Restaurant Chain

Abela & Co LLC

Delegate 1: Corporate Chef
A leading food service management company specialising in event catering and restaurant management.

Hotel Chain

Abjar Hotels International

Delegate 1: Group Purchasing Director
Owners of 20 restaurants across a portfolio of six franchised and managed hotel properties, covering all segments from limited service to 5-star luxury, in Dubai.

Hotel Chain

Accor Hotels

Delegate 1: Vice President Operations - Luxury & Upscale Brands Middle East and Egypt
Delegate 2: Procurement Director, Middle East and Egypt
Accor is a world leading hotel operator and market leader, with nearly 3,900 hotels across 92 countries and provides an extensive range of recognised and appreciated brands from luxury to economy. They have 160 hotels in the MEA region.

Hotel Chain

Al Khozama Management Company

Delegate 1: Corporate Director Food & Beverage, Culinary and Concept Development
Delegate 2: Director of Purchasing
Saudia Arabia's leading hospitality company, with vast experience in bespoke hotel management and development solutions.

Restaurant Chain

Al Tayer Group

Delegate 1: Vice President, Hospitality
The hospitality team manages ten franchise restaurant brands with 38 outlets across the region. They are currently developing new concepts as well, working with Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and Macy's on 15 new restaurants.

Restaurant Chain

Alghanim Industries & Food and Beverage

Delegate 1: Supply Chain Manager, Wendy's
Delegate 2: Head of Procurement
A large, privately owned, multi-billion dollar conglomerate with the exclusive development rights to bring brands like Costa Coffee and Wendy's to the Middle East region.

Restaurant Developer

Alshaya

Delegate 1: Vice President
Alshaya is one of the most successful retail franchise operators in the Middle East, owning over 250 restaurants in the region. They are planning to open over 300 more restaurants in the next three years.

Hotel Chain

Arenco Group - Golden Sands Hotels

Delegate 1: General Manager of Hotel Operations
Delegate 2: Group Food & Beverage Director
Owners of 10 hotels across the Middle East, partnering with key operating brands such as Hilton, Sheraton, Ramada and Crowne Plaza.

Restaurant Chain

Busaba Eathai Ltd

Delegate 1: CEO
Restaurant group owner/operator with 14 restaurants in the UK and one restaurant in Dubai. The expansion plan sees 13 new restaurants in the pipeline for the Middle East region.

Procurement Company

Cairncross Martin LLC

Delegate 1: OS&E Project Director
Delegate 2: OS&E Project Manager
A specialist FF&E and OS&E procurement company with offices in Sydney, Dubai, Bangkok and Hong Kong. They expertly work within approved budgets and timelines, liaising with interior designers, hotel operators and owners representatives on each project.

Hotel Chain

City Seasons Group of Hotels

Delegate 1: Director of Food and Beverage
Owns and operates seven hotels across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Muscat. There are expansion plans underway to double the portfolio by 2020.

Hotel Chain

DAMAC Hotels & Resorts Management LLC

Delegate 1: Director of Procurement
One of the largest property developers in Dubai and the Middle East, in the residential, leisure, hospitality and commercial sectors.

Convention/Exhibition Venue

Dubai World Trade Centre

Delegate 1: Director of Culinary Creations
A premier venue with a million square foot of space, hosting conferences, events, exhibitions and gala dinners, with an award winning team of chefs and hospitality leaders catering to all culinary requirements.

Hotel Chain

Emaar

Delegate 1: Manager - Hospitality Development
Emaar Properties is one of the world's most valuable real estate development companies, a pioneer of master-planned communities. Several mega-developments that will define the future of Dubai are currently being developed, joining a portfolio that includes property, shopping malls, retail and hospitality & leisure.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Figjam

Delegate 1: Managing Director
Delegate 2: Head of Culinary Development
A specialist food concept design agency, telling stories through food.

Hotel Chain

FRHI Hotels and Resorts

Delegate 1: General Manager, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
Delegate 2: Director of Food & Beverage, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi
Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel have combined efforts to form a global hotel management company with over 105 hotels in 33 countries.

Procurement Company

Furnish Hospitality

Delegate 1: Project Manager
Furnish provides interior procurement solutions for hospitality projects, specialising in both FF&E and OS&E requirements.

Restaurant Chain

Galeries Lafayette

Delegate 1: Culinary Director, Food and Beverage
A full-range, upscale department store located in The Dubai Mall that features an international food hall with 11 kitchens and flavours from all over the world.

