The Global Restaurant Leadership Conference seeks nominations for inaugural Distinction Awards

Press release

Winsight, LLC—a leading facilitator of major convenience retailing and foodservice industry networking events—will debut its Global Restaurant Leadership Conference at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from October 10-12.

GRLC is the first event of its kind bringing the most progressive operators, U.S. franchisors, international franchisees and the industry’s top suppliers together for three days of networking and education.

As both a speaker at and a sponsor of GRLC, Technomic—recently acquired by Winsight and the “go-to” source for food and foodservice industry insights—has created the Global Restaurant Leadership Distinction Awards to recognize restaurant brands that excel in the global marketplace through four categories: innovation, community service, brand licensing and expansion.

“Increasingly, restaurant brands are looking beyond their borders for growth in the global marketplace,” said Darren Tristano, President of Technomic “Operators must stay focused on innovating their offerings, supporting the industry and continuing to grow profitably.”

To nominate a brand/restaurant, click here:

Each nomination will be thoroughly reviewed by a panel of industry experts and restaurateurs led by Tristano, President of Technomic. The winners will be announced onstage during GRLC’s Opening General Session.

About GRLC

More than 600 influential executives will meet at GRLC in October to create unprecedented, strategic alliances and share thought leadership. GRLC will provide attendees with first-ever proprietary studies, industry data, metrics, case studies and trends to drive better understanding of international opportunities and how to capitalize on those potentials. Featured speakers include: Captains Scott and Mark Kelly, former naval aviators and NASA astronauts, Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Dawn Sweeney, CEO of the National Restaurant Association. To learn more or register for this event, visit

About Winsight

Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience retailing, restaurant and non-commercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio with leading publications and digital products, including CSP, Restaurant Business, FoodService Director and Convenience Store Products. Winsight Events produces large-scale executive-level conferences, including Restaurant Leadership Conference, Global Restaurant Leadership Conference, FARE, Outlook Leadership, FSTEC and Menu Directions. Winsight recently acquired Technomic, Inc., the leading provider of market information and advisory services to the food industry. For more information, go to