Sponsorship Opportunities – GRIF 2018
As eating out continues to grow as an integral part of everyday life, there is no better time to tap into the hospitality industry. There is no longer a need to travel the world in search of those new business opportunities and partnerships. GRIF brings the concepts, the money and the real estate all to one place, making it easier for you to do business.
Becoming a sponsor of GRIF 2018 will put you at the forefront of this growing industry and highlight you as a principal driver in this arena. If you are looking at developing your business in the restaurant investment sector, find out how we can help.Find out more Download GRIF prospectus
We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting us in 2017
Michelin, leader of the tire industry, has also been active in the world of gastronomy since 1900. Thanks to the professionalism and rigorousness of its inspectors in their testing, the MICHELIN guide has become an essential reference worldwide.
Today Michelin offers a complete offering for dining (catering to all needs and wishes):
The Michelin's guide's selection (ranging from starred restaurants, the Bib Gourmand offer - best value for money - and a list of menus under 20 Euros)
a website to search and book restaurants online (web, mobile and apps) giving the freedom to choose criteria: location, type of cuisine, budget, user reviews, detailed fact sheet....
MICHELIN Restaurants website is aimed at professionals, enabling them to develop their online activity: higher profile, attract new customers through online booking, enhance the management of reservations and manage their customer relationships.
We are much more than a world leader. We are 180,000 hoteliers with the same shared passion for welcoming. We take care of millions of guests in our 3,700 hotels and on our digital platforms. As an operator and franchisor (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), we invest all our energy into making “Feel Welcome” resonate as the finest hotel promise.
Fairmont The Palm
Named after the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island shaped in the form of a palm tree, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai opened in late 2012. The property features 381 guestrooms and suites, including two presidential suites, 3,000 square metres of meeting space, outdoor leisure facilities with a beach restaurant and a private beach club, a pool complex and children's activity center, as well as a variety of dining facilities featuring views of the Arabian Sea and city skyline, a Fairmont Gold Lounge and a Willow Stream Spa with 13 treatment rooms and luxurious retail products.
Whether you want to establish a farm-to-table experience or a hip bar, our lawyers help you get the deal done. Our team of specialist industry lawyers help restaurant operators to negotiate the perfect arrangement, whether a long-term lease, a management arrangement, development agreement, franchise or a licence to use a celebrity chef’s intellectual property.
We understand the balance between standards and the need to create a unique experience. We ensure that food and beverage operators pay attention to the top and bottom lines of their operation.
Dentons has over 7,700 lawyers in 149 locations spanning 60-plus countries. Wherever you wish to expand to, Dentons is ready to work with you.
A leading Hospitality Development Company, launched in 2010, with a diversified portfolio of international brands, home grown food & beverage concepts and operating hospitality assets throughout the MENA region.
At Gates Hospitality, we are committed to the development of world-class hospitality, asset management and food & beverage products. Our combined knowledge and passion is supported by the exceptional local and international hospitality and F&B experience of our senior management team.
We are currently developing a suite of home grown F&B concepts, in addition to holding the franchise rights to several strategically handpicked restaurant brands.
Our objective is to strategically expand our reach by conceptualizing, developing and operating unique fresh restaurant concepts that fit local market needs and/or acquiring other significant brands that fit within our criteria.
Founded in 2004, Hodema is a Lebanese-based consulting company specializing in the hospitality, retail and real estate sectors with offices in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. Hodema’s services cover assessment on operation, concept development, strategic consulting, market studies, financial support, quality control, franchise support, hospitality training, operating manuals, operation set up and support, retail and real estate development for small or large scaled ventures in the Middle East and Africa regions. Hodema’s clients include developers, owners and operators of hotels, F&B projects, real estate ventures, spa, malls, leisure centers, as well as retail projects, investment groups, banks, and governmental institutions.
As a franchise expert in the Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA), Hodema provides services to its clients wishing to expand, among which the elaboration of franchise manuals, a strategic support for the implementation of their outlet and quality control programs.
Our team is composed of high proﬁle specialists, consultants and analysts with strong hospitality, leisure, tourism, retail and real estate knowledge. They are graduates of renowned international universities including IMHI-ESSEC-Cornell, Glion and Lausanne hotel school. Hence, by leveraging the professional experience with academic training, Hodema elaborates the best possible solutions to develop winning concepts and strategies.
IWG is a strategic brand consultancy offering integrated strategy, design and communication services for travel, tourism, hospitality and food & beverage brands.
Today’s fast paced and dynamic marketing environment demands progressive companies to align with partners who understood their business, it’s complexities and its aspirations, bridging those gaps through imaginative thinking, agility and intelligence. IWG recognised that clients are not looking for yet another creative agency, but looking for business solution providers that generate positive impact for their bottom line and can align with them through the complete value creation cycle.
