Thursday, 17 November 8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration and Information Desk

Presented By:
The Coca-Cola Company
NCR Corporation
Thursday, 17 November 8:00am – 9:30am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Business Bay (Emirates Level)
Thursday, 17 November 9:30am – 10:45am

General Session

Location: Dubai Ballroom
The Keys to Seamless Global Franchising

Listen to a panel of franchise experts from around the world on the power and opportunities associated with franchising. Hear from Franchisor, and Franchisees, about the successes and unique benefits that are part of the franchise business model.


Assistant Vice President and Head International Franchising and Business Development
Jollibee Foods Corporation

President & CEO
International Franchise Association

Q&A with Elaine Bowers Coventry, the Chief Customer and Commercial Officer of The Coca-Cola Company

Global Chief Customer & Commercial Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

Senior Retail Commerce Thought Leader | Moderator

Thursday, 17 November 10:45am – 11:10am

Networking Break

Location: Dubai Ballroom
Thursday, 17 November 11:00am – 11:30am

Networking Break

Thursday, 17 November 11:15am – 12:45pm

General Session

Location: Dubai Ballroom
The Foundation of a Concept- A Spirited Discussion with CEO Founders of Revolutionary Restaurant Operations

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

Founder and CEO
Dodo Brands

Executive Vice President, Conferences | Moderator

SOS- Solutions to Navigate the Global Supply Chain!

Hear from operator global supply chain leaders and how they are staying afloat while working towards menu optimization and profitability.


Chief Supply Chain Officer
Blaze Pizza

Senior Principal | Moderator

Thursday, 17 November 12:45pm – 2:45pm

Networking Lunch

Thursday, 17 November 1:00pm – 2:30pm

General Networking and Pre- scheduled Meetings

Thursday, 17 November 3:00pm – 5:00pm

General Session

Location: Dubai Ballroom
The Elephant in the Metaverse- Does Cryptocurrency Work for Foodservice and Restaurants?

A lively conversation with global operators who will share their opinions on NFTs, web 3.0, blockchain and the metaverse. How does it impact restaurants, and what is next in payment technology?

UAE Restaurant Market State of Affairs and Growth Potential

Over the years, the UAE culinary industry has observed a massive surge and is emerging as a top location for worldwide cuisines. In 2018, the UAE restaurant industry witnessed the largest sales in the fast-food sub sector at approximately $3.6 billion. By the end of 2022, UAE’s restaurant industry is expected to skyrocket to roughly $4.5 billion. Hear about opportunities and resources from regional experts to support globally renowned brands and emerging brands looking for growth within this market. UAE Restaurants Group is a group of industry professionals who come together as a not-for-profit entity under the patronage of Dubai Chamber of Commerce to work for the development of UAE’s food industry and make it a rapidly-growing gastronomical hub. The group envisions sustaining business growth and leading the industry by promoting the UAE’s food sector. The idea is to position the UAE as an innovative, creative, and exclusive food and beverage location globally.


President F&B
Azadea Group

Managing Director

Vice President
Hospitality Asset Managers Association, MEA

Chief Executive Officer
Papa John's (UAE & KSA)

CEO & Founder | Moderator
Gates Hospitality