Global Restaurant Investment Forum

11-13 February 2020 – Amsterdam


11-13 February 2020 – Amsterdam

Concepts Showcase

GRIF provides a platform for restaurant innovators looking to raise capital, internationalise their brand, expand their offering or find new partners.


According to Paul Campbell, Founder of Hill Capital Partners, you must have answers to the following questions in your restaurant concept pitch:

What differentiates your brand and restaurant?
What evidence can you provide of compelling trading performance or potential?
Have you determined your track record?

Deal Den - Raise capital for your restaurant concept

Meet the Judges

Between them these investors' have years of experience of investing in restaurants on a global scale.

Present your concept directly to our deal den judges live on stage who will evaluate the viability of your proposition, provide feedback on your concept and potentially offer finance or working partnerships if your concept is right for them.

Email Mina Khan to put forward your concept and pitch for potential investment.

Paul Campbell, Founder, Hill Capital Partners

Paul has been involved in the creation, development and sale of a number of the UK's most highly regarded leisure businesses. He runs a portfolio of investments through his own LLP, Hill Capital Partners – and also invests in and advises a number of private equity funds.

Paul is currently invested and involved in several fast growing businesses in the hospitality sector including restaurant, hotel & resort, fitness club, and leisure businesses.

Robin Rowland OBE, Operating Partner, TriSpan LLP

From joining Whitbreads in 1984 Robin has developed and led multiple pub & restaurant brands with other leading UK hospitality sector PLCS including Diageo, Scottish & Newcastle and The Restaurant Group before joining YO! Sushi in 1999. Over 18 years, Robin built this iconic fast-casual popular restaurant chain from 3 to ~100 company restaurants both in the UK & USA, including 16 franchise restaurants in international airports and the Gulf. In Nov 17 YO! Sushi acquired ‘Bento Sushi’ (supermarket kiosks and sushi supply company) base in Canada creating a $200m+ t/o group.

From Jan 2018 Robin joined the Trispan Rising Stars team as an Operating Partner and retains NED roles with Eathos, YO! Sushi, Marston’s & Caffe Nero (& sits on the sectors ALMR Board).

Lynne Bellinger, Director of Food & Beverage Development, Marriott International

Joining the Marriott family in 2017, Lynne oversees the sourcing and management of third-party restaurant brand and operator relationships to support Marriott’s overall Food & Beverage strategy and add value and brand recognition to our hotels across the Middle East & Africa region.

Looking back on our 2019 Deal Den