TO THE TABLE MEA 2016 Seminar Speakers

Reinventing Innovation in Restaurant Design

Stefan Breg, Director of Food & Beverage EMEA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Aidan Keane, Founder & CEO, KEANE

Panel Discussion: International Brands vs Home Grown Brands - What Makes for the Best Restaurants in the MEA Market?

James Wierzelewski, Corporate Vice President Food & Beverage Operations, Rotana

Stefan Breg, Director of Food & Beverage EMEA, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Naim Maadad, CEO, Gates Hospitality

Jason Myers, CEO, Busaba Eathai

The Value of Human Capital and Relationships in F&B Success

Duncan Fraser-Smith, Founder and Managing Director, The Cutting Edge Agency

Elena Akopiyants, Founder and F&B Operations Specialist, Caterers' Lab

Nicolas Pierre, Managing Director/Founder, Strategic Staffing

Restaurant Tour & Chef Demonstration

Oliver Jackson, Executive Chef, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

TO THE TABLE MEA 2015 Seminar Speakers

Keynote Presentation & Culinary Demonstration

Chef Vineet Bhatia

Challenging the Status Quo of Restaurant Design

Afroditi Krassa, Founder & Creative Director, Afroditikrassa Ltd

Dino Michael, Senior Director, Global Restaurant Development

Top Operators Panel Discussion

Simon Lazarus, Vice President Food & Beverage, Europe, Middle East & Africa - Hilton Worldwide

Phil Broad, Vice President Food & Beverage, Asia, Middle East & Africa - InterContinental Hotels Group

Achim Lenders, Global Vice President Food & Beverage - Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Concept Innovation & Growth - The Independent Restaurant Perspective

Jason Myers, CEO, Busaba Eathai

TO THE TABLE MEA 2014 Seminar Speakers

Specialist Presentation and Culinary Demonstration

Chef Paul Gayler MBE

Keynote Presentation: Developing a Vision for R&B

Jason Myers, General Manager, Jumeirah Restaurants

Industry Leader's Presentation: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future – Dubai prepares for World Expo 2020

Harald Oberender, Director of Kitchens, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

Panel Discussion: The Design Brief - Inspirations, Trends and Making it Work

Robbie Bargh, Founder/Director, Gorgeous Group

Tim Mutton, Founder/CEO, Blacksheep

Jonas Holmsgård, Concept Developer & Storyteller, Stylt Trampoli