GRIF launches inaugural KSA conference as F&B growth in the Kingdom soars

GRIF launches inaugural KSA conference as F&B growth in the Kingdom soars

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The Global Restaurant Investment Forum, the annual meeting place for the international restaurant investment community, will be coming to KSA for the first time this month, with an unmissable program designed to discover untapped opportunities in the world of restaurants and hospitality. Organized by Saudi Event Management and Marketing (SEMARK) and co-organized by Bench Events, the conference will be co-located with SAUDI HORECA 2018 and will take place in the VIP area at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center on 28 November.

The conference will facilitate investment decision-making, bringing together more than 100 investors, owners, franchisors and senior hospitality professionals from KSA’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, managing director Middle East at Bench Events said, “Having organized GRIF for the past five years, we have seen a phenomenal increase in our delegates’ interest in investment opportunities in the Kingdom, supported by the country’s rapid social change. With this in mind, now is the right time to connect investors and operators at GRIF KSA and create a platform to further impact the restaurant industry’s growth in Saudi Arabia.”

GRIF KSA will offer a thought-provoking program assessing investment trends, restaurant innovations and consumer demand. Some of the speakers will be a host of leading regional and international experts such as: Prince Alwaleed Bin Nassir – President of Saudi Arabia Restaurants Association, Samer Al Kawashki – CEO at Qoot, Sami Daud – Founder and Chairman of Gourmet Gulf Company, David Singleton – Area Vice President, EMEA/South Asia at Hard Rock International.

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Jennifer Pettinger-Haines - Bench Events
Jennifer Pettinger-Haines
Managing Director Middle East at Bench Events
Prince Alwaleed Bin Nassir
Prince Alwaleed Bin Nassir
President of Saudi Arabia Restaurants Association
Samer Al Kawashki
Samer Al Kawashki
CEO at Qoot
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Sami Daud
Founder and Chairman of Gourmet Gulf Company
David Singleton
David Singleton
Area Vice President, EMEA/South Asia at Hard Rock International
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