Secure your place at The Big F&B Forum

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by Crystal Chesters | Published 4 years ago

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There are only a limited number of seats left at The Big Food & Beverage Forum, to be hosted by Catering News on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai.

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If you are an F&B professional working in the Middle East’s foodservice industry, register your attendance free-of-charge today by contacting Mark Anthony Monzon:

Don’t miss out on our exciting line up of presentations and debates, including an on-stage interview with legendary British chef, restaurateur and author, Gary Rhodes OBE.

Commenting on why he can’t wait to participate in The Big F&B Forum, Rhodes said: “The reason I’m taking part in the forum, is to take in, realise and recognise the professional thoughts of the many top F&B representatives Dubai holds.

“The industry has become almost a fashion world, with styles and concepts constantly changing. It’s good to discover what might be happening next.”

The on-stage interview with Rhodes will take place at 12.20pm, just before a networking lunch with interactive workshops, including a craft hops tasting session hosted by African + Eastern.

Welcoming more than 150 F&B professionals from across the region, The Big F&B Forum will tackle the key topics, trends and challenges impacting the industry, with a morning of thought-provoking panel debates, expert speaker sessions and interactive workshops.

A networking breakfast will take place from 8am, with Dubai Tourism senior communications manager Aida Al Busaidy to offer a keynote address at 8.40am on the value of the F&B industry as part of the wider tourism conversation in the emirate.

Following this is an on-stage interview with Dr. Basem Abdul Moneim, public health specialist, National Tobacco Control Programme on how the UAE’s impending smoking ban will impact the F&B industry.

Other expert speakers confirmed are Damien Rizzi, Colliers MENA senior asset manager – hospitality, who will unveil an exclusive new report on maximising profitability in hotel restaurants; and Ali Sinaei, managing partner, Roundmenu, discussing consumer behavior trends and dining decisions.

Panel sessions include “Creating a more sophisticated F&B landscape”; “A rising talent pool: but at what cost?”; and “The trends shaping the UAE’s F&B landscape”, with a strong line-up of panellists combining a wealth of F&B industry knowledge and experience.

A networking lunch with interactive workshops will take place at 12.50pm, allowing attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and learn more about the latest products on the market.

Some of the most prominent, influential catering and hospitality suppliers in the region are sponsoring the event, with Coffee Planet confirmed as Exclusive Coffee Sponsor and Al Rawdah (Emirates Modern Poultry Co.) as Official Breakfast Sponsor.

Also supporting the event are alcohol distributor African + Eastern; foodservice equipment supplier, TSSC; and tableware and uniforms supplier, A. Ronai LLC; Hotelity; and Pulsar Food Stuff Trading.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Diarmuid O’Malley: or Nick Clowes:

If you are an F&B professional working in the Middle East’s foodservice industry, register your attendance free-of-charge today by contacting Mark Anthony Monzon:

Access the full agenda by clicking on this link.


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