Hotline No. 09312687253

August
29-30, 2013
HOTEL CLARIDGES,
SURAJKUND DELHI

Conference Agenda

  DAY 1 - AUGUST 29, 2013
10:15 - 11:15
INAUGURAL SESSION
RESTAURANT INDUSTRY: 2013 AND BEYOND

Session Highlights
  • State of the Foodservice industry - Food Law and Policy
  • What makes Western brands a success in India?
  • From Idea to IPO - Between One to Many
  • Moving forward with Sustainability- reducing food waste

Mr. Anjan Chatterjee, Founder & MD, Speciality Group Of Restaurants
Mr. Ajay Kaul, Chief Executive Officer, Jubilant FoodWorks Limited
11:15 - 11:30 Networking Tea/Coffee
11:30 - 12:15
Session 1
BEEN THERE - SEEN THERE! MAKING YOUR RESTAURANT THE PLACE TO BE

Session Highlights
  • Creating differentiated positioning - be known for someone (Chef) or Something (Menu item) crave able that consumers can get only at your store
  • Specialty Restaurants' success - all about right Customer & Location
  • Delicious by Design - creating Lifestyle Relevance right from Store Design to Food layout
  • Level of Customisation that can be incorporated
  • Why do Restaurants fail - how to avoid the death-trap?

Keynote Speaker: Mr. A. D. Singh, Managing Director, Olive Bar & Kitchen

12:15 - 12:30 CONSUMER TRENDS IN THE ONLINE SPACE

Mr. Saurabh SenGupta, Head India Operations, Zomato
12:30 - 13:30
Session 2
TRANSORMING FROM "LOCAL" TO A "CHAIN":WHAT'S INVOLVED WHEN A POPULAR LOCAL RESTAURANT DECIDES TO GROW FROM 1 SHOP TO 5 OR TO 25?

Session Highlights
  • How will trends in Economics, Consumer demographics, Labour-force composition and Technology shape the future of foodservice markets and their suppliers?
  • What happens when expansion extends beyond the original geographic market area; how to keep the Stores consistent and the locations similar?
  • Master planning for building a successful 'chain' with key focus areas on Sales, Branding and Operations
  • How to retain your Culture and Personality & prevent it from fragmenting?

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Kailash Goenka, Chairman & Managing Director, Sankalp Restaurants
Mr. Eric Ho, Founder, Yo Yo Group, Nottingham, United Kingdom


Panelists:
Mr. Rachit Mathur, Principal, Boston Consulting Group
Mr. Gaurav Ahuja, COO, Red Ginger Hospitality
Mr. Sharad Sachdeva, COO Lite Bite Foods Pvt. Ltd.
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch & Networking
14:30 - 15:30
Session 3
SETTING THE TABLE FOR GROWTH: WHAT'S IN STORE FOR FINANCING RESTAURANTS

Session Highlights
  • How to structure an Early-Stage Equity Raise for rapid Growth?
  • Current Market Valuations for Restaurants and the Outlook for M&A in 2013
  • Refranchising Company stores to promote growth - an Investor outlook
  • Evaluating the state of Private Equity investing in Franchisees
  • Evaluating the anatomy of the bank-led Franchise Loan

Moderator: Mr. Jacob Kurian, Partner, New Silk Route Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Panelists:
Shri Harsh Kaul, Chief General Manger & Country Head, Risk Capital & Service Sector-SIDBI
Mr. Hemendra Mathur, SEAF- India Investment Advisors
Mr. Ranjit Shastri, Stern Fisher Angel Network
Mr. Rahul Chowdhri, Director, Helion Venture Partners
Mr. Rahul Rai, Sr. Vice President, Rabo Equity Advisors
Mr. Sanjay Bansal, Managing Director & Founder, Aurum Equity Partners LLP
Mr. Vikram Gupta, Founder & Managing Partner, Ivy Cap Ventures Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
15:30 - 16:30
Session 4
MULTIPLE UNITS, MULTIPLE CONCEPTS: HOW THE MODERN DAY FRANCHISE OWNERS' MODEL IS CHANGING?

