Hotel Chain

Action Hotels

Delegate 1: Business Development Manager
An owner, developer and asset manager of branded 3 and 4 star hotels in the Middle East. They currently operate 6 hotels with a further 3 due to open by the end of 2014. They have a strong development pipeline which will see their portfolio increase to 14 hotels by the end of 2016.

Restaurant Chain

Al Khayyat Investments

Delegate 1: General Manager
Dubai-based conglomerate with an F&B division that owns and operates 33 restaurants with UAE franchise rights to high-profile brands. There are 25 new restaurants planned in the next three years, as well as 11 refurbishments.

Restaurant Chain

b concept

Delegate 1: General Manager
Delegate 2: Finance Manager
A restaurant development group based in Saudi Arabia. Currently with 18 restaurants in operation, but national and international development plans will see up to 30 restaurants opening in the next 3 years.

Restaurant Chain

Bin Hendi Enterprises

Delegate 1: Vice President, Hospitality & Franchising
The company has turned it's passion for creativity and new concepts into restaurants and coffee shops across Dubai and the Middle East - Café Havana, Mini Chinese Restaurant, China Times Restaurant, Japengo Café, Joe’s Café, Sammach, Bella Donna Restaurant, Second Cup, Burj Al Hamam, Duck King and NOW Café are all uniquely positioned and extremely successful.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group - Jeffrey Vella

Delegate 1: Corporate Food & Beverage Director
A portfolio of 1,319 hotels in operation and under development, with a global footprint covering 81 countries and territories. Under the three key brands of Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Hotel Missoni hotels, there are 100 new restaurants planned in the next three years as well as 20 refurbishments.

Hotel Chain

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group - Philip Mahoney

Delegate 1: Vice President - Food & Drink Operations
A portfolio of 1,319 hotels in operation and under development, with a global footprint covering 81 countries and territories. Under the three key brands of Radisson Blu, Park Inn by Radisson and Hotel Missoni hotels, there are 100 new restaurants planned in the next three years as well as 20 refurbishments.

Convention/Exhibition Venue

Dubai World Trade Centre

Delegate 1: Director of Kitchen Hospitality Services
From major exhibitions, leading conferences, gala dinners and concerts, the DWTC is the region's largest purpose-built complex for events. The team in the kitchen serves several thousand diners at a time, with a busy calendar of diverse events that puts the DWTC at the epicentre of business tourism in Dubai.

Procurement Company

FURNISH Hospitality

Delegate 1: Partner
Delegate 2: OS&E Manager
FURNISH provides advisory, sourcing and procurement services in hospitality FF&E and OS&E. They provide a full spectrum of hospitality furnishing and equipment services; from design review to installation.

Cruise Liner

Global River Cruises / Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Delegate 1: Managing DIrector
Delegate 2: Hospitality Manager
A fleet of 11 ships, all owned, offering boutique river cruises through Europe, Russia and Asia. There are a further 3 new ships planned, all requiring several restaurants and dining options.

Restaurant Chain

Gondola Group (Pizza Express, Ask, Zizzi)

Delegate 1: Group Purchasing Manager
Delegate 2: Senior Brand Manager, Food & Drink - Pizza Express
Gondola Group is the market leader in the UK casual dining sector, operating Pizza Express, Zizzi and ASK Italian. With over 650 restaurants in the UK and Ireland, as well as an expanding global presence now exceeding 700 restaurants in 14 territories.

Restaurant Chain

Hakkasan Ltd.

Delegate 1: Head of Architecture & Interiors
Delegate 2: Executive Vice President of Restaurants
Founded in 2001 and with 12 distinguished restaurants in prime locations in the UK, Middle East and the USA, Hakkasan offers a sophisticated yet accessible Chinese fine dining experience.

Hotel Chain

Hilton Worldwide - Knud Bundgaard

Delegate 1: Senior Director of F&B Development & Openings, EMEA
Ten leading hotel brands with 3,900 hotels spread over 90 countries worldwide. In the Middle East/Africa region, there are 42 properties under the Hilton and Double Tree by Hilton brands. In the next three years, there are plans for 40 more hotels and 4 refurbishments.

Hotel Chain

Hilton Worldwide - Simon Lazarus & Jarrett Beaulieu

Delegate 1: Vice President of Food & Beverage - EMEA
Delegate 2: Director of F&B Development & Openings, EMEA
Ten leading hotel brands with 3,900 hotels spread over 90 countries worldwide. In the Middle East/Africa region, there are 42 properties under the Hilton and Double Tree by Hilton brands. In the next three years, there are plans for 40 more hotels and 4 refurbishments.

Hotel Chain

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Delegate 1: F&B Director of Concept Design
With over 4,600 hotels in nearly 100 countries worldwide, IHG is a global giant. In Europe, currently has 628 hotels open, with a further 91 hotels in the pipeline.

