Hotel Chain

Abjar Hotels International LLC

Delegate 1: Group Purchasing Director
Owners of 6 upscale hotels in Dubai, with 25 restaurants across the properties. There are 10 new restaurants under development in the next three years.

Restaurant Chain

Al Futtaim Group

Delegate 1: Head of Food and Beverage, Al Futtaim Retail
Delegate 2: Food & Beverage Executive
Operates over 65 companies in different industry sectors, and under their real estate arm they develop hotels and masterplanning projects. There are currently 42 new restaurant in the pipeline, under a franchising model.

Hotel Chain

Al Khozama Management Company

Delegate 1: Corporate Director Food & Beverage Culinary and Concept Development
Saudia Arabia's leading hospitality company, with vast experience in bespoke hotel management and development solutions.

Restaurant Chain

Alshaya

Delegate 1: Vice President - Premium Dining
Delegate 2: Business Manager
Alshaya is one of the most successful retail franchise operators in the Middle East and internationally, and their Food Division owns over 1,000 restaurants in the region. They are planning to open over 300 more restaurants in the next three years.

Hotel Chain

Armani Hotels & Resorts

Delegate 1: Executive Chef
Delegate 2: Executive Assistant Manager, Food & Beverage
Giorgio Armani personally directs the design development with two luxury hotels in Dubai and Milan.

Procurement Company

Benjamin West London

Delegate 1: Senior Project Manager
A global leader in hospitlity FF&E and OS&E purchasing. From large portfolios of limited service hotels to ultra-luxury and boutique properties, Benjamin West clients’ benefit from a broad range of experience and global vendor resources.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Bespoke Concepts

Delegate 1: Managing Director
Creating unique F&B outlets for the world's leading hotel brands, restaurants, bars and independent operators, Bespoke Concepts is a boutique hospitality advisory firm offering a range of tailored, integrated solutions.

Restaurant Chain

Busaba Eathai

Delegate 1: CEO
A modern Thai restaurant concept conceived by Alan Yau, Busaba Eathai currently has 12 restaurants across London and one in Dubai. The brand is looking to expand across the region over the next few years.

Independent Restaurant

Capital Club

Delegate 1: Group Executive Chef
An exclusive privately owned, members-only club in Dubai with 20 restaurants and 20 new restaurants planned in the next three years.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Conran and Partners

Delegate 1: Project Director
Collaborative design studio founded by Sir Terence Conran, with many upcoming restaurant projects in London.

Hotel Chain

Cristal Group

Delegate 1: President & CEO
Delegate 2: Corporate F&B Director
Established to deliver world-class hospitality management, Cristal Hotels & Resorts currently has 5 hotels in operation across the Middle East and an expansion plan to increase the company's portfolio to 25 properties within 5 to 10 years.

Convention/Exhibition Venue

Dubai World Trade Centre

Delegate 1: Director of Operations, Hospitality
Unparalleled experience in organising, managing and hosting world class events, regularly providing food and beverage for up to 15,000 conference and exhibition delegates daily.

Hotel Chain

Emaar Hospitality Group

Delegate 1: Corporate Director of Pre-Opening Hotels
Delegate 2: Manager, Hospitality Development
One of the world's most valuable and admired real estate development companies, their world-class hotel brands include The Address Hotels + Resorts, Armani Hotels & Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts, Dubai Inn and Manzil.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

EVO CREO

Delegate 1: Partner & Head of Ideation
Delegate 2: Head of Hospitality Development
A full service concept design firm, who have been appointmed by two of Dubai's largest real estate developers, Meraas and Emaar, to create in excess of 30 restaurant and bar concepts over the next three years.

Procurement Company

FURNISH Hospitality

Delegate 1: Project Manager
Delegate 2: Project Manager
Delegate 3: Managing Partner
A hospitality procurement company serving the needs of hotel owners, designers and operators in the GCC region.

Restaurant Chain

Gates Hospitality

Delegate 1: CEO
A leading hospitality development company, launched in 2010, with a diversified portfolio of international restaurant brands, home grown food and beverage concepts and operating hospitality assets throughout the GCC.

Hotel Chain

Golden Sands Hotels

Delegate 1: Group Food & Beverage Manager
Part of AA Al Moosa Enterprises LLC, Golden Sands Hotels manages nine hotels in Dubai, Sharja and Muscat, in partnership with international chains. Other openings are planned in Jumeirah Palm and Business Bay, Dubai.

Hotel Chain

Hilton Worldwide

Delegate 1: Vice President of Food & Beverage - Europe, Middle East & Africa
One of the largest hotel companies in the world with over 4100 hotels across ten brands in 92 countries.

Hotel Chain

Hilton Worldwide

Delegate 1: Director of Food and Beverage, Development and Openings, EMEA
One of the largest hotel companies in the world with over 4100 hotels across ten brands in 92 countries.

Hotel Chain

HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings

Delegate 1: Culinary Director
A fully integrated hotel management company in the Middle East, offering an alcohol-free environment. They operate 17 hotels under the brands The Ajman Palace Hotel & Resort, Coral Hotels & Resorts, Corp Hotels, ECOS Hotels and EWA Hotel Apartments.

