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Three days of industry-leading insights
7:00am – 8:00am

GRLC Running Club

Meet in the hotel lobby at 07:00

contact Mark Hatch to join mhatch@winsightmedia.com

 

7:30am – 7:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Dubai Level
Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company, The
IFFCO
NCR Corporation
8:00am – 9:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Business Bay (Emirates Level)
9:45am – 11:45am

General Session

Location: Dubai Ballroom
Be "Inspired"

When Inspire Brands acquired Dunkin’ in 2020, the company instantly gained a major international presence. In this interview with Restaurant Business Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze, Inspire CEO Paul Brown discusses how his company is using that acquisition as a launching pad for more aggressive global growth. He will also discuss the state of the industry, and how technology fits with Inspire Brands’ overall mission

Speakers:

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Inspire Brands

Editor-in-Chief
Restaurant Business

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company, The
High Performance in the Fast Lane

Whether you are grabbing a consumer’s attention, preparing hundreds of meals, or driving at the speed of Formula 1, a single second can make all the difference. Who knows this better than the people behind some of the world’s fastest race cars?

Join Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing and Elaine Bowers Coventry, Chief Customer & Commercial Officer, The Coca-Cola Companyas they discuss what it takes to elevate performance when time is a precious commodity. We will learn how Zak’s team at McLaren turns data into insight on race day while laying the foundation for maximum performance before the driver even steps into the car. We will also hear why McLaren values innovation and teamwork and why sustainability is so important to the team. Buckle up as we bring one of Formula 1 racing’s biggest characters to the 2022 GRLC.  

Speakers:

Chief Executive Officer
McLaren Racing

Global Chief Customer & Commercial Officer | Moderator
The Coca-Cola Company

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company, The
Global State of the Industry

Technomic will provide a current state of the global restaurant landscape including market forecasts and leading chain performance data. The session will explore what’s now and what’s next in global trends and changing consumer behavior and attitudes. 

Speakers:

Vice President, Business Development
Technomic

Senior Principal
Technomic

Presented By:
IFFCO
11:45am – 12:00pm

Networking Break

Location: Dubai Ballroom Foyer
12:00pm – 12:45pm

Innovation Forums (choose 1 of 4)

How We Dine Now
Location: Emirates 6

Serving more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, wineries, and other venues, OpenTable will share its unique perspective on the latest national dining trends, guest behavior and spending patterns. More importantly, we will dive into different approaches, best practices and case studies to help you strategize how to handle the ever changing dining landscape.

Speakers:

Head of Global Enterprise
OpenTable

Presented By:
OpenTable
Delivery Solution that Grants you Complete Temperature Control
Location: Emirates 5

Lavagel brings the HEAT & Just Chill COOLS it!

GLOBAL Disruptive solution – Customers can now receive food just the way it is prepared at their own kitchen and beverages delivered wherever they are, just the way they expect it! Kitchen to table in the same intended temperature.

Attend to enjoy an experience session in real time from the team who built it.

 

Speakers:

Founder
Lavagel

Founder
Uptivity


Creative Technology

Presented By:
IFFCO
Engaged Guests are your Best Asset: Find and Keep Them
Location: Majilis 1

Today's customer is as likely to experience a brand through their mobile phone as they are through the restaurant's doors, As much as a one-third of restaurant orders are placed digitally. That data gives you what you need to keep customers coming back, and your most loyal customers drive an outsized share of revenue. Using data, case studies and years of experience, we’ll show you how to keep guests engaged.

Speakers:

CEO and Co-Founder
Paytronix

Presented By:
Paytronix
Journey From Legacy Tech to Enterprise Cloud- Reasons and Rewards
Location: Majilis 2

Join us for a lively discussion among industry experts and visionaries to hear about what some of the most progressive brands, including Nando’s UAE, Bateel and Herfy Food Services, are working toward to improve bottom-line efficiency, reduce operational complexity and enhance the guest experience.

The session will dive deep into the specific initiatives and technologies that operators prioritize to give them an edge in making business more productive and efficient across all locations. Hear from a panel of restaurant innovators as they share firsthand how they are winning with their tech stacks.

Speakers:

IT Director
Herfy Food Services Co.

Managing Director
Nando's UAE

Managing Partner | Moderator
SPS: Affinity

Senior Director - F&B and Retail
Bateel International

Presented By:
Restroworks
12:30pm – 2:30pm

Networking Lunch

Location: Business Bay & Kitchen 6
1:15pm – 2:30pm

General Networking and Pre- scheduled Speed Networking Meetings

Location: Meetings Marketplace (Emirates Level)
2:45pm – 3:30pm

Innovation Forums (choose 1 of 4)

An Economic Perspective on the Global Foodservice Opportunity
Location: Emirates 6

The future looks great!