Session Highlights
  • How to identify and recruit star Multi-Unit operators?
  • Why are Food Safety audits & inspections non-negotiable in Multi-Unit?
  • How to create an atmosphere of positive Franchise relationships and avoid the pitfalls of being always adversarial?
  • How to find the Balance - the slower you move the faster you die?
  • How to avoid speed traps?

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Samir Kuckreja, President, NRAI & Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.

Panelists:
Mr. Rafik Farouk, International Franchise Development& Operations Director, Consolidated Restaurant Operations Inc., Texas
Mr. Chetan Arora, Master Franchisee - North & West, Subway India
Mr. Parvin Juneja, Managing Director, South Asian Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sameer Akhil Kachru, Director, Go Chaatzz
16:30 - 17:15 Networking Tea with Cremica Tasting Session
17:15 - 18:00
Session 5
CREATING BRAND AMBASSADORS: HOW INSPIRED STAFF CAN TURN CUSTOMERS INTO FANS

Session Highlights
  • Best practices to hire for Attitude and then Aptitude
  • How Restaurateur & Chefs can bond for better User experience?
  • How to get Managers and Staff to engage more with Customers - to stop just talking at consumers but learning to start real conversations.

Panelists:
Mr. Atul Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation
Mr. Nilesh Mitra, Sr. Director - HR, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group(Carlson Worldwide
Mr. Venkatraman Girish, Sr. VP HR, Corp Affairs & Admin Jubilant Foodworks Ltd.
  Day 2 - AUGUST 30, 2013
10:30 - 11:30
Session 1
MENU TRENDS 2013; WHAT'S HOT, WHAT'S NEXT! EATING-OUT TRENDS FOR CASUAL DINING & QSR INDUSTRY

Session Highlights
  • The Consumer eating out fact file - Quality, Consistency, Food safety & expanded Menu options
  • Menu innovation through collaboration between Supplier R&D Chefs and internal menu development resources
  • Shift in dining attitudes - moving towards healthy and sustainable Food & how to deliver them Cost-effectively and Profitably?
  • The Secret of Family Loyalty - a family-friendly menu with Kid meals
  • Bringing Breakfast in the menu engineering

Keynote Speaker: Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Celebrity Chef, Khana Khazana Pvt. Ltd.

Session Lead: Mr. Akshay Bector, Managing Director, Mrs. Bector's Food Specialties Ltd.

Panelists:
Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, Director, Turban Tadka Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Chef Pankaj Bhadouria, Winner of Master Chef India Season 1
Ms. Nita Mehta, Director, SNAB Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
11:30 - 12:15
Session 2
GOURMET DINING: NEW GASTRONOMY FOR IN-HOTEL & FINE DINE RESTAURANTS

Session Highlights
  • Serving unique needs within a diner group - linking emerging Appetites & Menu innovations
  • Bringing the Kitchen to the front of the house - what you see is what you get (transparency!)
  • How Restaurants communicate their use of Ingredients to Guests - Organic, Natural, allergy sensitive In-Menu?
  • Improving the shelf-life of your Bakery products - how can Bakeries do this naturally without more chemical additives?
  • Creating a midday Menu - a little more than lunch, a little less than dinner

Keynote Speaker: Chef Soumya Goswami, Executive Chef And Chef De Cuisine, Oberoi Hotels

Panelists:
Chef James Biaka, Executive Chef, Kofuku, Japan
Chef Shipra Khanna, Master Chef, Winner of Master Chef India Season 2
Chef Paul Kinny, Executive Chef, Koh-InterContinental Marine Drive
Mr. Tejinder Singh, Country Head - F&B, ITC
12:15 - 13:15
Session 3
THE BUSINESS CASE FOR MENU R&D & SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS,: FOOD TECHNOLOGY, SUPPLY CHAIN & MENU INNOVATION

Session Highlights
  • How can Technological advances be smartly integrated into existing setup to improve the Efficiency and Profitability of a Restaurant?
  • Achieving Supply chain uniformity in Product, Price and Service
  • How to maintain value position within the market place?
  • What to look for in the right distribution partners?