Uniquely positioned at the intersections of strategy and design, IWG decodes customer aspirations and builds relevant and impactful solutions, positioning your brand at the heart of your business. We create enriching brand experiences through an intuitive human-centric approach to every challenge and endeavour to make the world worthy of travel.
We are a team of brand strategists, market analysts, project managers and ex-hoteliers who work closely with our branding, graphics and interior designers, creating a seamless transition from logic to magic.
A great family business, a history of passion for coffee.
Leading coffee brand in Italy, espresso quality reference point in the world. From the small grocery store opened by Luigi Lavazza 120 years ago to a large company, Lavazza is synonymous of excellent Italian espresso in over 90 countries.
Innovators as a profession: 120 years of inventions by the first branded packaging to the latest capsules coffee machine. Today, innovation continues, with special attention devoted to the world of away from home consumption: new roasting machines to ensure the aromatic excellence, new brewing machines that allow to prepare the perfect cup of coffee with beans and capsule, and new coffee product segment, exploring a mix of freeze dried & ground coffee.
An endless innovation journey.
Founded in 1996 by renowned restaurant entrepreneur Bob Puccini, Puccini Group is headquartered in San Francisco and has designed and consulted on hundreds of successful hospitality spaces within the world’s great hotels and resorts. Puccini Group’s clients include many of the world’s leading hotel brands including, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Hilton, Westin, Fairmont, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Starwood.
Puccini Group specializes in creating hospitality spaces with personality and style. They are the leaders in the unique niche of designing, creating concepts and operating popular destination within the international hospitality industry. Puccini Group creates complete hospitality concepts with warm and inviting spaces that meet the financial objectives of its clients and appeal to locals and visitors alike.
Ento Capital Management Ltd
The Company name is taken from the Greek word ‘Ento’ meaning ‘within’, and is a reference to the cultural pearling history of the region. Today, our pearls are vast wealth portfolios, but the principal of incubation remains the same.
Our enthusiastic and expert team possess, in excess of 60 years of experience, in investment banking and private equity throughout the region.
The Ento Capital Shareholders and the leadership team were responsible for founding one of the first Investment Banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is licensed by the Capital Market Authority (CMA). They reached $US3 billion of Assets Under Management (AUM) through Murabaha funds, Equity funds and Real Estate funds. To date, the Shareholders enjoy a reputation as exclusive advisors for mega projects in excess of $US 2 billion throughout the GCC region.
Innovate new ethical Islamic investment products, partnering with clients and collective investment professionals who boldly pursue Shariah finance opportunities supported, with cutting edge I.T. systems.
The premier Shariah investment service provider offering an Islamic window for innovative solutions and superior financial services with a customer-focused hallmark
LXA, formerly Luxe Interior, is a dynamic interior design, project management and development company that operates throughout the UK and the Middle East. It is behind some of the most notable commercial interiors in the UAE with a diverse portfolio of hospitality focused clients to its name, such as; Wagamama, the Caprice Group, Hilton, IHG, Nakheel, New York University and Asha’s Restaurants.
LXA merges the UK based Warwick Avenue and Dubai based Luxe Interior under one LXA umbrella, with the benefit of sharing years of international interior design, project management and development over two markets. LXA is the result of a re-branding process, undertaken in-step with the growth, diversified project portfolio and enhanced delivery of services both companies are able to offer in 2016.
Founded in 2010, Soho Hospitality is an boutique design and F&B development firm based in Bangkok.Soho Hospitality designs hotels, resorts, serviced apartments, mixed use, restaurants, bars, spa and nightclub projects across the Asia Pacific Region.
Soho Hospitality’s development arm owns, operates and asset manages hotels and restaurants in Thailand. Soho Hospitality is the developer of the 163 keys Fraser Suites Sukhumvit property in Bangkok, Thailand. We also own and operate many of Bangkok's popular restaurants and bars including Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology, Havana Social, Above Eleven,Cantina Wine Bar & Italian Kitchen and upcoming Brasserie Cordonnier. Soho Hospitality has set it's sights onto global franchises with Above Eleven soon to open in Bali and other exciting locations in the near future.
XN Protel Systems
Xn protel Systems is a global provider of F&B POS and PMS solutions, including mobile POS, table management and mobile apps. Our highly functional, cloud-native and open systems provide the latest technology and help companies in over 50 countries optimise revenue, simplify operations and enhance customer communications.
Our next generation solutions are scalable, feature-rich and backed by outstanding customer service. Our team of experienced F&B, hospitality and technology experts work hard to understand customers’ needs and provide the best advice, solutions and support so customers achieve their business goals. We take pride in being easy to do business with.
