Global Restaurant Investment Forum

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

GRIF

25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Programme at-a-glance

Day One - Monday 25 February

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09:00 - 12:00

Workshops

12:30 - 18:00

Culinary Tour

18:00 - 21:00

Networking Evening Reception

Day Two - Tuesday 26 February

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08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast Networking

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Remarks

09:15 - 09:30

Big Picture Overview

09:30 - 10:15

Industry Overview: Top Trends – Taking the pulse of the restaurant industry globally

10:15 - 11:00

Restaurant trends; what can we learn by looking east or west?

11:00 - 11:30

Hotel Dining is back. New models for fostering gastronomic talent

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 12:30

The Future of F&B in Retail

12:30 - 13:15

Strategies for Expansion in Europe

13:15 - 13:35

Authenticity & Scale

13:35 - 14:00

How to Scale a Brand in Developing Markets

14:00 - 15:00

Lunch

AFTERNOON OF INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

15:15 - 15:30

Top 10 tech innovations you need to know about

15:30 - 16:15

New business models and new business plans

16:15 - 16:35

Case Study Big Mamma

16:35 - 17:00

Inspiration from a new food capital: Tel Aviv

17:00 - 17:15

Why you need to pay attention to the Asian Millennial and Gen Z

17:15 - 17:45

The Best Blueberry you'll ever have - The next phase in truly immersive culinary experiences

18:30

Reception

Day Three -Wednesday 27 February

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08:45 - 09:15

Breakfast

THE EVOLUTION OF EXPERIENCE – PLACING IT AT THE CENTRE OF YOUR BUSINESS

09:00 - 09:45

21st Century Experiences. What really matters?

09:45 - 10:05

MasterChef; Creating next the level of EATERTAINMENT

10:05 - 10:25

Utilising F&B tech to know your instore customer as well as you would online and maximise revenue

10:25 - 11:10

Competitive Socialising – fad or the future?

11:10 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00

The Convenience Revolution

12:00 - 12:30

Catering for the move towards authenticity, community and micro-cultures

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

THE EVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABILITY – PROFIT WITH PURPOSE

13:30 - 14:00

Keynote – One-on-One Interview with Raymond Blanc OBE

14:00 - 14:20

The Kitchen of the future

14:20 - 14:50

Incorporating sustainable and circular principles into your business model, values and planning

14:50 - 15:00

Presentation of the inaugural Bob Puccini Young Talent Award

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

THE EVOLUTION OF INVESTOR TRENDS AND FINANCING

15:30 - 15:50

Recent investor trends and investor activity in smaller European markets

15:50 - 16:20

Exploring Alternative Low Capex Growth Opportunities for Operators

16:20 - 16:50

What is the current environment like for private equity investment into the F&B sector?

16:50 - 17:30

The GRIF Deal Den: More than Money

GRIF 2019 Concludes