Bring new energy to your work and personal life, immerse yourself in an event program unlike any other in 2016
Due to an overwhelming response to the agenda and in order to maintain the integrity of our event and ensure a quality customer service experience, registration is closed and registrations will not be accepted onsite.
A new 5-star destination in Dubai, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is a striking addition to an already spectacular city. As the world’s tallest hotel, it boasts over 1,600 guest rooms and suites spread out across two towers and 72 spectacular floors. Enjoy panoramic city views from the luxury accommodations, all of which are outfitted with spa-like marble bathrooms, 46-inch LCD TVs, and plush bedding. Catering to travelers of all tastes, the JW Marriott Marquis offers an array of diverse restaurants from which you can explore the flavors of Dubai and beyond. Elevated above the city’s business district on Sheikh Zayed Road, the hotel offers guests easy access to such notable attractions as the world-renowned The Dubai Mall and the jaw-dropping Burj Khalifa. Come discover why the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is an unforgettable experience in a truly unforgettable city.
Check in – 15:00 | Check out – 12:00
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Emirates is the official airline of Global Restaurant Leadership Conference and attendees receive special rates. Book your flight using the GRLC promo code shown below to be entered into a drawing to win one of five complimentary business class upgrades.
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Please note that if you fly Emirates business class or first class from a gateway city, complimentary airport transfers are provided. Click here to see the list of cities where this service is offered.
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Dubai is located on the Eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is extremely well known for its warm hospitality and rich cultural heritage. With year-round sunshine, intriguing desert landscapes, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls and a thriving business community, Dubai could not be a more perfect place to host the first-ever Global Restaurant Leadership Conference.
Arabic is the official language of Dubai, however English is widely understood and spoken.
The official currency used is the UAE dirham (Dh). Click here for a currency conversion tool.
Dubai operates on Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is GMT +4.
Dubai is tolerant and cosmopolitan however, Islam is a way of life in the city, therefore, tourists should adopt a certain level of cultural and religious sensitivity.
Normal three-pin 134 amp British-style plugs are used, operating on 220/240 volts. Although adapters are usually in hotels, you may want to purchase one before you arrive.
Airports, docks, telecommunication equipment, government buildings, military and industrial installations should not be photographed. Please be sure to observe the “no photography” signs.
Look up at the world’s tallest building, ski down snowy mountains in the desert or skydive above a man made island. GRLC encourages you to make the most of your trip, visit our registration site for more suggestions.
Dubai’s malls have evolved into miniature leisure and entertainment destinations, while the souks are an immersive experience of sights, sounds and smells. Visit GRLC’s registration site for near by suggestions.
“International growth is our most important initiative and our #1 value creator. We have experienced 20% year-on-year growth. In the past 3 years, 63% of our new restaurant development has occurred in international markets, and we look forward to being a part of GRLC.”Ned Lyerly
“FIVE GUYS is in early stages of our global expansion and the opportunity for our brand is turning out to be bigger and better than our most optimistic projections. We believe our affiliation with GRLC and the corresponding connections we make there will only increase the likelihood of turning FIVE GUYS into a true global force in the years to come.”Sam Chamberlain
Chief Operating Officer,
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
“Buffalo Wild Wings is aggressively expanding outside of the U.S. and it is our goal in the coming years to increase revenue by having more restaurants internationally.”Sally Smith
President & CEO,
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
“This conference will be a grand slam home run!”Gary Schwartz
Director of Supply Chain,
“Our industry’s opportunities and challenges are increasingly global in nature so a conference that takes a world view is both necessary and timely. Having participated at RLC as both a speaker and attendee, I’m looking forward to an equally dynamic assembly of great restaurant executives at the inaugural global event.”Nigel Travis
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Dunkin' Brands International
“The notion of a global conference for restaurant executives is timely, necessary and welcome, and I’m pleased to participate in the launch of GRLC. The caliber of leadership at this event is a testament to its value. For those companies actively pursuing international growth, GRLC is the place to connect, learn and do business.”Jack Cowin
CEO, Executive Chairman and Founder, Hungry Jack's,
Competitive Foods Australia
“GRLC will be a gathering of the most influential global leaders of the restaurant industry. A must-attend for anyone in international development or expansion!”John Inwright
Quality Supply Chain Co-Op, Inc. (Wendy's)
“DineEquity consists of two of America’s favorite brands which are the recognized leaders in their respective categories. We know that international expansion will play an even greater role in our future growth as we bring our iconic brands to new markets worldwide. With this thought in mind, I look forward to gathering with the best and brightest in the restaurant industry in Dubai.”Julia Stewart
DineEquity (IHOP and Applebee's)
“Given all the excitement, dynamism and growth potential of the worldwide restaurant industry, the timing of this very first Global Restaurant Leadership Conference couldn’t be better. Coca-Cola is honored to be part of this historic gathering, and I look forward to being in Dubai and comparing notes with some of the most innovative and passionate leaders in this business.”Muhtar Kent
Chairman & CEO,
The Coca-Cola Company
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