Europe‘s largest industry convention

The International Foodservice Forum is Europe's largest congress for professional gastronomy. It takes place every year on the day before INTERNORGA in Hamburg. A whole day packed with top-class lectures and lots of networking. This is where the who's who of the industry meets - and all at the new Congress Center Hamburg.


A do-not-miss event for

Owners, franchisees, senior executives and F&B managers from quick service to fine dining including butchery and bakery chains, service station shops and event catering, managers in the food, beverage and equipment industries, marketing specialists, business consultants and start-ups.

Program 2024

From 9:00 a.m.

Meet & greet with coffee & Co @Foodservice Mall

10:00 a.m. Kick-off

Opening talk Heiko Stutzinger, Hamburg Messe & Boris Tomic, foodservice

Growth and Resilience

  • The Top 100 foodservice players – learnings for 2024 and beyond

Katrin Wissmann, foodservice, Frankfurt am Main

Investment opportunities in German brands

  • Why? When? Where? 

Henry McGovern, McWin Capital Partners, Prague 

Born in Istanbul - going international

  • Experiences in exporting a food culture 

Gamze Cizreli, Big Chefs, Istanbul 

Sustainability must appeal to the guest

  • Products, communication, and willingness to pay

Prof Dr Carolyn Hutter, sustainability and food expert, Calw 

Meat for tomorrow

  • Impulse lecture: Meat is not vegetables - enhancing appreciation for meat in hospitality

Katharina Koch, Landfleischerei Koch, Calden

  • Panel

Christoph Grabowski, qualified meat sommelier, Bochum

Katharina Koch, Landfleischerei Koch, Calden

Bernd Stark, Mindful Meat Initiative, Bramstedt

Stephan von Bülow, Eugen Block Holding GmbH, Hamburg

12:30 - 13:30 Break @Foodservice Mall

New and long living business

  • Dark Kitchen
  • Start-Ups

Keynote: Power and potentials of the market leader

  • The future is much more than an extended present

Mario Federico, McDonald's Germany LLC, Munich

People, makers, brands

  • From snack bar to large-scale business - a success story made in Brandenburg

René Dost, Redo Gastronomie, Potsdam

Employer branding / New Work

  • Acquiring globally - integrating in Bavaria

Manuela Stone, Legoland Germany, Günzburg

  • Wage transparency as a game changer

Manuel Wiesner, Familie Wiesner Gastronomie AG, Dübendorf/Switzerland

15:20 - 16:20 Break @Foodservice Mall



  • What have we seen? What’s to do?

Prof Dr Torsten Olderog, AKAD University, Stuttgart 

17:15 Forum-Finish-Drinks @Foodservice Mall


Subject to change!


Copyright disclaimer

Prof. Dr. Carolyn Hutter: © Fotoatelier M
Stephan von Bülow: ©Volker Strey
Manuela Stone: © Bernhard Weizenegger
Mario Federico: ©McDonald’s Deutschland LLC


Early bird (until February 18, 2024)
1. + 2. pers.From 3rd pers.Students
695,00 €495,00 €395,00 €
  • All prices plus 19% VAT. The participation fee includes
    online access to the presentation materials, refreshments during breaks
    and INTERNORGA multi-day ticket.
    Group rates on request and further information at:
    +49 40 32 50 92 31 or internorga(at)interplan(dot)de

Click here to register for the 2024 congress


For the 42th time, foodservice Forum and F&B-Mall will take place during INTERNORGA at Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) as a joint event between Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH and trade magazines foodservice and foodservice Europe & Middle East, dfv media group, Frankfurt am Main. Some 2,000 participants are expected at this day full of action and information.

Foodservice Mall

During the breaks you will find culinary inspiration, innovations and professional exchange with our partners at the Foodservice Mall.

Please have look at who exhibited at the Foodservice Mall 2023


You would like to become an exhibitor for the 2024 Foodservice Mall - please feel free to contact Philipp Gellweiler:

Philipp Gellweiler, Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH

E-Mail senden


CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
Marseiller Straße 2
20355 Hamburg Deutschland

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Review 2023: Impressions and program

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us!

Yvonne Reinshagen

Exhibition Manager Kitchen technology and equipment