Global Markets is a market research and a business intelligence company that was established in 2010 in Kuwait. The company estimates market sizes and shares by conducting on-site primary and secondary research. The detailed and micro study of businesses and brands is the key differentiator factor for Global Markets’ businesses model.
serVme is an advanced data CRM platform that helps restaurants improve operations and deliver superior guest experience. The platform integrates with key systems and aggregates real-time analytics to provide restaurateurs with greater insights to optimize operations and identifies guests’ habits and preferences. serVme’s focus is to measurably drive increased average spend and footfall, meanwhile reducing operational inefficiencies.
Culinary Tour Sponsor
Speakers - key influencers in the restaurant market. Leaders chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and insight that they are happy to share.
Attendees - senior figures and decision-makers; investors, hoteliers, owners, lenders, F&B brands, restaurant concepts, franchisors, franchisees, suppliers from all areas of the restaurant industry and from all across the World.
Sponsors - companies that are leaders in the restaurant investment industry. They are there to network with delegates, showcase products and provide business solutions.View 2017 attendees
By fully understanding your company needs, we are able to assemble proposals to meet these objectives from our range of sponsorship and networking opportunities available pre, present and post-event. If you are seeking to develop business in the restaurant sector – there is no other forum that will bring you such a high profiled and influential audience.
Sponsor GRIF 2018 and...
- Be part of this growing market
- Position your company in front of as many key industry professionals as possible
- Promote your company as an industry leader
- Meet the contacts you need to develop business in the region
- Associate your company with the leading industry event for the sector
GRIF 2018 will offer a fantastic range of opportunities to promote your company to the industry. You will be able to use the attendee list to contact delegates to arrange meetings, have an exhibition stand, place an advertisement in the delegate materials... to name just a few of the benefits a sponsorship will bring.
Want to find out more about sponsoring GRIF 2018? Please contact:
JON HOWELL, Business Development Manager, Bench Events
M: +44 7752207064
D: +44 161 818 8469
We would like to thank the following media sponsors and supporters for supporting us in 2017. If you would like to enquiry about Media Partnerships please contact Mala Patel, Events Manager, Bench Events, E: email@example.com
Gold Media Partner
Catering News ME
Catering News ME provides reliable, timely and insightful industry knowledge for the region’s leading F&B professionals. From up-to-date F&B sector news and analysis, to inside information about new products and services hot to market, the publication is an essential tool for the vibrant F&B community. Targeting F&B professionals who command senior and executive roles in hotel-based outlets, standalone restaurants, mass catering companies, fast food chains and the burgeoning franchise market,
Catering News ME is their go-to resource for regional and global industry trends and data.
The publication is designed to equip a wide range of senior industry decision-makers, from F&B directors and outlet owners, to restaurant managers, executive chefs and sommeliers, with the knowledge they require to efficiently operate their catering businesses. Catering News ME is therefore a vital point of reference, helping F&B professionals make strategic business decisions that enable them to compete and excel in one of the world’s fastest-growing catering and hospitality markets. Catering News ME provides unrivalled coverage of the Middle East and Africa F&B sector, a market dominated by hotel industry growth. The region’s pipeline of 600-plus properties presents exciting opportunities for gastronomic ventures and Catering News ME keeps pace with these hotel openings and other F&B trends, ensuring its readers are always up to speed with pertinent industry developments. Published by BNC Publishing, the name behind titles like Entrepreneur ME, Hotel News ME, Catering News ME, Logistics News ME and Construction Business News ME.
Hotel News ME
Hotel News ME is THE vital resource for hotel industry professionals seeking reliable, up-to-date information about the region’s hospitality sector. From the latest industry news and analysis, to information about new products and services, the publication is an essential tool for discerning hoteliers.
Hotel News ME targets professionals holding senior and executive roles in the region’s burgeoning four- and five-star hotel and serviced apartment markets, as well as hospitality specialists responsible for managing regional operations for international hotel chains, resorts, hotel-based F&B outlets and property services.
The publication is designed to equip senior industry decision- makers with the knowledge they require to efficiently operate their hotel and hospitality businesses.
Hotel News ME helps these professionals make strategic business decisions that will enable them to stay ahead of their rivals in one of the world’s fastest-growing hotel markets.
Hotel News ME provides unrivalled regional coverage of the Middle East and Africa hospitality sector – a market with a current hotel pipeline of more than 600 properties equating to almost 144,000 rooms. Hotel News ME is the go-to resource for updates on these and all other pertinent industry developments.
Breaking Travel News
Breaking Travel News is the leading online resource centre for travel industry executives. From market intelligence, trend analysis and breaking news to exclusive video interviews, the site provides all the information insiders need to keep their fingers on the travel pulse.
The site ranks as one of the leading business-to-business travel portals, attracting over 20,000 industry executives daily.
