Navigating Through the Digital Storm
- Everyone and Everything is Mobile, High Tech, and Hungry
- Facing the Future Requires Being Both Fast and Smart
The Summit is the number one European Platform for the restaurant Industry. Issues we discuss are trendsetting and on tomorrow’s agenda. Together we have created a think tank to analyze the most important changes in the industry as well as an annual forum where we may all share our thoughts on a regular basis. The people who join us are the industry leaders who shape the European restaurant landscape for the future.
Main players (entrepreneurs/senior management) of the multi-unit restaurant and catering industry as well as suppliers and consultants. Seats are limited for suppliers and consultants. There is a maximum of 250 participants to keep the atmosphere intimate. Be a part of the best community and help create a strong Pan-European network!
The past European Foodservice Summits (2000-2015) have been very successful. Every year this major platform for main players in the European away-from-home market has attracted more than 200 senior foodservice executives from 20+ nations.
Monday 26 September – Get-together
Tuesday & Wednesday 27 & 28 September 2016
Monday, 26 September 2016
Get-together at Marktgasse Hotel / Baltho Küche & Bar, Marktgasse 17, 8001 Zürich – www.marktgassehotel.ch / www.balthokuechebar.ch / www.delish.ch
For all conference participants who already are in town.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Public Transfers/Coffee & co.
Gretel Weiss & David Bosshart
Welcome & Intro on behalf of the organizers
David Bosshart, GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Key Trends in Business & Society
| High Touch over High Tech – Touch, Feel, Smell
| Why we Soon will Forget the Digital Age
Gretel Weiss, FoodService Europe & ME
Europe’s Top 100 Restaurant Operators
| New Ranking and Analysis
| Fresh Tastes, Hot Brands, Breakthrough Trends
High Touch with a High Tech Infrastructure
Mustafa Aslandag, Selim Varol, What’s Beef
| Taking Us to ‚School‘ for High Impact Social Media Marketing & Technology
Martin Hildebrandt, Sokkelund Café & Brasserie
| A Customized Dashboard for Efficient Scheduling and Reservation
Lysandros Ioannou, PHC Franchised Restaurants
A Brand Tune-up in the International Market
| Accelerating Brand Standards to Meet Local Market Needs
| Renewing and Refreshing While Remaining the Same
Douglas Rushkoff, Author
The Digital Economy – How it Works Now: How it Really should Work
| Why people are Throwing Rocks at Google buses
| Brilliant Ideas, but Bad Business Models – towards Distributed Capitalism
Hot Concepts on stage
John Eckbert, Five Guys, London/UK
| The Emerging Hamburger Giant: a Growth Strategy by a Simple Fresh Menu
Quirze Salomó, Nostrum, Barcelona/Spain
| Home Meal Replacement: Growing A Business During the Worst Economy in a Generation
Dinner party – make new friends & reunite past friendships
Boat cruise on the Lake of Zurich (foodservice by Marché)
Return to Lake Side
Return to city / night cup at Quaglinos / Hotel Europe, Dufourstrasse 4 – www.quaglinos.ch (walking distance to hotels and main station)
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Public Transfers/Coffee & co.
Hans-Werner Sinn, Ifo Institute
Europe, the Euro and the European Economy
| Looking to the Next 10 Years
| Is there a Solution to Debt, Structural Crisis, and Mass Migration?
Robin Rowland, Yo! Sushi
London “Through the Roof” and Still Climbing!
| Always Unique, Sizzling Hot and Exciting
| A Global Model for Restaurant Creativity
Jan Knikker, Architect
Rotterdam Market Hall
| A New Way of Eating, Shopping, Living
| A European Idea to Reinvent Urban Life
Eric Partaker, Chilango
Crowdfunding – The Future of Start-Up Financing?
| How to Raise £5,500,000 From Your On-line Friends & Family
| Attracting Fans, Bypassing Banks, Making Customers Investors
David Buttress, Just Eat
Ryan Perera, Henchman
Andrew Rennie, Domino's
William Shu, Deliveroo
Home Delivery Panel:
The New Restaurant Front Door/
Winning the Last Mile While Not Losing the Last Square Meter
| Has Restaurant “Location, Location, Location” become “Mobile App,
Website and A Knock on the Door?”
| The Third Party Service Provider—Partner, Paramour or Pariah?
Christopher C. Muller, Boston University
The road ahead
Lunch & goodbye drink
End of conference
Bus service to the airport and Zurich main station