designMENA promotion: Taking place in Dubai from 18-20 September at GulfHost 2017, the Restaurant Development Conference will provide insight into starting, running and scaling an F&B business in the region. Design and branding will be one of the six core themes that will be addressed during the conference.
The three-day conference is organised by International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai and Middle East Food Forum and will bring together global, regional and local industry speakers, owners, operators and franchise/franchisors, focusing on critical operational, financial and marketing elements required for success in a competitive market.
“The Restaurant Development Conference adds an invaluable dimension to GulfHost, providing practical, immediate and impactful measures for F&B owners and operators to implement in their business,” said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, exhibitions & events management at DWTC and organiser of GulfHost 2017. “As the only dedicated hospitality and food services expo in the Middle East, GulfHost is the definitive platform to support the industry in our region, and partnering with ICCA and Middle East Food Forum for the Restaurant Development Conference enables us to add global intelligence to the mix of products and services being showcased.”
In the video below, Paul Bishop, founder of Bishop Design LLC comments on the F&B design industry in Dubai ahead of Dubai International Hospitality Week.
The Restaurant Development Conference will include a series of keynote addresses, moderated discussions and masterclasses. In addition, an investor pitch session will offer F&B entrepreneurs the chance to present their business ideas to a panel of potential investors in a “Dragon’s Den” style competition.