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Exceptional list of experts and renowned featured speakers

Featured Speakers

Harry
Brouwer

Chief Executive Officer
Unilever Food Solutions

Mada
Al Suwaidi

Programs Manager
Dubai Cares

Adam
Blaker

Development and Property Director
LEON

Louise
Bray

Senior Regional Marketing Manager Middle East & Asia
Costa Coffee

Phil
Broad

Vice President, Food and Beverage
Alghanim Industries

Richard N.
Caron

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
WELBILT, Inc.

Naheed
Chowdhry

CEO
IWill Consulting

Robert
Cresanti, CFE

President & CEO
International Franchise Association

Maria
Emad

Enactus Team Member
Sohag University

Leslie
Gates

Enactus Team Member
Saint Mary's University

Suzanne
Greco

Senior Advisor, former President and CEO
Subway

Paul
Grill

CEO
Intellytics FZ-LLC

Sudhakar
Gupta

Director, International Business Development
IFFCO

Julie
Hamilton

Chief Customer & Commercial Leadership Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

Alaa
Hashim

Chairman
Delicious Inc. (Parent of Cilantro Café)

David
Henkes

Senior Principal
Technomic

Michael
Jackson

Master of Ceremonies

Rachael
Jarosh

President and CEO
Enactus

Muhtar
Kent

Chairman
The Coca-Cola Company

Ciaro
Moxey

Enactus Team Member
Saint Mary's University

Abanoub
Nabil

Enactus Team Member
Sohag University

Joel
Neuman

Vice President, Legal and Industry Affairs, Foodservice
The Coca-Cola Company

Patrick
Noone

Executive Vice President
Technomic

Joe
Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

Maxi
Peralta Jr.

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

Chef Gilles
Perrin

Culinary Director
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai

Giuseppe
Saba

CEO
International Humanitarian City

Rob
Saker

VP/GM Commercial Data & Analytics
NCR Corporation

Walter
Seib

CEO
HMSHost International

Jeny
Stoichkova

President - Turkey, Caucasus and Central Asia
The Coca-Cola Company

Sehmat
Suri

Enactus Team Member
Saint Mary's University

Dawn
Sweeney

President & CEO
National Restaurant Association

Nigel
Travis

Executive Chairman
Dunkin' Brands

Chef Rich
Vellante

Executive Chef and Executive Vice President
Legal Sea Foods, LLC

Paula
Vissing

SVP, International
Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc.

Mark
Wesoloskie

Global Business Development Manager
Technomic

Don
Zimmerman

General Manager, Global Hospitality Group
NCR Corporation

Innovation Forums Speakers

Jessica Cravero

Regional Vice President, Business Development
Technomic

Henry
Jimenez

President- International Food Group
Sysco Corporation

Yousif
Abdulghani

Former MD, Managing Partner
McDonald’s MENA, Falcon

Mais
Abousy

International Attorney - Advisor
US Department of Commerce

Saeed
Al Muhairy

Chairman
Jananah Investment LLC (Applebee's)

Sadiq
Al-Lawati

Managing Director
Mehdi Group

Mert
Askin

President F&B
Azadea Group

Mark
Avery

Founder
Avery Global

Sam
Bader

General Manager, Restaurants
Herfy Food Services

Nicolas
Boudet

President, International
Wingstop Restaurants Inc

John
Budd

Head of Strategy
Sonic USA

Richard N.
Caron

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
WELBILT, Inc.

David
DeGiorgi

CEO
MediaVue Systems

Bob
Dellert

Vice President, National Accounts - Foodservice
Alto-Shaam, Inc.

Ramy
Fares

Middle East and Africa Region, Retail, Travel & Transport, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation

Alisha
Gulden

Vice President , Sales
National Restaurant Association / ServSafe International

Sarah
Haddad

Head of Supply Chain
Alabbar Enterprises

Walid
Hajj

Executive Chairman
Cravia Group

Onur
Haytac

CEO
Linga POS

Denzel
Heath

Manager, Beverage Innovation
IFFCO Group

Eric
Johnson

Global Director of Franchise Programs
U.S. Department of Commerce

Aaron
Jourden

Senior Research Manager
Technomic

Martin
Mangion

Business Development Director
Kout Food Group

Kris
Miotke

International Marketing
The Wendy's Company

Patrick
Noone

Executive Vice President
Technomic

Angga
Nugraha

General Manager, Operations
CRP Group

Michael
Phalen

Managing Director and Head of Retail Investment Banking
Wells Fargo Securities

Nirmal
Rajaram

CEO
CRP Group

Linda
Reddy-Molenkamp

Supply Chain Executive, IMEA
Nandos

Vladik
Rikhter

CEO
Zenput

Anjum
Sadaqat

CEO & Founder
Intellytics

Jorge
Serra

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain
Alamar Foods

Brian
Siemienas

Senior Director, International Marketing
Darden International

Rudy
Sugueti

SVP, Global Development & Operations & Executive Director
California Pizza Kitchen

Ashish
Tulsian

Co-Founder & CEO
POSist Technologies Pvt. Ltd

Marlijn
van Straaten

Vice President Marketing & Communication International
HMSHost International

John
Varughese

Vice President, International
Dunkin' Brands Inc.

Mike
Walpole

Director, International Supply Chain
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Andreas
Weishaar

Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
Welbilt, Inc.

Jeffrey
Yap

Vice President, Global Franchise Development
Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding

Don
Zimmerman

General Manager, Global Hospitality Group
NCR Corporation

120+Speakers
1,200+Attendees

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