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

Restaurant Marketing Workshop

10:00 - 12:00

Dentons Franchise Workshop: Top tips for negotiating franchise agreements

10:00 - 12:00

Case Study Circl by Vermaat Groep & ABN Amro: A Focus on Sustainability

12:30 - 18:00

Culinary Tour

18:00 - 21:00

Networking Evening Reception at The Butcher Social Club

Day Two - Tuesday 26 February

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08:00 - 08:45

Breakfast Networking

08:45 - 09:00

Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 09:30

Big Picture Overview – Four Key Consumer Trends for 2019 and Beyond

09:30 - 10:00

Global Restaurant Trends; what is emerging now and more importantly what is coming next?

10:00 - 10:20

Hotel Dining is back. New models for fostering gastronomic talent

10:20 - 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:10

A Macro-Economic Outlook on the European Restaurant Sector

11:10 - 11:50

Strategies for Expansion in Europe

11:50 - 12:10

Power chat on Going Global

12:10 - 12:40

The Future of F&B in Retail Globally

12:40 - 13:00

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

13:00 - 13:20

CEO Power Chat on the Future of the UK & Ireland

Introducing #FairKitchens

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 14:45

Top 10 tech innovations you need to know about

14:45 - 15:10

The Convenience Revolution

15:10 - 15:30

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

15:30 - 16:00

Driving Growth Through Franchise & Licensing

Dentons Franchiser of the Year Award

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

NEW MARKETS & INSPIRATION

16:30 - 17:00

Inspiration from a new food capital: Tel Aviv

17:00 - 17:30

The Young Disruptors Series: New business models and new business plans.

17:30 - 18:00

KEYNOTE: One-to-one conversation: Marco Pierre White

18:30

Networking Evening Reception at NENI Amsterdam

THE DISCUSSION ROOM - INTIMATE AND INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLES ON DRIVING SCALE AND GROWTH

14:20 - 14:55

Round Table 1: Succeeding in the Middle East market – what does it take and where are the opportunities?

14:55 - 15:30

Round Table 2: Exploring Alternative Low Capex Growth Opportunities for Operators

16:30 - 17:00

Round Table 3: How to grow in developing markets

Day Three -Wednesday 27 February

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08:30 - 09:00

Breakfast Networking

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome Back

THE EVOLUTION OF INVESTOR TRENDS AND MODELS FOR GROWTH

09:00 - 09:30

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

09:30 - 09:50

Recent investor trends and activity in the UK & European markets

09:50 - 10:10

Case Study Big Mamma: Creating innovation, aspiration and a 100 million Euro evaluation

10:10 - 10:35

Power Chat on Creating and growing a collection

10:35 - 11:00

Coffee Break

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

11:00 - 11:20

21st Century Experiences. What really matters?

11:20 - 11:30

The Ginza Project Presents its Latest Concepts

11:30 - 12:15

Competitive Socialising – fad or the future?

12:15 - 12:40

MasterChef: Creating next the level of EATERTAINMENT

12:40 - 13:00

Founder's Power Chat: Yossi Eliyahoo

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

THE EVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABILITY – PROFIT WITH PURPOSE

14:00 - 14:30

KEYNOTE:One-on-one conversation: Raymond Blanc OBE

14:30 - 15:00

Case Study: Scaling an innovation mindset to fight food waste

15:00 - 15:20

The Future is FoodTech

15:20 - 15:50

Young Disruptors Series: Innovating to cater for the new wave of conscious consumption

15:50 - 16:30

The GRIF Deal Den: More than Money

16:30 - 16:45

Summary of GRIF 2019

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Remarks