Global Restaurant Investment Forum

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

11-13 February 2020 | NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

GRIF 2020 Speaker Updates


Our Speakers are key influencers in the global restaurant market. Our speaking faculty is chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.

If you would be interested in speaking at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum please email Jennifer Pettinger-Haines

Nuno Mendes

Founder, Mãos, 1*

Jeremy King OBE

Co-Founder & CEO, Corbin & King

Grace Dent

Restaurant Critic, The Guardian

Robin Rowland OBE

Operating Partner, TriSpan LLP

Pierre Koffmann

Internationally Acclaimed Chef, 3*

Mourad Mazouz

Founder, Sketch London, 3*

Lydia Forte

Group F&B Director, Rocco Forte Hotels

Chris Miller

Founder, White Rabbit Fund

Fyodor Ovchinnikov

Founder & CEO, Dodo Pizza

Jillian MacLean

Founder & CEO, Drake & Morgan

Henry McGovern

Founder and Former Chief Emotional Office, AmRest

Paul Campbell

Founder, Hill Capital Partners

Kate Nicholls

CEO, UKHospitality

Tommaso Chiabra

Co-Founder, Neat Burger

Rhys Oldfield

Co-Founder, Be At One

Yasha Estraikh

Associate Partner, Piper Private Equity

Barney Wragg

Co-Founder & CEO, Karakuri

Darrel Connell

Partner, Imbiba

Will Bowlby

Co-Founder, Kricket

Harry McKinley

Writer, Editor and Hospitality Consultant

Mark Stretton

Managing Director, Fleet Street Communications

Marc Zornes

Co-Founder, Winnow Solutions

Michael Ellis

Chief Culinary Officer, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts

Babette Marzheuser-Wood

Partner, Dentons

Graeme Smith

Managing Director, AlixPartners - London

Emma Banks

VP Food & Beverage Strategy & Development EMEA, Hilton

James Hacon

Managing Director, THINK Hospitality

Dirk Bakker

Head of EMEA Hotels, Colliers International

Ian Millar

Manager of Inst. of Business Creativity & Senior Lecturer, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Ron Simpson

Founder, The Avocado Show

Greg Malouf

Chef and Author

David Singleton

Hello! Partner, Socius Group

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines

Managing Director Middle East , Bench Events; Co-Founder, GRIF

Ian Ohan

Founder & CEO, KRUSH Brands

Duncan Fraser-Smith

Vice President, TFG, Food & Beverage

Mario C. Bauer

Co-Founder, Curtice Brothers; Co-Founder, White Space Partners

Johannes Schuster

Director Business Development, L’Osteria

Sven Sallaerts

Co-Founder, Younique Concepts

Etienne van Unen

Partner, Director Food & Beverage, Co Head EMEA Retail, Colliers International

Herman Klok

Regional Director of Operations Amsterdam, UK, Switzerland, NH Hotel Group

Charles Banks

Co-Founder, thefoodpeople

Simon Potts

CEO, The Alchemist

Max Kochen

Founder, Beets&Roots

Jonathan Doughty

Global Head of Foodservice, Leisure and Placemaking, ECE