Devina is an experienced hospitality moderator and chairs the sessions at TO THE TABLE MEA.
Our experts will be discussing their inspirations in the kitchen and the key dining trends that are emerging. They will be looking at how technology is helping, but also presenting new challenges with delivery, ghost kitchens, rising costs and managing food waste. Large hotel company or independent restaurant group, they will discuss the importance of authenticity, sourcing locally and forging a rewarding future for the industry.
Iconic developments and international brands have shaped the Middle East thus far, but how is the region forecasting its future? As we look to a post-covid, post-expo era, consumer behaviour has changed, so restaurants need to adapt the guest experience. We will discuss the emerging essentials such as integrating the convenience and personalisation that technology offers, ensuring more experiential and meaningful narratives as well as emphasising an environmentally friendly approach. The design, operation and branding will all be crucial, so our experts will guide us through the trends and projections.
Sustainability is such a prominent and imperative topic, that goes beyond token greenwashing and lies at the heart of the supply chain. It can be more costly and time consuming than easy options, but it is our duty to the planet and future generations, so we’ll discuss the best strategies for ensuring responsible sourcing from furniture to food and tackle the big issues such as food waste, resource consumption and reducing single-use items. Our experts will share their initiatives for bringing sustainability to the forefront and ensuring it is part of the guest’s criteria of differentiation of hospitality companies.
Motivating tactics are required to inspire the next generation, to attract young people to a career in hospitality and identify leadership qualities. Our experts will share their enthusiasm and experience in this area, so that you can avoid a staffing crisis in a post-covid environment and retain experienced and fulfilled workers.