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Conrad | Dubai, UAE

November 2nd 2022

2nd Edition
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About FFCC

The Fast Food & Cafe Convention was launched in 2017 with an ambitious vision to create a platform and community for all stakeholders in the QSR, Cafe, Fast Casual, Cloud Kitchen, Casual Dining and Restaurant industry; which we are excited to say, has gradually become a reality. We have grown from a small exhibition and conference to one that now brings together over 1000 key F&B professionals and service providers.
The event has grown over the last 6 editions in India and 1 in the UAE and we are overwhelmed by the staggering support from the industry. Luckily for us, veterans and burgeoning business alike in the industry have lent their support, knowledge and industry know how for us to be able to put together an event that promises in-depth discussions, a genuine sense of community, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
We are thrilled to announce that the FFCC family has now launched events in India, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. We are steaming ahead with the avidity and enthusiasm of children in an amusement park and we hope to bring the entire community together on this adventure!

What you Can expect?

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The Format

Pre Scheduled Meetings

Do you believe that a streamlined day at the event would make your life much simpler? Well, that’s precisely what we do with our business meeting tool.

In person & Virtual

While in person events are brilliant & are arguably the best way to network; the benefits of creating connections virtually are great too (there is a reason Linkedin is so awesome), FFCC caters to the best both worlds, giving you an opportunity to bump fists or elbows or just wave at your peers from the comfort of your home.

Fireside chats

There’s always a lot more that gets revealed in one-to-one discussions. We bring in senior leaders with a ton of experience and get them on-stage for a chat that is sure to benefit you. This will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Break Out Sessions

We believe that each one of us have ideas that can be useful. We give you an opportunity to voice your thoughts, by being an active part of roundtable discussions on topics that matter the most to you.

Our Partners

Title Partner
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Platinum Partner
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Exhibitors

Our Past Speakers

Zhong Xu, Co-Founder & CEO, Deliverect

Zhong Xu,

Co-Founder & CEO,
Deliverect

Wendy Westbury Senior Director Real Estate Kuwait Food Company (Americana)

Wendy Westbury

Senior Director Real Estate
Kuwait Food Company (Americana)