There are over 180,000 registered members who receive a daily BTN Newsletter
Data on a plate
TheDataOnAPlate (www.TheDataOnAPlate.com) the essential information resources guide for aspiring and established food service entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
The website offers restaurant owners, managers, and other food and beverage industry professionals with relevant information about their businesses, suppliers, and customers to help them make better decisions.
Euromonitor International is the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research. We create data and analysis on thousands of products and services around the world.
As independent market research experts, you can rely on us for unbiased historic trends and forecasts for every region, country, category, channel and consumer. Our innovative market research products, reliable reports and daily updates from expert analysts make Euromonitor International an essential resource for every organisation.
Euromonitor International's extensive network of in-country analysts provides the depth of local business information required in today’s international business environment. Our global industry specialist teams ensure the international consistency of our research.
With offices around the world, analysts in over 80 countries and market research on every key trend and driver, we give you powerful access to the real story behind consumer change. Emerging countries or developed economies: we identify the next opportunity first.
Hozpitality.com and Hozpitalityplus.com are a part of “VR Online Group” based in Dubai, UAE. The company owns the fastest growing Hospitality job board in MEA - Hozpitality.com, Canadian hospitality website Hozpitality.ca, Dedicated Hospitality networking website - Hozpitalityplus.com, an exclusive Hospitality events company - Hozpitalityplus Events and Hospitality Executive Search Company based in Canada - Hozpitality Consulting.
Hozpitality.com is a dedicated Hospitality portal with great opportunities for the hospitality industry providing features like Hospitality Jobs, Community Networking, Suppliers Listing, Advertising, Brand Marketing, Professional CV Designing, Latest News, World of Announcements and much more. We have received support from the Government of Dubai (DTCM) on being the first company to focus on hospitality recruitment and networking. Our dedicated Community Networking group for Hospitality, Hotel, Travel and Retail professionals Hozpitalityplus.com is a free service created to bring the global hospitality professionals together to network. Visit us on www.hozpitality.com and www.hozpitalityplus.com, www.hozpitality.ca, to find out more….
IRC is not the ordinary consultancy firm.
We are the only hospitality consultants born out of a unique network of 2500 Italian chefs and restaurateurs, working in more than 70 countries. IRC team is specialized in both Italian Restaurant Concepts and food show Event Management. A team of professionals, driven by expertise, networking, lean management and “out of the box” mindset
The Caterer (previously Caterer and Hotelkeeper) has been the UK hospitality industry's leading source of information for 135 years. Each week it delivers all the news, information and analysis you need for your hotel or restaurant business.
Travel Arabia, an English Travel Magazine (print & digital), covers all aspects of local, regional and international travel for business and leisure travellers.
Travel Arabia promotes tourism in the Arab region in a completely new method. It disseminates essential information to travellers in a technical, cultural and entertaining fashion.
Travel Arabia goes beyond issues related to cultural sites and attractions, covering a wide range of topics and catering for the preferences of a large segment of tourists.
Travel Arabia’s uniqueness is the outcome of several features. However, three facts stand out:
1. Travel Arabia is the first travel magazine promoting destinations in the Middle East, which is witnessing an impressively growing flow of tourists especially to the GCC. 2. Travel Arabia is of very high print quality. It is sold in regional markets, and at the same time distributed for FREE to major hotels, regional and local travel agencies, as well as airline companies. 3. Travel Arabia’s coverage conforms to international standards. To maintain our high-quality journalism, the magazine reflects striking features: a predominant combination of cultural, entertaining and business reporting, and a prevalence of artistic photography & design.
Together we present a clear choice for Government and the hospitality & tourism industry. Either we are content with the ‘steady as she goes’ approach or we jointly pilot a path for a more ambitious strategy. Putting the right policies in place offers us all a considerable prize – growth which delivers 300,000 new jobs.
The British Hospitality Association is the private sector forum for the UK’s 6th largest contributor to export earnings and 4th largest employer - that's 3 million people or 10% of the workforce and over 180,000 businesses.
Federation of Restaurateurs & Hoteliers of Russia (FRIO)
The Federation of Restaurateurs & Hoteliers of Russia (FRIO) was formed in 1996 and it represents and advocates the interests of its members and the hospitality industry of Russia in general. FRIO assists it’s members in realization of their professional activities, coordination of partnership and organization of hospitality industry.
As regional communications specialists we combine international best practice with local expertise. We are dedicated to working with local and regional organizations to improve business outcomes through improved communication.
Whether our clients are looking to reach their customers through public relations, engage employees through internal communications or encourage clients to complete transactions online through digital strategy, we have the tools and experience to help achieve goals.
Our core offering is to work with you on your communication strategy with the aim to improve the return on your investment in communication; it’s as simple as that.