Join Carlos Herrera, Chief Economist – Coca-Cola North America for a tour of the world over the last 60 years and understanding why the Foodservice industry has been a global success, will continue to be, and how to identify where the opportunities are.

Speakers:

Chief Economist – Coca-Cola North America
The Coca-Cola Company

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company, The
Moving From “We Have To” to “We Get To”
Location: Majilis 1

Over the last 33 months, the hospitality industry has fundamentally changed. Today, the loyal diner looks different, and the venues that serve them have become tech and data-enabled to meet their guests’ new needs, all while maintaining hospitality at the forefront of their businesses. The savviest operators have relied on learnings from their peers across the world, taking a global approach to local challenges and coming out of the pandemic stronger than ever. Join SevenRooms CEO & Co-Founder Joel Montaniel as he takes a look back at lessons learned and challenges overcome during the pandemic, how operators can shift their mindset from 'we have to' to 'we get to', and answers the question, “Where do we go from here?”  

Speakers:

CEO & Co-Founder
SevenRooms

Presented By:
SevenRooms
The Ever-Evolving ‘Global’ Menu
Location: Emirates 5

Technomic will highlight key global menu trends and innovation across markets. Hear from session panelists how they are approaching global food trends, technology integration, labor issues and LTO innovation within their own operations. They will also discuss key insights to increase menu profitability amid the supply chain crisis and maintain customer satisfaction/expectations.

Speakers:

Senior Principal | Moderator
Technomic

Co-founder/CEO
Lavoya Restaurants Group

Managing Director
Exquisine Global

Presented By:
Technomic
Common Errors in International Expansion
Location: Majilis 2

Don’t make the same mistakes the others made!  Over the years, many franchisors and franchisees have committed the same errors as they begin their international expansion or as they refocus their efforts on international initiatives.  The title of this Forum is “Common Errors” – they’re common because so many franchisors have committed them.

This Innovation Forum is intended to provide a warning to those who are just beginning to expand outside their home countries and to provide a reminder to those who have already established an international presence.  Attendees will have an opportunity to see a list of the most significant errors and exchange experiences and examples with other restaurant colleagues.  Our guest panelists have many years of experience in multiple countries with various restaurant concepts.  They’ve seen many of these errors first-hand and heard about many others – and they may even have committed and learned from some of these errors themselves!

Speakers:

Former SVP-International at Wendy's and Little Caesars Pizza
International Franchise Consulting

Vice President International Franchise Development
Dine Brands

Partner
Bird & Bird (MEA) LLP

President of Aussie Grill
Bloomin' Brands

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Networking Break

Location: Dubai Ballroom Foyer
Presented By:
Welbilt
4:00pm – 6:00pm

General Session

Location: Dubai Ballroom
Taking an Iconic Brand Global

How do successful U.S. restaurant brands reposition themselves for a global audience? In this panel, Restaurant Business Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze interviews a powerhouse panel of international presidents of some of the world’s biggest brands, who will discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with international growth.

Speakers:

President and Managing Director, International
Inspire Brands

President, EMEA
Subway

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

Editor-in-Chief
Restaurant Business

Presented By:
NCR Corporation
The Digital Kitchen Has Arrived- Time to Get on Board!

The foodservice industry is in the midst of its biggest digital transformation. This requires innovation from every angle of the restaurant that must tie together to offer a complete solution. The presentation will explain how the restaurant industry can effectively digitize their restaurants in order to reduce cost, improve equipment uptime, increase food safety measures, decrease food waste and ensure the highest level of data security and integrity

Speakers:

Senior Vice President of New Product Development and Innovation
Welbilt

Presented By:
Welbilt
Good Food Fast- The Essentials of Healthy Sustainable Menus

Growth of the plant-based sector shows no signs of slowing down across the globe. This is primarily driven by flexitarians who want to reduce their meat intake, motivated by health, sustainability, or both. This session will reveal a bespoke interview with acclaimed author Brian Kateman, of “Meat me Halfway” and the founder of the reducetarian movement, who will discuss the big impact of making small changes in our diets, and the role the foodservice industry can play in meeting consumer demands. A group of industry panelists will discuss how to reposition quick service restaurants known as “Fast Food,” into “Good Food Fast”, while sharing their experiences, learnings, and recommendations on successful integration of plant-based menu ideas.

Speakers:

Chef, Nutritionist, and Founder
Wabi Sabi

Recipe and Menu Developer

Head Plant-Based Venture | Moderator
IFFCO

Presented By:
IFFCO
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Reception and Dinner

Location: Pool Deck

Join fellow leaders and friends for worldly dining specially curated by IFFCO  to take you through a culinary journey, celebrate life and more opportunity for continuing conversations with some music under the stars.

Presented By:
IFFCO
80+Speakers
700+Attendees