GRIF Society launched at Global Restaurant Investment Forum in Dubai

Bench Events has debuted the 'GRIF Society', an international members network for the global restaurant investment community
Jennifer Pettinger-Haines at GRIF 2018.
2018 Robert Wade
Jennifer Pettinger-Haines at GRIF 2018.

At the fifth edition of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), organisers Bench Events revealed the establishment of GRIF Society, an international members network for the restaurant investment industry.

Bench Events managing director Middle East Jennifer Pettinger-Haines said in a statement: "Since the launch of GRIF in 2014, we have seen a very strong appetite for insights, networking, market intelligence and events amongst senior professionals in the restaurant investment industry globally, and we’re keen to continue to foster collaboration and dialogue within the sector through a year-round programme of bespoke events, networking and content through GRIF Society."


As part of the launch of GRIF Society, a series of events have been announced, taking GRIF across the globe in the coming months, culminating in the sixth edition of the Global Restaurant Investment Forum, taking place in Amsterdam from February25-27, 2019 at NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, in partnership with NH Hotel Group.

GRIF Society events confirmed for 2018 include networking receptions and briefings in London with partners Ruya in June, Dubai in September, Nairobi in October, and in Riyadh in November with partners Okku Riyadh.

GRIF Society offers several membership tiers for international restaurant investors, innovators and senior professionals globally. In addition to international briefings and networking events, GRIF Society membership benefits include exclusive quarterly insights by Peter Backman and Food Sheikh, access to Colliers Intelligence Reports, as well as discounts for Insignia Intelligence reports and the NPD – Mingora Sales Track.

For more information on GRIF Society please visit:

Most Popular

Follow us