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The Pub Convention

Increasing urban population coupled with factors such as increasing disposable income and growing preference for beer and spirits is expected to create avenues for growth of the alcohol market in India. It’s strong demographic trends coupled with changing social attitudes and lifestyle choices makes the pub industry a very compelling market

At this event, we will be addressing topics on the changing drinking patterns, how pubs engage with the millennial population driving guest loyalty, leveraging pub menus and set up, bartending and marketing, how technology provides a boost in pubs etc.

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This event presents an exciting opportunity for those in the QSR, fast Casual and café industry to converge, share ideas, thoughts and inspiration. At this event, we will map the landscape of consumer rends, from what’s new and hot, to what’s on the way out. We will explore what needs to be on the radar of operators to best prepare for future success.

At the Fast Food & Cafe Convention, attendees will get access to unique sessions, leader speak and round tables, aimed at addressing the concerns, opportunities and best practices of this growing industry.


The Future Looks AWESOME!

The Fast Food & Cafe Convention was launched in 2017 with an ambitious vision to create a platform for all stakeholders in the QSR, CAFE & Fast Casual industry which we are excited to say, has gradually become a reality – the event has grown over the last 4 editions and we are overwhelmed by the staggering support from the Industry.

We are now steaming ahead with the avidity and enthusiasm of children in an amusement park and we hope to bring the entire community together on this adventure! P.S – You’re in safe hands!

Rahul Singh

Founder & CEO,


Karan Tanna

Founder & CEO,

Yellow Tie Hospitality

Ajay Khanna

Founder & CEO,

5th Element Hospitality


  • 29 May
    Day 1
  • Panel Discussions
  • Breakout Sessions
8:30 Registration

9:55 Welcome note from Organiser

10:00 Welcome address from convener
Kapil Malhotra, Founder & MD, Total Solutions Group

Rahul Singh
10:05 Keynote Address
Rahul Singh, President, NRAI

Samir Kuckreja, Tasanaya
10:15 Sustainability and Responsible innovation-a Challenge to the status Quo?
Check Moderator & Panelists

It’s all about trust in today's hyperware world and with a global shift towards conscious and sustainable living it is time for age old mindsets and practices to change How can brands Incorporate this value into their business models and serve more mindful? It's time to start talking about the smaller aspects of the process that will spearhead big change.

Sumit Nair
11:15 Sustainability in Fast Food Our Role
Sumit Nair, Country Head India, Newly Weds Foods

Sumit Nair

Vidit Jain
11:25 Relevant Marketing in the Digital 2.0 Era
Vidit Jain, Head Client Acquisition, Xeno

Vidit Jain

11:35 Coffee Break

12:00 An Emerging Tug of War between Customer Convenience vs. Experience
Check Moderator & Panelists

What constitutes the customer experience when it limited to the delivery guy showing up with the food Do customers give better value for brands when they visit, experience and interact or when the offerings fit conveniently into their day? In a world moving away from human touch points with the advent of cloud kitchens and Al based food solutions it is important to keep in mind the compromise made on experience for competence and vice versa.

13:00 The Secret Sauce for irresistible Cafes: How Can Ripples AM Get you Repeat Customers?
Ela Mokrzan, Regional Manager Asia Pacific Ripples


13:10 E-commerce RestaurantS The New Guest Experience
Sahit Jain, Co-Founder Dineout

13:20 Add Sustainability to your Brand Promise
Ved Krishna, Founder & Strategy Head Yash Compostables


14:45 Bridging the Gap
Followers to Footfall - Bridging the Gap


16:00 Coffee Break

Shabori Das
16:30 Reigning in the “Spoilt-for-Choice” Consumer with Loyalty Programs
Check Moderator & Panelists

How is loyalty changing in the face of competition and is your brand image boosting customer loyalty? Do loyalty programs still have a place in driving customers? A deeper understanding of the type of loyalty useful to your brand's offerings as well as utilizing effective strategies and channels to engage the correct demographic may be the key to leveraging the full potential of loyalty programs in this climate of choice overload.

18:00 Cocktail
After- Hours Cocktail

Eat Drink be merry Chat up in a casual environment with your newly made friends.





  • Himanshu Mehta, KFC India

    It was a pleasure being there. The convention had interesting discussions and potential of some good partnerships.

  • Shashank Shekhar Sharma, Chai Point

    Extremely well woven event, great participation and well curated sessions.

  • Rajesh Chowdhary, T&S Brass

    This event was organized and conducted very professionally. It was very informative and a great networking platform

  • Anahita Dhondy, Sodabottleopenerwala

    I am so glad to be part of it. Thanking you and looking forward to more events in the future

  • KA Madappa
    KA Madappa Krispy Kreme

    Congratulations on a job well done. It was a terrific event being the first of its kind

  • Kunal Yadav, McCain

    Focused event… provided an excellent platform to have business discussions with owners, operators and key decision makers.

  • Saurabh Kalra, McDonalds India

    Engaging & inspiring conference with cross pollination of ideas & thoughts between industry leaders. A must attend event for all Cafe and Restaurant employees and owners to push ourselves and think beyond, in order to make the Fast Food & Cafe industry achieve its full potential


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