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

SIAL Middle East launches young chef challenge

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

SIAL Middle East is set to host the new Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge, which will see nine teams of five professional young chefs from around the world compete for the winning title. Taking place during SIAL Middle East from 5 – 7 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the

HR director offers tips for housekeeper career development

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

The opening keynote speech and presentation at BNC Publishing’s Executive Housekeepers Conference on 21 November at Conrad Hotel Dubai, explored what housekeepers can do to develop their careers. Keynote speaker, Feryal Haddon, director of HR, Hilton Resort and Spa Jumeirah – who moved to her role from the housekeeping department – said that cross-departmental experience

DWTC turns to solar energy in line with Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Oct 2016

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is turning to fully integrated, renewable energy solutions across its developments in a bid to spearhead its sustainability efforts across its convention centres.  DWTC complex, the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) is set to incorporate next-generation technologies for the optimisation of solar power as well as the latest

AGENDA: Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 04 Oct 2016

The second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference will take place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel Dubai. The Conference is set to bring together over 100 housekeeping and hospitality professionals from across the UAE to discuss ever changing housekeeping practices, evolving technologies and cost effective waste management solutions. AGENDA 08:00

Speciality Coffee Association of America supports Saudi coffee exhibition

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Sep 2016

The International Coffee & Chocolate Exhibition, to take place in Riyadh from 20 – 23 December 2016, will be supported this year by the Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA). This year at the event, SCAA will provide a series of training courses sharing the latest information, expertise and technologies, including lessons on coffee preparation,

Executive Housekeepers Conference to return for second edition

by Sophia Soltani | 27 Sep 2016

Hotel News ME is set to host the second edition of its annual, Executive Housekeepers Conference on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai.  The full agenda has now been revealed and will focus on new technologies shaping the housekeeping department and an all new panel set up, whereby the housekeepers hash it out

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

Gallery: The Best of The Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Sep 2016

The second edition of the Big Food & Beverage Forum, hosted by Catering News Middle East took place at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina on 20 September 2016, with more than 250 F&B professionals in attendance. Attendees, sponsors and speakers enjoyed a morning of thought-provoking panel debates, expert sessions and interactive workshops tackling

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