Speakers

Exceptional list of experts and renowned keynoters

Featured Speakers

Mohamed Aaly Maghrabi

Owner and Chairman
MAM Foodco LLC

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Yousif Abdulghani

CEO
Americana Food

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Rami Abu Ghazaleh

CEO
ALBAIK

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Samer Al Khawashki

President
Olayan Saudi Holding Company (OSHCO)

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Amal Al Redha

Director of Fundraising
Dubai Cares

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Ezio Balarini

CMO
AutoGrill

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Selim Bassoul

Chairman & CEO
The Middleby Corporation

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Ira Blumenthal

President
CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc.

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David Brewer

COO, Commercial Foodservice
The Middleby Corporation

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Harry Brouwer

CEO
Unilever Food Solutions

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Paul Brown

CEO
Arby's Restaurant Group

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Dan Cathy

Chairman and CEO
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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Daniel del Olmo

CEO
Disruptive Restaurant Group

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Sarah, Duchess of York

Randy Garutti

CEO
SHAKE SHACK

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Mike Gilbert

Chief Executive – International
Retail Food Group

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Sudhakar Gupta

Director, International Business Development
IFFCO

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Julie Hamilton

Chief Customer & Commercial Leadership Officer
The Coca-Cola Company

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Aziz Hashim

Managing Partner | Immediate Past Chair
NRD Capital Management, LLC | International Franchise Association

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Glen Helton

CEO
Kudu Restaurants

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David Henkes

Senior Principal
Technomic

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Hattie Hill

President and 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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David Jobe

Managing Director
GRLC

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Martin Lee

COO
Maxim’s Chinese Restaurants

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Paula MacKenzie

Managing Director
KFC UK & Ireland

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Josh Merin, CFE

Director, International Affairs
International Franchise Association

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Bill Mitchell

President
Dunkin' Brands International

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Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

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Francois Pienaar

Captain, 1995 World Champion South Africa Springboks Rugby Team

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Andrew Plimmer

Founder and CEO
Motim Technologies

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James Quincey

President and CEO
The Coca-Cola Company

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Peter Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

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Kurt Schnaubelt

Managing Director, Dallas
AlixPartners

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Gary Schwartz

Director of International Supply Chain
SHAKE SHACK

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Simon Seaton

CEO, Onshore Energy Worldwide and Head of Middle East
Sodexo

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Walter Seib

CEO
HMSHost International

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Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen

CEO
NOVO Cinemas

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Scott Svenson

Co-Founder & CEO
MOD Pizza

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Dawn Sweeney

President & CEO
National Restaurant Association

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Joe Tripodi

Global Chief Marketing Officer
SUBWAY

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Derrick Van Houten

Group CEO
KFC East Africa

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Adam Werner

Global Co-lead for Restaurant, Hospitality & Leisure
AlixPartners

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Ena Williams

SVP-International
7-Eleven, Inc.

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Wei Yin-Heng

Chairman
Dicos

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Innovation Forums Speakers

Paul Cairnie

Chief Executive Officer
World Franchise Associates

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T.C. Chatterjee

Chief Executive Officer
Griffith Foods

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Darren Coleman

President
Premier Food Industries

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Ted D’Cruz-Young

Founder and CEO
Morsum

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Troy Franklin

Chief Operating Officer
World Franchise Associates

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Jeff Garascia

Chief Innovation Officer
Marmon Holdings, LLC

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Werner Glass

SVP-Global Franchise Development
Sbarro

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Brian Griffith

Executive Chairman
Griffith Foods

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Sary Hamway

Chief Operating Officer, Middle East
World Franchise Associates

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Martin Hancock

Chief Operating Officer, North America
World Franchise Associates

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Jim Hartenstein

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

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Henry Jimenez

President
Sysco International Food Group

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Aaron Jourden

Managing Editor & Analyst
Technomic

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Fred LeFranc

President & CEO
Results Thru Strategy Inc.

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Nino Lopez

Innovation Manager
Premier Food Industries

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Pat Noone

EVP
Technomic

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John Pain

Managing Director, Asia Pacific & EMEA
Wendy's

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Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

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Stelios Pigadiotis

Partner Hospitality Practice Leader MEA & Russia/CIS
Stanton Chase

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Dejan Popadic

Regional Director of F&B South West Asia
Hyatt

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Tyrone Reid

CEO
Alabbar Enterprises

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Christopher Sebes

President
Heartland Commerce

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James Vitrano

Vice President, Franchise DevOps
Ruby Tuesday

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Tim Whitehead

Vice President
Premier Food Industries

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Don Zimmerman

General Manager, Industry Solutions Group
NCR Hospitality

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