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General Sessions
10:00am – 12:30pm

General Session 

Location: Roselle Simpor Ballroom, Sands Expo Level 4
Opening Remarks from GRLC Guest of Honour
Speakers:

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Education
Republic of Singapore

GRLC Distinction Awards

The Global Restaurant Leadership Distinction Awards are awarded to those restaurant brands that excel in the global marketplace through Innovation, Industry Service, Partnership and Expansion. The Innovation category recognizes international success by crossing boundaries, staying ahead of consumer demands and enhancing operations, and GRLC is pleased to recognize Dodo Pizza (Russia). The Service award honors the brands that give back to their communities, the industry and even the planet itself; the 2019 award goes to The Minor Food Group (Thailand). The Partnership designation highlights an operator who successfully developed a brand that originated in another country or its own, adapted it to the marketplace and made it a success; this Partnership award honors SPC Group (Korea). Expansion recognizes growth - increase in sales, unit count and average unit volume over the prior year and tracking into the current year. This year’s winner is Restaurant Brands International (Canada). Join us as we celebrate these international stars!

Speakers:

Executive Vice President
SPC Co., Ltd.

President, Burger King & Popeyes, APAC
Restaurant Brands International, Inc.

Executive Chairman
Minor Food

Chief Executive Officer
Dodo Pizza

How to Anticipate the Trends that are Changing the Future Foodservice Landscape

Grocerants, convenience stores, supermarkets, on-line meal subscriptions, dark kitchens and food delivery players are emerging. Driven by the trends and empowered by technology they are stirring up the traditional foodservice landscape. The boundaries that used to define the foodservice industry are blurring and new types of businesses are entering. Are they disruptors or enablers for sustainable chains business development? UFS together with CEOs from new- and existing chain businesses will be discussing how to be a forerunner and innovator in the fast-changing landscape of foodservice.

Speakers:

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation
Restaurant Business

Chief Executive Officer
Unilever Food Solutions

Founder and CEO
Youfoodz

Head of BD and Partnerships
GrabFood

Presented By:
Unilever Food Solutions
Nando's - An Evolving Food Brand

Nando's is a culinary and consumer masterpiece. The restaurants, conceptualized in South Africa and started in 1987, now number some 1,250 units in 23 countries, including South Africa, Asia, , U.K. and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Dubai, with Washington, D.C. and Chicago as the first U.S.-based sites. This global concept speaks to healthy food, purpose-related values , and hey…it's the people that make the Flame Grilled Portuguese Style Peri-Peri Chicken! From a unique website and intriguing brand story to strong internal cultural strategy and purposeful localization initiatives, Nando's exemplifies an evolved food brand!

Speakers:

Founder
Nando's

Presented By:
IFFCO
4:15pm – 6:00pm

General Session 

Location: Roselle Simpor Ballroom, Sands Expo Level 4
The Speed of Tech

Technology plays an intrinsic role in our lives today and consumer expectations are continually advancing. But globally, there are huge variations in technological capacity and capability as well as local attitudes and expectations. So how do multi-national restaurant chains handle the myriad technological needs and speeds in the different countries in which they operate? How do they manage a global platform at the same time as ensuring local relevance as well as building for the future?

Speakers:

Sr Director and Global Product Leader, Digital First Restaurant
NCR Corporation

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation
Restaurant Business

President, Burger King & Popeyes, APAC
Restaurant Brands International, Inc.

CEO
Five Guys International

Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Turning Adversities into Opportunities, Setbacks to Comebacks

Dr. William Tan has dared more in his lifetime than most of us would dream to attempt. He's an accomplished scholar, scientist, and athlete but realized, "winning medals, trophies or prize money should not be an end to itself. It should be a means to further goodness and to help people." Since then, he has devoted himself to championing great causes worldwide. He has helped raised more than $18 million on a voluntary basis for charities locally and internationally over the last 22 years.  Ultimately, his battles and fighting spirit have have transformed him into a more compassionate physician and invigorated him to dedicate his new lease of life to doing more for humanity. His journey of resilience and reinventing oneself to scale greater heights in the face of adversity continues to inspire many individuals and corporate leaders.

Speakers:

Neuroscientist & Physician, World Record Holder Paralympian and Author

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company
120+Speakers
1,200+Attendees