Global Restaurant Investment Forum

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


25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Call for Restaurant Concepts

GRIF provides a platform for restaurant innovators looking to raise capital, internationalise their brand, expand their offering or simply increase their brand awareness.

Benefits include:

  • A 1m x 1m space to showcase your concept to investors at the annual GRIF conference in Amsterdam, 25-27 February 2019
  • Logo placement on the GRIF website as a Showcased Concept
  • Content promotion for the restaurant delivered through GRIF’s social media marketing channels
  • A shortlist to participate in the Deal Den where you can pitch your concept to top GRIF 2019 investors


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 Mala Patel 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.


Sami Daud, Managing Director, Daud Group

An astute businessman with experience in real estate, engineering, and F&B. Sami has an eye for top quality, dynamic and unexpected food and dining experiences, Sami has added franchises to the Gourmet Gulf portfolio from around the world. These include: YO! Sushi, California Pizza Kitchen, Morelli’s Gelato, Hummingbird Bakery, Panda Express, Texas de Brazil, Azkadenya and Dalloyau.


Martin Sherwood, Partner, Enterprise Investment Partners

Martin Sherwood has many years’ experience of small company fundraising and in particular the tax-efficient investment market, specialising in the hospitality & leisure Sectors.

Martin works very closely with a wide range of hospitality & leisure entrepreneurs and has a significant network of investors and professional contacts as well as being a serial investor in his own right.

Looking back on our 2018 Deal Den