Hotel Chain

Jumeirah Restaurants

Delegate 1: Managing Director
Regarded as the most luxurious and innovative in the world, Jumeirah is a group of 25 iconic hotels and resorts with up to 8 restaurants in each. The current development plans see 6 more hotels under construction in the EMEA region.

Hotel Chain

Kempinski Hotels

Delegate 1: EAM Food & Beverage
Hoteliers since 1897, Kempinski has travelled the world in search of the most fascinating destinations without ever forgetting the finest traditions of its European heritage. There are currently 51 properties in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region, with four new properties under development.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Luxe Interior International

Delegate 1: Design Director
A specialist designer creating dramatic interior environments for the world's leading developers, hotel groups and international restaurant brands.

Hotel Chain

Marriott International

Delegate 1: Senior Director of Culinary, Europe
3,700 properties in 74 countries worldwide, represented by 17 different brands including the most well known Bvlgari, Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Renaissance and Marriott. In Europe, there are 290 hotels with over 600 restaurants. In the next three years, over 100 new restaurants are planned as well as 30 restaurant refurbishments.

Hotel Chain

NH Hotel Group

Delegate 1: Corporate F&B Manager
Delegate 2: F&B Manager BU Central Europe
NH Hoteles is one of the 25 largest chains in the world and operates 374 hotels across Europe, America and Africa.

Other

OB Hotels & Restaurants

Delegate 1: Managing Director & Co-Founder
A boutique hotel & restaurant company that manages a group of luxury boutique hotels with two operating hotels in Cairo and three under development in Cairo and Nairobi.

Hotel Chain

Pandox

Delegate 1: Senior Advisor Property Development
Delegate 2: Consultant F&B Concepts
Owners, developers and operators of 120 hotels in 59 strategic cities across Europe.

Procurement Company

PASS International

Delegate 1: Managing Director
OS&E procurement consultancy for the hospitality industry, involved in high-end restaurant and hotel projects, to establish budgets, standards, F&B table top presentations, actively sourcing items and products.

Restaurant Chain

Saffron Hospitality

Delegate 1: General Manager
Saffron Hospitality is a restaurant group in Azerbaijan. Currently there are 8 operational restaurants with diverse and exciting concepts. There are another 13 restaurants in the pipeline, due to open over the next three years. The company is owned by PASHA Construction, a company responsible for the development of 5-star hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, residential and office towers in Azerbaijan.

Hotel Chain

Starwood Hotels & Resorts EAME

Delegate 1: Food & Beverage Manager EAME
The most global high-end hotel company in the world with 1,162 hotels and resorts worldwide under 9 distinct brands; St Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Le Meridien, Westin, Sheraton, Aloft, Element and Four Points. In the EMEA region there are 250 hotels with 489 restaurants and 340 bars. In the next three years there are plans for 175 new restaurants and 100 new bars.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Stickman Tribe Ltd

Delegate 1: Director/ Founder
An award winning, boutique design consultancy dedicated to the hospitality and leisure industry.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

STUDIO Q

Delegate 1: Managing Partner
A multi-disciplinary design group drawing upon proven resources and experience for hospitality and F&B development.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

The Cutting Edge Agency

Delegate 1: Founding Partner
Bringing great innovation and integrated thought process to creating and implementing restaurants, bars and lounges. Bringing like minded owners, investors, operators, chefs and brands together to create industry defining, cutting edge food and beverage concepts.

Procurement Company

The Parker Company (ME) FZ LLC

Delegate 1: Director OS&E, Middle East & Europe
Celebrating 40 years of FF&E and OS&E procurement services, The Parker Company (TPC) offers an unparalleled level of service and industry expertise. Utilizing a proven methodology that combines global sourcing, significant buying power, and comprehensive project experience, TPC provides enterprising solutions to its clients.

Hotel Chain

TIME Hotels LLC

Delegate 1: Corporate Director of Food & Beverage
A new and innovative company with 6 hotel and serviced apartment properties in Dubai and strong development plans across the region, as 5 new properties are opening over the coming year.

Restaurant Chain

Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC)

Delegate 1: Senior Asset Manager
A master developer of major tourism destinations in Abu Dhabi, with dedicated asset management driving investment and development. Since 2006, they have been actively involved in many of the Emirate's most prestigious and high profile projects. They now oversee operators on 31 restaurants in their developments, with 4 new restaurants planned and 10 refurbishments.

Cruise Liner

Viking River Cruises

Delegate 1: Vice President, Onboard Operations
Delegate 2: Director, Culinary Operations
Specialising in both ocean and river cruises, Viking have a fleet of 50 ships and voyages through Europe, Russia, China and South East Asia. The company has planned rapid fleet expansion in the ocean and river cruise sector.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Walter Junger & Friends

Delegate 1: Managing Director
An international F&B consultancy with offices in Berlin, Singapore and Shanghai which supports hotels and restaurants in the creation of unique restaurant concepts.

Restaurant Chain

Zuma

Delegate 1: Assistant Director of Operations - Middle East
A group of high-end, contemporary restaurants that feature the Japanese Izakaya style of dining across key locations in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Miami.