Restaurant Chain

Gates Hospitality

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

Hotel Chain

Hilton Worldwide

Delegate 1: Regional Director of Food & Beverage - Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia & Turkey
A large, global hotel group with 12 brands in 93 countries with a total 4200 hotels.

Procurement Company

HPG International

Delegate 1: Senior Project Manager
An internationally recognised provider of FF&E and OS&E procurement services to the world's finest hotels and resorts.

Hotel Chain

Hyatt International

Delegate 1: Vice President of Food & Beverage Development - EAME/Southwest Asia
A leading global hospitality company operating 627 hotels across 52 countries.

Hotel Chain

Hyatt International

Delegate 1: Regional Director of Food & Beverage, South West Asia
A leading global hospitality company operating 627 hotels across 52 countries.

Hotel Chain

InterContinental Hotels Group

Delegate 1: Vice President Operations - UAE, Saudi Arabia & Northern Gulf
A global hotel company with over 4700 hotels under 9 independent brands.

Hotel Chain

JA Resorts & Hotels

Delegate 1: Sales Manager
Operate and manage seven resorts and hotels, as well as numerous highly recommended restaurants and world-class golf clubs.

Hotel Chain

Jumeirah Restaurant Group

Delegate 1: General Manager
Jumeirah have 25 hotels across the Middle East, with four more hotels under development in the MEA region.

Hotel Chain

Kempinski Trading

Delegate 1: Regional Purchasing Manager MEA & Project Manager MEA Pre-Openings
Kempinski Trading is the purchasing and procurement arm of Kempinski Hotels, with 77 luxury properties across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and a further eight in the pipeline.

Restaurant Chain

Little Group Hospitality

Delegate 1: CEO
A trailblazing group of restaurants offering culinary experiences from across the globe presented in hip, vibrant spaces. Currently with twelve restaurants in Abu Dhabi, there are plans for another five coming soon.

Hotel Chain

Louvre Hotels Group - MENA

Delegate 1: Regional Food & Beverage Director
Manages over 1170 hotels worldwide, with 74 of those properties in the Middle East & Africa region.

Hotel Chain

Marriott International

Delegate 1: Director International Procurement, Middle East and Africa
Marriott International is a global hospitality company with more than 4,200 properties under 19 different brands across 79 countries.

Hotel Chain

MGM Hospitality

Delegate 1: Senior Vice President, International Development
Delegate 2: Development Specialist
MGM Resorts International develops, builds and operates unique destination resorts designed to provide a total resort experience.

Hotel Chain

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Delegate 1: Restaurant Manager
A collection of lifestyle boutique hotels and resorts in desirable beachfront and urban locations.

Hotel Chain

Rixos Hotels

Delegate 1: Procurement Director
Prestigious hotel group with 30 hotels and resorts across the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Hotel Chain

Rotana

Delegate 1: Corporate Vice President - Food & Beverage Operations
Focused on the Middle East and Africa markets, Rotana have 50 hotels across the region. They have development plans to double their portfolio to 100 properties by 2020.

Restaurant Developer

Roya International

Delegate 1: General Manager - Food and Beverage Development and Operations
The most established MENA regional specialist hospitality consultancy firm, delivering solutions through a wide range of expertise to the hospitality, leisure, tourism and real estate industries.

Hotel Chain

Shaza Hotels

Delegate 1: Business and Project Planning Manager
Shaza Hotels is an independent five-star hotel operator with one operational hotel and eight more currently under development across the Middle East.

Hotel Chain

Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Delegate 1: Director Food & Beverage - Europe, Middle East & Africa
Global, high-end hotel operator, with more than 1270 hotels across 100 countries. Over 100 of these hotels are in the Middle East and Africa.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

The Cutting Edge Agency

Delegate 1: Founder
Delegate 2: Business Development Manager
The Cutting Edge Agency innovates and creates restaurants, bars and lounges throughout the Middle East and further abroad.

Procurement Company

The Parker Company (Middle East) FZ LLC

Delegate 1: Project Manager
Utilising a proven methodology that combines global sourcing, significant buying power, and comprehensive project experience, The Parker Company provides hospitality procurement services with unparalleled service and industry expertise.

Concept/Restaurant Designer

Thomas Klein International

Delegate 1: Principal and Managing Director
Delivers a complete range of design, consulting and management services for investors and operators in the hospitality, entertainment and leisure sectors throught the Middle East and beyond.

Hotel Chain

TIME Hotels LLC

Delegate 1: Food & Beverage Manager, TIME Grand Plaza
Delegate 2: Group General Manager, Abu Dhabi
Founded in 2012, TIME has built it's portfolio to include a superb collection of nine hotels, serviced apartments and residences across the UAE.