campaigns with case studies from around the world. This is the third time this oversubscribed event will be hosted as part of GRIF.

Franchising workshops at GRIF hosted by Dentons

There will be two workshops at GRIF as follows:

1. An introduction to international franchising – This will be a basic track introductory workshop for companies that are new to franchising and want to understand the different franchise models that are used in the market, fee and financial models and other business and legal considerations. This workshop is suitable for delegates who have no or limited experience with franchising.

2. Advanced Franchise Negotiation Workshop – This will be an advanced workshop for companies that have existing franchise operations in a number of countries. Delegates will be senior management, international directors, franchise development leaders and expert consultants who have several years of experience with international franchising. The workshop will offer an option to benchmark existing models against industry best practice and learn about the latest market trends and cutting edge developments.








Running for six successful years, 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!

Thank you to our GRIF 2019 Speakers!

GRIF’s speakers are prominent members of the restaurant investment community. Their expertise, practical advice and forecast will provide attendees with the latest information on development, trends and best practice in the hotel and restaurant industry.

If you are interested in speaking on the programme please contact Jennifer Pettinger

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Ron Simpson

Founder, The Avocado Show

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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

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Stefan Breg

Group Strategy Director, Keane

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Paul Campbell

Founder , Hill Capital Partners