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22 June, 2017Royal Bengal Room,
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Thank you for making the Indian Restaurant East 2017 a grand success


  • I think the East India edition was a fantastic event and had the whole restaurant fraternity there, discussing and exchanging ideas and direction. I look forward to more events in Eastern India and a great future ahead.
    - Chef Shaun Kenworthy, Celebrity Chef and Consultant
  • It's such a open forum platform where all industry experts can be able to listen . It's must attend event to keep yourself updated.
    - Mr. Rohit Malhotra, Business Head- India, Barcelos
  • It was a pleasure attending the conference and a great learning.

    - Chef Alok Anand, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Kolkata
  • The event was really grand and we enjoyed every bit of it. The sessions were well thought out and the insights shared were really great. Entire 6 Ballygunge Place family wants to thank the team responsible for putting such an effort successfully.
    - Chef Sushanta Sengupta, Founder Director & Chef Savourites Hospitality Pvt Ltd
  • The event was a great initiative to bring together a lot of stakeholders of the restaurant and food service industry and discuss the challenges facing our industry.
    - Chef Vikas Kumar, Executive Chef, Flurys Swiss Confectionery Private Limited
  • The Restaurant India 2017 Kolkata Edition was an ice-breaker for the Kolkata Restaurant Community. It is also acted as a gateway to East Indian market (including North-east). Franchise India has been known for organizing such events and Kolkata edition was one more proof.
    - Nilesh Shah, Co-Founder, RanceLab