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, Nestle India Ltd.

Panelists:
Chef Abhijit Saha, Founder & Director, Avant Garde Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Chef Gautam Mehrishi, Corporate Chef, Sun N Sand Group of Hotels
Mr. S. Viraraghavan, Director Sales & Marketing, Cargill India
Mr. Prashant Chawla, Managing Director, Amalgam Speciality Foods
Mr. Brijesh Rathore, Business Director, Diversey Care, South Asia
Mr. Pawan RajKumar, Owner - Director, Continental India
Mr. Manasvi Rasgotra, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Amira Pure Foods Private Limited
Mr. Ajay Shoedaan, Chief Marketing Officer - Asia, Metro Cash and Carry
13:15 - 14:15 Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:15
Session 4
REDUCING YOUR REAL ESTATE COSTS: LOCATION, LOCATION & LOCATION

Session Highlights
  • Closing the Wrong Store Fast, yet getting it right
  • Getting the right combination of High street, Malls & Food courts
  • How do non-traditional locations for Food service, such as Hospitals, make decisions on Restaurant tenancies?
  • The new future of Mall Gastronomy
  • QSR, Food court-dining or Fine Dine - how do landlords view Restaurant tenants individually?

Mr. Dheeraj Gupta, Managing Director, JumboKing Foods Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Abhishek Bansal, Director, Pacific Malls
Mr. Pramod Arora, Group President, PVR Limited
Ms. Benu Sehgal, VP & Head, DLF Utilities Ltd
15:15 - 16:00
Session 5
THE CONSUMER CONNECTION: AN INTEGRATED MARKETING APPROACH

Session Highlights
  • How to Advertise, Socialize & Monetize when 'word-of-mouth' has moved online?
  • How to make most of your BTL activities?
  • De-mystifying web applications and its user experience
  • Enchasing Mobile Money - smart phones & your Restaurant
  • Mobile commerce - Opportunity, Timing, Implementation
  • How Catering can be an extension & introduction of your Restaurant?
  • Creating a brand within a brand when Principal brand is hard to replicate

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Sunil Kallerackal, Chairman, Book Your Table

Panelists:
Mr Rajeev Dingra, Founder & CEO, WATConsult
Mr. T. P. Pratap, Co-Founder & CMO, QwikCilver
Mr. Vinay Gopinath, Vice President - Business Development, Mobikon Asia Pte. Ltd.
Mr. Miten Sampat, GM & Business Head, Indiatimes
Sh. R. N. Kalita, Director - Catering Services, IRCTC
Mr. Nikhil Sama, Co-founder & CEO, SnapLion
Mr. Anand Sinha, Head Sales & Marketing, Zomato
Mr. Sachin Rao Head of Small & Medium Business, Facebook India
Mr. Ashish Tulsian, Chairman, Posist Technology Pvt. Ltd.
16:00 - 16:45
Session 6
OPERATIONS & CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT: THE COMPREHENSIVE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SOLUTION FOR RESTAURANTS

Session Highlights
  • How technology is enhancing the Restaurant experiences of guests, operators & staff alike -how it feeds the Business and feeds the Customer?
  • How to increase Operational efficiency - leveraging Back-of-House Management to yield Front-of-House success?
  • Cloud Computing in Restaurants

Mr. Shankar Balan, Vice President, QwikCilver
Mr. Pavan Pudipeddi, CEO, PowerSquare Inc.
16:45 - 17:00 Networking Tea with Cremica Tasting Session

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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