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.

All information about the program, speakers, prices, and registration for the International Foodservice Forum 2025 will be available here shortly.

Review 2024: Impressions and program

Review Program 2024

You can find the program flyer for the program 2024 here:

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From 9:00 a.m.

Meet & greet with coffee & Co @Foodservice Mall

10:00 a.m.


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 p.m.

Break @Foodservice Mall


New and long-living business

  • How virtual brands are disrupting the industry

Nono Konopka and Kevin Kock, Lanch GmbH, Berlin

  • 3 Start-Up-winners

Keynote: Power and potentials of the market leader

  • The future is much more than an extended present

Mario Federico and Dr. Christoph Gehrig, 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 p.m.Break @Foodservice Mall

A new player in the market

  • Lukas Podolski and Metin Dag about their Mangal Döner concept

MD-LP Gastronomie GmbH, Cologne


  • What have we seen? What’s to do?

Prof Dr Torsten Olderog, AKAD University, Stuttgart 

17:15 p.m.Forum-Finish-Drinks @Foodservice Mall


Subject to change!

Speaker 2024

Copyright disclaimer

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


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 participants found culinary inspiration, innovations and professional exchange with our partners at the Foodservice Mall.

Are you curious who exhibited at the foodservice mall in 2024?

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CCH - Congress Center Hamburg
Marseiller Straße 2
20355 Hamburg Deutschland

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

Yvonne Reinshagen

Exhibition Manager

Kitchen technology and equipment