12th European Foodservice Summit

Facing the Winds of Change 
| Building Wind Meals, Tearing Down Walls 
| Setting the Course for the Future

David Bosshart


Dr. David Bosshart ist CEO des Gottlieb Duttweiler Instituts für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Der promovierte Philosoph ist Autor zahlreicher internationaler Publikationen und weltweit tätiger Referent. Seine Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind die Zukunft des Konsums, der gesellschaftliche Wandel, Digitalisierung (Mensch-Maschine), Management und Kultur, Globalisierung und politische Philosophie.

Nadine Beshir

Dubai, UAE, www.dinnertimestory.com

Nadine Beshir’s latest business is a unique experimental dining show (3D-projection – 6-course-menu). She started her career as MD of Cilantro Café in Egypt and managed the growth of the chain from 12 to 80 outlets in 5 countries. In 2014 she moved to Dubai to assume the role of CEO of London Dairy Café (ice cream parlors in the UAE). Now, two years later Nadine with her strong entrepreneurial vision, Belgian partners and cutting edge technology has launched a first of its kind digital concept.

Lord Sebastian Coe

Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). He is a double Olympic Champion and 12-time world record holder in Track and Field events. Coe is a Conservative Member of Parliament and Private Secretary to William Hague.

Gustavo Duràn

Executive Vice President for Pollo Campero’s International Franchising business. Before that he was Managing Director of Telepizza. Pollo Campero expanded to Europe in 2009. Educational background: Degrees in Law, Commercial Management & Marketing.

Ellie Frost

International Business Development Director of Jamie's Italian. Frost was involved in developing and managing all of Jamie Oliver’s restaurant projects. Educational background: Law at the Kingston University.

Christopher C. Muller

Boston, USA, www.bu.edu/hospitality

Christopher C. Muller is Professor at the Boston University. He is the leading thinker and teacher in the field of „Successful Multi-Unit Restaurant Management“. His research has focused on chain-restaurant organization, development and growth and the training of multi-unit managers. Chris has lectured on these topics throughout the world. Book publication „The Leader of Managers“.

Douglas Rushkoff

New York, USA, www.cuny.edu

Douglas Rushkoff is the author of more than a dozen bestselling books on the media, technology and culture, including his most recent “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now.” Other titles include “Program or Be Programmed”, “Media Virus”, “Life Inc.” and a novel, “Ecstasy Club.” He lives in New York City where he is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. Douglas is a frequent lecturer on media, society and economics around the world.

Ivan Schofield

General Manager of KFC. Previously, he was Finance Director for Yum! Brands Inc. in Europe and KFC UK. Through his effort, the brand doubled the size in 3 years in France. Educational Background: Bachelor (Hons) at the University of Bath and an MBA at INSEAD Fontainebleau.

Howard Schultz

Chairman, President and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. He is the best-selling author of «Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul», and «Pour Your Heart Into It». Howard earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University.

Gretel Weiss

Frankfurt, Germany, www.food-service.de

Gretel Weiss is co-founder and Publisher of the two leading trade magazines – food-service (since 1982) and FoodService Europe & Middle East (since 1998). She is a recognized expert with insider knowledge of the chain-restaurant industry. Her background is farming, university degrees in Nutritional Science and Economics.

Maria Wirén

Founder and CEO of Naked Juicebar AB in Sweden. Together with Stephen Collyer, she was awarded 'Best national entrepreneur' in their home country in 2009. Maria got her bachelor degree of communication in Australia, where she also got the idea for the Naked Juicebar.

Henry McGovern

Warszaw, Poland, www.amrest.pl

Henry McGovern developed AmRest from one restaurant to its current level of 800+ units in more than 10 countries; from the USA via Russia to China. The business includes Burger King, KFC, La Tagliatella, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Blue Frog. He has served for years on the International Advisory Board of YUM Inc.

Rostislav Ordovsky-Tanaevsky Blanco

One of Russia's most prominent and successful entrepreneurs. He pioneered chain restaurants in his country with great vision, energy, intelligence, cha- risma and humour.

Peter Herzog

Head Operations, Member of the Executive Board

Seit über 25 Jahren ist Peter Herzog in nationalen und internationalen Führungspositionen tätig. Heute ist er Head Operations und Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung beim GDI und Berater.

Peter Kern

Certified architect, interior and product designer. He designs restaurants, bars, hotels, retail stores etc. and also has a broad experience in renovating and restoration.

Peter Rosenberger

Independent entrepreneur in Zurich for 19 years. Operational co-manager of his own restaurant ventures called 'Sternen Grill', 'Rosaly’s Restaurant & Bar' and 'Belcafé'.