Three days of industry-leading insights
8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration and Information Desk

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

Networking Breakfast

Location: Business Bay (Emirates Level)
Presented By:
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.


Co-Founder & CEO
Tab Food Investments

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

Chief Executive Officer

President & CEO
International Franchise Association

Driving Relevance in Uncertain Conditions

Consumer expectations never hit pause. In the midst of disruptive trends like economic uncertainty, digitization and sustainability, we must continue delivering relevant engagement with our consumers.  

Join Elaine Bowers Coventry, Chief Customer & Commercial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company and Barry Thomas, Senior Retail Thought Leader, Kantar as they discuss how brands deliver value in times of change. We will discuss key themes Elaine has seen while leading the customer and commercial function for the Coca-Cola system, which includes operations in over 200 countries. We will also hear about balancing inflationary pressures and consumer delight. If you are looking for insights on driving a consumer centric approach, this is one talk you will not want to miss.


Global Chief Customer & Commercial Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

Senior Thought Leader | Moderator
Kantar Consulting Practice

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company, The
10:45am – 11:10am

Networking Break

Location: Dubai Ballroom
Presented By:
Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux
11:15am – 12:45pm

General Session

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

Every chain begins with a single restaurant.  And that single restaurant began with an idea from a Founder.

In this session hear from two visionary founders who are building successful chains – how it began, where its going, and the challenges along the way.


Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

Founder and CEO
Dodo Brands

EVP, Conferences | Moderator
Informa Connect Foodservice

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.


Cluster General Manager of Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

President of Aussie Grill
Bloomin' Brands

Chief Supply Chain Officer
Blaze Pizza

Senior Principal | Moderator

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Networking Lunch

Location: Business Bay & Kitchen 6
1:00pm – 2:30pm

General Networking and Pre- scheduled Speed Networking Meetings

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?


Founder & Principal
Black Sands Consulting

Managing Director
Exquisine Global


Chief Operating Officer of Juicer & Author Delivering the Digital Restaurant | Moderator

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 Johns (UAE, KSA & Jordan)

CEO & Founder | Moderator
Gates Hospitality

Presented By:
UAE Restaurants Group
Top 500Global Chains