Wednesday, 06 November 08:00 – 00:30

Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Location: Sands Expo, Peony Ballroom Foyer, Level 4 
Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company
Wednesday, 06 November 08:00 – 12:30

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Sands Expo, Peony Ballroom Foyer, Level 4
Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company
NCR Corporation
Unilever Food Solutions
Wednesday, 06 November 09:00 – 09:45

Innovation Forums (Choose 1 of 6)

At the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference, we’re examining the people, innovations and forces that will change your business for the foreseeable future. We’ll look at the factors revolutionizing restaurant development and expansion and how operators go to market for a decade, a generation or a lifetime.  Led by the brightest and most innovative entrepreneurs in foodservice, GRLC's Innovation Forums feature global “hot topics” and powerful messages designed to spark new ideas. 

Option 1: Operations
Presented By:
Alto-Shaam, Inc.
Option 2: Future of Food: International Supply Chain From an Operator Perspective

Global supply chain leaders representing U.S.- and internationally-based franchisors and franchisees on key challenges and solutions in managing global supply chains within the foodservice industry.

Option 3: Leadership and Its Hard Truths

It either forces you to get stronger, or it slowly destroys your life – There’s no in-between. Author of ‘Your Oxygen Mask’ Kevin Lawrence and Business Coach to International CEOs and Executives has discovered seventeen habits that allow any leader to transcend the perils of success and to keep achieving.

Presented By:
World Franchise Associates
Option 4: Technology 
Option 5: Technomic - Sustainability in Motion: How Operators are Building Environmental Stewardship into Better Business

Just as consumers now expect more in terms of the food they eat, they are also beginning to take note of restaurants’ “green” practices for management of supplies, buildings and infrastructure. Major global and regional chains are making important changes and—importantly—promoting them aggressively, indicating that they have reason to believe “green” positioning resonates with their customers. Walk away from this session equipped with the forward-looking initiatives industry leaders are deploying to become more sustainable and build business off of it.


Executive Vice President

Global Consulting Associate Principal

Option 6: Market Intelligence - Won't Back Down: Brands that Stand For Something

We have entered an era where brands function as more than their original intention. Restaurants, fitness clubs, and retails brands have rooted their identity and values in something deeper than their product offerings. Their unique value propositions stem from creating a company culture built on a strong mission and a definable purpose.

Join us we discuss restaurants that are becoming lifestyle brands and how these companies are leading the charge on what it means to offer more than food. Learn how you can firmly communicate your brand's mission to your guests and connect everything you do back to it. 


Founder & President
The Culinary Edge

Wednesday, 06 November 10:00 – 11:45

General Session 

Location: Roselle Simpor Ballroom, Sands Expo Level 4
Social Enterprise Grand Prize Drawing

Vice President, Industry Affairs | Honorary Co-chair
The Coca-Cola Company

Director, International Business Development | Honorary Co-chair
+971 4 2150000 Ext 0062

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company
Cutting through the Chaos: Making Sense of a Disrupted World

Restaurants brands that expand globally do so in an increasingly tumultuous world. Hear global restaurant leaders share their perspectives and experiences navigating political, economic and regulatory headwinds while doing business outside home borders in a time of rising expressions of national self-interest.


2019 IFA Chair, Managing Director & Partner, Franworth, and Chairman, PMTD Restaurants

President, International and Chief Development Officer
The Wendy's Company

International President
FOCUS Brands

The GRLC International Power Panel

Given this extraordinary conclusion to an unprecedented gathering of global industry leaders, do not miss the final conversation at GRLC:  an assembly of four of the world’s smartest, most accomplished restaurateurs, interviewed by a highly-regarded foodservice business development veteran.  These visionary leaders will share what’s driving their respective companies’ growth as it relates to international opportunities and provide actionable insights they’ve garnered in their collective decades of leadership and foodservice success.  Each highly respected panelist will provide compelling imperatives for global growth through the power of partnership in the future. 


CEO, Executive Chairman of Competitive Foods Australia and Founder, Hungry Jack's

President of Taco Bell International
Taco Bell

Chief Executive Officer
Jollibee Foods Corporation

Sodexo Asia