Jennifer Pettinger-Haines

Global Restaurant Investment Forum

THINK Hospitality

Since joining the Bench team in 2008, Jennifer has been an integral part of growing the events portfolio. In 2013 she introduced the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) Regional Briefings Series, expanding AHIC’s presence throughout the region and in 2014 launched the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) in Dubai. When not at a conference bossing around the hotel industry’s movers and shakers, Jennifer is working tirelessly to bring hotel and restaurant investors scintillating conference sessions. During her time with Bench, she has amassed a large number of air miles, running conferences on most continents. In doing so she has taken full advantage of exploring the shopping, nightlife and restaurants on offer from Kigali to Casablanca as she firmly believes the world is there to be explored. One of her proudest achievements is being a part of the Bench Mt Kili Madness team which broke the World Record for the highest game of cricket ever played raising over £200,000 for charity. Currently residing in Dubai she has lived on four continents but will always call Sydney home.