European Foodservice Summit

18 & 19 September 2024 | Amsterdam
17 September Pre-Event

The EFSS is the number one platform for the European restaurant industry. This is where trend meets global insight. Join us as we delve into critical industry topics and transformations, connecting professionals from diverse countries and perspectives, and expanding your international network.

18 & 19 September 2024

Felix Meritis, Amsterdam

For its 25th anniversary – after over two decades of exceptional insights, learnings, and networking in Zurich – the European Foodservice Summit is set to make its debut in Amsterdam on 18 & 19 September 2024 with a Pre-Event on 17 September 2024.

Join 200+ senior executives from leading restaurant chains and suppliers from over 20 countries at this exclusive conference for the international professional restaurant industry.

Taking the spotlight are speakers from across Europe and beyond, ensuring a lineup that promises invaluable perspective into diverse markets.

Be there when international thought leaders and industry experts take the stage to share cutting-edge market research results and discuss business strategies and opportunities. Count on a wealth of valuable insights and actionable takeaways.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your professional network and build new partnerships!

Secure your Super Early Bird Ticket now for the 25th European Foodservice Summit.

Why you should attend


  • Engage with industry-leading strategies as employed by renowned market players from the restaurant sphere.
  • Explore the latest and most relevant market data presented by proficient market researchers, equipping you to adeptly steer your business.


  • Absorb inspiration from experts hailing from diverse fields, offering transferable knowledge that breaks conventional boundaries.
  • Receive precise and spot-on recommendations for solutions through immersive sessions led by proficient professionals within the foodservice sector.


  • Join the most influential European C-Level restaurant industry network, fostering connections that matter. All this, set against the vibrant backdrop of Amsterdam.


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Topics & Talking Points 2023

International Expansion
What does it take to grow beyond national boarders? Chances & challenges; insider insights & experiences.

Restaurant Financing
Bank loans, private Equity, crowd funding, IPO – what solution is best for your situation?

The impact of soaring costs in the restaurant industry. Exclusive survey results.

Loyalty Management
How to build impactful loyalty initiatives and use data to drive engagement and ROI.

Consumer Trends
Changes in going out and buying behaviour; expectations of sustainability and new technologies.

ESG = Environmental Social Governance:
Sustainability practices and EU legislation, leadership and Gen Z, B-Crop potentials.

Restaurant Tech
Driving growth and opportunities with innovative technological advancements front- and back-of the house.


“The most amazing thing about the Summit is the individuals attending it. Different individuals from everywhere across Europe – meeting them and discussing with them broadens my perspective and the way I look at my job as a restauranteur.”

“Attending the Summit has been a distinct advantage in our restaurants staying relevant and innovative in a highly competitive marketplace.”

“The Summit means connecting and networking with other people of the industry, but also the content of the speakers enriches me.”

“It’s probably THE European platform to meet decisionmakers of the industry.”

“The European Foodservice Summit is a good source of inspiration, but even more important, I meet people from all around Europe. It’s like a big family, I love it!”

“It’s one of the best conferences in the world!”

“The Summit is like a family gathering, an occasion where you can spend quality-time with like-minded industry leaders and just casually exchange ideas.”