GRIF returns to Dubai: The popular Global Restaurant Investment Forum returned to Dubai this week. This first day saw several masterclasses held at the Palazzo Versace Dubai.
Classes conducted included restaurant marketing, operational excellence and franchise negotiation. The afternoon session saw delegates being taken of a food tour of some of Dubai’s innovative homegrown concepts, including MASTI, BB Social Dining, Sean Connolly, Molecule and LARTE Dubai. The day finished with an evening networking reception at Barbary, Type by Wyndham Hotel in Barsha Heights.
The second two days of the conference will see sessions on a wide range of subjects, including topics ranging from global consumer trends and how to do business in emerging markets to roundtable discussions on key issues affecting the industry. Discussions lined up for the final day of the forum include talent retention, intellectual property and the economics of design.