Hotel Chain

Hyatt International

Delegate 1: Operational Planning Manager
Delegate 2: Design Director
A global hospitality company with 587 properties worldwide.

Hotel Chain

InterContinental Hotels Group

Delegate 1: Director, Food & Beverage Concepts, Asia, Middle East & Africa
A global hotel company with over 4700 hotels under 9 independent brands.

Hotel Chain

JA Resorts & Hotels

Delegate 1: Cluster Executive Chef
JA Resorts and Hotels operate and manage seven resorts and hotels, as well as numerous highly recommended restaurants and world-class golf clubs.

Restaurant Chain

JF Street Food

Delegate 1: Founder
Delegate 2: Managing Director
Just Falafel is redefining authentic street food. They are now a global brand with restaurants in 18 countries, but they stay true to their roots with authentic flavours. With over 700 restaurants in their pipeline, they are taking their success to a global audience.

Restaurant Chain

Jumeirah Restaurant Group

Delegate 1: Director of Purchasing
A company of multiple and successful restaurant concepts developed and licensed globally, is the dedicated branded restaurant division within the Jumeirah Group.

Hotel Chain

Kempinski Hotels

Delegate 1: Regional Purchasing Manager - Middle East, Africa & China
The Kempinski name is proudly borne by a growing collection of distinguished properties around the world. With 77 luxury hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and a further eight in the pipeline, we are committed to providing our guests with memorable journeys inspired by exquisite European flair.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Luxe Interior

Delegate 1: Director
Delegate 2: Interior Designer
Designs, implements and specifies locally in the Middle East region, for branded interiors on behalf of Whitbread and other major clients.

Hotel Chain

Marriott International Inc., The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Delegate 1: Senior Director Operations, Middle East and Africa
Delegate 2: Senior Director of Operations F&B Development & Strategy
A leading hospitality company with more than 3,900 properties worldwide and 18 distinctive brands.

Hotel Chain

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels & Resorts (MEA)

Delegate 1: Director of Food & Beverage, Middle East & Africa
A prestigious hotel group offering comfort and style in convenient locations, with 98 hotels worldwide and 40 of them in the EMEA region.

Restaurant Developer

Nakheel Hospitality & Leisure

Delegate 1: Director - Hospitality & Leisure
Delegate 2: Managing Director
Nakheel is one of the world’s largest real estate developers, creating world-class destinations for living, business and tourism with an iconic portfolio of innovative landmark projects.

Hotel Chain

OB Hotels & Restaurants

Delegate 1: F&B Manager
A hospitality company specialised in the conceptualisation, creation and management of boutique hotels and restaurants.

Restaurant Developer

Rmal Hospitality

Delegate 1: Director of Operations
Part of the Al Fahim Group, Rmal Hospitality is a dedicated hotel and restaurant development business, owning and operating 9 branded, high-end restaurants with 12 more under development.

Cruise Liner

Royal Caribbean International

Delegate 1: Director of Culinary
Delegate 2: Commodity Manager, EMEA
One of the worlds largest cruise line companies, with 25 ships and destinations stretched across the globe. Each ship has up to 20 restaurants onboard to cater for a broad range of dining options.

Restaurant Developer

Royal Catering Services LLC

Delegate 1: Vice President Operations
Royal Catering has six operational restaurants with state-of-the-art kitchens, and a whole division dedicated to restaurant concept development. They also have a fleet of mobile kitchens, as they also specialise in event catering solutions for large international events like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Hotel Chain

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Delegate 1: Global Vice President, Food & Beverage
A global high-end hotel company with over 1200 hotels and resorts worldwide, across nine renowned brands.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Stickman Tribe

Delegate 1: Co-Founder
Delegate 2: Executive Director, Spilt Milk
Building legacy and timless experiences in every interior, Stickman Tribe is an award winning agency specilising in hospitality design.

Restaurant Developer

TDIC Food & Beverage LLC

Delegate 1: Senior Manager F&B Operations
A subsiduary of Tourism Development & Investment Company that focuses on restaurant development with a growing portfolio of free standing restaurants in various hotels, residential and tourism developments and museums.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

The Cutting Edge Agency

Delegate 1: Founder
Delegate 2: Business Development Manager
The Cutting Edge Agency brings greater innovation and an integrated thought process to creating and implementing restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the Middle East and further abroad.

Hotel Chain

TIME Hotels

Delegate 1: Corporate Director of Food and Beverage
Delegate 2: Area Materials Manager
An innovative new company with a dynamic vision to transform the Dubai hotel landscape for extended stays and short-term travel for business or pleasure.

Restaurant Chain

Whissle

Delegate 1: Operations Manager
Whissle creates and develops exciting and dynamic restaurants and bars at iconic locations in Dubai, such as OKKU, Sophie’s, RIVA Ristorante, Bar and Beach, CLAW BBQ, Crabshack & Grill, Casa de Tapas and Cielo Sky Bar.