The Happetite
1-2 July 2020
MiCo, Milan, Italy

Recipes for growth in a changing world

Attend a world-class programme of conferences to explore the food & beverage industry and to capture the most attractive international food concepts while boosting your property asset. Over 2 days, restaurant chains owners, landlords, franchise partners, travel operators… will connect to expand and develop their business all over the world, learning and sharing about food business opportunities through conferences and interactions with the food industry decision makers.

The restaurant industry is facing an increasingly changing and complex business environment. The modern evolution of technology, consumer behavior and people’s way of living are opening up new opportunities for growth for hospitality players. At the same time, geopolitical turmoil all around the world makes the choice of new market expansion challenging. Thanks to the contribution of some of the most reputed decision makers in the industry, The Happetite conference programme will try to highlight the threats to avoid and the opportunities for growth.

  • How to grow in mature markets. What are the most promising new and emerging markets?
  • How are new digital solutions impacting traditional business models and improving the customer experience?
  • Technological disruption: robots, delivery… what is the place for the human touch and authenticity in the near future?
  • How to pursue sustainable and profitable growth
  • Healthy, Organic, Vegan, Paleo…. What’s next?
  • How to find the right formula to entice investors and ensure finance for growth?
  • What are the right recipes to succeed?

Discover the first confirmed speakers & food decision makers

Massimo Barbieri

Business Development

  LOWENGRUBE

Mario C. Bauer

Entrepreneur & Teddy Bear / Brand Ambassador / Co-founder

AMREST / CURTICE BROTHERS / WHITESPACE PARTNERS

Florence Berger

Associate Manager

  FOOD SERVICE VISION

François Blouin

Founder & CEO

  FOOD SERVICE VISION

Benjamin Calleja

CEO & Founder

LIVIT DESIGN

João Cepeda

President & Creative Director

 TIME OUT MARKET

Jonathan Doughty

Global Head of Foodservice, Leisure & Placemaking

ECE PROJEKTMANAGEMENT

Stephen Douglas

Global Development Senior Director

MCDONALD'S

Rana Edwards

Co-founder

I LOVE POKE

Yossi Eliyahoo

Co-Owner & Co-founder

THE ENTOURAGE GROUP

George Gottl

Chief Creative Officer

  UXUS

Christopher Jones

President

SUSHI SHOP

Dario Laurenzi

CEO

LAURENZI CONSULTING

Mette Lykke

CEO

TOO GOOD TO GO

Fabio Maglioni

Country Manager

SPLIO ITALY

David McDowall

COO

BREWDOG

Jason McGibbon

Partner

BRIDGEPOINT

Henry McGovern

Founder / CEO

AMREST / WJM INVESTMENTS

Jaafar Mestari

Equity Research Analyst - Leisure & Hotels

EXANE BNP PARIBAS

Vincent Mourre

CEO & Co-founder

WHITESPACE PARTNERS

Jochen Pinsker

Senior Vice President

THE NPD GROUP

Derek Rossel

Development Director

HINES

Ian Sandford

President

EUROFUND & INTU COSTA DEL SOL

Florian Schneider

Managing Director

DR. OETKER HOSPITALITY

Bénédicte Simon

Partnership & Communication Manager

INSTITUT PAUL BOCUSE RESEARCH CENTER

Ron Simpson

Founder

THE AVOCADO SHOW

Simon Stenning

Founder

FUTUREFOODSERVICE.COM

Jerzy Tymofiejew

Chief Development Officer

  AMREST

Zhong Xu

CEO & Co-founder

DELIVERECT

Exclusive & closed-door events

PRIVATE EQUITY BREAKFAST

Attend a high-level networking breakfast gathering private equitiy investors, food operators and a hand-picked selection of C-level restaurant chains leaders.

Thursday 2 July - 09.00-10.00 - By invitation-only

 

MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISE LUNCH

Take part in an exclusive closed-door lunch that brings together international & regional multi-unit franchise partners, master franchises and international restaurant chains owners & executives. 

Guest speaker & food-decision maker: Henry McGovern, Founder, AmRest & CEO, WJM Investments

Thursday 2 July - 12.30-14.00 - By invitation-only

THE HAPPETITE AWARDS CEREMONY

The competition will reward excellence and creativity in the Food & Beverage industry and will recognize the finest restaurant brands, the innovations revolutionizing the market and today's & tomorrow's food decision makers.

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