The Big F&B Forum

Meet The Sponsors: Pulsar Foodstuff

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Nov 2018

Stephen Bennett, general manager, Pulsar Foodstuff, on partnering with the Big F&B Forum Why have you chosen to support the event? It is very important for Pulsar Foodstuff to continue to support events such as BNC Publishing’s Big F&B Forum as it allows us to stay in direct contact with our target clients, many of

AGENDA: The Big F&B Forum

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Oct 2018

BNC Publishing’s annual event, the Big F&B Forum is set to take place at Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City on 14 November 2018 and is expected to bring together the biggest names in the food and beverage sector to debate and discuss the trends, challenges, and future of the industry. THE AGENDA 8.00: Registration &

A look inside the challenging F&B industry

by Mahak Mannan | 24 Sep 2018

BNC Publishing’s annual event, the Big F&B Forum is set to take place at Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City on 14 November 2018 and is expected to bring together the biggest names in the food and beverage sector to debate and discuss the trends, challenges, and future of the industry. Today, the food and beverage

Agenda unveiled for Big F&B Forum 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2017

The agenda has been set for the third edition of The Big Food & Beverage Forum, to take place on Monday 30 October at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. Last year’s forum received unprecedented interest, with more than 250 F&B professionals from across the region in attendance, and the 2017 event looks

AGENDA: The Big F&B Forum 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Aug 2017

THE AGENDA: THE BIG F&B FORUM 2017 Monday 30 October, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina 8.00: Registration & networking 8.30:  Welcome address: Catering News Middle East 8.35: Address by Expo2020: What is Expo doing to support F&B businesses in the run up to 2020? Darren Tse, Head of Catering, Cleaning and Waste, Expo2020

Cover story: A Bright Future

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2017

Ahead of The Big F&B Forum 2017, the region’s F&B leaders reveal what they need to secure a successful tomorrow. Catering News brought together a group of F&B professionals at Flow in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, to set the agenda for the third edition of the Big F&B Forum, taking place on Monday 30 October at Westin

Mid-market restaurants drive innovation in UAE F&B landscape

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Sep 2016

The final panel debate of The Big F&B Forum delved into the cuisine trends impacting the Middle East’s F&B industry and how chefs are responding to increasing consumer awareness of provenance, sustainability and nutrition. Panellists revealed that mid-market restaurants are the key drivers of innovation in the UAE, and that local chef talent is needed

Role of HR becoming more valuable to F&B industry

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Sep 2016

A debate titled “A rising talent pool: but at what cost” at The Big F&B Forum on 20 September revealed that HR is becoming more strategically important in the F&B industry as competition for talent ramps up. Highlighting that HR has traditionally been undervalued in the UAE F&B industry, Lynne Bellinger, managing director, Purple Hospitality

Dubai restaurant closures signal maturing market

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2016

The first panel session of The Big F&B Forum, “Creating a more sophisticated F&B landscape” explored the impact oversaturation has had on the market, and how homegrown, neighbourhood F&B concepts and new community developments are helping to create a more mature ecosystem. Highlighting the current imbalance between supply and demand, Daniel During, principal & managing

UAE smoking ban to forbid indoor smoking rooms

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2016

The proposed blanket smoking ban in all public places in the UAE was a key subject of debate at The Big F&B Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. Dr. Basem Abdul Moneim, public health specialist, National Tobacco Control Programme took to the stage to discuss what the









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