[Translate to EN:] Foodservice-Forum

Brain food for the sector

The international foodservice Forum on the eve of INTERNORGA is the industry's general meeting and a must for every professional caterer who visits the fair. "Courage. Doers. Markets. was the working title of the 38th edition of the largest European congress for professional gastronomy in 2019, which attracted around 2,200 participants. German and international speakers will talk about consumer trends, market potential and success factors. Keynote speakers will be Prof. Stéphane Garelli from the University of Lausanne and John Vincent, co-founder of the British Quickservice chain Leon.

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Programme 2020

Tomorrow's professional food services: Consumption trends. Success factors. Market chances.

From 09.00 hrs | Warm up with Coffee & Co.


Bernd Aufderheide, Hamburg Messe, and Gretel Weiß speak on behalf of the organisers.

1. Signposts for growth
  • 2019: the top 100 foodservice players
  • Innovation, trends & driving forces
  • Market potential and lessons for 2020+

Speaker: Gretel Weiß, foodservice, Frankfurt a.M.

2. Digital leadership that inspires
  • Timetable for the digital transformation of companies
  • New tools for efficient collaboration and greater motivation

Speaker: Ibrahim Evsan, Connected Leadership, Munich

3. Delivery platforms – an indispensable service?
  • Hyper-dynamism in the value-chain network

  • Lieferando: Gamechanger. Sales bringer. Juggernaut.

Speaker: Jörg Gerbig, Takeaway.com, Berlin


12.00 hrs | Break: chat, eat & drink

4. Thinking big with strawberries
  • Karls adventure villages and more
  • Six adjectives of an East German success story

Speaker: Robert Dahl, Karls Tourismus, Rövershagen

5. The next hamburger giant?
  • Five Guys: fresh, premium priced, no franchising
  • Europe & Germany: opportunities and challenges for the US brand

Speaker: John Eckbert, Five Guys, London/UK

6. Strong people, strong companies
  • How to make staff and managers strong?
  • What is the energetical mindset of the future?

Speaker: Boris Grundl, Personality Developer/Grundl-Institut, Trossingen


14.40 hrs | Break: chat, eat & drink

7. To go from strength to strength
  • Ankara – the start of Big Chefs' world journey
  • Frankfurt – Levantine kitchen & public livingroom-design
  • My Project: from our female farmers to your table

Speaker: Gamze Cizreli, Big Chefs, Istanbul/Turkey

8. 2025 – The roadma for staying successful
  • What do you control: software, hardware, high tech, low tech?
  • Planning for the fast approaching restaurant future

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christopher C. Muller, Boston University, Boston/USA

9. Eating & interests
  • Theses of a stand-up comedian
  • Highly intellectual with depth and profundity in top

Speaker: Dr. Oliver Tissot, cabaret artist, Nuremberg

Moderation: Boris Tomic, foodservice, Frankfurt a.M.

17.20 hrs | Forum finish drinks


The conference language is German with a simultaneous translation into English.
– Programme subject to change without notice! –

Download presentations

As a participant of the International Foodservice-Forum, you receive a password that gives you access to all presentations of the event.

A do-not-miss event for

Owners, start-ups, 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 and business consultants.

F&B Mall

Professional foodservice suppliers make presentations on over 1,000 square metres of exhibition space at the F&B Mall. They not only offer information about their latest products, bestsellers and service packages but also provide refreshments during the breaks.


For the 39th time in partnership: INTERNORGA, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) and the trade magazines foodservice and foodservice Europe & Middle East, dfv media group, Frankfurt a.M.. 2,000 participants are expected at this annual power day.


Further information at internorga(at)interplan(dot)de