Coffee Planet Exclusive Coffee Sponsor of Big F&B Forum

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by Crystal Chesters | Published 4 years ago

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Coffee Planet has been confirmed as the exclusive Coffee Sponsor of The Big Food & Beverage Forum, to take place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina.

Robert Jones, Managing Director of Coffee Planet

The second edition of the annual event, hosted by Catering News Middle East, is expected to welcome more than 150 F&B professionals from across the region to debate the key topics, trends and challenges impacting the industry in 2016 and beyond.

Access the full agenda for The Big F&B Forum by clicking on this link.

Commenting on why Coffee Planet is supporting this year’s event, Robert Jones, managing director, Coffee Planet said: “Supporting relevant industry events, such as the BNC Publishing Big F&B forum is very important to us at Coffee Planet. Not only does it allow us to interact with industry professionals to discuss pressing topics surrounding F&B, but it is also a great platform to pioneer the benefits of locally roasted coffee and to share the ever-changing consumer trends.

“At Coffee Planet, we offer a 360-degree approach to coffee solutions for the foodservice industry. With our breadth of experience, we are well situated to observe the changes in coffee consumption to keep the market in the loop, while also being able to quickly adapt to these trends to ensure the foodservice industry and our customers get the freshly roasted, 100% Arabica blends they require.”

Attendees, sponsors and speakers at The Big F&B Forum will enjoy a morning of thought-provoking panel debates, expert speaker sessions and interactive workshops, with registration and networking to begin at 8am.

Dubai Tourism’s senior communications manager Aida Al Busaidy, will launch the event with a keynote address on the value of the F&B industry in the wider tourism conversation in the emirate.

This will be followed by an on-stage interview with Dr. Basem Abdul Moneim, public health specialist, National Tobacco Control Programme on what the UAE’s impending smoking ban will mean for the F&B industry.

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”.

Damien Rizzi, Colliers MENA senior asset manager- hospitality will also unveil an exclusive new report on maximising profitability in hotel restaurants.

We will also welcome legendary British chef, restaurateur and author Gary Rhodes OBE to the stage to discuss his views on the F&B landscape in the Middle East and his plans for the future in the region.

A networking lunch with interactive workshops will follow at 12.45pm, allowing attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and learn more about the latest products on the market.

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

For information on speaking opportunities, contact Crystal Chesters: and to register attendance, contact Mark Anthony Monzon:

Access the full agenda and details of confirmed speakers by clicking on this link.


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