17th European Foodservice Summit 2016

27 - 28 September 2016

Think Tank and Congress for the Restaurant Industry

The Summit is the number one European Platform fort he 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 fort he future.

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 oft he best community and help create a strong Pan-European network!


27 September - 28 September 2016

Price: All fees have to be paid in advance. Participants registering less than two weeks before the event can pay by credit card only.


Restaurant companies: CHF 2340
(instead of 2600, early-bird pricevalid until 15 July 2016)

Suppliers/Consultants CHF 3375
(instead of 3750, early-bird price valid until 15 July 2016)

Includes documentation, extensive download area, all meals, refreshments, transfers, get-together and dinner party (VAT incl.).

Lake Side Casino Zürichhorn

8008 Zurich / Switzerland
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Conference language
English (simultaneous translation into German)

Hosting partners

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
FoodService Europe & Middle East
Phone +49 69 75 95 15 11
Email: gretel.weiss@dfv.de

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
Boston University School of Hospitality Administration
Phone: +1 617 353 0932
Email: cmuller@bu.edu

GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
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

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.

Cancellations must reach us by 26 August 2016. After this deadline and until 5 whole working days prior tho the beginning of the conference, participants will be chrged 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. 

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.

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 - in progress

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.

Contact Administration

Brigitte Fischer
+41 44 724 62 66

Contact Organisation

Susanne Hanselmann
+41 44 724 62 15

Hotel accommodations

If you wish to book a hotel, click here.

Gallery 2015

Educational Partners

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