Conference Agenda

22 June, 2017
10:00am - 10:15am Welcome Note By: Ms. Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Franchise India
Lighting of Lamp & Inauguration
10:15am - 11:00am Inaugural Session: Setting The Scene for Restaurant Growth in East India The State Of Restaurant Industry 2017: The Recipe For Success In East India Restaurant economics and consumer Trends in East Indian market and Opportunity India
  • How East Market is changing and matching up with other markets
  • Food law and policy: Complying with new menu labelling & food safety regulations and How it helps
  • The new age technology boom: How the future looks like
  • Growth and Sustainability in Restaurant Biz
Mr. Anjan Chatterjee, Founder, Speciality Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.
11:00am - 11:15pm Keynote Session
Innovation In Food Biz: What We Can Learn From West Mr. Avelo Roy, ‎Innovator, Product Specialist & Investor - ‎Kolkata Ventures
11:15am - 11:30am Networking Lunch
11:30am - 12:15pm Session 1:
When East Meets West: The New & Next Of Consumer’s Trend
What are the hot new concepts, foods and products in the East Indian market? What eating trends are shaping the industry? How is the traditional business model evolving? How are millennial changing the models and concepts of the future?
  • Appealing to Changing East Indian tastes and sensibilities : Aiming for consistency in food while having a creative menu
  • The growing Night Life culture and global cuisines
  • Brand Experience for new age and tech savvy consumer
  • Evolution of local and new regional foods with modern tweaks
Session Moderator: Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Franchise India & Entrepreneur Media India Mr. Manish Tandon, Chief Executive Officer, Au Bon Pain Cafés Mr. ReynoldFernandes, Chief Executive Officer, Oriental Cuisines Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Binod Homogai, Co-Founder, Wow! Momo Mr. Sahil Jain, Co-Founder- DineOut
12:15pm - 1:15pm Session 2:
The Capital Forum
What are they looking for? Why do they invest in F&B? At what stage of the cycle is the market at currently? Where are the opportunities for 2017-18
  • Market Signals : What is important for Investors in 2017-2018
  • Why Casual dining over other segments
  • Finding the right balance in valuations for restaurants and new food product businesses
  • Evaluating the state of private equity investing in franchisees
  • Exit outlook amongst PEs and early-stage backers
  • Consolidate and conquer: Merger is on the menu
  • Making Best Deal Possible: How Advisors are connecting Restaurant Owners to Investors
Session Moderator: Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, Founder & Director, Bhojohori Manna Mr. Digvijay Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Indian Angel Network Mr. Raghav Kanoria, Co-Founder-Calcutta Angels Network, Founder & Partner- Neoleap Business Ventures LLP Mr. Biswajit Sarkar, Founder, IP Attorneys
1:15pm - 2:15pm Networking Lunch
2:15pm - 2:30pm Session 3:
Outlining The Future Of Restaurant Management Solutions:
  • Eradicating Simple Pen and Paper Method to record and track customer information and enable a restaurant to optimise operations, through better walk-in's, waitlist and reservation management.
  • Bringing all restaurant operations to 1 easily accessible, user friendly dashboard.
  • 3 Components of a Restaurant's Bermuda Triangle - Recognise, Personalise and Reengage with the customer.
  • Focus on ROI Based Marketing - How to drive more footfall to your restaurant?
  • An Assorted blend of brand positioning for a QSR restaurant (White label app on ios and android, SEO, SEM's, Website)
  • Actioning loyalty and receiving food orders/takeaways, through self run channels to increase revenue and utilise the in house restaurant spends more efficiently.
Mr. Sahil Jain, Co-Founder- DineOut
2:30pm - 3:15pm Session 4:
The Power Of Partnerships: Building Franchise Relations
  • Multiple units, multiple concepts: how the modern day franchise owners' model is changing?
  • Balancing skills and ownership in Franchising
  • Creating a win-win situation for both franchisee and franchisor?
  • Benefits of Co-Branding to capture the non-customer
  • What to keep in mind when expanding: The right ratio
  • Selecting right Partners, Locations : Benefits of Partnerships
Session Moderator: Mr. Karan Tanna, Chief Executive Officer, Yellow Tie Hospitality Mr. Bishal Saha, Owner, Kasturi Restaurants & Food Plaza Mr. Rohit Malhotra, Business Head-India, Barcelos Mr. Debaditya Choudhury, Owner & Co Founder, Chowman, Oudh 1590 & Chapter 2 Restaurants Mr. Nitin Kohli, Sr General Manager & Business Head at Choicest Enterprises Limited - Ambuja Neotia
3:15pm - 3:30pm Session 5:Tech- Innovations that sells
Session Partner -
  • Changing the way restaurants function: How IT can impact restaurant business
  • How PoS market is the landscape of restaurant business
  • Debit to Credit : Making billing and service easy
  • Marketing 'restaurant-to-restaurant' need
Mr. Ashish Tulsian, Co-Founder, POSist Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
3:30pm – 04:30pm Session 6:
Shaping The Menu Without Breaking It: Top Trends In East India
  • Playing with flavours: What’s innovative and what’s new
  • The comeback cuisine: Regional cuisines, multi-cultural flavours and Reinvented Foods
  • Organic is the new green: How restaurants are integrating a clean and nutritious menu strategy
  • Shaking the biz: what’s innovative in beverages
Session Moderator: Chef Ramesh B Javvaji, Executive Committee Board Member-IFCA & Director-Culinary Studies-International Academy Of Culinary Arts & Past President–EICA Chef Shaun Kenworthy, Celebrity Chef & Restaurateur Chef Vijay Malhotra, Executive Chef, ITC Sonar Chef Sushanta Sengupta, Founder Director & Chef, Savourites Group Chef Vikas Kumar, Executive Chef, Flurrys
4:30pm - 4:45pm Transforming The Restaurant Landscape
  • ERP & Technology solutions for restaurants
  • Reviews that matters: How Rancelab is helping achieve great customer reviews
  • Making Billing and Service easy
Mr. Nilesh Shah, Co-Founder, RanceLab
4:45pm – 5:00pm Networking Tea
5:00pm – 5:45pm Session 6:
Connect, Transform & Deliver– Enabling Growth Through Resilient Supply Chains
  • Farm to fork: The new food value equation
  • Increasing Efficiency: How to use best logistic and technology to upgrade production
  • It’s about getting local: How sustainability and natural eating is taking over the industry
  • A fully integrated distribution
Session Moderator: Ms. Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief, Franchise India Chef Alok Anand, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Chef Sumant Vikas, Corporate Chef, Cremica Food Industries Mr.Sourav Guha Bakshi, Vice President-Sales East, D S Group
6:00pm – 6:30pm Valedictory Session Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Celebrity Chef, Entrepreneur & Master Chef Judge
Restaurant India 2017 Awards

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