"GRIF is a world class restaurant forum that brings top class industry stalwarts to speak, share and debate on today’s topics that matter thus creating and adding value to its delegates and their businesses. Networking is the cherry on the top."

Ravi Chandran, Managing Director, Marka PJSC

Engage with the GRIF community

GRIF brings together key influencers in the restaurant market. Our speakers are carefully selected for their industry knowledge, experience and insight. Attendees are senior figures and decision- makers; investors, hoteliers, owners, lenders, F&B brands, restaurant concepts, franchisors, franchisees, suppliers from all areas of the restaurant industry. Our sponsors are a combination of companies that interact and provide business solutions for the restaurant industry in matters of real estate, legal, design, technology and franchise, whilst also being a platform to showcase new restaurant concepts to potential investors.

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Networking Receptions

GRIF networking receptions offer the opportunity not only to continue networking with the GRIF community but also to experience the latest regional gastronomic offering. GRIF receptions are exclusive to attendees and are chosen for their inspiration and creativity in driving this growing industry forward.

The Culinary Tour

Forging partnerships is the essence of GRIF. The first part of the GRIF agenda is the culinary tour, allowing attendees to experience 4-5 of the latest concepts in the region, providing exclusive insight to the journey of each concept and tasting the gastronomic offering to the industry. This half day tour allows for over 5 hours of dedicated networking with industry colleagues, the tour culminates with the opening networking reception.

The Advisory Board

The advisory board has been carefully selected from our attendees, speakers and sponsors. It is their role to help build the agenda and put forward the issues that are pertinent to the industry. Advisory boards are held in London and Dubai to capture the global reach of this event.

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