Global Restaurant Investment Forum

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


25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

2019 Programme

Day One - Monday 25 February

← At-a-glance

09:00 - 12:00

Restaurant Marketing Workshop

Restaurant brand and development strategist, James Hacon and guests will share the latest restaurant marketing trends and tools, giving examples from around the world.

Workshop Led by:

James Hacon – Managing Director, THINK Hospitality


Loui Blake – Managing Director, Kalifornia Kitchen

Emily Chambers – Marketing Consultant, Think Hospitality

Viktoria Elman – Global Key Account Sales Manager, TripAdvisor Restaurant Solutions

10:00 - 12:00

Dentons Franchise Workshop: Top tips for negotiating franchise agreements

Babette Marzheuser-Wood – Partner, Dentons

Nick Schapira – Chief Executive Officer, Vapiano Franchising International

10:00 - 12:00

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

Incorporating sustainable and circular principles into your business model, values and planning. How is it becoming increasingly essential and how do you make it work financially?

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Led by:

Hendrik Franken – Director Marketing & Concepts, Vermaat Groep

Rudolf Brand – Executive chef at Circl Restaurant, Amsterdam

Merijn van den Bergh – Director and Initiator, Circl

Follow on Q&A with:

Elise Duitshof – Marketer, Circl

Marjan Oosting – General Manager, Circl Restaurant & Bar

12:30 - 18:00

Culinary Tour

18:00 - 21:00

Networking Evening Reception at The Butcher Social Club