29-30th August, 2018JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi
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29-30th August, 2018 JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi

Indian Restaurant
Congress AWARDS 2018
8th National Convention & Awards on Business of Restaurant

29-30th August, 2018 JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi

About The Event

Entering in its 8th edition Indian Restaurant Congress is the top business and knowledge sharing platform for the business of food and restaurant in India.

The Indian Restaurant Congress has made a mark in the industry and is a key date marked in the calendar for people in the sector to join the only Food service business platform in India that talks about the Business of tomorrow. Themed as 'Restaurant Leadership Conference' the show will attract more than 500 stakeholders and key thought leaders from top restaurants and F&B brands from Indian and Global markets.
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Rajeev Varman Conference Chairperson & CEO, Burger King India

I am delighted to be chairing the Indian Restaurant Congress 2018. Today the Restaurant sector in India is seeing some exciting times as Gen X, Y & Z have raised the frequency of eating out, regarding it both as an essential and pleasure. This has nudged the industry for steep growth expecting to touch USD 75 billion by 2021, with compound annual growth rate of 10%.

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Conference Agenda

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Restaurant Awards

  • Best National Restaurant 2018
  • Best Regional Restaurant Chain of the Year 2018
  • Best Regional Standalone Restaurant of the Year 2018
  • Best Regional Debutant Restaurant of the Year 2018
  • Best Debutant Restaurant Chain of the Year 2018

Cafe & Bakery Awards

  • Best National / Regional Bakery and Confectionery Chain / Standalone of the Year 2018
  • Best National/Regional home baker/home chef of the Year 2018
  • Best National / Regional Cafe of the Year 2018
  • Most innovative Tea Cafe of the Year
  • Best Ice- Cream Parlour of the Year
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Understanding this growing need and opportunity for integrated Restaurant businesses, we are please to share with you that parallel to the convention will be an expo designed as one stop shop for exploring: best technology suppliers, innovative tools, tie-up with best in league distribution channels, co-branding alliances, international development opportunities, best data management and teacher training tools and many more either to enhance the learning process or to evaluate it in perspective of helping build the Indian Restaurant system on international lines.

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This session will focus on brands are using their restaurants on wheels as a way to market their standard concepts, operating mobile businesses

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The first of its Kind Food on Demand Roundtable that will bring together 50+ digital delivery ,Foodtech and ecommerce food innovators from the industry’s most disruptive Restaurants

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The first of its Kind Restaurant Industry Roundtable for the Leading Supply Chain Heads , Chefs, Purchasing Heads as they address issues such as commodity buying strategies

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The "Small is Big" Masterclass is especially designed for Homechefs in Making. Right from estimating your start-up costs and finding clients to staying profitable, the Masterclass takes you through every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based chef business. Whether you’re just starting to learn the trade.

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Come and join this boutique exhibition for the restaurant suppliers, food service and hospitality industry, offering exhibitors and sponsors a strong and respected platform to engage face-to-face. So You Think You're Ready to Start a Business? If you are reading this it clearly shows you are a restaurant enthusiast and want to start a restaurant Business

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