Tapan Vaidya, CEO, Papa John's UAE & KSA

Tapan Vaidya,

CEO,
Papa John's UAE & KSA

Tamer El Khayat, Co-Founder, Pinza

Tamer El Khayat,

Co-Founder,
Pinza

Stephane Cherel Managing Director O'Tacos

Stephane Cherel

Managing Director
O'Tacos

Savia Vaz Head of Marketing Citymax Hotels and Foodmark

Savia Vaz

Head of Marketing
Citymax Hotels and Foodmark

Saurabh Arora,

Head of Channel & Ecosystem,
Foodics

Mubarak Bin Fahad, Chairman, Tasha's Group

Mubarak Bin Fahad,

Chairman,
Tasha's Group

Mohammad Al Madani Chairman & CEO Al Madani Group

Mohammad Al Madani

Chairman & CEO
Al Madani Group

Reinier Weerman, General Manager MENA, Upfield

Reinier Weerman,

General Manager MENA,
Upfield

Ravi Chandran, CEO, Liwa Minor

Ravi Chandran,

CEO,
Liwa Mino

Rania Lahori, Co-Founder, Pret To Go

Rania Lahori,

Co-Founder,
Pret To Go

Prashanth Menon Director OPERATIONS, PIZZA EXPRESS UAE

Prashanth Menon

Director OPERATIONS,
PIZZA EXPRESS UAE

Naji Haddad, General Manager ME, Deliverect

Naji Haddad,

General Manager ME,
Deliverect

Nadine Benchaffai, Founder & CEO, Abfab Foods

Nadine Benchaffai,

Founder & CEO,
Abfab Foods

Murad Alnasur Managing Director, Restonalysis

Murad Alnasur,

Managing Director,
Restonalysis

Karim Hajjali CEO FoodQuest

Karim Hajjali

CEO
FoodQuest

John Rogers, Group Head of Food & Culinary Innovation, Eathos

John Rogers,

Group Head of Food & Culinary Innovation,
Eathos

Ihab Helmy, Regional Sales Manager – MENAP region, Ecolab

Ihab Helmy,

Regional Sales Manager – MENAP region,
Ecolab

Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO, Grubtech

Mohamed Al Fayed,

CEO,
Grubtech

Ketaki Shah Head of Marketing Jollibee UAE

Ketaki Shah

Head of Marketing
Jollibee UAE

Georgy John COO, Gastronomica ME

Georgy John

COO,
Gastronomica ME

George Kunnappally, Managing Director Nando's

George Kunnappally,

Managing Director
Nando's

Abdul Kader Saadi, MD & Founder, Eighty6

Abdul Kader Saadi,

MD & Founder,
Eighty6

Duncan Muir, Cafe Director Bateel International

Duncan Muir,

Cafe Director
Bateel International

Ian Ohan, Founder & Chief Executive, Krush Brands

Ian Ohan,

Founder & Chief Executive,
Krush Brands

Hadi Al Hakim Partner & CEO International Trading Franchises

Hadi Al Hakim

Partner & CEO
International Trading Franchises

Ghalia Alul, Founder, Little Erth by Nabz & G

Ghalia Alul,

Founder,
Little Erth by Nabz & G

Bader Ataya Co Founder & CGO, Kitopi

Bader Ataya

Co Founder & CGO,
Kitopi

Andrew Turner, Institutional Division Manager, Reza Hygiene

Andrew Turner,

Institutional Division Manager,
Reza Hygiene

Amer Khiami, CMO, Papa John's UAE & KSA

Amer Khiami,

CMO,
Papa John's UAE & KSA

Akhilesh Bahl, Founder & CEO, Malt & Salt

Akhilesh Bahl,

Founder & CEO,
Malt & Salt

Ajay Jain Country CEO Rebel Foods

Ajay Jain

Country CEO
Rebel Foods

David Singleton

Partner,
Socius

Damian Conway Advisory Board Member Dubai Restaurant Group (Chamber of Commerce)

Damian Conway

Advisory Board Member
Dubai Restaurant Group (Chamber of Commerce)

The Proof is In the Pudding!

George Kunnappally, Managing Director Nando's

The Nando’s team and myself had a blast at the Fast Food & Cafe Convention held last week in Dubai, for the very first time. Congratulations to Mini & George for curating this event so meticulously - excellent and relevant discussions; diverse panelists; interesting thought leadership and a welcome collective of entrepreneurs, operators, service providers, disruptors and game changers - all under one roof after a very long time. We are all in this together - like never before - and I look forward to the event next year - bigger & better as always. A big thank you to Deliverect and all the sponsors and to Middle East Retail Forum, Dubai Restaurants Group and the FF&CC team for making it hugely successful. Well done!

George Kunnappally
Managing Director, Nando's
Hadi Al Hakim Partner & CEO International Trading Franchises

The event was truly informative and very well organised. The different panel discussions not just highlighted important issues impacting our sector but also provided potential solutions, which was really beneficial to all attendees.

Hadi Al Hakim,
Partner & CEO, International Trading Franchises
Ketaki Shah Head of Marketing Jollibee UAE

The emotion of interacting with friends, peers and those we all look upto, face to face, was exhilarating, after a long time. Hearty congratulations to Mini and George for conceptualizing an event which brought the industry leadership, operators, vendors and marketeers together at the Fast Food & Cafe Convention in Dubai under one roof. A big shoutout to the Dubai Restaurants Group and the Fast Food & Cafe Convention team for working relentlessly to make our industry united, coherent and a better place. Looking forward to the event in 2022!

Ketaki Shah
Head of Marketing, Jollibee UAE

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