Global Restaurant Investment Forum

25-27 February 2019 – NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam


25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Speaker Profile

Benjamin Calleja

CEO, Livit Design

Benjamín Calleja has got in-depth professional experience in managing different roles as top executive in global hospitality related companies.

- CEO of Livit (, worlds largest restaurant design company, focusing on improving brand's performance through guest experience design, active in 40 countries over 5 continents, developing a new restaurant every 8h somewhere in the world.

- Founder of 1889 Fast Fine Pizza. ( A disruptive restaurant chain and an innovation lab for extraordinary guest experiences. 

- Partner of The Passionality Group. ( Passionality cultivates concepts responsibly and profitably by providing specialized and relevant business expertise through advisory or consulting services and – where applicable – seed investments in exchange for compelling returns on invested capital.

He is board member in various Scandinavian companies and advisor to several international private equity funds.

Benjamin holds two Master of Architecture degrees and is considered a international expert in the area of hospitality design and technology, being lecturer at Conferences, Events and Masters.

He is also member of the American Institute of Architects and Registered Architect in Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Luxemburg and Sweden.  

When not travelling, he lives in Sweden with his wife, two teenage kids and a white shepard.