Speakers confirmed for next Caterer Bitesize webinar on the F&B rent debate

Three top industry restaurateurs will be joined by a lawyer to discuss the issue


The next instalment of sister title Caterer Middle East's Bitesize webinars will discuss the topic making the biggest impact on the F&B scene at the moment – the rent crisis.

With venues shut for months and forced to operate at a significantly decreased capacity when reopened due to social distancing guidelines, many restaurateurs believe they deserve rent relief from their landlords.

But with their own bills to pay, many landlords have resisted. This webinar, to be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 2pm, will look at the best way forward for both tenants and landlords to ensure a continued working relationship post-COVID-19.

Joining Caterer Middle East's editor Simon Ritchie on the panel are Rizwan Kassim, owner of La Cantine Du Faubourg in Dubai, Gates Hospitality founder and CEO Naim Maadad, Nando’s UAE managing director George Kunnappally, and Jonathon Davidson, founder of Davidson & Co lawyers in Dubai.

The panel will be discussing the best way to speak to your landlord about rececieving a rent reduction or waiver due to the issues faced during the coronavirus pandemic, and answering your questions about how you should be negotiating a rental agreement for your next F&B property.

According to the recent Caterer Middle East restaurateur survey, rent is the issue ranked as most important by operators in the region so this is a must-watch webinar.

You can register to view the webinar and see more details here.

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