Speaker Profile

Mario C Bauer

Executive Board Member - Expansion, Partnerships & New Markets, Vapiano

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Mario C. Bauer is member of the Executive Board of Vapiano SE responsible for International Growth & Partnerships within the group as well as member of the Advisory Board for International Franchising.

He and his team are responsible for almost 200 restaurants in over 30 countries around the globe. “All we do, we do with love to refresh your life” is the vision of Vapiano and his personal daily mission in dealing with Vapianisti (colleagues), partners and guests. Vapiano is a fresh casual, front cooking Pasta – Pizza – Bar lifestyle concept within a Mediterranean ambience.

While growing up in his family’s restaurant business in Vienna, Austria, he developed from a young age an entrepreneurial mindset by founding several startups such as Bagel Station (bagel & coffee shop concept) or Papernomad (sustainable ipad sleeves). His latest adventure is Curtice Brothers, an organic boutique ketchup production in Tuscany.

Mario has a true international mindset, and is constantly travelling. Per year, he spends 300 nights abroad, and spends more time in an airplane than an average pilot.