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Managing Director, Soho Hospitality
F&B Concept Design Director, IHG Asia, Middle East & Africa , InterContinental Hotels Group
Managing Partner , Round Menu
Partner and Managing Director, Puccini Group
Chief Operating Officer, Jumeirah Group
Managing Director & Principal, Beyond Hospitality
Chief Executive Officer, The Cinnamon Club
General Manager, Al Khayyat Investments
Chief Executive Officer, Invest Hospitality
Chief Executive, Nira Hotels & Resorts
Conceptual and Interior Designer, The Iron Fairies
Founder, Whissle Limited
Senior Vice President Food & Beverage, Jumeirah Group
Managing Director, The Cutting Edge Agency
Chief Executive, Acurio Restaurantes, South America
Associate Director, Davis Coffer Lyons
Director in Investment Banking , Emirates NBD Capital.
Chief Operating Officer, Global Hospitality & Restaurant Development Company, IFS Group, Doha, Qatar
Partner and Chair, Dentons
President and CEO, National Restaurant Association, USA
Founder, FooDiva, An award winning restaurant review blog
Vice President, Food & Beverage, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Hodema Consulting Services
Founder & CEO of Insignia Worldwide , & Vice-Chairman of The Travel Attaché
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Founder, Puccini Group
Vice President Food & Beverage, Europe, Middle East & Africa. , Hilton Worldwide
Senior Vice President, Food & Beverage, Atlantis, The Palm Dubai
Managing Partner, hodema consulting services
Hala Matar Choufany
Regional Managing Director , HVS Global Hospitality Services
General Manager, Jumeirah Food & Beverage & Managing Director, Jumeirah Restaurants
International Hospitality & Service Industries Consultant, Iconsulthotels
Senior Director - Commercial and Investments , Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)
Managing Director - Hospitality, Al Habtoor Group LLC
Julide Ozbilge Nuss
Manager F&B Asset Management, Abu Dhabi National Hotels
Managing Director, Horizons
President and Founder , The Culinary Edge
Managing Director, Bench Events
The Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) is the inaugural event for the restaurant and hospitality community. It is the meeting place for investors, hoteliers, owners, lenders, F&B brands, restaurant concepts, franchisors, franchisees, suppliers and other key industry professionals across the region to gain confidence in the market and share best practices with the industry.
The Global Restaurant Investment Forum confirms it is part of the Dubai Food Festival, taking place across the Emirate from 21st February to 15th March 2014.
The Dubai Food Festival is a city-wide celebration that brings together some of the Emirate’s most popular food events and a wide range of culinary-related activities, tastings, and attractions, showcasing the Emirate’s diverse food offering - from Michelin starred chefs to street food - drawn from the cuisines of more than 200 nationalities. GRIF delivers the business event for the festival.
The Global Restaurant Investment Forum will be launching this event alongside the opening of Pierre Gagnaire's new bakery concept Choix at InterContinental Dubai Festival City.
Register now to attend this exclusive launch, delegates will then be transported to the Conrad Dubai for the main forum. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis
Qbara, Dubai’s latest addition to the city’s ever-growing contemporary lifestyle dining scene will be hosting an exclusive reception to GRIF attendees.
Qbara is a vibrant venue showcasing cuisines with bold and enticing flavours which celebrates the textures, flavours and scents of the Magreb, Levant and greater Middle East.
Article of the Month: Dubai's Jumeirah launches RnB division Hear from both Gert Kopera and Jason Myers at GRIF.