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Investor Pitching

A brand new event to be held at Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia 2018, the Investor Pitching Series will offer a valuable platform for innovative companies to pitch their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges from the F&B, hospitality, retail, tech and finance industries.

Comprising 2 separate tracks with 1 focused on Innovative F&B Products and the other on Productivity Solutions, the Investor Pitching Series aims to be a springboard and catalyst for exciting new products and game-changers for the foodservice and hospitality industries.


Date Time Topic
17 Jul 05:00pm – 06:30pm Innovative F&B Products
18 Jul 03:00pm – 04:30pm Productive Business Solutions for the F&B Industry

Tuesday, 17 July

05:00pm – 06:30pm      Topic : Innovative F&B Products 

In the dynamic world of F&B where the landscape is constantly changing due to increasing affluence, a well-travelled millennial generation that is increasingly looking for unique personalised experiences, tech disruptions and more, brand owners and producers need to continually innovate to stay ahead of the game.

This session will see companies with exciting new products, prototypes or designs take to the stage to deliver a winning pitch to our judges, with the ultimate aim of having their products adopted by the industry! Find out more here.

Panel of Judges:

Emmanuel Benardos, CEO

Ponte Restaurant & Consulting Group

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Kenneth Rimdahl, Owner

Monsoon Tea

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Alex Liau, President 

Hospitality Purchasing Association of Singapore

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Jonathan Hargreaves, Vice Chairman

Edelman Predictive Intelligence Centre

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Andrew Ive, Managing Director


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Wednesday, 18 July

03:00pm – 04:30pm       Topic : Productive Business Solutions for the F&B industry 

Technological disruptions, the rise of conscious consumption, global convergence of consumer tastes, manpower crunch and escalating business costs amidst a fast-changing competitive landscape – all these provide opportunities for savvy F&B businesses to thrive. At the same time, they pose real challenges in trying to achieve sustained profitability whilst engaging and growing a loyal customer base.

This session will see innovative companies or teams take to the stage to present their winning ideas that will enable F&B companies to harness new technologies, processes or products to improve their productivity and thrive in the long term. Find out more here.

Panel of Judges:

Michael Breen, VP of Digital Payments


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Andrew Ing, Committee Member/COO

Restaurant Association of Singapore/The Lo & Behold Group

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Cassandra Goh, Deputy Director

Enterprise Singapore

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Mervyn Koh, Country Head, Business Banking Singapore


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Adam Flinter, Managing Partner

Golden Equator Consulting

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