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Event: The Global Ghost Kitchens Summit

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The virtual event takes place from 10am GMT this Thursday 2 December and features a wide range of ghost kitchen expert speakers. The Summit is free to register for FCSI Professional members

One truly bright spot of growth during the pandemic has been the extraordinary rise of the ghost kitchen and virtual restaurant market, deemed earlier this year by Euromonitor to be worth $1 trn by 2030.

This Thursday 2 December, the Global Ghost Kitchens Summit virtual conference for operators, suppliers and manufactures alike will focus on every major aspect of the burgeoning ghost kitchen market.

The event, hosted by Foodservice Consultant‘s Michael Jones and Tina Nielsen, is free to register for FCSI Professional members, while FCSI Allied members can register for a fee.

This one-day, must-attend global conference – the first of its kind – will feature keynote speaker presentations and a full conference programme featuring analysts, operators, manufacturers, foodservice consultants and suppliers addressing the market growth potential, the operational and technical obstacles to overcome and the cutting-edge innovation that will see ghost kitchens continue to grow – and improve their offering – for the next decade. The conference will also feature virtual breakout sessions and workshops for attendees.

Expert speakers

Speakers include Mohamad Ballout, CEO of Kitopi; Geoff Alexander, President & CEO, Wow Bao and Managing Partner, Lettuce Entertain You; Bill Stavrou, Founder & CEO of Foodhaul; Joe Frem, Vice President Of Cloud Kitchens And Concepts, MENA At Talabat (Delivery Hero); Charlie Farr, Global Head Of Delivery Kitchen And ‘Dark Store’ Divisions, PKL; Simele Shanga and Khalipha Zulu, co-founders of Jozi Cloud Kitchens; Shalou Barth, co-founder/CEO, GhostLine Kitchens; and Massimo Noja De Marco, Founder at Kitchen United and CEO at Piestro, BOD at Miso Robotics and Managing Partner at Bowlton Robotics  – amongst many others.

The Summit will also see FCSI Worldwide president William Caruso FFCSI, Juan Martinez FCSI, Melanie Corey-Ferrini FCSI and Joseph Schumaker FCSI take part of a special consultant panel session on the opportunities for consultants who are designing ghost kitchens or advising operators on everything from labour, menu optimization, POS and platform innovation. Later in the event, FCSI Associate Jay Bandy will join a separate panel to discuss technology, delivery and cracking the last mile.

Further details:

For more information on the event and to register, please click here.