Speakers

Hear from industry power players representing some of the most innovative international organizations

Featured Speakers

Selim Bassoul

Chairman & CEO
The Middleby Corporation

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Ira Blumenthal

President
Co-Opportunities, Inc.

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Harry Brouwer

CEO
Unilever Food Solutions

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Robbie Brozin

Founder
Nando’s

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Kathleen Ciaramello

President, National FoodService & On-Premise
The Coca-Cola Company

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Jack Cowin

CEO, Executive Chairman / Founder
Competitive Foods Australia / Hungry Jack's

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Foster Finley

Managing Director
AlixPartners

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Sudhakar Gupta

Director, International Business Development
IFFCO

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Julie Hamilton

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

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G.J. Hart

Executive Chairman and CEO
California Pizza Kitchen

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Aziz Hashim

Chairman, International Franchise Association
Managing Partner, NRD Capital Management, LLC

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David Henkes

Senior Principal
Technomic

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Hattie Hill

CEO
Women's Foodservice Forum

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Roy Jackson

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Industry Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company

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Smita Jatia

Managing Director
McDonald’s India – West and South

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David Jobe

Chief Customer Officer
Winsight, LLC

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Captains Scott & Mark Kelly

Former Naval Aviators and NASA Astronauts

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Muhtar Kent

Chairman & CEO
The Coca-Cola Company

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Prince Bandar Khalid F. Al-Saud

President, Unified Real Estate Development Company
Owner and Board Member, Riyadh International Catering Corp. (McDonald’s)

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Ned Lyerly

President, International
CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc.

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Josh Merin

CFE, Director, International Affairs
International Franchise Association

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Sylvia Metayer

CEO, Worldwide Corporate Services
Sodexo

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Walter Seib

CEO
HMSHost International

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Andrew Skehan

President, International
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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Julia Stewart

Chairman & CEO
DineEquity, Inc.

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Dawn Sweeney

CEO
National Restaurant Association

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Nigel Travis

CEO
Dunkin' Brands

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Darren Tristano

President
Technomic

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Adam Werner

Managing Director
AlixPartners

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Innovation Forums Speakers

Mark Avery

Business Development
Winsight Events

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Jean Baudrand

Vice President, Business Development International
TGI Fridays™

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John Berberich

Senior Manager, International Supply Chain
SHAKE SHACK

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David Beurle

CEO & Founder
FutureIQ

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Jawad Bisbis

Region Marketing Director
Luxottica

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Nicolas Boudet

President
FOCUS Brands International

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Sam Chamberlain

COO
FIVE GUYS

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T.C. Chatterjee

Chief Executive Officer
Griffith Foods Inc.

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James C. Cascone

Global and US Restaurant & Foodservice Industry Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP

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Darami Coulter

Global Marketing and Communication Manager
Sumo International, Inc / Sumo Sushi & Bento

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Steve DeSutter

CEO
FOCUS Brands

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Greg Dollarhyde

Chairman of the Board & Former CEO, Zoës Kitchen, Former CEO, Veggie Grill, Chief Energizer, Dollarhyde Enterprise Group

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Andrew Feinberg

Principal, US Restaurant & Foodservice Consulting Leader
Deloitte Consulting LLP

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Ernesto Ferreira

CEO, Worldwide Licensing
Nando’s

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Brock Furlong

President & CEO
Stampede Meat, Inc.

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Mayhar Ghassemi

Managing Director
The Abraaj Group

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Mohamed Gouda Mansour

Managing Director
Caliber Middle East DWC-LLC

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Brian Griffith

Chairman
Griffith Foods Inc.

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Bryan Griffiths

CEO and Company Director
EIPC

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Alisha Gulden

Vice President, Sales
ServSafe

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Walid Hajj

Executive Chairman
Cravia Inc.

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Aziz Hashim

Chairman, International Franchise Association
Managing Partner, NRD Capital Management, LLC

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Osama Heikal

Chairman
UBF

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Burton Heiss

CEO
Nando’s Peri Peri

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Glen Helton

CEO
Kudu Corporation

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Yvonne Heyne

CEO
NextX

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Rob Howell

Vice President, Supply Chain
Sysco Corporation

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Henry Jimenez

President
Sysco International Food Group, Inc.

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Brian Johnston

International Marketing Director
wagamama

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Barbara Kaiwi

Sr. Director of Procurement & Global Supply Chain
Hard Rock International

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Chris Keating

Chief Brand Officer
Winsight, LLC

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Aslam Khan

Owner and CEO
Falcon Holdings Management, LLC

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Christopher Koetke

Vice President
Kendall College School of Culinary Arts

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Larry Kruguer

President, International
WingStop Restaurants Inc.

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Fred LeFranc

President & CEO
Results Thru Strategy Inc.

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Jeffrey Llamas

Director
Wells Fargo Securities

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Habib M’Nasria, Ph.D.

Field Service Quality Assurance Director
McDonald’s Corporation – Middle East & Africa

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John Maguire

President & CEO
Johnny Rockets & FIC Restaurants, Inc.

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Josh Merin

CFE, Director, International Affairs
International Franchise Association

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Harry Milloff

Senior Consultant
Moseley Group

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Sara Monnette

Vice President, Research & Insights
Technomic

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Grey Montgomery

Chief Content Officer
Winsight, LLC

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Jeff Moosa

CEO
Circle M Brands, LLC.

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David Myers

Gypsy Chef™

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Patrick Noone

Executive Vice President
Technomic

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Alex Oswiecinski

VP International Development & Operations
Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches

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Sarah Palisi Chapin

Board Member
The Middleby Corporation

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Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal, Advisory Group
Technomic

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Ruth L. Petran, Ph.D.

Vice President, Food Safety & Public Health
Ecolab

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Mike Phalen

Head of Retail Investement Banking
Wells Fargo Securities

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Tad Phelps

Vice President & General Manager
NCR Corporation

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Peter Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

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Michele Rushing

Vice President International Supply Chain Management
CKE Restaurants, Inc.

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Gary Schwartz

Director of International Supply Chain
SHAKE SHACK

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Rudy Sugueti

SVP of Global Development and Operations & Executive Director
California Pizza Kitchen

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Marlijn van Straaten

Director of Marketing & Communications
HMSHost International

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Rebecca Viani

Head of Franchising
AWJ Investments, Operation: Falafel

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Monty Whitehurst

Senior Vice President, Development
Golden Chick

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Kelly Wilson

Manager, International Marketing
Which Wich® Superior Sandwiches

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