17th European Foodservice Summit 2016

27 - 28 September 2016

(26 September – Get-together)

Navigating Through the Digital Storm

  • Everyone and Everything is Mobile, High Tech, and Hungry
  • Facing the Future Requires Being Both Fast and Smart

Objective
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.

Participants
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.

Information

27 September - 28 September 2016
Restaurant companies: CHF 2,600

Suppliers/Consultants CHF 3,750

All fees have to be paid in advance. Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only. Includes documentation, extensive download area, all meals, refreshments, transfers, get-together and dinner party (VAT incl.).

Lake Side Casino
Zürichhorn
8008 Zurich
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Conference language
English (simultaneous translation into German)

The three partners/hosts

FoodService Europe & Middle East
Leading B2B magazine for the multinational restaurant industry, published by dfv media group in Frankfurt/Germany. The company owns over 90 titles (including “Lebensmittel Zeitung”) covering 12 sectors with a focus on food and foodservice.

Gretel Weiss, Publisher
FoodService Europe & Middle East
Phone +49 69 75 95 15 11
Email: gretel.weiss@dfv.de
www.food-service-europe.com 

Boston University School of Hospitality
One of the very few hospitality management programs located in highly selective private universities in the USA. The School offers a comprehensive four-year baccalaureate degree, customized executive education courses and conducts applied research for the entire range of hospitality segments.

Chris Muller, Prof.
Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
Phone: +1 617 353 0932
Email: cmuller@bu.edu
www.bu.edu/hospitality 

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
The European Institute for Economic and Social Studies is focusing on retailing and the service industry. Main activities: congresses, seminars, consumer and management research. For 50 years the independent and future-oriented institute known as the GDI has been developing and providing knowledge and innovative solutions.

David Bosshart, CEO
Phone: +41 44 724 62 01
Email: david.bosshart@gdi.ch
www.gdi.ch

Changes in the program
The program is subject to change. Should the event fail to take place, fees will be refunded. Further claims are ruled out.

Cancellation
Cancellations must reach us by 26 August 2016. After this deadline and until 5 whole working days prior to the beginning of the conference, participants will be charged 75% of the fee. The full amount is charged for cancellations thereafter. Naturally, a substitute participant will be welcome.

Hotel accommodations
If you wish to book a hotel please use the link below. 
www.efss.ch/hotels

Transport
Lake Side can be reached from Zurich main station by tram no. 4, stop Fröhlichstrasse,
5 minutes-walk to the venue. From the airport, take S6 or S16 train, stop Tiefenbrunnen,
5 minutes-walk to the venue. Hotel guests: please ask your reception.

Voucher
We will send you a voucher for free transport within Zurich city. It will be valid all 3 days, except for the train ride to the airport. 

Full Conference Program 2016



Hosting Partners

Chris Muller (Boston University School of Hospitality), Gretel Weiss (FoodService Europe & Middle East), and David Bosshart (GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute). For more information see below left.

Seminar - 09 May – 11 May 2017
Successful Multi-Unit Restaurant Management
by Prof. Chris Muller and Andreas Karlsson





Contact Administration

Brigitte Fischer
brigitte.fischer(at)gdi.ch
+41 44 724 62 66

Contact Organisation

Susanne Hanselmann
susanne.hanselmann(at)gdi.ch
+41 44 724 62 15


Hotel accommodations

If you wish to book a hotel, click here.


Picture Galleries



Advisory Board

Mario C. Bauer, Vapiano, L-Luxembourg
Ignasi Ferrer, Industry Executive (former The Eat Out Group, E-Barcelona)
Andreas Karlsson, Sticks'n'Sushi, GB-London, DK-Copenhagen
Bane Knezevic, McDonald's Slovenia, SL-Lubljana
Henry McGovern, AmRest, PL-Warsaw
Herwig Niggemann, W. Niggemann, D-Bochum
Kevin Todd, Big Easy Restaurants, GB-London


Educational Partners



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