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 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.

Topics & Talking Points

18 & 19 September 2024

Growth Strategies
Navigating Long-term Success and Rapid Expansion

Crisis Leadership
Strategies for Turbulent Times

Saudi Giga Projects
Crafting F&B Strategies for Ambitious Developments

Investor Insights
Navigating Market Evaluation and Strategic Investments

Dynamic Pricing
Leveraging Fluctuating Menu Strategies

Share of Stomach
Supermarkets’ Impact on the Foodservice Landscape

The Power of Data
Leveraging Technology for Operational Excellence

Restaurant Study Tours

17 September 2024

Lunch Concepts Tour
This tour will take you to Amsterdam’s most innovative lunch concepts.

Restaurants Tour
Experience Amsterdam’s dynamic restaurant scene with diverse and innovative concepts offering insights into global culinary trends.

Contemporary Concepts Tour
Our Contemporary study tour will take you to Amsterdam Noord, an area known for its innovative concepts.

Study Tours may be booked individually in combination with conference registration in our ticket shop.


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Key Themes of EFSS 2024

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“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.”