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Bar & Restaurant Investment Asia
Bangkok, Thailand
*Postponed to later date - Stay tuned for updates*

Bar & Restaurant Investment Asia Conference 2019

Accelerating ROI and Growth through Secular Trends, Lasting Concepts, and Collaborative Partnerships

The Bar & Restaurant Investment Asia Conference has been postponed to a later date. Please contact hospitalityevents@questexasia.com with your queries.

Trends show that with shrinking living-spaces, increasingly packed work schedules and becoming more affluent, the Asian consumers are now dining out more.

For hotel owners, this presents immense opportunities to better optimize the floor space allocated to F&B due to mandatory brand standards. Optimizing auxiliary revenue is key to maximize profit on a gross floor area basis, and F&B is often the largest revenue stream for hotels after rooms.

An immensely competitive aspect, hotel investors now must reconsider whether leaving their F&B businesses in the hands of their hotel operators is the best course to profitability. Simultaneously, hotel operators must determine the resources and expertise they are willing to expend, in order to craft attractive concepts to compete with F&B groups. 

For bar and restaurant investors and operators, concept designs, partnerships and scalability are essential to success and growth. It is imperative to feel the pulse of the ever-changing consumer trends, and provide the right menu and service levels at the right pricing through the right channels at the right locations. Obviously, deciding which brands to grow, where and with whom remain the top strategic considerations.

The inaugural Bar & Restaurant Investment Asia Conference (BRIA) in Bangkok, will investigate bar and restaurant investment models, from franchised to joint venture, managed to outsourced.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Leveraging consumer F&B trends to identify underserved opportunities for maximum ROI
  • Demystifying ideal legal arrangements for partnerships, joint ventures and franchising models
  • Crafting popular, scalable and sustainable bar and restaurant concepts and designs
  • Exploring real estate opportunities to secure the prime premises
  • Studying and touring successful F&B brands and establishments

Key Profiles Attending:

  • Owner
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Founder
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Partner
  • Chef Proprietor
  • General Manager
  • Director
  • VP Franchise Business
  • Franchise Director
  • Business Development Director

from bar & restaurant groups, and

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Managing Director
  • Executive Director
  • Managing Partner
  • VP - Asset Management
  • Investment Director
  • Owner’s representative
  • Head of Hotel
  • Head of Hospitality

from Institutional Investors, Private Equities, Family Funds, Real Estate Developers, Hotel Owners, and Hotel Companies.

Questex Hospitality Group brings to you three concurrent events, covering the investment and asset management lifecycles for hotel and F&B investments and operations. These events will serve your needs to seek opportunities and drive return on investments, from hospitality assets across the region.

Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference 2019, 25 – 26 April 2019
Hotel Management Thailand Summit 2019, 26 April 2019
Bar & Restaurant Investment Asia Conference

Hotel investment appetite remains robust in Asia Pacific. While the lack of prime assets for sales in developed markets has in a way constrained the transaction volume, hotel development pipelines across various markets have still seen steady growth in the past year.

Based on STR July 2018 data, a total of 370,700 hotel rooms were in construction in APAC, a 33.9% increase year-on-year and a 43.2% of the global number of rooms in construction, signifying the region’s position as the growth driver for the global hotel industry.

Yet, in developed markets, valuations are high, real estate is expensive, and acquisition opportunities are limited. This is forcing the hotel owners and investors to be savvy in choosing optimal investment opportunities, and also be proactive in asset management in order to generate the best ROIs.


Hospitality Leaders


Expert Speakers


Networking & Learning

Why Should You Attend

1. Navigating the ever-changing distribution landscape 

2. Leveraging new consumer trends to grow rates and generate peripheral revenue

3. Enhancing operational efficiency through technology adoptions

4. Strategizing on segment mix and source markets to ensure competitiveness 

5. Developing talents and controlling overhead costs 



Registration and Welcome Coffee


Welcome Remarks

Amuse-Bouche: Leveraging on Trends, Market Conditions and Brands to Drive Successful F&B Business


CONSUMER TRENDS PANEL: Savouring the Future F&B Experiences: Secular Consumer Trends Impacting the Industry


ROI ANALYSIS PANEL: Sustaining and Garnering Higher ROI in a Competitive F&B Industry: Markets, Segments and Factors


SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Boosting Bar and Restaurant Success Rates by Adopting the Right Restaurant Brand


Refreshment and Networking Break

Starter: Optimizing on Concepts and Designs for Sustainable Business


SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Creating a new F&B Concept: How Continuity, Feasibility and Simplicity are Vital for Success


BAR & RESTAURANT DESIGN & CONCEPTS PANEL: Analyzing the Critical Factors in Building Successful and Endearing Restaurant and Bar Concepts


SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Energizing the Bars and Restaurants: Designing for the Right Ambience and Concepts


Networking Lunch

Main: Establishing Long-Term Partnerships for Ideal ROI and Overseas Growth


BUSINESS MODELS PANEL: Choosing the Right Business Model: Optimizing on Investment and Improving Yields


SPONSORED PRESENTATION: Avoiding Pitfalls in Franchising and Joint Venture and Partnership Agreements


CASE STUDY: International Expansion: Geographical Transitioning and Diversification from Owned-Model to Franchising


Refreshment and Networking Break


LEASE TERMS PANEL: Rethinking Lease Terms for More Efficient and F&B-Friendly Arrangements

Dessert: Envisioning Tech-Induced Changes to Dining Businesses


TECHNOLOGY PANEL: Restaurant Tech: Integrating New Innovative Technologies and Tools in Boosting Efficiency and Profitability


Closing Remarks


Bar & Restaurant Tours (Optional Add-on)



09:30 - 15:00

Bar & Restaurant Tour

Masterclasses (Optional Add-on, Offered in Conjunction with APHIC and HMT)



10:30 - 12:30

MASTERCLASS A: Crafting Multi-Use F&B Concepts and Designs to Enhance Efficiency in Space Allocation and ROI



14:00 - 16:00

MASTERCLASS B: Mastering F&B Data Analytics for Business Planning and Loyalty Promotion



* Top 7 reasons why you should Sponsor * 

1. Interact with Key Buyers, influencers and decisions makers across the Asia Pacific Region

2. Generate quality leads at you network directly with your targeted audience through this curated event

3. Increase your business opportunities with ease in the Asia Pacific Region

4. Achieve business growth through the multitude of opportunities made available to you

5. Amplify your brand positioning to create Top-of-Mind-awareness among senior industry executives

6. Enjoy a wide reach as your company brand and solutions are amplified at this strategic platform

7. Succeed in engaging your targeted audience through an array of customizable sponsorship packages



Held at
Supporting Organizations
Supporting Media


Questions about the event? For more information on how to participate, please contact:

Kahren Navarro
+65 6395 4589

Daniel Chan
+852 2589 1306

Patrick Voo
+65 6395 6788